In this week’s Manx Independent, we meet a teenager who saved his father’s life.

His dad was badly injured in an accident.

Also this week:

While the airport’s passenger figures are up, it’s a different story for Flybe.

A village commissioner’s dog has been poisoned.

Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan gives his verdict on the Isle of Man Government decision to pour taxpayers’ money into Pinewood Studios.

A report produced by independent consultants into how Douglas harbour could be developed for a deep water berth has been published. We have a look at it.

A meeting between highway chiefs and residents of Kirk Michael this week revealed there are still some aspects of the new roads plans that need to be resolved. We sent a reporter to tell us what happened.

The risk of money laundering in the island is ’medium high’, a Cabinet Office report concludes.

A repeat drink-driver who was driving a car with a wheel missing received his sentence. We report what he got.

The Salvation Army no longer plans to renovate and then return to its citadel in Lord Street, Douglas.

A dozen homes in Spring Valley, Douglas, will be a testbed how best to treat the rest of the housing estate.

Nominations have opened for Isle of Man Newspapers’ Community Police Officer of the Year award.

A circus performer tells us how he found love in the Isle of Man.

Two vandals have admitted committing criminal damage at St Ninian’s High School, in Douglas.

A teenager from Ramsey who punched a police officer in the face is now behind bars.

Our south reporter Mel Wright meets Marcus Thornton. He tells her why he’s planning to walk from his home in Port St Mary to the Chasms (it’s pretty steep) every day for 56 days.

Pictures from Ramsey’s fur and feather show.

The president of a head teachers’ union has said there seems to be a lack of trust between the government and school leaders in the island. We ask her to tell us more.

A long-serving magistrate has retired from the bench after 24 years of service. Jill Hamilton-Turner reflects on her time on the bench.

A Christmas Day drink-driver.

A motorist who crashed his van into three parked cars in Ballaugh and then refused to provide a breathalyser sample has been sentenced.

Two Ramsey Grammar School pupils are spearheading a fundraising attempt to help people and animals affected by fires in Australia.

To many of us Mark Kerruish has one of the best jobs in the island. He has to look after a lot of its countryside. Julie Blackburn catches up with him in our Food and Farming pages.

On those pages, Keith Kerruish pays tribute to farmer Malcolm Cleator.

An island gaming expert believes there would be ’minimal’ financial loss to the island if gambling giant GVC Holdings were to quit the island.

There’s also our Island Life entertainment and leisure section, which includes a gig guide, Pullyman’s column and the Isle of Man’s What’s On guide.

The Manx Independent includes 12 action-packed sports pages.

The Independent also includes your letters, t a page of puzzles, a page of pictures from the past, readers’ photos, a seven-day television guide and lots of community news.

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