News

Two in the running Isle of Wight waste contract worth up to £225 million

By a County Press reporter

THE shortlist for the the Isle of Wight Council waste contract, which would be worth more than £200 million, has been reduced to two — with Island Waste parent company Biffa no longer in the running.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2015 dates revealed

Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2015 dates revealed

By a County Press reporter

The Isle of Wight Literary Festival has announced it will return to Cowes for the fourth time on October 15 to 18, 2015.

Plea for Isle of Wight organ donors

By Martin Neville

AN IMPASSIONED plea has gone out for more people on the Isle of Wight to sign up as organ donors and save lives.

Vote for your favourite Newport Business Association Christmas window display

By a County Press reporter

COMPETITION
WITH Christmas around the corner shops in Newport have gone all out on their window displays.

Disappointing news for Isle of Wight Council finances

By Matthew Mckew

DISAPPOINTED but not surprised was the reaction of the Isle of Wight Council to the government's latest plans to cut local authority budgets.

Sport

Isle of Wight star Keegan Brown at the World Darts Championship

Isle of Wight star Keegan Brown at the World Darts Championship

ISLE of Wight darts star Keegan Brown is officially kicking off the William Hill World Darts Championship tonight (Thursday).

Football fixtures for December 20

Football fixtures for December 20

Nominate your Isle of Wight sport heroes

NOMINATIONS for the 2014 Isle of Wight Sports Awards are now open.

Keegan looks the Part

DARTS star Keegan Brown made a dream start to his William Hill World Darts Championship campaign tonight (Thursday), with a stunning first round victory.

Features

Double views in harbour home

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK A BROAD vista centred on picturesque Bembridge Harbour in one direction and a beautiful panorama over the River Yar to distant downland spoils the occupants of an airy St Helens home for choice when it comes to views.

Move away if you don’t like it here

LETTERS From Dave Gledhill, Chale Green:
I read, baffled and amused, about the recent proposals about the fixed link, in particular the eye-watering sums of money involved.

Tackle IW ferry travel in meantime

LETTERS From Vix Lowthion, IW Green Party Parliamentary Candidate, Freshwater:
It is clear that even if a fixed link receives public support, funding and the go ahead, in the immediate term we need to tackle the situation with cross-Solent travel being so expensive and so infrequent.

A possible new Island saviour

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON A JEREMY Paxman moment for Isle of Wight Council leader Ian Stephens last week, when he slapped down his critics by telling them he didn’t see “too many people in this room with the brains to take on the job.”

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