Memories of former hospital flood back

Memories of former hospital flood back

By David Newble

THIRTY former nurses who trained and worked at the Royal Isle of Wight County Hospital, Ryde, in the 1960s met up for a reunion at the Lakeside Hotel, Wootton.

Youth services to be run by volunteers?

By Emily Pearce

PLANS to outsource youth services to community groups have been approved by Isle of Wight Council bosses — despite concerns volunteers may lack the skills and motivation to deal with potentially troublesome teenagers.

Ducks deluxe

By Martin Neville

PEOPLE will be going quackers in Newport today (Saturday) at an Easter duck race in aid of Challenge and Adventure and Beaulieu Respite.

Easter recycling scheme at supermarket

By a County Press reporter

ISLANDERS will be able to recycle their Easter egg packaging and support an environmental charity at the same time at an Isle of Wight supermarket.

Exchange team celebrates Record Store Day

By Ross Findon

THE team behind the Ventnor Fringe Festival and new arts hub Ventnor Exchange are to host a gig in an 11th century church to coincide with national Record Store Day.


Ironman Ian battles through

Ironman Ian battles through

TRIATHLETE Ian Robinson-Phenix returned to his roots in South Africa to complete an incredible challenge last weekend.

GC steers Newport to victory

A DOUBLE strike from GC Giancovich earned Newport all the points at Bemerton Heath Harlequins today (Saturday) in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division.

Football fixtures for April 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Bemerton Heath Harlequins v Newport.

High scores in drawn match

TENPIN BOWLINGPETE Neal scored a 213 game in a 552 series in Turkey Hunters’ drawn game with Emjay in the YAH Monday Pairs.


The voice of the Island

WHEN a teenage John Hannam was tucked up in bed listening to the Pete Murray chat show he could but dream that one day he would have much in common with the radio legend.

Exotica is just a click away now

GARDENING IN MY near six decades a lot of mystery has vanished from the world.

The different shapes of luxury

WHAT you see is definitely not what you get at a tucked-away home near Fishbourne’s ferry terminal — a deceptive frontage hides a huge amount of appealing space.

The new importance of being Ernest (or Hilda)

By Keith Newbery

It’s fascinating to watch children’s names evolve over the years in a slow, kaleidoscopic combination of unlikely vowels and consonants, with changes dictated by fashion and, I suspect, a certain inability to spell correctly.

The daffs are out and so are the tip queues

By Charlotte Hofton

THE VIEW FROM HERE Clocks forward, daffodils in bloom, Easter just around the corner. Hurrah, spring is here, and with it the promise of long summer days ahead.


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