News

Chance to give feedback on Island Roads' work

By A County Press reporter

THE OPPORTUNITY to assess the work carried out by Island Roads is being offered to people on the Isle of Wight.

Shanklin Post office reopens after refit

Shanklin Post office reopens after refit

By David Newble

SHANKLIN’S main post office at the Southern Co-op, in Regent Street, has reopened after a refit.

Seven more held in Isle of Wight police sex investigation

By A County Press reporter

A FURTHER seven men have been arrested over an alleged conspiracy to commit serious sexual offences on the Isle of Wight.

What's on this weekend

By Thomas Seal

IT IS hard to miss the main event on the Isle of Wight this weekend – Acoustic Isle.

Isle of Wight Hedgelaying Competition showcases ancient craft in action

By Richard Wright

PRACTITIONERS of an ancient craft will be hedging their bets today (Saturday).

Sport

Overton inflict twice the misery

Overton inflict twice the misery

RUGBY Overton 19, Ventnor 10
VENTNOR lost their first game of 2015 at Overton in Hampshire Two on Saturday.

Huge victory for Yachtsmen

COWES Sports have pulled off an important win in their continuing quest for promotion in Division 1 of the Sydenhams Wessex League today (Saturday).

Football fixtures for February 28, March 3

FIXTURES

SATURDAY
Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Newport P-P Folland Sports.

Westridge Golf Scramble win for quartet

THE foursome of Dave TC May, Andrew Clarke, Sam Rogers and Bob Singh-Bansi beat off the competition of 39 others to win Westridge Golf Club’s February Texas Scramble.

Features

Fabulous views towards Culver

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK THIS handsome detached home, in Brading, is just a 30-second stroll from what’s said to be the oldest house on the Island, the thatched Old Rectory Mansion, an early Tudor building, with a framework fashioned from timbers thought to be more than 1,000 years old.

Perpetuus won’t listen to alternative schemes

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Romsey:
I have been following the concerns expressed by residents at Ventnor and do feel concern at the environmental damage that will occur if the water turbine cables are brought ashore across Flowers Brook — an established public open space for years and with its pond and environs so recently improved.

Link is the only solution

LETTERS From Carl J. Feeney, Solent-Pro-Link Committee chairman, Newport:
Our Island this week is heaped once more with the sadness of an institution such as our ice rink closing next month for the last time. Another child’s interest quashed, another competitive sport is no more.

UKIP questions over Isle of Wight Council's Cowes college blunder

By Ross Findon

GENERAL ELECTION 2015
UKIP candidate Iain McKie has called for answers over the Isle of Wight Council’s mistaken payment to Cowes Enterprise College developers Pihl.

Our very own celeb at last!

By Charlotte Hofton

It’s as though all my Christmases and birthdays had come at once. In my constant quest to raise the Island’s celebrity profile, I never in my wildest dreams imagined the good fortune that cascaded upon us last Saturday.

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