News

Wightlink ferry hit by delay

By Sara Bryce

THE WIGHTLINK ferry service between the Isle of WIght and Portsmouth has been hit by ‘significant delays’ today (Saturday) following a ferry breakdown.

What's on this weekend

What's on this weekend

By Thomas Seal

IT IS hard to miss the main event on the Isle of Wight this weekend – Acoustic Isle.

Operations postponed due to pressure at St Mary's Hospital

By A County Press reporter

HEALTH bosses at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust have postponed non-urgent operations at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport due to sustained pressure on emergency services.

Morrisons top job for Isle of Wight's David Potts

By Ross Findon

HE WORKED his way up from shelf stacker to the boardroom of Tesco and now former Isle of Wight supermarket manager David Potts has taken over at rivals, Morrisons.

Carisbrooke students scoop prizes for dramatic re-telling of Isle of Wight legend

By Sara Bryce

IN PICTURES
A CREATIVE retelling of an Isle of Wight legend won prizes for Carisbrooke primary school pupils in the first day of the 'Be Your Best Southampton J Rock' competition yesterday (Thursday).

Sport

Overton inflict twice the misery

Overton inflict twice the misery

RUGBY Overton 19, Ventnor 10
VENTNOR lost their first game of 2015 at Overton in Hampshire Two on Saturday.

Football fixtures for February 28, March 3

FIXTURES

SATURDAY
Sydenhams Wessex League, Premier Division: Newport v Folland Sports.

Westridge Golf Scramble win for quartet

THE foursome of Dave TC May, Andrew Clarke, Sam Rogers and Bob Singh-Bansi beat off the competition of 39 others to win Westridge Golf Club’s February Texas Scramble.

West Wight swimmers produce the goods

SWIMMING THERE were medals galore and PBs all round for the West Wight Swimming Club team which took part at the Southampton Open.

Features

Fabulous views towards Culver

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK THIS handsome detached home, in Brading, is just a 30-second stroll from what’s said to be the oldest house on the Island, the thatched Old Rectory Mansion, an early Tudor building, with a framework fashioned from timbers thought to be more than 1,000 years old.

Perpetuus won’t listen to alternative schemes

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Romsey:
I have been following the concerns expressed by residents at Ventnor and do feel concern at the environmental damage that will occur if the water turbine cables are brought ashore across Flowers Brook — an established public open space for years and with its pond and environs so recently improved.

Link is the only solution

LETTERS From Carl J. Feeney, Solent-Pro-Link Committee chairman, Newport:
Our Island this week is heaped once more with the sadness of an institution such as our ice rink closing next month for the last time. Another child’s interest quashed, another competitive sport is no more.

UKIP questions over Isle of Wight Council's Cowes college blunder

By Ross Findon

GENERAL ELECTION 2015
UKIP candidate Iain McKie has called for answers over the Isle of Wight Council’s mistaken payment to Cowes Enterprise College developers Pihl.

Our very own celeb at last!

By Charlotte Hofton

It’s as though all my Christmases and birthdays had come at once. In my constant quest to raise the Island’s celebrity profile, I never in my wildest dreams imagined the good fortune that cascaded upon us last Saturday.

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