The new-look Manx Independent is on sale now.
The paper has been revamped and will include more news and sport every week.
Also starting today is a seven-day television guide.
The paper’s front page story is the latest on the Ellan Vannin Line.
The company wanted to start a rival service to the Steam Packet. David Cretney, the Minister for Infrastructure, commented on it in the House of Keys this week
For this week’s Independent, we’ve spoken to Captain Kurt Buchholz. He criticises the linkspan agreement.
Also on the front page, Mr Cretney says he is seeking legal advice after comments were made about him on Facebook.
The paper also includes:
The launch of Vision 2020, in which the government looks at how the Manx economy will change over the next few years. It’s an enlightening read.
An update on the Peel Road roadworks.
Confirmation that Manx Telecom is going to float on the AIM stock market.
A rundown on the rates set by local authorities across the island.
An interview with an academic who’s looking into the cultural significance of TT T-shirts.
News that residents could be charged for parking permits
Comments from Roy Tilleard regarding the public meeting into Callow’s Yard’s future
Manx National Heritage’s defence of thatching in Cregneash after a resident’s complaint
The introduction of a one-way system on part of Douglas promenades
With two pages of What’s On, 12 pages of action-packed sport, letters and a wallchart for the forthcoming rugby Six Nations tournament, the Manx Independent is a great read this week.
It’s in the shops now.