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The daffs are out and so are the tip queues

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THE VIEW FROM HERE Clocks forward, daffodils in bloom, Easter just around the corner. Hurrah, spring is here, and with it the promise of long summer days ahead.

The new importance of being Ernest (or Hilda)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It’s fascinating to watch children’s names evolve over the years in a slow, kaleidoscopic combination of unlikely vowels and consonants, with changes dictated by fashion and, I suspect, a certain inability to spell correctly.

Tragedy, scandal and wealth – the story of one great house

Tragedy, scandal and wealth – the story of one great house

Friday, April 11, 2014

WIGHT LIVING On February 7, 1943, a crippled German Dornier bomber circled low over the southern IW. The Luftwaffe crew knew they were doomed to crash. To survive the impact it was essential they drop their single bomb, a sea mine.

Time to do battle with the enemy

Time to do battle with the enemy

Friday, April 11, 2014

SPRING is midway through but for pests, diseases and weeds, life is just beginning, worse luck.

Looking Back for April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago

100 Years Ago - April 11, 1914
DESPITE unsettled weather, huge numbers of visitors headed to the Island for the Easter holidays.

Edwardian style and splendour

Edwardian style and splendour

Friday, April 11, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
The many sunlit, spacious rooms and wonderful large secluded gardens at a charming period home in Totland Bay make it the full fantastic package for a family and those who love having house guests.

Why silence from ferry campaign?

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS
From Tim Bowman, London:
Three months since the launch of the Better Ferry Campaign (BFC) would seem a good time to evaluate the success — or otherwise — of this odd enterprise. For despite a flurry of initial media activity, little seems to have been accomplished.

Sad loss of top specialist shop

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS
From Dean Gadsby, Lincs:
AS I am a former resident of the Island, living at Reynolds Close, Cowes, I would like to express my sheer sadness on hearing about the closure of Pit Stop (formerly Vectis Models) in Cowes High Street.

First aiders saved leg

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS From Don Reitano, Swindon:
On April 3, I had a serious accident in Cowes when two men came to help me until the ambulance arrived.

Common sense when you pass cyclist on the road

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Wells, Sandown:
I would like to send a message to the man cycling up North Road, Shanklin, last Sunday at about 12.30pm; apparently, he thinks it is a legal requirement for motor vehicles to allow a two-metre gap between their vehicle and the adjacent cyclist when carrying out an overtaking manoeuvre.

Review badger crimes

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Bonnell, chairman Badger Trust IW, Yarmouth:
While there is no obvious connection between the latest crime of the deliberate act of setting fire to a badger sett and the January case of the Niton poisoner, the laissez-faire attitude of the police in granting a conditional caution and anonymity to the Niton poisoner sends an inappropriate and dangerous message to those who are prepared to commit such atrocities.

Will Island go with the flow?

Will Island go with the flow?

Friday, April 4, 2014

WIGHT LVIING ONCE upon a time, the answer to the Island’s energy problems seemed to be blowing in the wind — wind turbines, to be precise.

What’s the job behind the look?

Friday, April 4, 2014

THIS ISLAND LIFE I WAS wandering down Newport High Street the other day when a fellow approaching from the opposite direction presented a bit of a conundrum.

Obesity is rarely just greed

Friday, April 4, 2014

THE VIEW FROM HERE I'M NOT sure I’d be entirely comfortable having Dame Sally Davies at my dining table. She is England’s chief medical officer, who told us last week we’re all fat slobs and need to stop stuffing our faces and brace up on the exercise front.

Secrets behind walled gardens

Secrets behind walled gardens

Friday, April 4, 2014

GARDENING A GARDEN love affair was re-kindled back in 1987 by my wife.

Best of village life in family home

Best of village life in family home

Friday, April 4, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK A village setting looking over fields where horses graze to pretty countryside and downland sets the scene for a modern home with beguiling character.

Looking Back for April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago

100 Years Ago - April 4, 1914
WITH the threat of foot and mouth disease, swine fever and tuberculosis all concerning farmers, there was an appeal for common sense when using Animal Diseases Orders.

Bullseye!

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS
From Stuart Dyer, chairman Wight Bowmen, Shanklin:
I would like to thank the County Press for its extensive coverage of the Vectis Open and National 5 Spot Archery Championships.

Parking charges are killing our towns

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS From Louis Lawrence, Niton:
Now we know that the IW Council has set new levels for the price of parking a car around the Island it seems that they still don’t get it, that the real price of parking is the death of the towns.

Falling foul of test centre rules

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS From Chris Mockler, East Cowes:
AS A frequent visitor to the IW, I decided to take my driving theory test in Newport last month.

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