In this week's Isle of Man Examiner: Department of Education criticised

Monday 30th December 2019 7:00 am
Isle of Man Examiner, December 30, 2019

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The lead story in this week’s Isle of Man Examiner features strong criticism of the Department of Education by the Information Commissioner over its refusal to supply information.

Also this week:

We speak to war hero Hector Duff after he found out he was to get an OBE.

The Hooded Ram applies for a licence for its TT tent in 2020. Remember what happened this year?

A woman is mugged at knifepoint.

Why the case against a man accused of strangling a pet dog to death has been dropped.

Marown Commissioners say it’s not their fault that first-time buyers couldn’t move into a new estate before Christmas.

Ballasalla is to lose post office services if proposals get the nod.

We join the Salvation Army for its annual Boxing Day meal.

If you’re planning a New Year’s Day dip, check out where and when they’re being held.

There’s also a preview of the Illiam Dhone commemoration.

A property company has submitted plans to redevelop the former site of Ballagarey Nurseries in Glen Vine.

Michael Commissioners have won a battle to stop Bus Vannin parking at the village school.

The island will take part in a worldwide celebration of the work of nurses and midwives throughout 2020.

Terry Cringle’s Times Past recalls Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee’s time in the island.

Firefighters rescue a cow.

Our coverage of big island events includes Hunt the Wren, the Boxing Day tradition.

As 2020 looms, have you kept a New Year’s resolution in the past? We go to Strand Street to ask people there whether they have.

But while we’re still in 2019, there’s a chance to look back over the year. We print lots of news photos from 2019. How many stories do you remember?

In our business pages, we have a four-page report on Isle of Man Newspapers’ Topical Talks.

A number of business people and the Chief Minister discuss several issues, including e-gaming in the wake of the PokerStars merger and the effect of the UK general election on the Isle of Man.

Plus there is unrivalled coverage of sport in our Final Whistle section, your letters, the property sales column and lots of community news.

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