Academy out of special measures

Academy out of special measures

By Jon Moreno

SANDOWN Bay Academy has moved out of special measures following an Ofsted inspection last week.

Youth service bids invited for Sandown

By Ross Findon

BIDS to take over youth services in Sandown have been invited by the Isle of Wight Council.

Return trip planned for Beer and Buses

By a County Press reporter

ORGANISERS of the inaugural Isle of Wight Beer and Buses weekend were toasting a huge success.

Four held after East Cowes incident

By Matthew McKew

FOUR men have been arrested by Isle of Wight Police on suspicion of assaulting another man in East Cowes today (Friday).

Protesters march again over floating bridge charges

By Matthew McKew

A SECOND protest march against proposals to charge foot passengers using the floating bridge took place on Saturday.


Bembridge cruise to cup glory against plucky AFC Wootton

Bembridge cruise to cup glory against plucky AFC Wootton

FOOTBALL Bembridge 6, AFC Wootton 1
BEMBRIDGE won the first-ever Ryde and District Cup final in 1928 — and they did it again last Wednesday as they cruised to victory against a plucky AFC Wootton side, who play a division below them.

Cowes smash six past mainlanders

COWES Sports smashed six goals past hapless Laverstock and Ford away from home today (Saturday) as they continues their impressive unbeaten run in Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1.

Football fixtures for October 18, 19, 21, 22

Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Newport 2, Hamworthy 1.

Ashley’s victory

BOXING TEENAGE boxer Ashley Chamberlain showed strength and spirit to defeat his latest opponent.


Level of business rates cannot be justified

LETTERSFrom David McKinley, Chale:
The difficulties faced by our high streets are not just the council parking charges that drive customers into the arms of the supermarkets with their free parking, or competition from on-line trading, though both have a marked effect.

Two faces of Tory party

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East Ward:
Last week’s CP saw the division that exists between what I see as the rational and the irrational wings of the Island’s Conservative party at County Hall.

Ferry group blocks group it doesn't like

LETTERS From A. S. Cooke, Freshwater:
As a journalist and photographer specialising in maritime travel, I have watched with interest the recent debate centring on our own cross-Solent operators.

Hark forrard! The chase is on

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON TIME to stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood and let joy be unconfined. Fox hunting is on the agenda again. Isn’t that good news? How we’ve missed it.


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