A community group says that Manx Utilities has got its sums wrong over its plans to dispose of sewage in and around Laxey.

We report what it says and ask MU for a response too.

Since it’s TT fortnight there’s a lot of information about the festival.

We have a total of 14 pages – including a pull-out TT News section – about the races.

Our Island Life section has details of all the events around it.

And on page three we meet a German who’s been staying on an impromptu campsite at the Dhoon for TTs since 1981.

We also talk to the new head of the island’s ambulance service about his job and the preparations he’s made for the festival.

But it’s not just the TT that we cover.

The Queen’s birthday honours have been announced.

The government has performed a U-turn on a shake-up of its top civil servants as Mark Lewin, earmarked to become the chief operating officer, is sticking to his old job as Department for Enterprise chief executive after all.

The public will have access to information on briefings to Tynwald members in future, the parliament’s management committee has agreed after the situation was exposed in a column in the Examiner.

The government has released the latest shortfall figures on the public sector pensions scheme.

A brooch in the shape of the Isle of Man has been given to the Queen in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee.

Plasterer Lee John Frearson, who racially abused a barman in Ramsey, has been sentenced.

Seven-year-old Naomi Smith went to her first-ever live concert on Sunday at 1886 big stage, and received a surprise gift from artist Jessie J.

Offender Daniel Luke Maguire rang an ambulance because he really wanted a lift to Douglas, a court heard this week.

Mobility scooter user Eric Corkish is threatening an equality tribunal against a government department after an ‘unfair’ committee selection process.

Groom-to-be Christopher Tomkinson has been spared a bar ban because he’s going to get married soon.

Ashley Hill School’s 50th birthday.

A musical about a TT has been turned into a graphic novel.

Marine biologist Dr Fiona Gell has written a book. We find out more.

We also talk to former Isle of Man Newspapers reporter Joanne Clague about her novel.

In the centre pages, we have a look back at the entertainment that’s already happened this TT.

There is still a lot of non-TT sport happening, believe it or not.

In fact, we have eight pages of action-packed coverage.

Isle of Man cyclist Zac Walker produced a brilliant ride to win the British National Junior Road Race Championships. That’s the main story on the back page.

There is also plenty of community news, a page of your letters, our puzzles pages, the gig guide and a seven-day television guide.

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