A visiting biker was jailed after being caught riding almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit.

Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes said she hoped it would send out a strong message.

Also in this week’s Manx Independent:

Freedom of Information requests have revealed the cost of two Manx institutions: the Lieutenant Governor and the TT.

Racing fans who have been coming to the island for 60 years explain what keeps them coming back.

Former chief minister Tony Brown says the proposed prescription charges for 65 to 74 year-olds are ’disgraceful’.

Port Erin traders share their dismay at more upheaval at the railway station.

Education Minister Graham Cregeen led a media tour of St Thomas’ CoE School to demonstrate why it’s not fit for purpose.

Retired businessman Jonathan Irving and his son Jamie have won a major court victory over the winding up of their Street Heritage company seven years ago.

Thriller in the Villa is set to return - tickets are selling fast.

There’s a preview of the Isle of Man Film Festival, which starts on September 7.

Get ready for the start of the football season with an eight-page guide.

And there’s a report from the Junior Manx Grand Prix, which saw local riders fill five of the top seven positions.