What now for Douglas Promenade?

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What should happen to Douglas Promenade?
The future of the road and the horse trams is to be discussed again.

And now we have a new Minister of Infrastructure, who’s taking a new approach as the Examiner reports this week.

After iomtoday.co.im revealed last week Douglas Council is to be asked to scrap the golf course in Pulrose.

In today’s Examiner we look more at the issue. Is it right that ratepayers subsidise a sport that’s played by such a small minority of people?

Also this week:

A newly-elected MHK and island GP wants cannabis to be decriminalised for medicinal purposes – and says there should be a wider debate on legalising it for recreational use.

A holiday maker complains about EasyJet’s airport duty charges

After a couple of blunders during the election votes, an MLC wants a review

Are pupil/teacher numbers in the Isle of Man right?

A teenager from Union Mills has been convicted of three assaults on a former girlfriend.

A derelict guest house on Douglas seafront could be redeveloped. Plans have been submitted to convert the Marina Hotel into flats and offices.

A new adventure playground in Douglas could prove a popular facility for the island’s younger residents.

A heterosexual couple from the Isle of Man have made history by being the first to become civil partners.

We look at the important part that buildings play in our landscape and heritage.

You can view artefacts dating from more than 1,000 years ago at a new exhibition about the Viking way of life.

A Peel protest group have won their battle to save the gateway and arch at St Peter’s Church in the town’s Market Place.

We ask people their views after photographs of food being thrown away from a Co-op in Ramsey were featured on the front page of last week’s Manx Independent.

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