In this week’s Manx Independent, we report on the eviction of Dan Richardson from his hut in a glen overlooking Ramsey.

And we print pictures of what’s happened to it.

On the front page, we report on passengers missing a flight at Ronaldsway. Read the reasons why in the paper.


Island-based kettle thermostat manufacturer Strix, which said it was attacked by the Russian state, was mistaken, it has emerged.

A plan to build flats and a cafe in the old nurses’ home in Douglas.

The Chief Minister has condemned the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin and said the island will not be ’a weak link in international pressure on the Putin regime’.

Oksana Fedorovych, a Ukrainian woman living in Douglas, has told the Manx Independent her thoughts on the war unfolding in her home country.

Charity workers Ruth and Chris Baker, from Douglas, are currently in Romania, helping Ukrainian refugees near the border.

An MHK says that parents are keeping their children off school during sex education lessons which are being taught by religious groups.

Lots of photos of pancake day celebrations in Maughold and Foxdale.

Island shoppers have helped raised money to refurbish Castletown’s Morton Hall.

A government initiative that’s been bankrolling big events to help the Manx economy rebuild after the pandemic is coming to an end. But there is still time - just - to organise new events.

In court:

Stephanie Anne Brown is fined for being drunk and disorderly outside 1886 bar.

Michael Bryan Leadley is punished after attacking a man outside a pub in Peel.

Scaffolder Marcus Jack Byrne who punched a man outside a Douglas nightpot.

Kimberley Alice Parker, who tried to butt and bite police as she resisted arrest, has been sentenced.

Mark Phillip David Galbraith appeared charged with property damage to his prison cell after he panicked when he saw a mouse.

In Island Life, our arts and entertainment section:

Manx Wildlife Trust has announced its first biosphere artist in residence, local painter and photographer Clare Payne.

Two sets of eye-catching and collectable stamps, featuring the work of three well-known, international Manx artists, have been released.

UK fairy and folklore researcher John Kruse has written a book - ’Manx Fairies - The Little People of the Isle of Man’. We find out more.

Ramsey Town Band, Manx Concert Brass, Douglas Town Band and Onchan Silver band all travelled to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool to compete in the 2022 North-West Regional Championships.

Our centre spread is from a play about the north of the island called Ayres and Braces.

On the back page, a party of eight runners from Manx Harriers travelled to London for the return of the English National Cross-Country Championships.

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

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

The Manx Independent is in the shops now.

But you don’t have to go to a shop to buy a copy.

You can also read it online if you buy the digital edition. It should be uploaded by 7.30am.

To find out how to buy it, go to the ’Digital Editions’ section of the website on the grey line near the top of this site or watch the video below.