News

Weather forecast ahead of heatwave

By Jamie Russell of Island Visions

UPDATED TUESDAY 08:25
TEMPERATURES are set to soar across the UK this week - so we asked County Press weather forecaster Jamie Russell of Island Visions for his take on how the Isle of Wight will be affected.

Vibrant carnival for Magna Carta Mardi Gras

Vibrant carnival for Magna Carta Mardi Gras

By Richard Wright

MORE THAN 750 children took part in a colourful carnival celebration of democracy in Ryde on Saturday.

Firefighters called to Shanklin store

By Ross Findon

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to the Co-op Welcome store in Shanklin this morning (Tuesday) after smoke was seen coming from a freezer.

Full steam ahead for Isle of Wight team in Red Bull Soapbox Race

By Thomas Seal

AN ISLE of Wight group is set to put the 'loco' in 'locomotive' by hurling themselves through London on a mock Victorian engine, as part of a contest run by Red Bull.

Ball will support safety charity

By Martin Neville

A BALL organised by a Newport opticians will raise funds for an Island road safety charity.

Isle of Wight Festival 2015 - Galleries

Sport

Island Games 2015: Team IW are on target

Island Games 2015: Team IW are on target

TEAM Isle of Wight were well on target today - with a host of medals in both archery and shooting.

Croquet clubmates go head to head

CROQUET THERE was an all Isle of Wight-final at a major mainland croquet tournament.

Island Games 2015: Eighth wonder of the Games

HAMMER star Andy Frost became a history maker today (Sunday) as he won his eighth men's hammer gold medal at the NatWest Island Games in Jersey.

Back to his best

MOTORCROSS SANDOWN motocross racer Mitch Young has made an excellent return to racing after a five months out with injury.

Features

Behind the scenes at Ventnor

GARDENING CHRIS did send me an additional technical piece on a study, which is currently happening at the garden which, in a neat turn of phrase, he described as ‘dry as the tip of a Kalahari bushman’s elbow’.

A home full of period character

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK FOUR floors of beautifully refurbished space with period features and sea glimpses plus a popular location add up to a winning combination at a Cowes home.

Fixed link traffic not a problem

LETTERS
From Christopher Dodd, Newport:
Your correspondent Dave Williams, (CP, 19-06-15), clearly doesn’t need to explain his qualifications when he poses such penetrating and vital questions to Carl Feeney on the subject of an IW Fixed Link.

Press one for utter despair

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTONNETTLESTONE and Seaview Parish Council is reportedly upset at the length of time it takes to make telephone inquiries to County Hall and has requested the matter be sorted out. This action comes as a result of the IW Council seeking suggestions for improvements.

Weather

Today - Sunny
Temperature - Min: 23°C Max: 27°C
Wind - 17mph ESE
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