After last week’s announcement that crime was at a 35-year low, today’s Isle of Man Examiner reports some more disturbing news.
The paper speaks to the Chief Constable, who says violent crime, especially, is up over the last few months.
We also ask him about how the crimes are counted for the statistics.
The main picture on the front page is of just some of the thousands of motorcycles that took part in the memorial lap for Simon Andrews.
We have a full report on page 3.
Inside, we have stacks of information and stories about the TT races, including reports in our Final Whistle sports pullout section, and the predictions of the weather forecasters.
In the news section:
– We talk to a dog owner whose pet was viciously attacked by two other dogs.
– We also hear the Liberal Vannin Party’s view about the National Insurance Fund.
– The paper reports in more detail the appointment of the new chief executive of the government’s Department of Health and Social Care and the new head of Castletown’s primary school.
– One of our reporters meets a remarkable family in which five siblings must hold some sort of record for happy marriages. They’ve all celebrated golden weddings.
– The row about parking camper vans at Fenella beach rumbles on. We’ve taken photos from Peel Castle.
– With a break from the English GCSE system possible, we ask pupils at one Manx school what they think about it.
– We also meet a veteran of the Arnhem campaign.
– Some of our reporters try out the treetop challenge at South Barrule.
While we’re in a TT mood, the paper includes a review of Guy Martin’s book.
Our business coverage includes news of a Manx delegation’s trip to Israel.
With your lively letters, Terry Cringle’s nostalgia stories and photos, the social diary and a look at Peel Day, the Examiner is a great read this week.
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