On the run from the Isle of Wight — but all in a good cause

On the run from the Isle of Wight — but all in a good cause

By Alexandra Hughes

A HEART condition is not enough to stop Isle of Wight woman Dana Edkins from achieving her latest fundraising bid.

Out of control bonfire

By Matthew Mckew

FIREFIGHTERS have responded to an out of control bonfire in a scaffolding yard in Ryde today (Friday).

Chance to join Ryde Rescue

By Ross Findon

RYDE Inshore Rescue is on the lookout for new crew and fundraisers to help its life-saving work on the Isle of Wight.

Trains suspended after police incident at station

By Alexandra Hughes

TRAINS were temporarily suspended on the Isle of Wight last night (Thursday) after a man climbed up a signal pole.

See the Isle of Wight from space — and space from the Isle of Wight

By Ross Findon

ASTRONAUT Tim Peake, on board the International Space Station turned his camera on the Isle of Wight last night (Thursday) with spectacular results.

Fight for the Wight

Fight for the Wight


Football: Young stars inspired by cup encounter

Football: Young stars inspired by cup encounter

FOOTBALL YOUNG Island footballers got the chance to get up close and personal with a major trophy — thanks to Capital One Cup holders Manchester City.

Football: Cup heartbreak for Newport

A 65th-minute goal spelled heartbreak for Isle of Wight football side Newport, as they lost the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup final on Monday.

Triathlon: Prizes all round

TRIATHLON WIGHT Tri had a near clean sweep of the age group prizes at the Southampton Sprint Triathlon last weekend.

Golf: Ernie’s win

GOLF ONE of Westridge’s longest-serving members won Westridge Golf Club’s April Bowl last weekend.


Increasing litter problem

LETTERS From Gavin Osborne, Sandown:
In stories about the new rubbish collection arrangements, we have forgotten to mention all the litter adorning our hedges, road verges and town footpaths.

NHS needs serious improvement

From David Holmes, Totland:
Doctors experience life or death moments in the course of a normal working day, the pressure on the most junior during these (perhaps literally) heart-stopping moments must be immense, perhaps almost intolerable. On any list of tough jobs with long hours, it must be near the top.

No sympathy for striking junior doctors

From Cliff Bennett, Yarmouth:
Try as I might, I cannot feel any sympathy for the striking junior doctors.

Now you can validate illness

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTONA NEW computer system is to be set up in GP surgeries across the Island, a technological triumph which will enable patients to access their medical records, make online bookings and order repeat prescriptions.


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