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The Manx Independent is a tabloid weekly newspaper
Newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

 in the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man , otherwise known simply as Mann , is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, within the British Isles. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is...

. It is published every Friday.

It is owned by Isle of Man Newspapers
Isle of Man Newspapers
Isle of Man Newspapers publishes the Isle of Man's newspapers.They are the Isle of Man Examiner, the Isle of Man Courier and the Manx Independent. They are all weekly newspapers....

, which is now part of Johnston Press
Johnston Press
Johnston Press plc is a newspaper publishing company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. Its flagship titles are The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post; it also operates many other newspapers around the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. It is the second-largest publisher...

.

Its sister weekly newspapers are the Isle of Man Courier
Isle of Man Courier
The Isle of Man Courier is a free weekly newspaper on the Isle of Man.It is owned by Isle of Man Newspapers and its sister newspapers are the Isle of Man Examiner and the Manx Independent.-History:...

and the Isle of Man Examiner
Isle of Man Examiner
The Isle of Man Examiner is a newspaper in the Isle of Man.The paper is published every Tuesday, and is owned by Isle of Man Newspapers, which is now part of Johnston Press....

.

History


It was founded as a broadsheet
Broadsheet
Broadsheet is the largest of the various newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages . The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire. The first broadsheet...

 in 1987 after a strike that closed the Isle of Man Examiner
Isle of Man Examiner
The Isle of Man Examiner is a newspaper in the Isle of Man.The paper is published every Tuesday, and is owned by Isle of Man Newspapers, which is now part of Johnston Press....

, the Isle of Man Times, the Isle of Man Gazette and the Manx Star. The Isle of Man Examiner title was later revived by the Halifax Courier Group, owner of the Isle of Man Courier
Isle of Man Courier
The Isle of Man Courier is a free weekly newspaper on the Isle of Man.It is owned by Isle of Man Newspapers and its sister newspapers are the Isle of Man Examiner and the Manx Independent.-History:...

.

The original concept for the Manx Independent came from a local Manx man named Harold Stanley Corlett, affectionately known as Stan Corlett (1934-1992) son of Edith Isabel (Taggart) and James Stanley Corlett. Stan Corlett (Director at Mercantile) previously served as a councillor for Wokingham and had also taught economics at Ashridge Business School
Ashridge Business School
Ashridge Business School is an independent, non-profit making organisation, near Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, England. Its activities include open and tailored executive education programmes, MBA, MSc and Diploma qualifications, organisation consulting, applied research and online learning....

 in Hertfordshire returned to the Isle of Man in 1976 at the age of 33 with the mission of finding a way to "Give a voice to the Manx people". Later he was to join the Mercantile Group and see his dream become a reality in developing a newspaper that was unafraid to cover current issues affecting the island's residents.

For a short time the Manx Independent was published three times a week. It then became a twice-weekly tabloid, originally owned by Mercantile Publishers and then sold to Morton Newspapers from Northern Ireland in the early 1992.

It was sold to rival newspaper group Isle of Man Newspapers
Isle of Man Newspapers
Isle of Man Newspapers publishes the Isle of Man's newspapers.They are the Isle of Man Examiner, the Isle of Man Courier and the Manx Independent. They are all weekly newspapers....

in 1993, resulting in closure and the redundancy of all staff. It was later revived in that year in its current weekly format.