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Even the Isle of Wight has online danger

Saturday, March 21, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON THE image of the Island as a charming time-warp in a backwater of rural loveliness, rimmed by seaside fun and boats bobbing about on the waves, has taken something of a knock with the news of a campaign to protect our young people from radicalisation.

King of the castle in The Keep

King of the castle in The Keep

Friday, March 20, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK From its tranquil inner courtyard to its character features and enchanting gardens, much of them scrambling up a high rocky bank with stunning sea views, a home in beautiful Bonchurch is delightfully different.

Parking fees hit mums, seniors and dog lovers

Friday, March 20, 2015

From S. G. Pryor, Ryde:
Congratulations must be extended to the IW Council for the farrago they have made of the parking charges in Appley and Puckpool parks.

Back to the future for bus services?

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Philip Bell, Newchurch:
I write with regard to IW Council’s plans to “axe” subsidised community bus services (CP, letters 13-03-15).

Fall in school numbers is tragedy for all concerned

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Conservative, Newport West:
Your coverage of the debate about school capacity (CP, 13-03-15) is welcome.

Shanklin folk came up trumps

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Brenda Wilkins, Shanklin:
Can I please convey via the County Press, my heartfelt thanks for those kind people who helped me on Thursday, February 19 about 11.30am when I fell and they looked after me.

No glamping for me, thanks

No glamping for me, thanks

Saturday, March 14, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON THERE are a number of words and phrases I prefer to avoid. “Homemade beetroot wine” for one. “Women empowering women” for another (pull yourselves together for goodness sake and just get on with it). “Hen party” (often conflated with that previous horror.)

Great service from ferry company

Friday, March 13, 2015

LETTER From Sarah Lawn, Newport:
I know we all moan about the service we get from the two Island boat companies but on this occasion I want to give praise where praise is due.

Enjoy life at the water’s edge

Enjoy life at the water’s edge

Friday, March 13, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK THE VIEWS along wooded Wootton Creek to the sea will amaze you, visiting ducks and a kingfisher will delight you and the bonuses at a wonderful waterside home will literally float your boat.

Not up to scratch

Friday, March 13, 2015

LETTERS
From Mrs Joyce Baillie, Nottingham:
I AM a former resident of the Isle of Wight and revisited the Island during the February half term and found it as beautiful as ever.

What are the origins of Coppins Bridge?

Friday, March 13, 2015

LETTERSFrom Brian Greening, Newport:
The request from J. Gibbons, of Ryde, (CP, letters 15-02-15) seeking information on the origin of Coppins Bridge resulted in a three-way dialogue with two of my local history colleagues, Bill Shepard and John Farthing, and we agree with the following as being a logical explanation.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Friday, March 13, 2015

LOOKING BACK

EACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.

Oh no! It’s bonfire season again

Friday, March 13, 2015

From Linda Marlow, Wootton:
Open the back door to do the “sniff-test”.

View with stylish home attached

View with stylish home attached

Friday, March 6, 2015

THE star of the show at a lofty Cowes home is undoubtedly its wonderful panoramic Solent views but the beautiful property itself plays the part of delivering the sea vistas in fine style.

Thoughts about where to target health cuts

Friday, March 6, 2015

LETTERS From Mr R. W. Jones, Ryde:
WE hear all the time about our wonderful frontline NHS professionals who, while facing daily pressures, have nevertheless responded magnificently throughout the winter, in addition to a recent major incident at Albany Prison. I would like to add my voice in saying a very big thank you.

Will Cowes get proper TIC?

Friday, March 6, 2015

LETTERS From Mrs W. Wardrop, Cowes:
It is hoped from the Island tourism conference “success” (CP 27-02-15) that perhaps Cowes may finally achieve a tourist information point (TIP) along with the other 13 outlets, some as “remote” as Havenstreet.

Further cuts to library service

Friday, March 6, 2015

LETTERS From James Allaway, Newport:
THE latest body blow to our library service this time hits at its centre and shows the real poverty at the heart of the IW Council.

Heads up for another celeb

Heads up for another celeb

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON After six weeks of watching the adorable Mark Rylance smouldering away as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC’s lavish adaptation of Wolf Hall, I am quite in the Tudor way of things.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LOOKING BACK EACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.

Vegetable from a beautiful source

Vegetable from a beautiful source

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

GARDENING CALL me old-fashioned but there seems something fundamentally wrong in eating the tuber of a flower as magnificent as a dahlia.

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