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Everything in the garden’s lovely – if only I could see it

Everything in the garden’s lovely – if only I could see it

Thursday, July 31, 2014

THE VIEW FROM HERE THIS columnist likes to visit Osborne House from time to time, if only to see there’s been any progress in putting to practical use the former convalescent wing, which closed in 2000 and has stood empty ever since.

It’s all happening in the deep south

It’s all happening in the deep south

Friday, July 25, 2014

GARDENING FORGET the Arreton Valley, the area that really gives us the name Garden Isle is the south of our Island with its special micro-climate.

Looking back for July 25

Friday, July 25, 2014

LOOKING BACK100 Years Ago - July 25, 1914
THE MD of Harrods Stores, who had recently purchased Osborne Cottage, bought the adjoining Norris Castle and its extensive grounds.

Gospel spread by men

Friday, July 25, 2014

LETTERS From Patricia Eldridge, East Cowes:
SO the vote has been cast, and the women can now press on for promotion — promotion?

Few take active community role

Friday, July 25, 2014

LETTERS From John Earnshaw, St Helens:
The St Helens summer fair, on June 29, was a great success.

Those against holiday park and coastal path are ‘nimbys’

Friday, July 25, 2014

LETTERS From David D. Ballard, Freshwater Bay:
In reply to the letter from Ginny Peckham (CP, 18-07-14), I’d like to confirm that I have contacted the council’s planning department…but to support the Atherfield Bay Holiday Centre application.

No point objecting to Asda plans

Friday, July 25, 2014

I am commenting on the letters (CP, 11 and 18-07-14) which decried the IW Council for approving the Asda and SCL planning applications outside Newport centre.

Mammon can be a force for good, despite it all

Mammon can be a force for good, despite it all

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE VIEW FROM HERE THE National Lottery, which began in this country in 1994, is a funny old mixture. It exists overwhelmingly because of the public’s greed.

Seaweed’s benefit is more than soil deep

Seaweed’s benefit is more than soil deep

Friday, July 18, 2014

GARDENINGPOWERFUL support for my autumn seaweed-spreading technique has come from something of an expert on the subject.

Spacious and immaculate home

Spacious and immaculate home

Friday, July 18, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK A LARGE, elegant detached house in a very quiet road in the popular sailing village of Bembridge is sure to attract a lot of attention from families looking for an attractive home ready to move in for a summer of fun.

Looking Back for July 18

Friday, July 18, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago
NEWPORT’S mayor was inundated with advertisements of various poisons and contrivances for destroying rats after he led a discussion advocating an organised campaign for the extermination of rats in the borough.

‘Gagging law’ will kill freedom of speech

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Geach, East Cowes:
THE ‘gagging law’, or to give its official title Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trades Union Administration Act, was cobbled together by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition with the intention, we are told, to make professional lobbying transparent and so strengthen the democratic process.

Store would not bring people into the centre

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Marion Draper, Bembridge:
According to your report (CP, 04-07-14), Cllr John Howe believes the new ASDA store will bring more people into the centre of Newport and the smaller shops. It won’t.

Ferry charge would hit town

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Paul Schofield, Cowes:
THE IW Council will be running a public consultation on whether to charge passengers on the floating bridge (CP, 11-07-14), even though the integrity of the supplied revenue statements is considered by a number of councillors to be innacurate and unsubstantiated.

White’s on the Wight

White’s on the Wight

Friday, July 11, 2014

WIGHT LIVING FROM 1800 to 1965, the White’s shipyards of Cowes were the Isle of Wight's greatest manufacturing company.

Rarity in lovely world of orchids

Rarity in lovely world of orchids

Friday, July 11, 2014

GARDENING ORCHIDS, in all their wonderful variety, are some of the most stunning plants, both in our countryside and our gardens.

A home full of enchantment

A home full of enchantment

Friday, July 11, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK TUCKED away in the heart of Ventnor, St John’s is a Tulse Hill home that will captivate you from the moment you ascend the steps to the tall, wooden gate.

Looking back for July 11, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - July 11, 1914
NOTABLE globe-trotter Monsieur Joseph Aira Hugo, who was going round the world on foot, made himself known to market visitors during a trip to Newport.

What about my right to decide on death?

Friday, July 11, 2014

From D. E. Hazell, Totland:
WE live with controversy every day, that which suits one will not suit another, but Steven Goodman in his letter (CP, 04-07-14) used one word which, for me, sums up the attitude of those opposed to assisted death.

Thank you for your mattress

Friday, July 11, 2014

LETTERS From Z. Litt, Yarmouth: MAY I through your paper thank the lovely, thoughtful people who decided to dump their unwanted bed in Yarmouth Primary School car park recently.

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