News

Red Funnel reveals plan for Red Jet 6 — to be built on the Isle of Wight

By A County Press reporter

RED Funnel has announced plans for a new Red Jet to be built on the Isle of Wight, costing £6m and creating up to 50 jobs.

Concern for missing 71-year-old tourist

Concern for missing 71-year-old tourist

By A County Press reporter

POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 71-year-old man who has gone missing on the Isle of Wight.

Council chairman chooses Earl Mountbatten Hospice as charity

By A County Press reporter

NEW Isle of Wight Council chairman Charles Chapman has picked the Earl Mountbatten Hospice as his chosen charity for the year.

Christians' thanks for Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

By A County Press reporter

SPECIAL bibles, featuring a prayer in thanks for their life-saving work, have been presented to Isle of Wight Ambulance Service workers.

Heroic neighbours lift car off seriously injured boy

By David Newble

HEROIC neighbours who yesterday (Tuesday) battled to lift a car off a four year old after he was seriously injured in a collision have spoken of their shock.

Sport

CrossFit crusaders ready for the challenge

CrossFit crusaders ready for the challenge

CROSSFIT IT IS a worldwide fitness craze with a competitive edge and now the Isle of Wight is getting involved.

Fans support speedway plans

SPEEDWAYMORE than 100 people attended the Island Speedway Fans’ Forum in Ryde last week to hear about plans for the sport’s future at Smallbrook.

High bar joy for Jack

GYMNASTICSGYMNASTICS star Jack Humphray is continuing to impress in competition — beating the men at their own game.

Perfect preparation in Shaftesbury

ATHLETICS TRIATHLETES in training for the Island Games next month had the best possible preparation by winning a clutch of trophies at the Shaftesbury Triathlon last weekend.

Features

Own little kingdom by the sea

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK With its quirky split-level interior and beautiful, peaceful gardens encircled by trees and shrubs, an 18th century home is a delightful laid-back little kingdom close to the sea.

Blackadders north of border

LETTERS From John H. White, Totland:
With regard to recent correspondence (CP, 08/15-05-15) regarding black adders; there are two winding tributaries of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders known as the White Adder and the Black Adder.

Thanks for walk, now get money in!

LETTERS From Sara Weech, Earl Mountbatten Hospice chair of trustees, St Helens:
It was such an amazing privilege to be part of Walk the Wight this year for so many reasons.

Don’t bother to ring me

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON AFTER this week’s Chelsea Flower Show, there can be few gardeners who haven’t vowed to transform their own little patch into a bower of loveliness.

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