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Stone’s throw from the beach

Stone’s throw from the beach

Friday, July 29, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK The name says it all at Mari Laetare as the property’s moniker is Latin for Rejoice in the Sea.

Hampshire should probe Nine Acres issues

Friday, July 29, 2016

?From V. Lewis, Carisbrooke:
What an utterly puerile and useless response from Hampshire County Council to your report over the matter of 11 out of the 14 teachers having allegedly left because of issues with Nine Acres Primary School headteacher Beth Dyer (CP, 22-07-16).

Pollen pests

Friday, July 29, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs M G Mallinson, Bembridge:
I am extremely old now and people to whom I am related have to drive me around.

Urge new PM to look after mentally ill

Friday, July 29, 2016

LETTERS From S. Newey, Shanklin:
So here we are, a new government, a new leader (and depending on how we are coping with the democratic majority decision of the people of Great Britain), a bright new future.

Shed some light on those e-mails

Friday, July 29, 2016

LETTERS From Deb Gardiner, Brading:
Your story ‘Row erupts over ferry e-mails’ (CP, 22-07-16) is both intriguing and troubling.

So much to love about our Island

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

THERE has been righteous indignation all round this week on the Island after comparison website uSwitch named the IW the 15th worst place to live in Britain.

One way to brighten up your vegetable patch

One way to brighten up your vegetable patch

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GARDENING IN THIS most colourful of seasons came news of colour in winter — a rare commodity.

Plenty of light in open-plan space

Plenty of light in open-plan space

Friday, July 22, 2016

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK While a fantastic multi-purpose open-plan area is the dazzling star of the show at Meadow View, the rest of its abundant space is also a class act sure to impress.

Foxes are protected

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS From Simon Wild, West Sussex:
I was sorry to read of a fox cub found dead in a pool in suspicious circumstances at the Needles (CP, 08-07-16).

Thanks to all who supported Robin Hill

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS
From Alexander Dabell, managing director, Vectis Ventures Ltd, Downend:
We were pleased and relieved to learn this week the IW Council has refused a retrospective planning application for a waste transfer facility adjacent to our award-winning attraction, Robin Hill.

Storeroom funding split

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS From Nick Miller, Storeroom2010, Cowes:
Further to Emily Pearce’s story (CP, 15-07-16) re: Storeroom’s recent funding success, a grant of £80,000 was received from Power to Change, along with a smaller grant from Garfield Weston Foundation.

Is it worth recycling bother?

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS From Maurice Brooks, Newport:
The other day I was in my front garden when the bins were collected.

New potatoes – literally

New potatoes – literally

Thursday, July 21, 2016

GARDENING WHEN Stuart All-brighton embarked upon his growing adventure in 2012 he didn’t really know where it would take him.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, July 15 2016

Looking back at the Isle of Wight, July 15 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Around 40 passers-by joined in to create a piece of community art during Ryde Arts Festival Week.

A country home to be enjoyed

A country home to be enjoyed

Friday, July 15, 2016

ALTHOUGH stone badgers top entrance gateposts at Brocks Cottage, these creatures are rarely spotted there now but you will see lovely far-reaching southerly countryside views from attractive airy space.

Apathy rules? Who cares?

Friday, July 15, 2016

ALAN MARRIOTT It is the A word that seems to blight our society these days. I seem to encounter it more and more and I have to say, it is making me pretty depressed.

Fear outcome could have been worse

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Pauline Martin, Cowes:
I would like to thank those kind people, particularly Kelly and Lisa, who came to help me on Monday lunchtime when my dog, Ollie, a bichon frise, was badly bitten by a staffie in Cowes High Street.

Are you connected with HMS Collingwood?

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Mike Crowe, Sandown:
I would like to bring to attention to the Royal Navy Shore Establishment HMS Collingwood, because if you say HMS Collingwood, or Royal Navy Electricians, or Collingrad the Stone Frigate, a lot of readers will smile, think back and wonder where their old shipmates are and think about That Parade Ground … reputed to be the biggest in Europe before some of it was built on.

Sad these great teachers are going

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Mrs S. Steed, Newport
I have been involved with Nine Acres Primary School, Newport, for nearly 30 years .

Fascinating links found by family history research

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Keith Pott Turner, East Cowes:
I sympathise with Mrs S. Turner, of Ryde, (CP letters, 01-07-16), about her visit to the rose and sweet pea festival at Brading, typical, parking machine not working, closed toilets and cancelled event.

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