News

Isle of Wight Conservative campaign condemned by Tory agent

Isle of Wight Conservative campaign condemned by Tory agent

By Emily Pearce

ANDREW Turner's election campaign has been blighted by incompetency, power struggles and financial irregularities, according to explosive claims made by the Isle of Wight Tory candidate's beleaguered agent.

Giant water slide for Ryde?

By Matthew McKew

UPDATED MONDAY 09:12*
A GIANT inflatable slide, which has proved a huge hit in cities around the country, could be on its way to Union Street, Ryde.

Alternative Isle of Wight pinup needs votes

By Sara Bryce

A BURLESQUE dancer and singer from the Isle of Wight is hoping to be named the winner of a modelling competition for women embodying glamour and pinup appeal.

Cowes lifeboat rescues diabetic sailor

By Jon Moreno

COWES RNLI lifeboat came to the rescue of a diabetic sailor who suffered a fit aboard a yacht on the River Medina, Isle of Wight.

Fresh hope for Guildhall from Visit Isle of Wight

By Martin Neville

NEWPORT’S historic Guildhall could reopen as a tourism hub for the Isle of Wight — giving hope it's museum can be saved.

Sport

Siblings dominate junior tournament

Siblings dominate junior tournament

BADMINTON MORE Isle of Wight Junior Badminton Tournament titles were kept in the family last weekend, as the under-tens and under-14s competitions were played.

Isle of Wight basketball coach earns scholarship

BASKETBALL AN Isle of Wight student with aspirations of becoming a basketball coach, has been awarded a university scholarship to help him achieve his dream.

Football results, April 25

Football results from across the Isle of Wight. Saturday 25th April.

Cowes seal promotion

A DOMINANT display by Cowes Sports today saw the football club secure a place in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division.

Features

Spacious home bathed in light

PROPERTY OF THE WEEKWHEN I rolled up to this pretty chalet bungalow in Park View, just off Wootton’s Station Road, the smart cul-de-sac was dappled by bright spring sun and the broad front lawn was Augusta picture-perfect… beautifully manicured.

Is UKIP immigration policy racist?

LETTERS From Dr M. Reuben, Limerstone:
It seems all our political leaders, bar the Greens, agree that open-door, uncontrolled mass immigration is unsustainable and puts strain on our resources.

Toilets must remain open

LETTERSFrom Peter Foster, Carisbrooke:
I was appalled to hear via BBC South Today the Isle of Wight Council is proposing to close all the public toilets on the Island.

Labour's Stewart Blackmore publishes manifesto

By Ross Findon

GENERAL ELECTION 2015
BETTER transport, vocational training and education improvements are among the issues Labour candidate Stewart Blackmore would tackle as a priority, if elected in May.

Polls Odyssey ends with Iliad

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON DURING the forthcoming three-week run-up to the election, there will be times when I shall need a secluded spot away from it all. Some place where I can forget the whole depressing imbroglio of the Island’s fate — most particularly, since all the candidates are either ghastly or useless or both, the inevitability of this extremely needy constituency being landed with a duff MP.

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