Plan to switch 999 fire control service could lead to savings and improvements, according to report

Plan to switch 999 fire control service could lead to savings and improvements, according to report

By Ross Findon

A £1.2 million saving could be made by moving 999 fire control services from Surrey to Hampshire, according to a report published today (Wednesday).

Freshwater man arrested on suspicion of grooming

By A County Press reporter

A 20-year-old man from Freshwater was arrested on suspicion of grooming earlier today (Wednesday).

Teach First visits the Isle of Wight in wake of David Hoare controversy

By A County Press reporter

TEACH First representatives have visited the Island, just weeks after comments at the charity’s conference by Ofsted chair David Hoare sparked outrage.

Hunt after valuable bike stolen

By Emily Pearce

THE theft of a valuable mountain bike has sparked a police appeal for information.

National recognition for Isle of Wight holiday hotspot

By Ross Findon

TOM’S Eco Lodge has been rated as one of the best places to stay in the country.

Fight for the Wight

Fight for the Wight


Tennis: Father and son star in final

Tennis: Father and son star in final

TENNIS FATHER and son Lee and Regan Matthews won the men’s doubles at the IW Tennis Championships for a third year running.

Football: Derby ends in stalemate

THE first meeting of the season between Newport and Cowes Sports ended 0-0 this afternoon (Monday).

Horse Riding: Courtney’s riding high

HORSERIDER Courtney Sanderson has become the youngest person in the country to qualify as a show judge.

Football: Newport and Cowes win, East Cowes Vics lose 14-0

NEWPORT and Cowes Sports warmed up for Monday’s derby with victories in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division today (Saturday).


Home you can love and leave

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK TAKE a prestigious Cowes street high up behind the seafront with views over The Solent and start line for sailing events, add plentiful, beautifully finished split-level space and you have Perceval.

Island Roads made my day

LETTERS From Brian Keightley, Sandown:
While returning from Newport to Sandown last Friday, at approximately 2.15pm, I had the bad fortune to have water problems with my car.

Poor use made of local produce

LETTERS From Mark Martin, Surrey:
As a frequent visitor to the Island, I am always disappointed at the poor availability of local produce in cafes, pubs, shops, restaurants and attractions.

A javelin for Tokyo games

CHARLOTTE HOFTON WITH the Olympics finished, I’ve hardly known what to do with myself this week. There are, admittedly, numerous domestic tasks which require attention, though considering I spent more than a fortnight almost permanently transfixed by on-screen sporting events, I can’t imagine how so much washing-up has accumulated.


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