News

Parents learn of primary school places

By a County Press reporter

MORE than 95 per cent of Isle of Wight children have been offered a place at their parent's first choice of primary school.

UKSA steps in after palm oil appeal

UKSA steps in after palm oil appeal

By Ross Findon

UKSA came to the rescue when a large lump of palm oil was found on an Isle of Wight beach this week.

Drop in Jobseeker's Allowance claims

By Martin Neville

THE year-on-year drop in Isle of Wight unemployment continued last month (March).

Police investigate suspicious incidents involving children

By a County Press reporter

AN 11-year-old girl was approached by a man in the latest of a series of suspicious incidents being investigated by Isle of Wight police.

'Tweet' to find parrot's owner

By Ross Findon

UPDATED 16:27
THE hunt is on to find the owner of parrot found in an Isle of Wight garden today (Wednesday).

Sport

Garry so close to GB bronze

Garry so close to GB bronze

A PERSONAL best throw almost won IW athlete Garry Newton, pictured above, a medal at the World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest last weekend.

Island sides unbeaten

THERE were significant results for all three of the Island's senior sides today (Saturday).

Football fixtures for April 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17

SATURDAY
Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Newport 2, Fareham 1.

A lively start

SAILING THE weather made sure the first two races of the Yarmouth Sailing Club’s April Series were both lively and challenging.

Features

The new importance of being Ernest (or Hilda)

It’s fascinating to watch children’s names evolve over the years in a slow, kaleidoscopic combination of unlikely vowels and consonants, with changes dictated by fashion and, I suspect, a certain inability to spell correctly.

Tragedy, scandal and wealth – the story of one great house

WIGHT LIVING On February 7, 1943, a crippled German Dornier bomber circled low over the southern IW. The Luftwaffe crew knew they were doomed to crash. To survive the impact it was essential they drop their single bomb, a sea mine.

Time to do battle with the enemy

SPRING is midway through but for pests, diseases and weeds, life is just beginning, worse luck.

What’s the job behind the look?

By Keith Newbery

THIS ISLAND LIFE I WAS wandering down Newport High Street the other day when a fellow approaching from the opposite direction presented a bit of a conundrum.

The daffs are out and so are the tip queues

By Charlotte Hofton

THE VIEW FROM HERE Clocks forward, daffodils in bloom, Easter just around the corner. Hurrah, spring is here, and with it the promise of long summer days ahead.

Weather

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Wind - 13mph SE
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