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Looking back at the Isle of Wight December 15, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017 — 13:30

100 years ago December 8, 1917 An appeal was issued to the women of the Island to help create a new ensign for the Royal Navy.

Winter comes to Quay

Monday, December 18, 2017 — 10:00

AN EXHIBITION showcasing the work of 19 artists dubbed 'Winter' is being held at Quay Arts, Newport.

Ventnor celebrates Christmas in style

Sunday, December 17, 2017 — 10:00

GRUMPY, green and popular with the kids, the Grinch was the star turn during the fourth annual Christmas in Ventnorville.

A home to the manor born

Saturday, December 16, 2017 — 13:30

The Colonnades, in Westhill Road, Shanklin is a mighty home that once formed part of Westhill Manor.

Apollo's touching triumph

Saturday, December 16, 2017 — 10:00

TOUCHING, thought-provoking and well observed are just some of the superlatives to describe the Ade Morris play, The Boadicea of Britannia Street, which was well performed by the four-strong cast of the Apollo Players.

No free speech

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 11:30

From Phaedra Kelly, Ryde: Is Rebecca Ronoconi (Weekender, 08-12-17) on the same Island? Does she not know nobody is allowed to see their opinion in letters column of their local paper, if the subject happens to be ‘Pride’ or ‘Gay’ or anything related?

Spy tale from ex-soldier

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 11:04

A FORMER soldier turned author has published a new novella, having overcome homelessness and being diagnosed with ADHD just a few years ago.

Fixed link scheme fine idea

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 11:00

From David Atkin, East Cowes: If, as Angela Hewitt says, (CP letters, 08-12-17) I got my facts wrong regarding the bus laybys, then of course I apologise unreservedly on that count.

Calling shipmates

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 10:46

From Mike Crowe, Sandown: Many readers would have served in the Royal Navy and having left, possibly quite some time back, are now missing the camaraderie they had with their old shipmates.

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Island charity

Friday, December 15, 2017 — 10:43

From Jo Dare, CEO, Age UK IW, Newport: As the CEO of Age UK IW, I was surprised to open the County Press on November 17 to find an insert requesting donations to Age UK (the national charity).

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