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Love none in holiday tennis

Saturday, May 28, 2016

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

There must be better way

Friday, May 27, 2016

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?

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

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.

Other pupils lose out in classroom

Friday, May 27, 2016

LETTERS From Alexander Hopkinson-Woolley, Bembridge:
SO, parents now know their children can legally miss lessons (CP, 20-05-16).

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, May 20

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, May 20

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): The Duke of Edinburgh, whisked to the Island by helicopter, officially opened the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Jubilee Haven, presented a pennant to a sea cadet unit and named a new hovercraft — all in one flying visit.

Just how much did charities get?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Having pledged a year ago to donate his pay rise to “good causes on the Island” but then being noticeably absent from the Sun’s published list of MPs who had given their pay rises to charity.

Property of the Week: Modern home in popular village

Property of the Week: Modern home in popular village

Friday, May 20, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
With its beach, seafront, pretty green and great school, Gurnard is beloved by families and a pristine modern home in one of the most favoured spots there is brilliant for bringing up your brood.

Islanders’ energy is just astounding

Friday, May 20, 2016

LETTERSFrom Nigel Hartley, Chief Exec, EMH:
I am writing to thank all those who have supported this year’s Walk the Wight in whatever capacity that may be; from entering and donating, to volunteering and sponsoring the event.

Protect IW's Beauty

Friday, May 20, 2016

LETTERS
From Vikki Langford, Cowes:
We’ve heard of tourism strategies that chase the ‘green pound’ and the ‘pink pound’ now it seems there is a chance to go for ‘brown pound’ too.

Make your mind up, councillors

Friday, May 20, 2016

LETTERS
From Geoff Lumley, IW Councillor for Newport East, Newport:
So, five of the six IW Councillors in The Bay Area want the decision to axe school crossing patrol staff to be re-considered.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 13, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: (Pictured) The first Cowes Samba Festival brought a touch of the Caribbean to the town. The fiesta featured 250 performers and there were also workshops in a variety of activities, including circus skills, samba dance and drumming.

Blue sky, clean clothes, new homes

Saturday, May 14, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON OUR council may be completely casual about the state of the Island’s listed buildings but it’s seriously heavy-handed about its new waste disposal regulations.

Country estate in town setting

Country estate in town setting

Friday, May 13, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK It feels like a country hideaway yet a lovely oasis where beautiful landscaped gardens enfold a stunning detached Georgian house brimming over with charm and elegance is actually a walk away from Newport’s heart.

It’s about safety not education

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Dr Jane Bowskill, Binstead:
Re lollipop staff (CP, 06-05-16).
How much does it cost to provide this service?

Cyclists need to obey rules of the road

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs J. McPartland, East Cowes:
I enjoy watching all the cyclists coming over here but I would also like them to respect the rules of the road, which is not to be two or three abreast on the road so as they can talk to each other.

I’m glad we didn’t talk about death

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Yvonne Mills, Cowes:
THE ‘time to talk about death’ article (CP, 13-05-16) has awakened my thoughts about my family’s experience two-and-a-half years ago.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 6, 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, May 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ten years ago (pictured): A salty sea dog was making waves at Shanklin, lapping up the swell of attention her surfing antics generate.

Typically tropical exotica

Typically tropical exotica

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

GARDENING AS THE weather warms outside, three plants bring the colour and warmth of the tropics indoors.

Beware the perils of big birthdays

Saturday, May 7, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON WHILE crime should be frowned upon (unless it’s a Shakespearean murder, in which case it’s literary culture), there are some misdemeanours which, albeit reprehensible, definitely brighten up one’s day.

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