In this week’s Manx Independent we detail the government’s Covid exit framework and when borders are likely to be fully open.

There’s the story behind a 350-year old civil war ring found in the south of the island.

An island company is set to acquire regional airline operator Stobart Air for an initial outlay of only £2.

A 64-year-old man from Douglas who repeatedly broke Covid-19 isolation rules has been jailed for 14 weeks.

Broadcaster Ian Cottier has been nominated for a Tynwald honour in recognition of his public service to the Isle of Man.

Ten-year-old Peel girl River Kelly-Brown ran 100km around her home town during lockdown to raise money for a children’s charity.

A former landlady of the Ballacallin Hotel is keen to compile people’s stories and memories of the former Dalby pub.

The Independent’s entertainment and lifestyle section, Island Life, featured news on the return of live music in pubs, plus Douglas Choral Union is to bring ‘Shrek - The Musical’ to the Gaiety from May 1.

Sport looks ahead to a busy weekend as leagues and competitions begin to resume after the recent lockdown.

There’s also news on Rowany golfer Tom Gandy as he heads to Gran Canaria for his latest European Tour date.

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