Scrutiny committee recommends parking charge review

By Richard Wright

A CHALLENGE to the Isle of Wight Council’s decision to scrap free parking at several prominent car parks, has persuaded the authority’s scrutiny committee to ask the executive committee to make a u-turn.

Wight in Westminster returns to promote the Island

Wight in Westminster returns to promote the Island

By a County Press reporter

ALL that is great about the Isle of Wight will be showcased at Westminster later this year.

Effective action to improve primary school

By Richard Wright

OFSTED has said senior leaders and governors of Brading CE Primary School are taking effective action to improve it.

New speed limit on dual carriageway

By a County Press reporter

A TEMPORARY speed limit reduction will come into force on the Cowes-bound section of the Medina Way dual carriageway after a barrier was damaged following a crash.

Dramatic rescue for group trapped by tide

By a County Press reporter

FIVE young men had a lucky escape on Monday night after being trapped by the tide at Watcombe Bay, near Freshwater.

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Claire is a real Ironwoman

Claire is a real Ironwoman

COWES triathlete Claire Holbrook went the extra mile to complete the Ironman Nice Triathlon — but she had a real battle on her hands to finish.

St Helens now a cut above

BEMBRIDGE Barbers have given St Helens Cricket Club a new look.

Splashing time for school showjumping

THERE were two exciting jump-offs to decide the winners of the IW Inter-School Showjumping competition at a wet Little Kennerley Farm, Godshill, last week.

Newman holds slender lead to the finish

GOLF STEVE Newman held his nerve to retain the Newport Golf Club Championship title last weekend.


Seaweed’s benefit is more than soil deep

GARDENINGPOWERFUL support for my autumn seaweed-spreading technique has come from something of an expert on the subject.

Spacious and immaculate home

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK A LARGE, elegant detached house in a very quiet road in the popular sailing village of Bembridge is sure to attract a lot of attention from families looking for an attractive home ready to move in for a summer of fun.

Looking Back for July 18

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NEWPORT’S mayor was inundated with advertisements of various poisons and contrivances for destroying rats after he led a discussion advocating an organised campaign for the extermination of rats in the borough.


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