Legal expert joins Damien Nettles' team after helping family of Ben Needham

By A County Press reporter

THE barrister who helped secure £700,000 to continue investigations into the disappearance of toddler Ben Needham has joined the campaign to find out what happened to Damien Nettles.

Ryde Arena Ltd ceases trading

Ryde Arena Ltd ceases trading

By David Newble

RYDE Arena Ltd, the company which managed the troubled venue, has confirmed that it is to cease trading.

Fuel spillage after motorbike and car crash on Fairlee Road

By Joanna Hunt

FUEL spilled across a busy road in Newport this afternoon (Friday) after a crash involving a motorbike and car.

Tools stolen from vans on the Isle of Wight

By James Woolven

POLICE are investigating the theft of tools from two Ford Transit vans last night (Thursday).

Charity offering help to save money on bills

By A County Press Reporter

ISLE of Wight charity Footprint Trust is urging people on low incomes to claim a £140 discount on their electricity bills that they could be entitled to.


Shooting: Golden Couple

Shooting: Golden Couple

SHOOTERS Matt Read and Imogen Moss won gold for Great Britain last weekend.

Football fixtures for October 22, 26 2016

Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Cowes Sports v Lymington Town, Newport v Fawley. 

Island Games: Huge sponsorship deal for Team Isle of Wight

TEAM Isle of Wight has been given a massive boost ahead of next year’s Island Games after an Island company agreed an £18,000 sponsorship deal.

Running group recognised with athletics award

A RUNNING group on the Isle of Wight has won a prestigious national award.


Be a Councillor event was poor

LETTERS From Iain McKie, Totland:
I attended one of the “Be a Councillor” events at County Hall last week, as reported on by Charlotte Hofton (CP, 14-10-16).

Decision could Cost-a Cowes

LETTERS From Wendy Wardrop, Cowes:
Despite serious opposition to Costa coming to Cowes, planning permission was rubber stamped, instead of being heard by the IW Council planning committee when elected councillors could have voiced the overwhelming local opinions.

Chain reaction

LETTERS From T. White, Sandown:
While most people have to tighten their belts in Sandown, the town council wants to waste money on the mayor’s chain (CP, 16-09-16).

Fancy running for council?

Could you be a councillor? That was the question aimed at enticing “community-minded local residents” to sign up for a “Be a Councillor” event at County Hall this week.


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