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Seaweed’s benefit is more than soil deep

Seaweed’s benefit is more than soil deep

Friday, July 18, 2014

GARDENINGPOWERFUL support for my autumn seaweed-spreading technique has come from something of an expert on the subject.

Spacious and immaculate home

Spacious and immaculate home

Friday, July 18, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK A LARGE, elegant detached house in a very quiet road in the popular sailing village of Bembridge is sure to attract a lot of attention from families looking for an attractive home ready to move in for a summer of fun.

Looking Back for July 18

Friday, July 18, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago
NEWPORT’S mayor was inundated with advertisements of various poisons and contrivances for destroying rats after he led a discussion advocating an organised campaign for the extermination of rats in the borough.

‘Gagging law’ will kill freedom of speech

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Geach, East Cowes:
THE ‘gagging law’, or to give its official title Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trades Union Administration Act, was cobbled together by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition with the intention, we are told, to make professional lobbying transparent and so strengthen the democratic process.

Store would not bring people into the centre

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Marion Draper, Bembridge:
According to your report (CP, 04-07-14), Cllr John Howe believes the new ASDA store will bring more people into the centre of Newport and the smaller shops. It won’t.

Ferry charge would hit town

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Paul Schofield, Cowes:
THE IW Council will be running a public consultation on whether to charge passengers on the floating bridge (CP, 11-07-14), even though the integrity of the supplied revenue statements is considered by a number of councillors to be innacurate and unsubstantiated.

White’s on the Wight

White’s on the Wight

Friday, July 11, 2014

WIGHT LIVING FROM 1800 to 1965, the White’s shipyards of Cowes were the Isle of Wight's greatest manufacturing company.

Rarity in lovely world of orchids

Rarity in lovely world of orchids

Friday, July 11, 2014

GARDENING ORCHIDS, in all their wonderful variety, are some of the most stunning plants, both in our countryside and our gardens.

A home full of enchantment

A home full of enchantment

Friday, July 11, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK TUCKED away in the heart of Ventnor, St John’s is a Tulse Hill home that will captivate you from the moment you ascend the steps to the tall, wooden gate.

Looking back for July 11, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - July 11, 1914
NOTABLE globe-trotter Monsieur Joseph Aira Hugo, who was going round the world on foot, made himself known to market visitors during a trip to Newport.

What about my right to decide on death?

Friday, July 11, 2014

From D. E. Hazell, Totland:
WE live with controversy every day, that which suits one will not suit another, but Steven Goodman in his letter (CP, 04-07-14) used one word which, for me, sums up the attitude of those opposed to assisted death.

Thank you for your mattress

Friday, July 11, 2014

LETTERS From Z. Litt, Yarmouth: MAY I through your paper thank the lovely, thoughtful people who decided to dump their unwanted bed in Yarmouth Primary School car park recently.

Another use for County Press

Friday, July 11, 2014

LETTERS From Robin Powell, GBPBR race officer, Brading Haven Yacht Club:
SHOULD any of your readers be at a loss as to what to do with their copy of this week’s CP when they have finished reading it, I would like to suggest they consider using it to build a paper boat.

Meet the koan ranger!

Meet the koan ranger!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

AN ANCIENT Egyptian pyramid could have collapsed, a city devastated by Hurricane Katrina could have suffered further and the Queen could have slipped off her throne, had it not been for one Island company.

How an obsession for daylilies began

How an obsession for daylilies began

Friday, July 4, 2014

GARDENINGWE GARDENERS all have our favourites but sometimes that develops into something a little bit more.

Terrific home for large family

Terrific home for large family

Friday, July 4, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK OVER the past 12 years an attractive detached Bembridge house has grown into a beautiful capacious home able to cope wonderfully with the demands of family life.

Looking Back for July 4

Friday, July 4, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
100 Years Ago - July 4, 1914
THE West Wight drew in crowds of day-trippers to its four beautiful bays.

Difficult decision to make

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From Harry Rees, Ventnor:
With regard to Store wars decider (CP, 27-06-14), the Island’s MP makes a number of valid points over the applications for a superstore at St George’s.

IW taste is better than that

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From David D Ballard, Freshwater Bay:
Best of the IW on a plate (CP, 27-06-14) — I’m sorry, Simon Dabell, it isn’t. We can do much better than a bog-standard fat-filled breakfast fry-up.

Don’t be negative about great school

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From Mary Hodder, Cowes:
Throughout all the negative hysteria whipped up by the press, council, etc regarding Cowes Enterprise College, no one has commented on the exemplary staff, who have been the constant backbone through all the leadership changes.

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