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Now you can validate illness

Saturday, April 30, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTONA NEW computer system is to be set up in GP surgeries across the Island, a technological triumph which will enable patients to access their medical records, make online bookings and order repeat prescriptions.

A lovely mix of old and new

A lovely mix of old and new

Friday, April 29, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Perfectly blending original features with contemporary grand design, this stunning property has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a careful and considerate renovation.

Fabulous NHS helped me

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Margaret Conway, Totland:
As a nonagenarian, I wish to express, publicly, how I appreciate the help and support I have had recently.

Concerns over speed limit in small harbour

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERS From Don Young, Fishbourne:
MOST Fishbourne residents are willing to accept Wightlink’s proposals for the Fishbourne terminal for the benefit of the whole Island.

Compulsory purchase is not about profit

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Hants:
Having read reports relating to Red Funnel’s aspirations for its new East Cowes ferry terminal, I must admit to losing a degree of respect for this company.

Welcome sounding

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERSFrom John Langley, Newport:
A group from Lake Long Health Walk were busy enjoying their weekly outing, aiming to see the bluebell woods in glorious close-up.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 22 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 22 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago : Pictured A rare part-coloured bat was discovered on the Island by a group of line dancers, who spotted it in the rafters of Freshwater Parish Hall.

Plants for sale in a good cause

Plants for sale in a good cause

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GARDENINGEDDIE Grove’s version of the Queen of Hearts tomato is on sale for charity on my little honesty plinth outside my home.

Isle of Wight MP catches the speaker’s eye

Saturday, April 23, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTONI WAS enchanted to learn recently of yet another accomplishment to add to the repertoire of party tricks that can be performed by the Island’s MP. As is already known, Mr Turner has a pleasing baritone voice and can sing the first verse of O Come All Ye Faithful in Latin.

Life on the edge of the creek

Life on the edge of the creek

Friday, April 22, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK FROM getting afloat from your garden — where a kingfisher can often be spotted — to savouring spectacular views along pretty Wootton Creek to the sea, it is all about fantastic waterside living at The Moorings.

She’s quite right on that score

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Brian Greening, Newport:
Charlotte Hofton asks if we can name the police commissioner or any of his equally expensive assistants (CP, 15-04-16).

Terrorism nothing to do with religion

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Phaedra Kelly, Ryde:
J. G. Watson should be informed terrorism is nothing to do with religion and never was (CP letters, 08-04-16).

This is no way to behave

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Philip Crispin, St Lawrence:
I am 70 years old and unable to drag a 140-litre bin 250 metres to the end of my rough road.

Island needs a referendum to settle fixed link debate

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Howard Hawes, Carisbrooke:
The pro-tunnel group are a minority within the Island population.

Rhubarb for all seasons

Rhubarb for all seasons

Monday, April 18, 2016

GARDENING RHUBARB, which can be harvested well into autumn without becoming bitter, is a valuable addition.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 15 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, April 15 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: More than 700 spectators at Brighstone watched the re-enactment of the death on the cross of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

Who wants to earn £85,000?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

CHARLOTTE HOFTON POLLING cards have now arrived on Island doormats for the election on May 5 of “the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Hampshire police area”.

Deceptively spacious and light

Deceptively spacious and light

Friday, April 15, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK What appears to be a neat and tidy bungalow casts off its deceptive mantle to reveal airy, two-storey space stunningly re-invented in modern style and with a beautiful woodland backdrop.

Lack of loos marred holiday

Friday, April 15, 2016

LETTERS From Robert Jones, Mid-Glamorgan:
Last week, my wife and I visited the Island for the first time in 50 years. It is just as beautiful as we remember it.

Bins spoil Island for tourists

Friday, April 15, 2016

LETTERS From Cherry Shannon, Ventnor:
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