News

Man branded callous by coroner after dumping his friend's body in the street

By Joanna Hunt

A COCKTAIL of drugs and alcohol killed a man whose body was dumped on a Sandown street, the Isle of Wight Coroner’s Court heard this week.

Mardi Gras plan scrapped

Mardi Gras plan scrapped

By Richard Wright

ORGANISERS have ditched the idea of a replacement Mardi Gras party after cancellation of Saturday’s Shakespeare-themed parade.

EU Referendum: Hundreds of Isle of Wight postal votes rejected

By Ross Findon

THE EU Referendum votes of hundreds of Islanders were not counted at last Thursday’s poll, because they did not submit the right paperwork.

Tackling hate crime a priority for new Isle of Wight police and crime commissioner

By A County Press reporter

NEW police and crime commissioner Michael Lane visited the Isle of Wight this week on a fact finding mission to find out more about policing issues here.

Support for teachers strike on the Isle of Wight

By A County Press reporter

TEACHERS on the Isle of Wight have been urged to join a national strike over cuts to school funding.

Sport

Football: Butler signs for Newport County

Football: Butler signs for Newport County

ISLE of Wight footballer Dan Butler has signed for League Two side Newport County.

Speedway: Tonight’s Wightlink Warriors match off

Bad weather has forced the postponement of the speedway at Smallbrook Stadium tonight (Tuesday).

RUNNING: Beginners catch the running bug

RUNNING RYDE Harriers have helped 23 Islanders get their running bug.

Athletics: Percy wins British title as Wade takes silver

THERE was joy for the Isle of Wight at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham today (Saturday) as Nick Percy became the nation's discus champion, while another athlete bagged a steeplechase silver

Features

Floral displays well worth waiting for

GARDENING is all about planting for the future with the best results often seen after the planter has passed away.

Period charm and touch of class

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK For a touch of class, choose a period property that oozes original features.

Right not to back fixed link study… been there, done that

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
I read (CP, 17-06-16) campaigners for a fixed link failed to win immediate backing for a feasibility study from Isle of Wight Council.

Why we need to pay more

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON ASSUMING all has gone to plan, and Mr Farage’s scary immigrants didn’t trash the polling booths yesterday, the referendum will have taken place and, by the time you read this, we should know whether we still have a future within the EU.

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