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Pro-link person needed as MP

Friday, March 24, 2017

LETTERS
From George Bristow, Brading:
Andrew Turner MP seeks assurances the new owners of Red Funnel must guarantee lower fares and more regular and later crossings, this is good news and shows he understands how important the link to the Island is.

A year on, works not finished

Friday, March 24, 2017

LETTERS
From Mr P M Bennett, Winford:
Last year, I received a letter dated March 17, 2016, which stated Island Roads were to commence resurfacing work near my home.

Special parade planned by scouts

Friday, March 24, 2017

LETTERS
From Barry Groves, assistant district commissioner, East Wight Scouts, Sandown:
THIS year is the 110th anniversary of the start of the scout movement by Sir Robert Baden-Powell.

Don’t risk public cash on property

Friday, March 24, 2017

LETTERS
From Jim Moody, IW Council Labour candidate, Ryde:
Slipped into the Conservative/UKIP coalition budget is a wacky wheeze: borrowing £100 million to play the property market.

Sweet success with citrus

Sweet success with citrus

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GARDENING
WORLD-renowned gardener Beth Chatto may be 94 this year but it was in her prime when starting on the journey to create her magnificent garden that she learned what now seems a blindingly obvious maxim: Right plant, right place.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 17 2017

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 17 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: The unique environment around Quarr Abbey won a £50,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
The cash for the Quarr Abbey Heritage Project was to be used to prepare a conservation plan for the abbey church, its ancient ruins and the habitats of several rare and protected species.

Home comes with added bonus

Home comes with added bonus

Saturday, March 18, 2017

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
SEEKERS of stylish space with natural light galore and idyllic countryside views will find this rare combination and more at The Heritage on the edge of Gurnard.

East Cowes hopes for more

Friday, March 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Cllr Karl Love, East Cowes:
The facts behind events taking place at Red Funnel are not being fully explained to the public in a manner that makes them transparent and understandable.

Litter bin contents could be recycled

Friday, March 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Bernard Coleman, Cowes:
Further to the comments on litter marring our delightful Isle (CP, 03/10-03-17), I notice in London, and at the Red Jet entrance on the Island, there is a divided litter bin, for recyclable and non-recycleable rubbish.

It’s great to get our pub back

Friday, March 17, 2017

LETTERS
From John Glazebrooke, Binstead:
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Michelle and Ros, the new owners of the Fleming Arms, Binstead.

Kindness of strangers

Friday, March 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Janet Beckett, Shanklin:
A big thank you to the Busy Bee, Ryde, first aiders who attended to me on Saturday, when I was taken poorly.

Growing mystery of heritage beans

Growing mystery of heritage beans

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

GARDENING
THIS is a tale of a has bean and a has not bean.
For two years, I have gratefully received packets marked ‘Brighstone bean’ and have merrily sold them to raise a few pounds for the Send a Cow charity.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 10 2017

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 10 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: Mystery circles in the sand and grass at Compton intrigued visitors and would have no doubt sparked the fascination of the Island’s former UFO society.
The truth, though, was much more mundane than alien life. It was, in fact, the work of Eric Geddes, of Freshwater, who used 37 planks of flotsam wood to create it.
However, the origin of a second nearby spiral was a mystery, consisting of more than 1,000 stones.

Hidden village home is a gem

Hidden village home is a gem

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Although you have to look hard to find this stunning home, amid
delightful gardens in picturesque Godshill, its quality finish, attention to detail and spacious nature are instantly evident.

‘Smelly Farm’ all over again, I fear

Friday, March 10, 2017

LETTERS
From A. Jones, Ryde:
The Westridge Farm planning application is now going into a third meeting. Why?

Floatie should have been IW-built

Friday, March 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Glenn Steen, East Cowes.
So, the new floating bridge is being delayed. Surprise, surprise!

Staff so helpful

Friday, March 10, 2017

LETTERS
From R Hall, East Cowes:
My wife and I took some recycling and garden recycling to the tip on Wednesday.

If you must charge for parking, make sure meters work

Friday, March 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Clive Boorman, Shanklin
There have long been arguments about how much seasonal parking should cost and when it should apply.

Quest to grow the biggest, the tallest … and weirdest

Quest to grow the biggest, the tallest … and weirdest

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

GARDENING
ASIDE from the world of cultivating and pre-paring perfect exhibition vegetables for the showbench is growing things just for a bit of a laugh.

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 3 2017

Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 3 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

LOOKING BACK
Ten years ago: Around 100 bags full of debris from the cargo ship Napoli were washed ashore on the Island beaches.
Items included BMW first-aid kits, boxes of chocolates and bottles of shampoo.
The debris had swept in from the coast of Dorset, where the 62,000-tonne ship ran aground and broke up in stormy weather a month earlier.

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