Birdman contest closes Festival of the Sea 2015

Birdman contest closes Festival of the Sea 2015

By David Newble

IS it a bird? Is it a plane? — no, it’s Superman — and he really can fly.

Police launch investigation after alleged sexual offence against woman in Sandown

By David Newble

UPDATED 16:10*
POLICE have launched an investigation after a sexual offence was said to have been committed against a 21-year-old woman in Sandown early this morning (Sunday).

Isle of Wight NHS cancels non-urgent operations

By David Newble

NON-urgent operations have had to be cancelled at St Mary’s Hospital because of a shortage of beds.

Cyclist taken to hospital following collision

By Sara Bryce

A CYCLIST and car have collided this afternoon (Monday) in Wootton Bridge.

Lifeboat rescues 74 year old Islander

By Sara Bryce

A RYDE yachtsman had to be rescued from Keyhaven Channel on Saturday, after cutting his arm.

Island Games 2015


Baylink Games a triumph

Baylink Games a triumph

BAYLINK GAMES AN OLYMPIC effort by Sandown Bay Academy students saw more than a thousand primary school students take part in the Baylink Games.

Adam gets six of the best for Ventnor Cricket Club

CRICKETA BLISTERING bowling performance gave Ventnor a welcome win after six defeats in the Southern Electric Premier Division.

Island Games 2015: Team IW finish with 35 medals

THE NatWest Island Games in Jersey concluded tonight (Friday) with a spectacular closing ceremony - preceded by more medals for Team Isle of Wight to make it their most successful away games in more than a decade.

Island Games 2015: Live updates

WITH the Island Games 2015 well underway in Jersey, we'll bring you the latest news here as it happens.


You need Celtic humour for Fleming Arms signs

LETTERSFrom Graham Long, Ryde:
While I don’t personally find these signs funny, I am sure Welsh people do.

Let all have say on school closures

LETTERSFrom Geoff Lumley, Isle of Wight Councillor for Newport East, Newport:
The decision on whether to close Carisbrooke or Medina Colleges, or leave all our secondary schools alone, will be made by just the seven Independent members of the ruling Executive.

A family home with options

PROPERTY OF THE WEEKIN leafy surroundings between picturesque Wootton Creek and Firestone Copse is a home adaptable enough to suit several family scenarios.

Let’s shoot a tired old fox

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTONSINCE his victorious return to Westminster, it’s good to see our MP busying himself with important matters that are of much benefit to the Island. I am especially impressed by two questions in particular he has raised in Parliament and I am confident we shall all profit greatly if he can only get the answers.


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