In your Manx Independent: Should Douglas get a sixth form college?

In your Manx Independent this week, we report a court story of a man who is truly a threat to our roads.

Chris Thomas MHK says overcrowding in Douglas Schools could be solved by removing intake areas and having a sixth form for the two Douglas Secondary Schools.

As inflation rises, the last everyday goods to cost more are stamps and milk.

Business owner Sharon Kenny is shocked that construction work has returned to her end of Douglas Drive a year after it was completed there.

Oil contamination on a beach on the south side.

Why Manx Stone should be exported to North America.

The road leading to the Isle of Man ferry terminal in Liverpool has been named Triskelion Way by Liverpool City Council. But will Liverpudlians know how to pronounce it?

In the past year, 11 teachers under the age of 45 quit their jobs due to concerns about ‘good career opportunities’ on the island.

‘Friendly guy’ Michael Andrew Hoctor, who had to be hauled out of the Outback pub, has been convicted of disorderly behavior on approved premises.

The large fire on Peel Hill prompts a call from the fire department.

News of a candlelight vigil taking place in Douglas tonight in support of the people of Ukraine.

A private member’s bill to recognize the parental rights of same-sex couples has been proposed to the Legislative Council.

The Minister for Infrastructure said when speed reduction measures around Ballakermeen High School.

A previously disqualified driver, Richard William Miller, has been convicted of dangerous driving.

Work has started on the third shelter on Mooragh Promenade in Ramsey as part of the Commissioners’ Shelter Art project.

A 32-year-old man who threw a brick at the windscreen of a police van in Ramsey has been convicted.

Liverpudlian Thomas William Harrison has admitted trying to smuggle £47,530 in cash from the island hidden in a secret compartment of a car.

The second part of our report on women in politics in the Isle of Man on International Women’s Day.

After last week’s unfortunate last-minute postponement, the latest musical to hit the Manx stage opens this weekend. We have a sneak peek of Sweeney Todd in our Island Life section.

The Kensington Road Youth Arts Center youth theater group have their eyes set on a trip to York, to take part in a national theater festival in the UK.

Ballakermeen High School pupil Iva Petrova has been named as the latest in a line of young Isle of Man poets.

On the last page, we pay tribute to the island’s former football manager, Kevin Manning.

There are 12 action-packed sports pages in total.

There’s also plenty of community news, a page from your letters, the latest Manx Bard news, our puzzle pages, the gig guide, and a seven-day TV guide.

The Manx Independent is now in stores.

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

You can also read it online if you buy the digital edition. It should be uploaded before 7:30 a.m.

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