Devolution deal could mean cash independence

By Richard Wright

IF THE Isle of Wight Council becomes part of a 'super council' for the south it could secure a deal to make the new authority master of its own financial destiny.

In Focus: Ainsley Bennett

In Focus: Ainsley Bennett

By Ross Findon

IN THE first of a new County Press series promoting the work of Isle of Wight photographers, we have focused on Ainsley Bennett.

Bestival Ryde Slide to be bigger, better and wetter

By Richard Wright

BESTIVAL Ryde Slide will be back next year — bigger, better and wetter than ever.

A Royal year to remember

By A County Press reporter

NEXT week, the Queen will become the nation's longest reigning monarch.

Rose to start 26-mile walk to mark her 98th birthday

By Jon Moreno

A COMMUNITY-spirited pensioner, who celebrates her 98th birthday on Monday, will start walking the equivalent of a marathon in a fundraising drive.


Golf: Osborne invitational honours for Vanessa and Jackie

Golf: Osborne invitational honours for Vanessa and Jackie

GOLF THE Osborne Ladies’ Invitational Cup was won by the captain and her guest.

Football fixtures for September 5, 8 and 9

FOOTBALL FIXTURES FA Vase, first round qualifying: East Cowes Vics v Lymington Town. 

Cricket: Ventnor ensure survival

CRICKET VENTNOR will stay in the Southern Electric League Premier Division after a 95-run win over Hampshire Academy at Newclose on Saturday.

Bowls: Three in a row for Sandown

BOWLS SANDOWN Bowling Club have won the Tennyson Shield for the third year running.


Sylvan setting for smart home

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IF YOU go down to the woods at Alverstone you will find a lovely airy home looking out to trees where red squirrels play and peace and tranquillity reign.

Rude sellers spoilt a lovely carnival night

LETTERS From Mrs J. Spencer, Ryde:
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved in organising and participating in the Ryde Carnival procession. The artistry, talent and enthusiasm was wonderful to see.

Blame Whitehall for the bus cuts

LETTERS From Mavis Bishop, Ryde:
IT’S government that is making £1 million cuts to our bus services, not the council or Southern Vectis.

We must seem a very odd lot

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTONAnother day, another wrangle, another U-turn, another cock-up.


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