News

Scale of Southern Water's Ryde project revealed

Scale of Southern Water's Ryde project revealed

By Ross Findon

HIDDEN behind the hoardings, this is the scene of the extensive Southern Water work in Ryde, to help solve years of flooding problems.

New business and campaign hope to make Isle of Wight tourism a class act

By Emily Pearce

EDUCATION could play a key part in boosting Isle of Wight visitor numbers following the launch of a new business.

Blur named as Isle of Wight Festival headliners

By Ross Findon

BLUR will headline Saturday night at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Bestival: Skrillex to headline the Port

By Thomas Seal

SKRILLEX, the biggest dubstep act in the world, will headline the Port stage at this year's Bestival, organisers revealed today (Friday).

Dedication of Isle of Wight firefighters recognised by the Queen

By A County Press reporter

DECADES of long service by Isle of Wight firefighters will be recognised at a ceremony in Ryde tonight (Thursday).

Sport

Ben sets marathon standard

Ben sets marathon standard

RUNNING FOUR of the Island’s top distance runners recorded personal best times in the Reading Half Marathon — which also incorporated the UK Championships.

Raiders keep eye on third

ICE HOCKEY London Raiders 1 vs Wightlink Raiders 5
WIGHTLINK Raiders kept a grip on third place in NIHL Division 1 South with a good away win at rivals London Raiders on Sunday.

Victory at last!

FOOTBALL AFTER more than 50 games without a victory, the determination of Binstead under-11s finally paid off last weekend when they scored their first victory in three seasons.

Win, lose and draw for Island sides

COWES Sports celebrated another victory in Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1 today (Saturday) as their promotion chase continues.

Features

Village green is not helpful idea

LETTERS From Mrs Janet Allan, chairman, Northwood House Charitable Trust Co Ltd:
We welcome the recommendation of the IW Council’s officers of refusal for the pending application for registration of Northwood Park as a village green (CP, 20-03-15).

Fight for your right to have more than FYT Bus

LETTERS From Jacky Howard, Freshwater:
IN light of the devastating news that the council is contemplating the removal of the funding for the No12 bus, I must urge all residents affected by the loss of this service to come together and contact both the council and Southern Vectis.

Robin top of our Wight bird poll

LETTERS From Martin Light, Ryde:
As I am sure readers know, a naturalist has been encouraging us all to vote for our favourite national bird at voteationalbird.com.

Twestion Time debate for Isle of Wight election hopefuls

By A County Press reporter

GENERAL ELECTION 2015
ELECTION hopefuls on the Isle of Wight, campaigning to become the next Island MP, went head to head in online debate Twestion Time last night (Monday).

Even the Isle of Wight has online danger

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON THE image of the Island as a charming time-warp in a backwater of rural loveliness, rimmed by seaside fun and boats bobbing about on the waves, has taken something of a knock with the news of a campaign to protect our young people from radicalisation.

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