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Floral displays well worth waiting for

Floral displays well worth waiting for

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

GARDENING is all about planting for the future with the best results often seen after the planter has passed away.

Why we need to pay more

Saturday, June 25, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON ASSUMING all has gone to plan, and Mr Farage’s scary immigrants didn’t trash the polling booths yesterday, the referendum will have taken place and, by the time you read this, we should know whether we still have a future within the EU.

Period charm and touch of class

Period charm and touch of class

Friday, June 24, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK For a touch of class, choose a period property that oozes original features.

Right not to back fixed link study… been there, done that

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
I read (CP, 17-06-16) campaigners for a fixed link failed to win immediate backing for a feasibility study from Isle of Wight Council.

Fine time to fix a few potholes

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Cliff Bennett, Yarmouth:
Just as everybody was preparing themselves for the usual motoring chaos that ensues during the pop festival, someone at Island Roads played a trump card.

Tough to find help for small firms

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Jane Goddard, East Cowes:
I recently worked in my office, having a clear out of old paperwork.

Restore effective mental health services

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Mr Steve Newey, Shanklin:
Time and time again we are hearing on the news about people who have committed murder or extreme antisocial behaviour, who had offended before and were well known by the authorities.

Invasive plant making its presence felt on the Isle of Wight

Invasive plant making its presence felt on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

GARDENING I RECEIVED an interesting e-mail from Lois Kelly, who lives at Sidmouth, Devon, about a garden and countryside pest which has really taken off in the south of England and crossed The Solent some years ago too.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, June 24

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight, June 24

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): A sudden crop of scarecrows popped up in front gardens in Wootton Bridge

How we must mend our ways

Saturday, June 18, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON Tremendous news in last week’s CP letters page, with the unexpected but very welcome return of the Rev Dr Steven Wilkes to its columns. The ‘Dr’, incidentally, is a new addition since his last letter and we must congratulate him on this latest acquisition.

A touch of class in 50s home

A touch of class in 50s home

Friday, June 17, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Modern homes can often be tight on space, so it is worth looking for an older property if you want to stretch out and enjoy comfortable, spacious living.

Bad Manners, not Queen!

Friday, June 17, 2016

LETTERS From Clive Abbott, Brighstone:
I wonder if Mr Giddings was as surprised as me at Adam Lambert extolling us to “get on your bikes, bitches” and his constant use of the F word.

Resign over insulting words

Friday, June 17, 2016

LETTERS From Liz Bell, Seaview:
Time for you to stand down Cllr Reg Barry. With such views on Cockneys and Northerners, you must be prejudiced and small-minded.

Tip staff deserve a treat

Friday, June 17, 2016

LETTERS From Joan Hall, Gurnard:
I have been to Lynnbottom Tip today.

Spectacular villa on the seafront

Spectacular villa on the seafront

Friday, June 10, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Glamorous, elegant and grand all sum up one of the Island’s iconic period homes — amazing Villa Amanti bringing Italian style to Ventnor’s sunny seafront.

Jobs plea before houses

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From Nigel Golding, Ryde:
CLLR?Geoff Lumley usually talks a good deal of sense but in supporting the planning application for 70 houses in Haylands he reportedly said: “We have to understand we have to provide homes as long as people want to come to the Island” and invokes the Stalinist diktat from central government that the IW must build 512 houses a year.

Put children’s education first

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From Lavinia Partridge, Lake:
I’ve followed the Jon Platt story and see his point of view but a child’s priority must be education every time.

Buskers should get a job not beg

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From the Rev Dr Steven Wilkes, Bognor Regis:
I had to laugh when I saw the recent story about the busker being threatened with a £100 fine for noise pollution (CP, 03-06-16).

These cuts are putting children at risk

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Mavis Bishop, Ryde:
I REPLY to correspondence on lollipop persons (CP, 27-05-16).

Veg patch full of beans

Veg patch full of beans

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

GARDENING WHAT a difference a few weeks can make in the garden…

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