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The best things are free

The best things are free

Friday, August 15, 2014

GARDENING IT IS true. Some of the best things in life, and gardening, come for free.

Looking back for August 15

Friday, August 15, 2014

LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - August 15, 1914
ROYAL assent was given in the House of Lords to the South Western and IW Junction Railway Act, which gave powers in connection with the construction of a Solent tunnel.

Chernobyl child’s message of thanks to Islanders

Friday, August 15, 2014

LETTERS From Jon Boileau Goad, Niton;
Viktoria Vasyanovich has recently returned to her home in the Chernobyl region of the Ukraine after spending a month on the Island alone with a host family.

Horror over poverty statistics

Friday, August 15, 2014

LETTERS From Stewart Blackmore, IW Labour Parliamentary candidate, Ventnor:
Surely no one could have read your online report (IW families caught in a debt trap) this week without, as I did, a feeling of complete horror.

We can spot the difference

Friday, August 15, 2014

LETTERS From Richard Beasley, Gurnard:
With reference to the report (CP, 08-08-14), concerning the granting of planning approval for a new store to open on the site of the former Readers factory, in Place Road, Cowes.

Financial scrutiny to be expected

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTER From: Jeremy Gully, Bembridge;
Mr Thorpe’s rallying call is clear but divisive and over simplifies the situation. No one is against commercial vitality. Quite the contrary.

Fear of kart noise ill-judged

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTERS From Bob Brooks, Pondwell;
I feel I have to comment on the gokarting at Westridge.

Situation with our vital link can’t be tolerated

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTERSFrom David and Vanessa Lovegrove, St Helens;
If you are an infrequent user of Wightlink, then you will not be aware, however, if you are involved in a tourist related business like ours (we own a camping site) or need frequent access to the mainland, you will be only too aware of the decline in this vital Island link.

Let’s have facts on ‘entry fee’

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTERSFrom Wendy Wardrop, Cowes:
Last Friday, during an item on English holidays, Radio 4’s Today programme reported Cowes was the third most expensive town after St Ives in Cornwall and Tenby.

Helping plants cope with the drought

Helping plants cope with the drought

Friday, August 1, 2014

GARDENING WEIRD, isn’t it? Seven months ago, the ground was like tapioca and we were trying to beat the great flood.

Period home with all mod cons

Period home with all mod cons

Friday, August 1, 2014

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK SANDSTONES is a gorgeous stone-built farmhouse situated on the edge of the popular village of Niton.

Looking back for August 1

Friday, August 1, 2014

LOOKING BACK
100 years ago | 75 years ago | 50 years ago | 25 years ago | 10 years ago
August 1, 1914
TWO alleged Dutch spies were arrested under the Official Secrets Act at Freshwater.

Donate body to science and save on the funeral

Friday, August 1, 2014

LETTERS From Ann Thorp, Newport:
Re: Thomas Seal’s article on the NHS Organ Donor Register (CP, 11-07-14), in addition, why not, with your family’s compliance, register with Southampton General Hospital as a whole body donor on your death?

Priority to look after coastline

Friday, August 1, 2014

LETTERS From Dave Degen, Freshwater:
In principle, Mr Osman’s plan for a round-the-Island pathway is a good idea (CP, 18-07-14).

Carnival music deafening

Friday, August 1, 2014

LETTERS From Dr Roel Wegener, The Netherlands:
Sandown’s 125th carnival anniversary was a colourful event with splendid floats accompanied by spectacular street-dancing. Thousands of excited onlookers were lined up along its route, enjoying the lively parade.

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.

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