News

New campaign group to fight for Isle of Wight train service

New campaign group to fight for Isle of Wight train service

By Emily Pearce

LABOUR and Tory activists have joined forces to fight for the future of the Island Line rail service.

Northwood House evacuated due to gas leak

By David Newble

HISTORIC Northwood House, Cowes, has been evacuated today (Tuesday, July 28) following a gas leak.

Improvement plans announced for West Wight roads

By David Newble

ROADS serving rural communities in the West Wight are due to be upgraded under the PFI contract next month.

Further delay for Shanklin lift re-opening

By Emily Pearce

THE re-opening of the Shanklin Cliff Lift has been delayed — again.

Yachtsman rescued near Needles

By Martin Neville

YARMOUTH lifeboat was called out to assist a lone yachtsman in difficulty in extremely rough seas off the Needles last night.

Sport

Honey and her pony win charity horse show prize

Honey and her pony win charity horse show prize

HORSE RIDING A YOUNG rider and her pony were in supreme form at the charity horse show held last weekend at Northwood’s County Showground.

Sailing: America's Cup racing abandoned

The second day of racing in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series has been abandoned today (Sunday) due to poor weather.

Cricket: Ventnor hold Sarisbury to draw

VENTNOR battled to a draw against Sarisbury Athletic in the Southern Electric Premier Division yesterday (Saturday), earning 16 more points in their quest to move off the bottom.

Huge field tackles track championships

ATHLETICSTHE LARGEST field for the Isle of Wight 5km Championships in many years lined up at the Fairway Sports Complex.

Features

The plant that really lives up to its name

GARDENING THERE cannot be many names of plants that sum up their appearance better than red hot poker.

Beautiful home is all at sea

PROPERTY OF THE WEEKWhether you want to get afloat, watch the waters of The Solent lapping at the end of your garden or take in fabulous views to the mainland beyond, its all about the sea at Tanners.

Medina choir in fine voice

LETTERS From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
The Medina Community Choir’s concert on July 16 opened with an electrifying performance of  Karl Jenkins’s Sanctus, a work quite new to me (where have I been? what have else I missed?).

Boredom can be creative

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTONFOLLOWING George Osborne’s announcement of plans to legislate for extended Sunday trading hours, the Island seems to have given the thumbs-down to the chancellor’s idea.

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