Isle of Wight: the good and the bad in the spotlight

By Ross Findon

THE Isle of Wight finished top of the table for well-being, according to a new report — but the news was not so good when it came to pay, amenities and housing.

Hundreds join mass Zumba class

Hundreds join mass Zumba class

By Matthew McKew

EVERY student from Cowes Enterprise College pulled on their dance shoes and took part in a mass Zumba class on Monday.

Cyclist completes historic Trafalgar Way

By Ross Findon

A CYCLIST from the Isle of Wight has completed a 300 mile ride commemorating the historic route taken to relay the news of the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson.

New homes target of 520 houses remains

By Ross Findon

NEW homes building targets for the Isle of Wight will remain the same despite concerns the figure is too high.

Serious collision

By Matthew McKew

A PERSON was taken to St Mary's Hospital yesterday (Saturday) following a serious road traffic collision.


Bembridge cruise to cup glory against plucky AFC Wootton

Bembridge cruise to cup glory against plucky AFC Wootton

FOOTBALL Bembridge 6, AFC Wootton 1
BEMBRIDGE won the first-ever Ryde and District Cup final in 1928 — and they did it again last Wednesday as they cruised to victory against a plucky AFC Wootton side, who play a division below them.

Cowes smash six past mainlanders

COWES Sports smashed six goals past hapless Laverstock and Ford away from home today (Saturday) as they continues their impressive unbeaten run in Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1.

Football fixtures for October 18, 19, 21, 22

Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Newport 2, Hamworthy 1.

Ashley’s victory

BOXING TEENAGE boxer Ashley Chamberlain showed strength and spirit to defeat his latest opponent.


Level of business rates cannot be justified

LETTERSFrom David McKinley, Chale:
The difficulties faced by our high streets are not just the council parking charges that drive customers into the arms of the supermarkets with their free parking, or competition from on-line trading, though both have a marked effect.

Two faces of Tory party

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East Ward:
Last week’s CP saw the division that exists between what I see as the rational and the irrational wings of the Island’s Conservative party at County Hall.

Ferry group blocks group it doesn't like

LETTERS From A. S. Cooke, Freshwater:
As a journalist and photographer specialising in maritime travel, I have watched with interest the recent debate centring on our own cross-Solent operators.

Hark forrard! The chase is on

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON TIME to stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood and let joy be unconfined. Fox hunting is on the agenda again. Isn’t that good news? How we’ve missed it.


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