News

Scouts hit by fire

By Matthew Mckew

SCOUTS in Ventnor have been hit by a fire that destroyed a storage unit last night (Monday).

Remains found on Isle of Wight beach belong to Iron Age woman

Remains found on Isle of Wight beach belong to Iron Age woman

By Richard Wright

WHEN human remains were discovered on an Isle of Wight beach last year it sparked a police investigation — but nearly 15 months after the find, a coroner’s inquiry has confirmed the skeleton was nearly 2,000 years old.

Councillor apologises for homophobic comment

By Matthew McKew

UPDATED 15:30*
A TOWN councillor who sparked outrage for a homophobic comment during a discussion about public toilets has apologised.

POLL: School term times debate needed on the Isle of Wight

By Ross Findon

POLL
UPDATED 13:27*
CHANGES to school terms to help those who work in the Isle of Wight tourist industry need to be considered, according to Conservative councillors.

Disruption on busy Ryde route

By A County Press reporter

PART of one of the main routes between Newport and Ryde will be closed during a major improvement scheme over the next three weeks.

Fight for the Wight

Fight for the Wight

Sport

Fantastic season for under-13s

Fantastic season for under-13s

DEFEAT in the Hampshire Cup Final could not mar the spirit of Newport under-13s, who had an incredible season.

Cycling: Downhill debut for Josh

CYCLINGPROMISING cycling talent Josh Corbett travelled to Fort William in Scotland on Sunday to compete in the British Downhill Series.

Motoring: Chris is Knighton King again

ROUND four of the IW Car Club’s motorsport calendar saw 22 drivers compete at Knighton Sand Pit.

Tennis club benefits from Sport England grant

UPGRADES to the clubhouse at Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club have been made possible by a near £70,000 grant from Sport England.

Features

There must be better way

LETTERS From Chris Tagart, Shanklin:
I note there is now an issue of council tax payable on public toilets (CP, 06-05-16).

Is new booking charge ethical?

LETTER From Mike Sutcliffe, chairman, The Wight Strollers, Lake:
THE IW Council’s latest money-raising venture is due to be introduced at the Medina Theatre on January 1 next year.

Devolution muddying waters

LETTER From Harry Rees, Newport:
What a pity our Fight for the Wight has not attracted the same media attention as that given to the school holiday debate.

Love none in holiday tennis

By Charlotte Hofton

CHARLOTTE HOFTON YOU KNOW how, when you’re watching some sporting contest between two opposing sides, you want them both to lose?

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