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Climbers take on Isle of Wight cliff challenge

Climbers take on Isle of Wight cliff challenge

By a County Press reporter

SOME of the world's best climbers have tested their skills on the cliffs of the Isle of Wight as part of an extreme competition.

Police target drivers on their phones

By a County Press reporter

A POLICE operation targeting people who use mobile phones while driving has been launched.

Fears over fishing boat lead to lifeboat launch

By Jon Moreno

THE distant sight of what appeared to be an unnamed boat being tossed about in choppy seas, lead to Cowes lifeboat being launched this afternoon (Tuesday).

Investigation after boys approached

By David Newble

POLICE have launched an investigation after a report that an unknown man tried to persuade two 11-year-old boys to get into his car in Fairlee Road last Wednesday.

High winds damage lifeboat centre

By Martin Neville

UPDATED 11:55*
HIGH winds dislodged roof cladding at the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Station at East Cowes.

Sport

Could speedway make an early return?

Could speedway make an early return?

SPEEDWAY could be returning to the IW earlier than expected — if ambitious plans drawn up by a group of Islanders fans bears fruit.

Cowes smash six past mainlanders

COWES Sports smashed six goals past hapless Laverstock and Ford away from home today (Saturday) as they continues their impressive unbeaten run in Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1.

Bembridge cruise to cup glory against plucky AFC Wootton

FOOTBALL Bembridge 6, AFC Wootton 1
BEMBRIDGE won the first-ever Ryde and District Cup final in 1928 — and they did it again last Wednesday as they cruised to victory against a plucky AFC Wootton side, who play a division below them.

Football fixtures for October 18, 19, 21, 22

FOOTBALL FIXTURES SATURDAY
Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Newport 2, Hamworthy 1.

Features

Eric seeks answer to big puzzle

GARDENING ERIC Mitchell needs a hand solving a big puzzle — a monkey puzzle.

Level of business rates cannot be justified

LETTERSFrom David McKinley, Chale:
The difficulties faced by our high streets are not just the council parking charges that drive customers into the arms of the supermarkets with their free parking, or competition from on-line trading, though both have a marked effect.

Two faces of Tory party

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East Ward:
Last week’s CP saw the division that exists between what I see as the rational and the irrational wings of the Island’s Conservative party at County Hall.

Hark forrard! The chase is on

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON TIME to stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood and let joy be unconfined. Fox hunting is on the agenda again. Isn’t that good news? How we’ve missed it.

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