In this week’s Manx Independent, we talk to doctors opposed to legislation to allow assisted dying.

They make some very thought-provoking comments.

Also this week:

A business that teaches youngsters how to swim has found out its services might no longer be required if the government follows recommendations about pools.

Builders who want to take advantage of a subsidy to build on brownfield sites can now apply to the government.

The Isle of Man has been ranked as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly countries in the world.

The amount of money spent on the chief minister’s trips off the island has been revealed.

The government’s independent review into the funding of schools won’t be finished until June this year.

The Treasury’s appeal against the award of more than £30,000 to two former MHKs has been dismissed.

Last year was the warmest on record for the Isle of Man.

HSBC will be moving and closing some of its branches in the coming months after a review of its branches in the island.

Conor Odin McCann Garaty has been sentenced and given a restraining order after making threats towards his father.

Offender Nathan Isaac Miller Holliday has admitted letting himself into his ex-partner’s home, damaging Christmas presents and throwing up on her sofa.

Isle of Man Enterprises, the owner of Shoprite, has appealed against the decision to grant approval for a parkland campus on Victoria Road.

The hospital is still under pressure with patients and is experiencing staffing shortages.

Jamie David Curphey, a 35-year-old man who followed a woman and then tried to stop her going into a police station, has been sentenced.

Ahead of his appearance in the Isle of Man, we hear about Jason Fox, an ex-Special Forces sergeant.

A call has gone out for bands to compete in Quids Inn’s annual Battle of the Bands competition.

A talk at the Erin Arts Centre will show what the island’s rich archive can tell about the people, places and events of the south of the island.

Lots of photos from dips in the south and in Peel.

The New Year’s Day fell run at St John’s is the lead story in the sports section.

There are 10 action-packed pages of sport in total.

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

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