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Manx Independent, May 18, 2017

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The Manx Independent today leads with the story of how one man thinks he was let down by the Isle of Man Bank when he went abroad.

The full story is on page one and inside.

Also this week:

Tynwald’s outcry over the state of Groudle Glen.

Four years after a construction worker’s death in Kirk Michael, his inquest resumes.

Howard Quayle says how he thinks the Isle of Man might be affected by Brexit.

Formal tenders are to be sought from operators wishing to run the island’s abattoir or to provide equivalent services from alternative premises in the Isle of Man.

Work is already under way to address the fall in population in the island, a leading politician says.

Gas customers are facing higher bills in the Isle of Man as the price rises by more than inflation.

Health Minister Kate Beecroft has apologised for her department’s handling of the controversial decision to move endoscopy services away from Ramsey Cottage Hospital.

Preparations are well under way for the TT. We have a photo special.

Young Manx writers of the future have been praised for their creativity and imagination at an annual Hall Caine writing competition. We have a page-long feature plus a page of photos from the event.

The Speaker of the House of Keys says why he thinks the Isle of Man Government should be more active on Facebook.

Two Douglas women who stole more than £2,000 worth of goods from Boots chemist in Strand Street have been sentenced.

A Pulrose man has been jailed for 20 weeks after racking up his sixth conviction for driving while disqualified in just under two years.

Fundraisers aiming to keep the Family Library’s range of services up and running have received a boost with the news that every penny they bring in will be doubled.

The pool at the National Sports Centre in Douglas is to close for refurbishment.

Braddan Commissioners are hoping to attract businesses to a planned new community centre at Strang corner field.

Manx Telecom tells us about its investment programme.

After last week’s global cyber security scare, we visit one Douglas company that’s at the forefront in fighting such crime.

Potential crew members are being sought to help man a research vessel, used by a Manx-based marine charity to monitor the activity of sea creatures in our waters.

The Island Life section previews Russell Kane’s gig at the Villa Marina.

A picture special centring on the entertainment at Cyclefest.

Plus a look forward to the weekend’s sport and we ask whether Guy Martin will actually race in this year’s TT.

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