Isle of Wight Council has 'fallen apart,' claims former deputy leader

By Emily Pearce

DESCRIBING the Island Independents as a failed dream following his resignation, Cllr Steve Stubbings has warned the Isle of Wight faces a slow death due to the government's 'war on the poor.'

Shock resignation of Isle of Wight Council leader and deputy

Shock resignation of Isle of Wight Council leader and deputy

By Emily Pearce

ISLE of Wight Council leader Jonathan Bacon and deputy Steve Stubbings have quit — saying they can no longer deal with the government's continued austerity-driven cuts.

Fresh Isle of Wight police search for missing London man Robert Gibson

By a County Press reporter

POLICE looking for London man Robert 'Robbie' Gibson, who was last seen on the Isle of Wight in June 2016, will search an area in Shanklin this week.

Landowners face up to big challenges of 2017

By a County Press reporter

BREXIT, business rates and plans for the coast path will be key challenges, says Susie Sheldon, chairman of the Country Landowners’ Association’s (CLA) Isle of Wight branch.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice to mark 35th anniversary

By Haydn Taylor

MARKING its 35th anniversary, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice is celebrating its growth and achievements over the years.


Debut stroll for Caulkheads team

Debut stroll for Caulkheads team

GOALKEEPER Sid Kennedy scored five goals playing outfield for Caulkhead Strollers’ disability team during their first league outing on Sunday.
Kennedy netted all five in Strollers’ 5-1 victory against Eastleigh FC Blue.

Football: Unbeaten weekend for Isle of Wight sides

COWES Sports came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Verwood Town, while Newport and East Cowes Vics were held in their respective matches.

Awards for IW horses

ISLAND horses have proved they can go the distance.
Two horses and their riders triumphed at the recent Endurance GB award ceremonies, winning a host of trophies and rosettes.

Football fixtures for January 14


Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Fawley 1, Newport 1; Verwood Town 1, Cowes Sports 2.
Division 1: Alton 2, East Cowes Vics 2.


A catalyst for Island debate

The County Press’s trusty filing system reveals it was way back in 1989 that Charlotte Hofton started conversing with then editor Peter Hurst about the potential of writing a column.

Village home with versatile loft

For many homeowners, the dream location of their dream property would be within a popular village, near to the beach yet within easy reach of the local shops and amenities.
Ticking these boxes is Rosemullion, a delightful family home situated in the heart of Bembridge and just a ten-minute drive from Ryde, with easy links for commuting further afield.

Council wants us to do its job

LETTERS From Jim Moody, Ryde:
Independent councillors allegedly running the IW Council now want us to tell them what cuts we should like them to inflict on us (CP 6-01-17).
Cllr Bacon is asking people affected by decisions what services they feel should continue to receive funding.

A charter for frivolous and malicious court cases

IMAGINE if your neighbour wrongly decided you had stolen part of his garden and took you to court to get it back.


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