Air passengers trying to get both on and off the island have experienced travel chaos.

The Manx Independent leads with an apology from ports director Ann Reynolds.

Also in the news:

An MNH worker has been cleared of the indecent assault of a four-year-old girl following a trial.

Home-grown star Sam Barks is set to take centre stage on Broadway in Pretty Woman: The Musical.

Plans have been approved to redevelop the former Regent Street post office.

A man has been jailed after an incident involving his elderly mum in a hair salon.

And a lecherous 91-year-old avoided prison after three indecent assaults on care home workers.

Reporter Julie Blackburn has taken a look at mobile phone contracts.

Health chiefs gave evidence to a Tynwald committee this week. Reporter Sam Turton covered the sitting.

The Calf has made the Guardian’s list of top 10 small islands in the UK.

It was an emotional homecoming for a boat with links to the Lusitania sinking.

The Mountain Road will be closed for two evenings next week ahead of the Festival of Motorcycling.

Work is also due to take place on Richmond Hill.

A new charity is promoting children’s right to play.

Groudle Glen Railway’s latest attraction has been unveiled.

Traders and residents in Castletown have many questions left unanswered over plans to pedestrianise Market Square, according to an MHK.

There is a new WWI display at the Aviation Museum, where commemorative stamps are to be unveiled.

A report on the Firestarter Festival.

In Business news, law firm Quinn Legal challenged six corporate teams to a series of light-hearted and fun tasks at the Venture Centre in Maughold.

And Laura King shares her plans for a new artisan Italian food shop which opens for the first time this Saturday.

There’s pictures from the Manx Heritage Transport Festival.

And in Island Life, there’s two pages of pictures from the boat building competition as part of the Traditional Boat Weekend in Peel.

Turn to the sports pages to find out how golfer Tom Gandy claimed his first professional top-10 finish at last week’s Pentahotels Championship at Caversham Heath Golf Club, Berkshire.

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