Welcome for Isle of Wight's darker skies

By James Woolven

LIGHT pollution on the Isle of Wight has reduced over the past few years, according to a new report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

By Joanna Hughes

THE WORLD'S a stage this weekend as Ryde's famous Mardi Gras rolls into town today (Saturday), with a special Shakespearian theme.

From ferry rope to red squirrels’ highway

By Richard Wright

OLD rope from Wightlink Ferries is being put to good use in a Fishbourne garden.

Students shine on stage at Rock Challenge

By Jon Moreno

TALENTED Isle of Wight students have been in action at the Rock Challenge dance competition this week.

Carisbrooke College students leave in style

By Ross Findon

IT LOOKS like leaving is more popular at Carisbrooke College than it is at Downing Street today (Friday).

Fight for the Wight

Fight for the Wight


Cycling: Lee to head Down Under

Cycling: Lee to head Down Under

CYCLINGISLE OF WIGHT cyclist Lee Rutland has qualified for the UCI World Amateur Road Race in Australia.

Football: Newport expand ahead of the season

NEWPORT FC have announced the launch of a third squad to boost player development.

Tennis: Rusty’s team title

TENNIS ISLE OF WIGHT Tennis player Rusty Howell enjoyed a great result at the Aegon Premier Tennis National Championships with his Portsmouth team-mates.

Weightlifting: British silver

WEIGHTLIFTING WEIGHTLIFTER Lewis Ridett has secured silver at the British Weightlifting Championships in Coventry — and was just 1kg away from gold.


Period charm and touch of class

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK For a touch of class, choose a period property that oozes original features.

Right not to back fixed link study… been there, done that

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
I read (CP, 17-06-16) campaigners for a fixed link failed to win immediate backing for a feasibility study from Isle of Wight Council.

Fine time to fix a few potholes

LETTERS From Cliff Bennett, Yarmouth:
Just as everybody was preparing themselves for the usual motoring chaos that ensues during the pop festival, someone at Island Roads played a trump card.

How we must mend our ways

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON Tremendous news in last week’s CP letters page, with the unexpected but very welcome return of the Rev Dr Steven Wilkes to its columns. The ‘Dr’, incidentally, is a new addition since his last letter and we must congratulate him on this latest acquisition.


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