News

NatWest bank closures in Cowes and Freshwater

By a County Press reporter

NATWEST bank branches in Cowes and Freshwater are set to close in November.

Bramble Bank Cricket match returns to the Solent

Bramble Bank Cricket match returns to the Solent

By Ross Findon

THE Bramble Bank cricket match — played on a sandbank in the middle of the Solent — returned this weekend.

Green party leader Natalie Bennett to visit the Isle of Wight

By a County Press reporter

GREEN Party leader Natalie Bennett will address the crowds at Bestival and meet residents and businesses during a visit to the Isle of Wight.

Military Road crash victim named

By a County Press reporter

A MAN who died following a crash on the Military Road on Sunday has been named by Isle of Wight police as Daniel McGrath.

Scooters shine on Isle of Wight for Bank Holiday: In Pictures

By Jon Moreno

THOUSANDS of scooter riders from across the country descended on the Isle of Wight this weekend for the legendary Bank Holiday rally.

Sport

Cricket: Ventnor ensure survival

Cricket: Ventnor ensure survival

CRICKET VENTNOR will stay in the Southern Electric League Premier Division after a 95-run win over Hampshire Academy at Newclose on Saturday.

Bowls: Three in a row for Sandown

BOWLS SANDOWN Bowling Club have won the Tennyson Shield for the third year running.

Disappointing day for Isle of Wight football sides

A MISERABLE day ended with some miserable results for the Isle of Wight's senior football teams today (Saturday).

Golf: Joe is top junior

GOLF SHANKLIN and Sandown’s Joe Green almost achieved a double under perfect conditions at Westridge Golf Centre last Friday evening in the Isle of Wight Junior Tour, sponsored by Yokagawa Marex.

Features

Does this ring a bell, cyclists?

LETTERS From Marion Rogers, Blackwater:
AS a regular walker on the footpath/cycle track between Shide and Blackwater Hollow (with my dog on a lead) I strongly appeal to all cyclists to have a bell on their bikes.

I don’t mind e-cigs, just not at our expense

LETTERS From Terry Hack, Brighstone:
WHEN I see teething babies sucking on a dummy for comfort, I am sympathetic.

Only way to run garden

LETTERS From Jane Cooper, Shanklin:
I think it is about time people living on the Isle of Wight realised Ventnor Botanic Garden would not exist now if it did not charge for entry (CP letters, 21-08-15).

We must seem a very odd lot

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTONAnother day, another wrangle, another U-turn, another cock-up.

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