In this week’s Manx Independent we report on a former tram conductor who is taking legal action for damages following an incident in which he was given an electric shock.

That’s the lead story on the front page.

Also this week:

There’s an interview with Di Parkes, whose daughter Jo was killed. She explains how her grandchildren have given her strength.

Health Minister Kate Beecroft tells a Tynwald committee that ’big decisions’ need to be made on what acute services can be provided on-island - and which ones can’t.

There’s a new operator of the TT Homestay scheme. It means the registration fee is set to double.

A planning application for a temporary ice rink at Tynwald Mills has been refused again.

There’s pictures of former TT sidecar driver Dave Dickinson’s final lap of the Mountain Course. Bikers turned out in the rain to join in with the send-off.

A dog owner has been jailed for 14 weeks after he was found guilty of neglecting his pet, Snowy.

Economic Development Minister Laurence Skelly outlines proposals to change the island’s work permit legislation.

There’s a page of pictures each from two popular events, Thriller in the Villa and Andreas Produce Show.

Plus there’s a look forward to the weekend sport, one page of letters, three pages of readers’ photos, the Isle of Man What’s On guide, a seven-day television guide and lots of community news.

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