In this week’s Isle of Man Examiner: As the border rules are relaxed we report on the first day.

We also find out that the police are preparing for an influx of more criminals.

Also on page one, we report that work has started again on the site earmarked for a new KFC and Starbucks. We talk to the developers to discover more.

Also this week:

The latest on the campaign to save 25 elm trees in the south of the island from being cut down.

David Cretney has his say in his weekly page.

Pensioner Stewart Michael Green who went out in his car despite having Covid-19 has been punished by a court.

Residents in St John’s have expressed concern following the revelation that there are plans to build another 101 homes in the village.

Stu Peters is the second Manx Radio presenter to announce that he wants to be an MHK. He will fight in the Middle constituency.

The landlord of the Rover’s Return in Douglas says he’s been overwhelmed by public support after being told to remove the pub’s outdoor seating area.

Three permanent jobs at the Department of Education, Sport and Culture went to members of the transition team set up after an independent report called for major reforms.

Canon Brendan Alger, who has celebrated his jubilee anniversary after serving 60 years as a Catholic priest, talks to the Examiner about his life.

Con man Craig Philip Teare, who scammed a TT fan out of £1,210, has been sentenced.

A new Co-op store much delayed by the pandemic is due to open later this year.

Paul Speller’s House of Keys and Legislative Council preview.

Bricklayer Phillip Eamon Blair who crashed his van on the St John’s to Peel road has been sentenced for careless driving.

Campaigners who’d hope for a stay of execution for an old people’s home in Peel have conceded that they’ve lost the fight.

A public meeting should be held to address an erosion of confidence in Onchan Commissioners, according to one of the village’s MHKs.

In our Word on the Street feature, we ask members of the public if they’re concerned about the relaxation of border rules.

There will be an informal talk about the future of housing later this week as the demand for eco-friendly homes rises.

Achievements of more than 80 students were recognised at University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) Further Education Awards at the Villa Marina in Douglas.

Alistair John Cowin, who assaulted two prison officers as he was being released from jail, is going to spend more time in their company.

Our Food and Farming page follows Vicky Sloane-Masson as she prepares stock for this summer’s agricultural shows.

Sarah Comish, who has been Southern Show secretary since 2011, is taking over from Andy Cooper as Manx National Farmers’ Union secretary.

We have a photo special from Armed Forces Day and a big picture from the Peel longboat races.

Capital International Bank is the first new bank to launch in the island in more than 30 years. We find out more in our Working Week section.

Our sports section includes new of Corinthians’ FA cup final win.

Former Buchan pupil Bevan Rodd is in contention to be called up to the England rugby squad ahead of this summer’s test matches.

Equestrian and Isle of Man Sportswoman of the Year, Yasmin Ingham, is eyeing up her first Great Britain senior team call-up.

There are 10 pages of sport in all.

In addition, there are also readers’ letters, a television guide, our popular crossword and plenty of community news.

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