News

Persistent school absence down

By Matthew McKew

PERSISTENT school absence is down on the Island, with primary schools leading national tables and secondary schools showing improvement.

Island firefighters to strike again

Island firefighters to strike again

By Emily Pearce

FIREFIGHTERS have announced their longest strike yet in an ongoing row over pensions.

Tips on avoiding online crime issued

By Ross Findon

THE police have given advice on how to avoid being a victim of cyber crime.

Hospital increases recycling

By Sara Bryce

PATIENTS, visitors and staff are being encouraged to recycle at St Mary’s Hospital to reduce its carbon footprint.

Crackdown on drivers using phones

By Sara Bryce

DRIVERS on the Isle of Wight caught using their mobile phones during a week-long police crackdown have been fined.

Sport

More medals for IW stars

More medals for IW stars

SPECIAL OLYMPICS THE IW Special Olympics team has done it again, winning six medals at a table tennis tournament in Bournemouth.

Former Islander becomes Championship manager

FORMER Islander Gary Rowett - a star player for Cowes High School's football side as a teenager - has been named the new boss of Championship strugglers Birmingham City

Party time and prizes for Harriers’ top stars

ATHLETICS RYDE Harriers celebrated another successful year with their annual awards dinner at Yelf’s Hotel last weekend.

Cowes in cup seventh heaven

COWES Sports stormed into the next round of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup today (Saturday) with a 7-0 hammering of Downton.

Features

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight

LOOKING BACKTEN years ago: In the Binstead home of Alan Records stood a model of one of the greatest warships in British history, complete with 37 sails and 100 cannon.

Caribbean dream is a true born survivor

GARDENING I’M grateful to Don Prescott for highlighting a star of a plant, which does especially well down his southern Wight neck of the woods but will survive almost anywhere.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: A fish normally eaten in Mediterranean restaurants was predicted to become a regular feature of Isle of Wight menus.

Loneliness isn’t just for the old

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON ALL credit to the IW Council’s public health team which, in partnership with Southampton University, undertook an investigation into social isolation and loneliness.

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