News

Isle of Wight councillors call for Sandown Bay Academy trust AET to be axed

By James Woolven

QUESTIONS over job cuts and poor performance have prompted Isle of Wight councillors to call for AET to replaced as the trust in charge at Sandown Bay Academy.

Independent’s Red Funnel plans could be a financial disaster for the Isle of Wight claim Tories

Independent’s Red Funnel plans could be a financial disaster for the Isle of Wight claim Tories

By Ross Findon

ISLAND Independent plans to buy a stake in Red Funnel, if they take control of the Isle of Wight Council in May, have been branded a potential financial disaster by Conservatives.

Floatie McFloatface back in the name game after Isle of Wight Council re-think

By Ross Findon

THE Isle of Wight Council has reversed a decision to veto the name Floatie McFloatface for the new floating bridge.

Isle of Wight man facing blindness plans to walk the world to make memories and raise awareness

By James Woolven

TWO hikers are going to be setting off on the trek of a lifetime on Friday to raise awareness for RP blindness, a degenerative eye condition that affects the retina.

MP calls for innovative thinking and serious funding for Island Line

By David Newble

MP ANDREW Turner has welcomed a government commitment to Island Line but has said a £3 million subsidy into the Isle of Wight service is unsustainable.

Sport

Horse riding: Spectacular racing at Ashey Scurry

Horse riding: Spectacular racing at Ashey Scurry

VIDEO
HUNDREDS of people attended an eventful Isle of Wight Grand National and Ashey Scurry on Sunday.

Historic CKC match

RUGBY
CHRIST the King College students past and present played in the school’s inaugural alumni rugby match.

Rugby: Derby win for Isle of Wight

THE Isle of Wight enjoyed another derby victory on Saturday.

Football: Mixed day for Isle of Wight senior sides

EAST Cowes Vics earned a dramatic 4-3 win against Pewsey Vale to give their survival chances a huge boost today (Saturday).

Features

Space, and views, for families

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Space, and lots of it, is always wanted by growing families and there is plenty on offer at attractive Bracklesham, in Sandown.

Pro-link person needed as MP

LETTERS
From George Bristow, Brading:
Andrew Turner MP seeks assurances the new owners of Red Funnel must guarantee lower fares and more regular and later crossings, this is good news and shows he understands how important the link to the Island is.

A year on, works not finished

LETTERS
From Mr P M Bennett, Winford:
Last year, I received a letter dated March 17, 2016, which stated Island Roads were to commence resurfacing work near my home.

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