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Sympathy for publisher's printing decision

There has been a varied local response to Isle of Man newspaper's decision to have its three weekly titles printed in Sheffield from March next year.

The company says its printing press is outdated and 'economic reality' has forced the move to the United Kingdom.

The decision, and the loss of seven full-time and around 20 part-time jobs, provoked some angry responses on the publisher's Facebook page.

On the streets of Douglas the view seemed to be it was 'regrettable but understandable':

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