This week’s Isle of Man Examiner leads with a story about drugs being posted to the island.
There has been a surge in cases.
We find out how many and ask the police about it.
Also this week:
Drug-related charges against two defendants have been dismissed after evidence was not sent to the UK for analysis quickly enough.
Tynwald will this week be asked to approve a £1.8m scheme to get the unemployed back into work.
The Isle of Man’s reputation has been called into question in a recent episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
The decision to instal a lamppost in the middle of a pavement on Douglas Promenade has been widely mocked. See a photo inside.
Education chiefs are drawing up contingency plans with the schools for the possible return of coronavirus, the education minister says.
James Marcus Doherty, a motorist with an appalling record of drink driving, has lost an appeal against his latest conviction.
Plans have been unveiled for an animal hospital on the site of a car showroom at Mylchreests off New Castletown Road, Douglas.
Ramsey Grammar headteacher Annette Baker has reflected on 2020 in her last ever prizegiving speech before retirement.
Welding work meant to be completed by “key workers” who were jailed for breaking isolation rules is yet to be carried out.
Teresa Cope, who has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare, has been appointed as the first chief executive of Manx Care.
Douglas councillors have criticised social media posts which attack them for issues beyond their control.
Manx gym owner Sam Murphy will attempt to break a world record for the most weight deadlifted in 24 hours in aid of men’s health charity Movember.
Marcia Brabbsictims of crime campaigner Marcia Brabbs has appeared in court via video link charged with breaching Covid quarantine rules.
A belated celebration for Armed Forces Day will take place at the Villa Marina next month.
A fisheries boss from Port St Mary tells our Food and Farming page about his industry.
Highways chiefs have given an undertaking not to carry out work on a disputed track, which featured on page one last week.
Teenager Charlotte Kelly, who bit a bouncer and slapped a police officer during a night out, has been sentenced.
With proposals to reduce speed limits in built-up areas from 30 to 20mph, as well as plans to introduce speed cameras, we asked people whether they thought such measures were needed in our Word on the Street feature.
The 2020 Andreas Community Show will be recorded as one of the best ever held. We have pictures of the event.
Dry stone walling at the Sound.
Our popular Buildings at Risk feature looks at sea defences.
We go back 60 years to see what was on the front page of the Examiner in our This Week in History feature.
A firm of financial advisers which fell foul of the island’s financial watchdog has had its business snapped up by another company. The details are in our business news section.
The new boss of Manx Gas says a new agreement with the government is ’a very good deal and good news for customers’.
Chief executive Dan Craddock led his 90-strong island team at plan.com on a tour of their new seven-storey headquarters at Celtic House in Victoria Street, Douglas.
Onchan resident Sam Lowes made it back-to-back wins on consecutive weekends in the Moto2 World Championship at Aragon, Spain. See more details on the back page.
There are eight action-packed sports pages in all this week.
Plus property prices, your letters, business news, our popular crossword and plenty of community news.
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