Welcome to the new normal |


In this week’s Isle of Man Examiner, we put together all the latest news about the coronavirus.

We were once warned that there would be a ’new normal’ when we had to live with the virus.

We might now be there.

Also this week:

We celebrate Mark Cavendish’s achievements in the Tour de France with a poster-style photo in the centre pages.

The government is giving £5 million more to the Steam Packet Company to address the commercial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The construction industry is in the grip of a ’perfect storm’ of skills shortages, price increases and supply issues – and that’s having an unpredictable effect for Manx National Heritage.

Former island resident Ian Moffitt, who scammed TT fans out of £31,155 for a campsite bookings he then didn’t provide, has been sentenced.

Twenty miles an hour zones on various roads in Douglas are due to be imposed by the government – but which roads?

Carole Jones, a teacher who lied to police and assaulted her husband, has been handed a sentenced.

In our Word on the Street feature, we ask people what they think of buskers in Douglas.

There’s also news of a potential new mural in the town.

Coverage of the World Tin Bath Championships.

Defendant Ryan John Seed told the police ’it was me who did the fisticuffs’, a court hears.

There are elections for many of our local authorities this week. We preview them.

And David Cretney comments on them in his column too.

One long-standing councillor, David Christian, who led Douglas Council for many years, is not standing. We hear tributes to him.

Advocate Ian Kermode has criticised the practice of routine Covid-19 testing using lateral flow tests (LFTs) in island schools.

Two members of Port St Mary RNLI have been given awards for their long service to the charity.

Glenn Kensall, from Ramsey, is currently on his way to embark on sea trials in the Baltic and off the Scottish isles to test the former Swedish Icebreaker, named MV Astra, before she undertakes the 22,000 nautical mile journey. Reporter Paul Hardman finds out more.

More on the fire that sank a boat in Douglas bay.

James Gerard Maginn and Jamie Daniel Trevor Watson have admitted affray after an unprovoked attack in Strand Street in the early hours.

Still in court, Stephen Michael Creer and John Blackley of Castletown have denied stealing a motor boat and being drunk in charge of it after a lifeboat and the coastguard were called out to rescue them.

We go back to the summer of 1959 in our front page of the past and find out what the readers of the Isle of Man Daily Times learned.

The government has appointed Manx Wildife Trust as its ’delivery partner’ for the new Agri-Environment Scheme (AES) for farm payments. There’s more in our Food and Farming pages.

We also catch up with Maxine Martin, who lives in Laxey. She has set up a new company, Baby Grow, making baby foods, based on what she used to give her own children.

In our Buildings at Risk feature, Frank Cowin of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society continues his look at the evolution of the church and its buildings on Mann, looking at the period from the arrival of Bishop Wilson to immediately after ’Revestment’.

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is aiming to ensure that the issues important to businesses of all sizes are placed high on the political agenda. We find out more in our Working Week section.

There are 11 pages of sport this week – and a certain Mr Cavendish gets a mention or two.

But there’s lots more as well.

There is also our letters page, the crossword, a television guide and community news.

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