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Cuts could hit frontline policing

Cuts could hit frontline policing

By Matthew McKew

FEWER frontline police officers will be on the streets if there are further cuts to the police budget, Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s chief constable has warned.

New Pennyfeathers plan shows more open space

By Richard Wright

THE controversial Pennyfeathers development of more than 900 homes is back on the Isle of Wight planning agenda.

Help needed as Isle of Wight Toy Appeal reaches half way

By Sara Bryce

TOYS and gifts are desperately needed for the Isle of Wight’s less-fortunate children as the Christmas Toy Appeal reaches the half way point.

Woman airlifted after search

By Sara Bryce

A WOMAN suffering from hypothermia was airlifted from an Isle of Wight beach to St Mary's Hospital last night (Thursday).

Pupils make good progress at primary school

By Emily Pearce

THE quality of teaching and progress of pupils at St Mary's Catholic Primary School has won praise from Ofsted.

Sport

Empty-handed again despite improvement

Empty-handed again despite improvement

RUGBY Purley John Fisher 34, Sandown and Shanklin 17
SANDOWN put in another hard-working performance, this time at Purley John Fisher, but still remain bottom of London South West 3 after another defeat.

Newport find out Vase opponents

NEWPORT have discovered the side they will face in the third round of the FA Vase - and there is an opportunity for sweet revenge.

Triathletes tackle Chale test

DUATHLON MORE than 25 members of Wightlink-sponsored Wight Tri took part in the first of the club’s winter duathlon events in Chale last weekend.

Badminton stars sent packing!

BADMINTON FRESHWATER Junior Badminton Club swapped their rackets for carrier bags last weekend to raise club funds.

Features

Are we an Eco-island or not?

LETTERS From Jacqueline Brown, Ryde:
I DO sometimes wonder who the individuals on the IW Council are.

Time to man up dustbin men!

LETTERS From R. Beasley, Gurnard:
OH THE joy of irony!
On a week when the County Press has an entire section devoted to reports and pictures of people remembering the bravery of those who fought in two world wars…we have a report of binmen being frightened by potholes and the rough nature of two unadopted roads in Cowes (CP, 14-11-14).

Cheaper travel? At what cost?

LETTERS From Dr Kate Redrup, Wootton Bridge:
With reference to last Friday’s front-page article about the fixed link debate, call me cynical, but perhaps this political interest could have something to do with next year’s general election.

Forget rows and cut to the chase

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON OH, blimey, here we go again. Island Tories having a punch-up, spectators wading in, tears and bloodshed all over the place. Oh, look, the UKIP candidate has demanded a by-election. That’s a new one.

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