News

Dedicated volunteer leaves thousands to Friends of St Mary's Hospital

By a County Press reporter

A DEDICATED volunteer with the Friends of St Mary's Hospital has left £15,000 to the Isle of Wight charity in her will.

Urgent meeting to discuss Shanklin Cliff Lift closure

Urgent meeting to discuss Shanklin Cliff Lift closure

By a County Press reporter

AN URGENT meeting to discuss the closure of Shanklin's Cliff Clift is to be held this week with Isle of Wight Council leader Jonathan Bacon.

Southern Vectis goes topless to give Shanklin a lift

By a County Press reporter

SOUTHERN Vectis is to start running its open top Shanklin Steamer service early, after hearing about the closure of the Cliff Lift.

Sail the Wight and help Age UK

By a County Press reporter

SAILORS have been invited to help make this year’s Sail the Wight, in aid of Age UK Isle of Wight, the biggest ever.

Red Funnel ferry involved in search for missing sailor

By David Newble

UPDATED TUESDAY 08:57*
RED Funnel's car ferry, Red Eagle, as well as Cowes RNLI lifeboat were involved in a search for a sailor who went missing from a tug that capsized in Southampton Water this evening (Monday).

Sport

Silver joy for Elys

Silver joy for Elys

ROWING CARISBROOKE College student Elys Norman has struck silver at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships.

Don’s cup triumph

GOLF ALMOST 40 golfers played in wonderful spring conditions at Osborne Golf Club last week for the first seniors’ qualifier and the Jack Wallbank Cup.

Newport pipped as Cowes march on

NEWPORT were undone by an injury time goal at Bemerton Heath Harlequins today (Saturday) in the Premier Division of the Sydenhams Wessex League.

ECS pull off Gold Cup shock

THERE was a shock in the quarter-finals of the IW Senior (Gold) Cup last night (Friday) when Harwoods IW Saturday League Division 1 side ECS defeated Sydenhams Wessex League Division 1 team East Cowes Vics.

Features

Shop here for your dream home

Many years ago it sold groceries, later becoming a music shop and then a picture framing shop but these days the offer to buyers at a Sandown property is one of plenty of space and character.

Village green is not helpful idea

LETTERS From Mrs Janet Allan, chairman, Northwood House Charitable Trust Co Ltd:
We welcome the recommendation of the IW Council’s officers of refusal for the pending application for registration of Northwood Park as a village green (CP, 20-03-15).

Fight for your right to have more than FYT Bus

LETTERS From Jacky Howard, Freshwater:
IN light of the devastating news that the council is contemplating the removal of the funding for the No12 bus, I must urge all residents affected by the loss of this service to come together and contact both the council and Southern Vectis.

Twestion Time debate for Isle of Wight election hopefuls

By A County Press reporter

GENERAL ELECTION 2015
ELECTION hopefuls on the Isle of Wight, campaigning to become the next Island MP, went head to head in online debate Twestion Time last night (Monday).

A dream of life without colour

By Charlotte Hofton

When somebody is described as ‘colourful’, all introverts and shrinking violets should be on their guard. Similarly there are other epithets which flag up immediate caution. A child who, according to his doting parents, is 'a lovable rogue’ is actually a revolting little brat.

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