In this week’s Manx Independent, we report a record compensation payout for a whistleblower.

The details are in the lead story of the paper.

Also this week:Laxey’s sea wall plan is put on hold.

Island star Sam Barks begins her performances on Broadway (that’s the Broadway in New York, not Douglas).

The Bootleg Beatles are coming to the Isle of Man for the Festival of Motorcycling.

The latest in the dispute between Douglas Council and Heron and Brearley over the TT bar near the Grandstand.

A planning appeal for wind turbines was ruled out - because the application was a day late.

A new operator for a key air route from the island to London.

A look forward to Peel’s soapbox derby this weekend.

An amazing mural on the gable end of a house in Douglas. You just have to see it.

Jurby’s drag racing event is to be staged again.

There’s controversy over a new layout for one of the main roads into Ramsey. We have taken photos of it.

A woman has been in court this week after recording her 13th conviction for stealing alcohol.

Pictures from Port St Mary’s lifeboat day.

The latest developments on the Ramsey Queen’s Pier restoration.


Free inside, an eight-page supplement looking forward to the Manx football season.

There’s also our usual comprehensive sports coverage, the Island Life entertainment and leisure section, the Isle of Man’s what’s on guide, a seven-day television guide, readers’ photos, readers’ letters and lots of community news.

The Manx Independent is in the shops now.