This week, we have produced a joint edition of the Manx Independent and the Isle of Man Examiner, featuring popular features from both papers.

In the news section, we report the latest on the medics facing manslaughter allegations.

The government’s latest changes to isolation rules are the lead story.

Inside we report on the success of the campaign to get more people to get their booster jabs.

Also this week:

Shaun James William Webb, who killed two people by dangerous driving in 2003, has been sentenced after driving while he was still banned.

The air link between the Isle of Man and Dublin from March is to be restored with six weekly flights to the Irish capital.

The government has submitted plans for a two-storey timber log cabin to be built as new timing hut at the TT Grandstand.

Multiple Steam Packet sailings were hit by persistent fog over the weekend.

Cabbie Enrico Jose Defeo Salvado, who crashed his taxi with two passengers in it on the Mountain Road, has been fined sentenced for careless driving.

The Salvation Army have submitted plans to expand their current headquarters at the business park in Braddan, which involve extensive refurbishments and the addition of a worship hall.

Christopher Thomas Davis, who refused to leave the Haven pub in Port Erin, has been fined punished for disorderly behaviour on licensed premises.

A woman from Andreas is applying for planning permission to use her large garden as a wedding venue.

Joan Erica Hughes-Jones, a 64-year-old drink-driver who was nearly three times the limit, has been sentenced.

Lots of photos from a school Christmas concert in St John’s, a Christmas service in the Orridale chapel in Michael and the Tynwald carol concert.

After Christmas nativities took place last week, we asked the public what they played in their school nativity in our Word on the Street feature.

A birthday night out has cost Aaron Lee Kelly dear after he was fined for disorderly behaviour on licensed premises.

The Peel Infants Christmas Treat has seen lower numbers for the past two years due to the pandemic but the organiser is hopeful for next year.

A picture special showing Santa’s visit to the Groudle Glen Railway.

An Act to improve industry standards and prevent crime in alcohol licensing and public entertainments has been granted Royal Assent.

In the Food and Farming section, Tiffany Kerruish, co-founder with her husband Paul of the Fynoderee Distillery, in Ramsey, tells us how she and her family will be spending Christmas Day.

The Island Life section, which usually appears in the Manx Independent, includes news of a terrifying radio play from the pen of Manx actor and writer Alexander Duncan.

Also in Island Life: Cammag, one of the oldest, strangest and most fiercely-contested local sporting engagements will take place this Christmas.

Boxing Day will see scores of people taking to the streets to take part in Hunt the Wren celebrations.

Lots of coverage of the pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre.

In Working Week, which usually appears in the Examiner, the island’s new Minister for the Department for Enterprise, Dr Alex Allinson, talks about a healthier risk appetite, making more use of local experience and delivering a vibrant economy.

There’s also a number of stories from the business world.

In sport, the Rigid Turkey relay cycle event saw some of the closest racing in the relatively short history of the-based event on Sunday.

There’s also the latest from FC Isle of Man in 11 action-packed pages.

There’s nostalgia too. Our front page from the past goes back to 1958. The Examiner asked its readers to vote for the six House of Keys members they thought should win a Christmas hamper. It’s not something we have thought about reviving.

In the Down Memory Lane page we look back at Father Christmas’s visits over the years.

The joint Examiner and Manx Independent also includes David Cretney’s column, your letters, a gig guide, a seven-day television guide, puzzles and lots of community news.

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