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Volunteers rebuild road — but authorities are set to close it again

Volunteers rebuild road — but authorities are set to close it again

By David Newble

ANGERED by months of inaction, fed-up residents in landslip hit Undercliff Drive have taken to matters into their own hands — and rebuilt part of the stricken road themselves.

New Sainsbury's for Ryde

By a County Press reporter

SAINSBURY’S opened its latest Isle of Wight store yesterday (Thursday).

Chance to help children through online auction

By Richard Wright

CHRISTINE and Stuart Ward have teaming-up to raise as much cash as possible from a sponsored cycle ride for charity in Madagascar.

Drumming masterclass in tribute to Isle of Wight musician

By a County Press reporter

A DRUMMING workshop, organised as a tribute to one of the Isle of Wight most respected musicians, will take place on Monday.

Rob da Bank gets his teeth into Bite the Wight

By Ross Findon

BESTIVAL organiser and Isle of Wight Youth Trust patron Rob da Bank will today (Friday) enjoy a cuppa poured from a giant Chessel Pottery tea pot to celebrate Bite the Wight.

Sport

New captains drive in

New captains drive in

GOLF A GOLFING tradition was in full swing at Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club on Sunday as last year’s captains made way for new blood.

Football fixtures for October 25, 26, 28

FOOTBALL FIXTURES

SATURDAY
Sydenhams Wessex League Cup: Newport v Folland Sports, Cowes Sports v Downton.

Could speedway make an early return?

SPEEDWAY could be returning to the IW earlier than expected — if ambitious plans drawn up by a group of Islanders fans bears fruit.

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.

Features

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.

Is IW smallest county?

LETTERS From Terry Pitchford, Derbyshire:
I have had this debate a few times with friends who say Rutland is the smallest county in England, whereas I understood that at high tide the IW was the smallest.

Charm and style combined

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Once it was part of the Osborne Estate but today a charming cottage in a super spot at Whippingham is an enchanting mix of period charm and contemporary style.

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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