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Spacious home bathed in light

Spacious home bathed in light

Friday, April 24, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEKWHEN I rolled up to this pretty chalet bungalow in Park View, just off Wootton’s Station Road, the smart cul-de-sac was dappled by bright spring sun and the broad front lawn was Augusta picture-perfect… beautifully manicured.

Is UKIP immigration policy racist?

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Dr M. Reuben, Limerstone:
It seems all our political leaders, bar the Greens, agree that open-door, uncontrolled mass immigration is unsustainable and puts strain on our resources.

Toilets must remain open

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERSFrom Peter Foster, Carisbrooke:
I was appalled to hear via BBC South Today the Isle of Wight Council is proposing to close all the public toilets on the Island.

Applaud balanced take on fracking

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Alan Sargent, Ryde:
I just wanted to respond to the refreshingly honest and straightforward letter from Tracey Dancy about UK oil and gas (CP, 10-04-15).

Grass cutting cheaper than council contract

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Ian Thomson, St Helens:
Over the last few months I have been in communication with Cllr Bacon, my ward councillor and leader of the IW Council.

Please be open to new industry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Tracey Dancy, Managing Director, Dancy Dynamics Ltd, consultant to the oil and gas industry, Cowes:
THE news today that UK Oil and Gas Investments believe there are something like 116.5 million barrels of “drill-ready” oil has led to wildly inaccurate claims of fracking and poisoned groundwater, with little being said about what this kind of activity might actually mean to the IW.

Blame for this tragedy lies with government

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Brian Greening, Newport:
IT has come to my notice the Guildhall museum closed around three weeks ago.

Opinion but few facts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Bill Moore, Gunville:
HAVING read all our Island General Election candidates’ opinions on the pros and cons of a fixed link (CP, 10-04-15), I have come to the conclusion none of them wish to appear to be totally pro or anti the concept for fear of alienating those voters who take the opposite view.

Parking charges put off tourists

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Colin Green, Brading:
ALTHOUGH I am not a caulkhead, I am a devoted overner and an avid reader of the County Press (especially the letters pages).

Looking for information on father

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ISLANDERS REUNITED From Ian Radford, Salisbury:
MYSELF and my mother, Ann, are seeking information on my father, the late Edward (Ted) Radford, of The Diggings, St Helens.

Lots of room for fun and games

Lots of room for fun and games

Monday, April 20, 2015

MAKING the most of glorious views of countryside rolling away to the downs was the priority for a couple when they planned their spacious new home on a peaceful one-and-a-half acre plot not far from Yarmouth.

Banishing the moss for a healthy lawn

Banishing the moss for a healthy lawn

Monday, April 20, 2015

GARDENING IT IS that mad time of year, the start of that frantic period where you don’t know whether to be planting, pruning, digging or sowing — or simply soaking up the spring sun.

Polls Odyssey ends with Iliad

Polls Odyssey ends with Iliad

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON DURING the forthcoming three-week run-up to the election, there will be times when I shall need a secluded spot away from it all. Some place where I can forget the whole depressing imbroglio of the Island’s fate — most particularly, since all the candidates are either ghastly or useless or both, the inevitability of this extremely needy constituency being landed with a duff MP.

Let’s drive to common sense

Friday, April 10, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON COMMON sense is a commodity that has been sadly devalued by the belief that what you need be successful is a degree, whether or not it’s of any use — got one of those business administration masters things?

Rustic charm of old stone barn

Rustic charm of old stone barn

Friday, April 10, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IF IT wasn’t for the birdsong you could almost hear a pin drop at a rural paradise near Wroxall where horses feel at home and humans can revel in rustic charm.

Seawall should be right of way

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTERS From Edward Lyon, Sandown:
In response to Cllr Reg Barry’s and others’ campaign to create a right of way on the sea wall at Seaview, it seems to me it should be granted.

Hospice is there to benefit us all

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTER From Jo Blackburn, former chief executive, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport:
Now my term as interim chief executive has come to an end, may I through your letters page say a few words about my time here on this wonderful Island and thank the many people who have ensured my time here has been a happy, memorable and, I hope, productive one.

Why spend money on cliff lift?

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTERS From Mike Cook, Shanklin:
Once again the Isle of Wight Council are at it again. Who are they kidding…planning to spend three quarters of a million pounds refurbishing the lift from the beach in Shanklin. I think they need to rethink the figures.

Lessons to be learnt here?

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTERS
From Maureen and Roger Silsbury, St Lawrence:
My wife and I have just returned from an 11-day holiday in Cornwall. We were very interested to compare the facilities provided for visitors compared to those on the IW.

How Brian’s legacy lives on

How Brian’s legacy lives on

Monday, April 6, 2015

GARDENING IN PELARGONIUM circles, the quest for the perfect yellow specimen is the equivalent of the search for the black tulip.

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