Watch dealer jailed for £1.25 million tax dodge

By A County Press reporter

A LUXURY watch dealer who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years.

Big Sleep Out will raise awareness of homelessness

Big Sleep Out will raise awareness of homelessness

By A County Press reporter

A BIG Sleep Out to show Isle of Wight residents what it is like to be homeless is being held in Appley Park, Ryde, on October 14.

New boss in the driving seat at Southern Vectis

By A County Press reporter

SOUTHERN Vectis has appointed a new general manager — who started his career as a bus driver.

Council cash to help young disabled Islanders

By A County Press reporter

CASH to help organisations working young disabled people on the Isle of Wight is on offer from the council.

Latest plan for Solent tunnel fixed link revealed

By James Woolven

UPDATED 12:05*
FIXED link campaigners have unveiled a plan to build a tunnel beneath The Solent from Whippingham to the mainland.


Speedway: Warriors set to lose manager

Speedway: Warriors set to lose manager

SPEEDWAY WIGHT Warriors’ team manager, Neil Vatcher, will leave at the end of the season.

Football fixtures for October 1, 2 and 5

Sydenhams Wessex, Premier League: Cowes Sports v Portland United, Verwood Town v Newport.

Sailing: Island clubs enjoy Isle of Wight Day relay

AN Isle of Wight Day yachting relay involving all of the Island's sailing clubs has been hailed a triumph.

Tom takes it to Extreme

A WILDCARD entry will see an Island sailor involved in the sixth act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series.


I’m no longer the donkey man!

From Charlie Clarke, Newport:
Wishing to reach the widest possible Island audience, I am taking advantage of the letters page of this newspaper to inform many Island friends and acquaintances that I no longer have any connection with the IW Donkey Sanctuary.

Calendar boys anyone?

LETTERS From Miss G. Lewes, Newport:
Driving down Newport High Street last week, quite a few older men in suits came down the steps at County Hall.

Making a difference

LETTERS From Carol Povey, director of the National Autistic Society’s Centre for Autism:
The National Autistic Society is looking for Island people and organisations making a difference to the lives of autistic people and their families.

Heroes on and off the track

CHARLOTTE HOFTON Another week, another blow to the welfare of the Island’s vulnerable residents. The council’s executive has now officially decided to reduce the number of respite beds at Westminster House, a facility which looks after people with learning difficulties.


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