News

Post Office closure fears for Cowes

By David Newble

COWES could lose its post office — just three days before thousands of visitors arrive in the town for Cowes Week.

Sandown airfield celebrates 80th anniversary

Sandown airfield celebrates 80th anniversary

By a County Press reporter

SANDOWN Airfield is celebrating its 80th anniversary today (Saturday).

Fire at Isle of Wight holiday park

By Sara Bryce

THE ISLE of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a holiday park last night (Friday).

Isle of Wight ice rink deal imminent

By Richard Wright

Campaigners have said they are optimistic that the Isle of Wight ice rink will be saved - and that a deal should be done at the weekend.

Hovertravel anniversary ticket deal a hit

By a County Press reporter

A HOVERTRAVEL ticket deal launched today (Friday) as part of 50th anniversary proved to be such a hit online that it crashed the website.

Sport

Running Shoulder to Shoulder

Running Shoulder to Shoulder

ATHLETICS THREE brothers from Seaview all finished the Paris Marathon last weekend, with one breaking the magical three-hour barrier for the first time.

Football fixtures for April 18, 19, 21, 22

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Bournemouth v Newport.

Fantastic finish for Isle of Wight skaters

ICE SKATING THE Isle of Wight’s synchronised skating teams have enjoyed a successful end to the season.

Ambitious plans for Isle of Wight speedway revealed

AMBITIOUS plans to bring a new audience to Island speedway and develop talented local riders are at the heart of a partnership announced by the team working to bring the sport back to Smallbrook.

Features

Let’s drive to common sense

CHARLOTTE HOFTON COMMON sense is a commodity that has been sadly devalued by the belief that what you need be successful is a degree, whether or not it’s of any use — got one of those business administration masters things?

Rustic charm of old stone barn

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IF IT wasn’t for the birdsong you could almost hear a pin drop at a rural paradise near Wroxall where horses feel at home and humans can revel in rustic charm.

Seawall should be right of way

LETTERS From Edward Lyon, Sandown:
In response to Cllr Reg Barry’s and others’ campaign to create a right of way on the sea wall at Seaview, it seems to me it should be granted.

UKIP's Iain McKie accused of smear tactics by Conservative Andrew Turner

By Emily Pearce

GENERAL ELECTION 2015
ANDREW Turner has denied he suffered a 'major health episode' last year, after UKIP candidate Iain McKie claimed his Tory rival had deliberately concealed health problems from the Isle of Wight electorate.

Polls Odyssey ends with Iliad

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON DURING the forthcoming three-week run-up to the election, there will be times when I shall need a secluded spot away from it all. Some place where I can forget the whole depressing imbroglio of the Island’s fate — most particularly, since all the candidates are either ghastly or useless or both, the inevitability of this extremely needy constituency being landed with a duff MP.

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