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Looking Back at the Isle of Wight

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LOOKING BACKTEN years ago: In the Binstead home of Alan Records stood a model of one of the greatest warships in British history, complete with 37 sails and 100 cannon.

Caribbean dream is a true born survivor

Caribbean dream is a true born survivor

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GARDENING I’M grateful to Don Prescott for highlighting a star of a plant, which does especially well down his southern Wight neck of the woods but will survive almost anywhere.

Loneliness isn’t just for the old

Saturday, October 25, 2014

CHARLOTTE HOFTON ALL credit to the IW Council’s public health team which, in partnership with Southampton University, undertook an investigation into social isolation and loneliness.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Friday, October 24, 2014

LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: A fish normally eaten in Mediterranean restaurants was predicted to become a regular feature of Isle of Wight menus.

Is IW smallest county?

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From Terry Pitchford, Derbyshire:
I have had this debate a few times with friends who say Rutland is the smallest county in England, whereas I understood that at high tide the IW was the smallest.

Charm and style combined

Charm and style combined

Friday, October 24, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK Once it was part of the Osborne Estate but today a charming cottage in a super spot at Whippingham is an enchanting mix of period charm and contemporary style.

Playing into their hands

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From R. Woodford, Cowes:
WELL done to the thieves at Frank James Hospital.

Suspending business rates generates jobs

Friday, October 24, 2014

From Iain McKie, UKIP IW parliamentary candidate :
I write offering my support for Mr David McKinley’s criticisms of business rates (CP, letters 17-10-14).

Chance meeting with unsung hero

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From M. Phillips, Lake:
Last year, on the cliff top in Lake, I helped an elderly gentleman who had difficultly in walking to a bench, which is near to the home where he resided.

Should we remember to remove tributes?

Friday, October 24, 2014

From Rowena Wright, Cowes:
Something that has been bothering me for a while now — I thought it might spark a debate and maybe we could find a solution...

Eric seeks answer to big puzzle

Eric seeks answer to big puzzle

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GARDENING ERIC Mitchell needs a hand solving a big puzzle — a monkey puzzle.

Hark forrard! The chase is on

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CHARLOTTE HOFTON TIME to stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood and let joy be unconfined. Fox hunting is on the agenda again. Isn’t that good news? How we’ve missed it.

Level of business rates cannot be justified

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERSFrom David McKinley, Chale:
The difficulties faced by our high streets are not just the council parking charges that drive customers into the arms of the supermarkets with their free parking, or competition from on-line trading, though both have a marked effect.

Two faces of Tory party

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East Ward:
Last week’s CP saw the division that exists between what I see as the rational and the irrational wings of the Island’s Conservative party at County Hall.

Ferry group blocks group it doesn't like

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From A. S. Cooke, Freshwater:
As a journalist and photographer specialising in maritime travel, I have watched with interest the recent debate centring on our own cross-Solent operators.

Find my precious photographs

Friday, October 17, 2014

From Justine Young, Newport:
I am devastated by the loss of my camera with some precious pictures on it and want to offer a reward for its return.

Home will suit everyone’s needs

Home will suit everyone’s needs

Friday, October 17, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK AN eye-catching home, set in a sought-after cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Shanklin, offers bags of room for a family.

Did you have flowers in your hair?

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From Jessica Green, Newport
I’m currently studying fashion and dress history at the University of Brighton and am writing my dissertation based on the 1970 IW Pop Festival.

Looking back at Isle of Wight History

Looking back at Isle of Wight History

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A Cowes pub proved size was important.

Bees turn up in the most unusual places

Bees turn up in the most unusual places

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

GARDENING ONE of the many amazing things about having your own patch of ground is all manner of other creatures use it too.

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