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Seeds vanish, nuts reappear

Seeds vanish, nuts reappear

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

GARDENING
AVID gardeners went crackers for seeds last week and now they promise to do similarly for nuts.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight February 17, 2017

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight February 17, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: There was something a little unusual about a group of ten recruits who demonstrated their firefighting skills at Ryde Fire Station.

Home was perfectly planned

Home was perfectly planned

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
TUCKED away in a quiet spot not far from the sea at Brighstone is an attractive detached house that keeps on giving — whether it is space, quality, comfort or lovely wide views to downland and the village church.

Searching for schoolmates

Saturday, February 18, 2017

ISLANDERS REUNITED
From Malcolm Garbutt,
I was born and bought up in Bembridge and attended Fairway Secondary School, Sandown.

Youngsters have nowhere to go

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Sam Turner, Sandown:
Interesting to see the story about the FA scheme for grassroots football, ‘£1.5 million to grow the game’ (CP, 10-02-17).

Overworked and underpaid teachers are appreciated

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Newport:
Thank you County Press for the reports of the initiatives the interim administration of the IW Council is taking further to drive up education outcomes on the Island in the interests of all our children and the Island’s economy as a whole (CP, 10-02-17).

Thanks from hospice

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Nigel Hartley, chief executive, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport:
I am responding to the letter from Mike Tarrant (CP, 10-02-17). I want to thank him for his positive comments regarding the care of his late wife given by our organisation.

Our ray of sunshine

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Mrs C. Brooks, Newport:
My husband and I set off to Medina Theatre on a grim, grey Saturday afternoon, to see Nikki Cross’s Dance Debut. As the show began, rays of sunshine, warmth and happiness soon filled the theatre.

How mushrooms put new life into Bill’s clay garden

How mushrooms put new life into Bill’s clay garden

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GARDENING
WHEN Bill Moore and his wife, Jean, moved to their new home in Gunville in 2014 they quickly discovered why there had been a brickworks there.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight February 10 2017

Looking back at the Isle of Wight February 10 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

LOOKING BACK
Twenty five years ago: A stunning mural adorning the visitors’ room at Parkhurst top-security prison brought together an unlikely combination of professional artists, high school pupils, prisoners and children with learning disabilities.
It was the first time a project of that kind — involving the outside community — had taken place in any prison in the UK, let alone a top-security one.

Coastguard cottage bolthole

Coastguard cottage bolthole

Saturday, February 11, 2017

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
PEACE and quiet plus stunning views to the sea and over miles of countryside make a cute former coastguard cottage the perfect refuge for re-energising and dispelling the stress of modern day life.

School reunion plan

Saturday, February 11, 2017

ISLANDERS REUNITEDFrom J. Westmore, Wootton Bridge:
My friend, Neil Tosdevin, and I are planning a school reunion for former pupils of Carisbrooke High School.

Praise for NHS dentist

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Diana Wood, Ryde:
I would like to sing the praises of the My Dentist service in Cross Street, Ryde.

Huge charge for hospice cash

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Mike Tarrant, Bembridge:
My beautiful and beloved wife, Carola, died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on January 14.

Argument to allow term-time breaks

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Sally Davies, East Cowes:
I have in general a deal of respect for those in public office, and am content to assume that decisions they make are made with good reason.

Come down and see good work at Northwood Cemetery

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Mrs Marian J. Lamsley-Jones, Cowes:
With reference to the work being carried out at Northwood Cemetery (CP, 03-02-17).

Seedy Sunday will come to the Island next year

Seedy Sunday will come to the Island next year

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GARDENING
WELL, Seedy Sunday may not have transpired this year but I will be throwing my wholehearted support into an inaugural event for 2018.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight February 3 2017

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight February 3 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

LOOKING BACK
25 years ago: The IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet, was voted the best independent railway in the country.
Presented by the Association of Railway Preservation Societies, the award recognised only the most outstanding contributions to railway preservation in the UK.

Farmhouse has royal past

Farmhouse has royal past

Saturday, February 4, 2017

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
THE next owner of a handsome farmhouse, near Whippingham, with charm and space galore, will find themselves in distinguished company, as it once belonged to Queen Victoria.

Congestion... What congestion?

Friday, February 3, 2017

LETTERS
From Yvette Ripley, Ryde:
Congestion fee for Island urged…for Newport?

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