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Does this ring a bell, cyclists?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

LETTERS From Marion Rogers, Blackwater:
AS a regular walker on the footpath/cycle track between Shide and Blackwater Hollow (with my dog on a lead) I strongly appeal to all cyclists to have a bell on their bikes.

I don’t mind e-cigs, just not at our expense

Friday, August 28, 2015

LETTERS From Terry Hack, Brighstone:
WHEN I see teething babies sucking on a dummy for comfort, I am sympathetic.

Only way to run garden

Friday, August 28, 2015

LETTERS From Jane Cooper, Shanklin:
I think it is about time people living on the Isle of Wight realised Ventnor Botanic Garden would not exist now if it did not charge for entry (CP letters, 21-08-15).

Wonderful rehab staff

Friday, August 28, 2015

LETTERS From Mrs Jean Brady, Cowes:
Having been in St Mary’s Hospital following an operation as the result of a fall, I was transfered to the rehab ward, before returning home.

We must seem a very odd lot

We must seem a very odd lot

Saturday, August 22, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTONAnother day, another wrangle, another U-turn, another cock-up.

Home that dreams are made of

Home that dreams are made of

Friday, August 21, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IF YOU dream of walking out of your gorgeous light-filled house and through your own ancient woodland to the water’s edge, you can realise this wish in truly stunning style in a magical corner of the Island.

CQC does very good job

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERS From Bill McKenzie, Freshwater Bay:
Cllr Stubbings seems to blame the CQC inspection regime for causing the bedblocking crisis on the Island and the resultant dislocation of the bulk of the health services provided by St Mary’s.

Joint effort over sea wall

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERS From John Howe, Totland:
The Totland Bay to Colwell sea wall path is shortly to be re-opened (CP, 14-08-15) and I would like to thank everyone who supported me, in my role as Totland IW councillor, in achieving this goal.

Beware! I’ve seen this all before…

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERS From Mr M. D. Elgar, Cowes:
WHILE I support keeping the Island Line within the South Western Rail Franchise, this does not guarantee that the train service will continue to operate.

Isle of Wight’s own expert would be useful

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERSFrom Freddie Drabble, (leader, Sons of Neptune) Scarborough:
YOU carried an item (CP, 31-07-15) showing sewage discharge was causing pollution at Sandown and Yaverland while Cowes, Ryde, Shanklin and Ventnor were not affected.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, August 14

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, August 14

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Aspiring vet Ellie Tappenden was answering the call of the wild and jetting off after winning a competition in a national newspaper.

BBC features giant waterlily

BBC features giant waterlily

Monday, August 17, 2015

GARDENING I HAVE a very low tolerance of gardening show presenters with annoying voices and misplaced animation — and they seem to be legion — but, set that aside, and Carol Klein, on Monday focuses on the giant waterlily at Ventnor Botanic Garden.

Remaking past good as gold?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON Lincoln jeweller Raymond ffoulkes must be very pleased with himself. He is the entrepreneur who bought a hoard of Celtic ingots that had been found on the Island in 2009.

Elegance as well as practicality

Elegance as well as practicality

Friday, August 14, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IN A broad street just off Ryde seafront is a fabulous family home that is a real class act, for space, quality and character.

Canon Palmer's story belonged on front

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETTERS From Rebecca Roncoroni, Ryde:
Mary Clark and Dr. P. D. Hooper letters championing the cause of such a 'good' man, the Canon Stephen Palmer, who was jailed for sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl several times, complaining it had been front page news, and attempting to minimise what Palmer had done to this girl, are amazing in their ignorance,bias,arrogance, prejudice and shallowness.

Plenty of new reasons NOT to use the floating bridge

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETTERS From Colin McCourt, East Cowes:
Having been a regular user of the floating bridge for over 30 years I am bemused by some of the changes that have happened since charging has been brought in.

Little seen and unfit to serve?

Friday, August 14, 2015

From Phil Jordan, IW Council Executive Member for Public Protection, Binstead:
Cllr Whitehouse has once again put his foot firmly in his mouth and one wonders if he is actually fit to represent the residents of the ward to which he was elected in 2013. (Expenses,CP, 07-08-15)

Keep it unofficial but plan carefully

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETTERS From Mr R. Whiting, Brading:
The Annual Fort Walk was again a joyous occasion our annual fort walk, but there has to be some reservations on the formal planning of this event.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, August 7, 2015

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, August 7, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Liam Bennett tastes a locust in the Isle of Wight Zoo’s bushtucker trial, presided over by I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here competitor and spoon-bender Uri Geller, who made a £1,500 donation to the zoo.

Exotic citrus plants thriving on the Isle of Wight

Exotic citrus plants thriving on the Isle of Wight

Monday, August 10, 2015

GARDENING WHENEVER I publicise what I think are unusual happenings in the garden, there is usually a caterwaul of comment from people who have seen it all before.

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