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A javelin for Tokyo games

Saturday, August 27, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON WITH the Olympics finished, I’ve hardly known what to do with myself this week. There are, admittedly, numerous domestic tasks which require attention, though considering I spent more than a fortnight almost permanently transfixed by on-screen sporting events, I can’t imagine how so much washing-up has accumulated.

Home you can love and leave

Home you can love and leave

Friday, August 26, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK TAKE a prestigious Cowes street high up behind the seafront with views over The Solent and start line for sailing events, add plentiful, beautifully finished split-level space and you have Perceval.

Island Roads made my day

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Brian Keightley, Sandown:
While returning from Newport to Sandown last Friday, at approximately 2.15pm, I had the bad fortune to have water problems with my car.

Poor use made of local produce

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Mark Martin, Surrey:
As a frequent visitor to the Island, I am always disappointed at the poor availability of local produce in cafes, pubs, shops, restaurants and attractions.

Why is ragwort allowed to spread?

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Irene Baggott, Freshwater:
All of us who live on the IW know it is, indeed, a very special place.

Healing power of holy water worked for me

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Phaedra J. Kelly, Ryde:
The healing power of holy water seems to have been missed by J. Gibbons (CP letters, 12-8-16).

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 19

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 19

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): A pair of tigers were moved into new enclosure at the IW Zoo with roaring success.

Lantern tree blooms on Isle of Wight

Lantern tree blooms on Isle of Wight

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

GARDENING GREAT age does not stand in the way of Bill Shepard’s keen interest in trees and shrubs.

Let’s hope for more yah-boo

Saturday, August 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON HOW invigorating to learn of the latest developments in the affairs of Island Line, that on-going saga which has enthralled the Island with its delicious combination of Thomas the Tank Engine muddles and Machiavellian intrigue.

Endless space in great location

Endless space in great location

Friday, August 19, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IF YOU you fancy playing happy families with more than one generation living in one huge home, a period property just around the corner from Shanklin’s beautiful Old Village could be ideal.

Island Line fight is not over yet

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Stewart Blackmore, Ventnor:
Your story (Joy over Island Line climb down, CP, 12-08-16) rightly highlights KILF’s significant achievement in getting the government to back down on its plans to make Island Line self-sustaining.

Happy memories of 1935 FA Cup game

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Miss E. Fallick, Newport:
I was very interested to read the obituary for Ray Hamilton (CP, 29-07-16).

Missing school

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Victoria Thorneton-Field, Wroxall, victoriatfield@gmail.com:
I have been trying, for some time, to find a trace of the home/school to which my father was sent in about 1932.

Lovely trip to Blackgang, shame about buses

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Carol Dillon, Southampton:
My family and myself travelled to the Island last Wednesday and visited Blackgang Chine, making our way via Newport on the bus from Cowes.

Farewell to two gardening stalwarts

Farewell to two gardening stalwarts

Monday, August 15, 2016

GARDENING LAST week, the Island lost two great gardening characters within hours of each other.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 12

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, August 12

Monday, August 15, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): Beach soccer team the Wight Stripes won Europe’s biggest competition, the Wightlink Cup, after just two seasons.

A poor Wight ghetto? Well…

Saturday, August 13, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON WHILE those promoting tourism on the Island claim there’s a welcoming smile for anybody who chooses to visit us, they might like to make an exception in the case of David Hoare.

Thanks for saving our vital crossing

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From Anne Elford, Newport:
I would like to thank the Newport Parish Council, in particular Cllrs Matthew Price, Julie Jones-Evans and John Hobart (the latter two both have spent considerable time coming to meetings at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary and talking with parents about solutions) for the unanimous decision to save the Cedar Hill Roundabout crossing patrol, as well as two others.

CP support so welcomed by carnival group

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From Penny Verity, Ryde Carnival Association, Ryde:
MANY thanks for the article about Ryde Carnival Association in Weekender (CP, 05-08-16).

Why won’t ferry firm give free cuppa?

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From Carol and Edward Lyon, Sandown:
We’re at a loss to understand how the minds of the bosses of Wightlink work.

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