Fire crews respond to falling roof tiles in Ryde

By Matthew Mckew

STRONG winds howling across the Isle of Wight caused roof tiles to fall from a block of flats in Ryde this evening (Saturday).

Mystery buyer snaps up Isle of Wight castle for over £4.5m to create luxury hotel

Mystery buyer snaps up Isle of Wight castle for over £4.5m to create luxury hotel

By James Woolven

NORRIS Castle, which went on the market in August with a guide price of just £1 million, has sold for £4.7 million.

Former Sandown student takes on UK Ninja Warrior challenge

By Matt White

SUPER-FIT RAF technician Graham Cooper puts his body on the line in tonight's (Saturday) UK Ninja Warrior.

Go Orange and help Isle of Wight independent lifeboats

By Matt White

INDEPENDENT lifeboat crews will turn the Isle of Wight a shade of orange next week.

Council leader says prime minister's 'fair' settlement claim needs to change

By Matt White

DAVID Cameron’s claims the Isle of Wight Council is getting a fair deal have prompted leader Cllr Jonathan Bacon to warn they could consider ‘radical action’ if government’s attitude did not change.


Football: Premier day out for students

Football: Premier day out for students

STUDENTS from St George’s School, Newport, enjoyed a fun day out watching Premier League football side Southampton.

Football: Double defeat for Isle of Wight sides

NEWPORT and Cowes Sports both suffered defeat in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division today (Saturday).

Football fixtures for February 6, 9

Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Cowes Sports 1, Fawley 2; Newport 0, Team Solent 1.

Running: Dad and daughter run

RUNNING A FATHER and daughter combo, who train together electronically, completed the London Winter Series 10km Road Race on Sunday.


Make historic house your home

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK OAK beams from a ship wrecked on the nearby coastline are part of the rich history of a Grade II listed former rectory which took shape centuries ago in the beautiful back of the Wight.

Why no need for bridge planning?

LETTERS From Keith Hook, Wootton:
I was told, “never presume” so I rang the Isle of Wight Council planning department. to ask where the planning permission was for the work on Wootton Bridge as I was unable to find any mention on the council’s website.

Looking for Priory Boys’ School former pupils

LETTERS From Howard “Abu” Gates, Newport:
I AM organising a school re-union on Saturday, June 18, at the Ambassador Club, Gunville, for people who attended Priory Boys’ School in the mid 60s, especially those who will be 65 this year.

Don’t hold out for Mars award

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON AS RECENT events demonstrate, these are interesting times for women on the Island. First, there was the hoo-ha engendered when the CP asked nine well-known people about their hopes for the new year.


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