News

Weedkiller defended by council after David Icke complaint

Weedkiller defended by council after David Icke complaint

By Richard Wright

A WEEDKILLER recently branded by the World Health Organisation as probably carcinogenic has been sprayed on Isle of Wight pavements for decades — and continues to be applied.

Police quiz man over woman's death

By Richard Wright

POLICE have confirmed a 53-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned at Newport Police Station in connection with a woman's death

Isle of Wight man raises orphan hoglets on gourmet diet

By David Newble

THIS trio of baby hedgehogs, known as hoglets, are being raised in the back garden of Rob Shorter’s home after their mum died.

Couple raises thousands in thanks for charity

By Emily Pearce

A RYDE couple raised £4,500 for the ‘amazing’ charity that helped them cope after their son was stillborn.

Health fears over sewage outfall

By Emily Pearce

SEWAGE is being pumped into the sea during the peak holiday season, sparking health fears and concern for the Isle of Wight’s tourist industry.

Sport

Cricket: Action-packed week for Dutch side

Cricket: Action-packed week for Dutch side

A CRICKET team from Holland picked the Isle of Wight for their annual UK tour last week, and crammed in five games.

Pool: Hat-trick of titles for hotshot Danny

POOL DANNY Williams made it a hat-trick at Rocket Ronnie’s Pool Hall in Newport when he sealed the Isle of Wight 8-ball pool singles’ league title for the third consecutive time.

Golf: Great scores despite wet weather

GOLF ISLE OF WIGHT Ladies’ Golf Association captain Lynne Maidment had her big day at Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club, with more than 80 golfers competing.

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.

Features

Green home right by the sea

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
FROM a great lifestyle close to the beach to glorious sunsets and stylish, contemporary surroundings, there are many things that will put a smile on your face at a home little more than a stone’s throw from Gurnard’s shores.

Leisure industry more important

LETTERS From Tim Devlin, Cowes:
If anyone offers you £8.5 million to build something next door, you should be deeply suspicious.

Cyclists should be registered by law

LETTERS From Mr R. W. Glover, Lake:
IT must be time for cycles to be registered and carry a registration plate the same as all other road users.

Hard task of public office

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON THESE are bad times for faith in public office. Lord Sewel, not content with boasting about having his nose in the trough, also used it to allegedly snort cocaine through rolled-up banknotes at a sex romp held in his flat.

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