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Fabulous views towards Culver

Fabulous views towards Culver

Friday, February 27, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK THIS handsome detached home, in Brading, is just a 30-second stroll from what’s said to be the oldest house on the Island, the thatched Old Rectory Mansion, an early Tudor building, with a framework fashioned from timbers thought to be more than 1,000 years old.

Perpetuus won’t listen to alternative schemes

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Romsey:
I have been following the concerns expressed by residents at Ventnor and do feel concern at the environmental damage that will occur if the water turbine cables are brought ashore across Flowers Brook — an established public open space for years and with its pond and environs so recently improved.

Link is the only solution

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Carl J. Feeney, Solent-Pro-Link Committee chairman, Newport:
Our Island this week is heaped once more with the sadness of an institution such as our ice rink closing next month for the last time. Another child’s interest quashed, another competitive sport is no more.

Pooling our knowledge to help Waterside Trust

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Ian Jenkins, chair, Waterside Community Trust, Ryde:
We have managed to keep Ryde Swimming Pool open since 2011 with a great deal of support from the Island community and I need to call on your help again.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LOOKING BACK EACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.For more, please see the Isle of Wight County Press newspaper, every Friday.

Our very own celeb at last!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It’s as though all my Christmases and birthdays had come at once. In my constant quest to raise the Island’s celebrity profile, I never in my wildest dreams imagined the good fortune that cascaded upon us last Saturday.

Barn conversion ticks all boxes

Barn conversion ticks all boxes

Friday, February 20, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK BARN conversions are characterful by nature and The Old Barn at Whiteley Bank doesn’t disappoint.

Respect for all faiths is a tenet of mine

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Phaedra J. Kelly, Ryde:
Re Phyllis Reading (CP, 16-01-15), I was not “sneering” at Christians. A tenet of adrogyny shamanism is respect for all others faiths.

Ryde should have pride in caring people

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Janet Jeffery, Ryde:
Just to say a big thank you to the people in Ryde who came to my aid while I was having a choking fit in the High Street on Saturday.

Our school badly served by stats

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From E. J. Matyjaszek, principal, Priory School, Whippingham:
May I follow up the comments of the heads of Christ the King College and Ryde School on the league tables for GCSEs 2013-14 (CP, 30-01-15), as the method of data collection by the Department of Education (DfE) seriously distorts the reality of what students in a GCSE year actually achieve.

Singles group boosts economy

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Paul Phillips, Sandown:
As the old year drifts into memory, I have been thinking how much money Island Professionals, the Island’s largest social club for single people, put into the economy of the IW.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Looking back at Isle of Wight history

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LOOKING BACK EACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.

Wonderful autumn colour for your pots

Wonderful autumn colour for your pots

Monday, February 16, 2015

‘POT mums’ are those colourful monsters of container gardening that look fantastic in garden centres in late summer and last right through to the first frost—but they can quite easily be grown at home too.

It’s the pupils who lose out

Saturday, February 14, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON Usually it’s the horse which is said to have bolted, leaving the stable door unlocked. Here on the IW, however, it’s the fox that’s bolted, with unlocked doors the least of our worries.

Views from the top of the cliff

Views from the top of the cliff

Friday, February 13, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK THE clue to the fantastic position of Cliff Mount is in its name but its wonderful wide views far out over the English Channel are something you must see for yourself to appreciate.

Towers rise 60ft above sea level

Friday, February 13, 2015

LETTERS From N. Curtis, Ventnor:
Are Islanders aware of the appalling visual impact of the proposed tidal energy farm?

Blood donor system not working

Friday, February 13, 2015

From Ernie Moore, Lake:
I have been a blood donor since I joined the Royal Navy at 15 and by the time I was 16 and in Hong Kong I was giving my first pint for the Red Cross and have continued ever since and have now donated more than 105 times in lots of different places around the world.

Ring the bell as we can’t hear you!

Friday, February 13, 2015

LETTERS From Doug Bailey, Newport:
Could cyclists using the cycle paths on the Island please, when coming up behind pedestrians, ring your bell or give some sort of warning.

Fly tipping costs hospice money

Friday, February 13, 2015

LETTERS From Kath Bright, retail fundraiser, Earl Mountbatten Hospice:
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice shops play a crucial role in helping to raise the money hospice needs to provide its services.

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Looking Back at Isle of Wight history

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

LOOKING BACK EACH week we look back at Isle of Wight history and heritage, using the Isle of Wight County Press Archive.

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