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Hard task of public office

Hard task of public office

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON THESE are bad times for faith in public office. Lord Sewel, not content with boasting about having his nose in the trough, also used it to allegedly snort cocaine through rolled-up banknotes at a sex romp held in his flat.

Green home right by the sea

Green home right by the sea

Friday, July 31, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
FROM a great lifestyle close to the beach to glorious sunsets and stylish, contemporary surroundings, there are many things that will put a smile on your face at a home little more than a stone’s throw from Gurnard’s shores.

Leisure industry more important

Friday, July 31, 2015

LETTERS From Tim Devlin, Cowes:
If anyone offers you £8.5 million to build something next door, you should be deeply suspicious.

Cyclists should be registered by law

Friday, July 31, 2015

LETTERS From Mr R. W. Glover, Lake:
IT must be time for cycles to be registered and carry a registration plate the same as all other road users.

Island Line vital to us all

Friday, July 31, 2015

LETTERS From Adrian Searle, Ryde:
Back in 1965, Tom Fraser, the then Minister of Transport, refused to permit the closure of the Ryde-Shanklin rail line (while sadly agreeing to the withdrawal of Shanklin-Ventnor and Ryde-Newport-Cowes services) because of the intolerable hardship it would create for travellers along our ‘holiday coast’ and the inadequacy of the roads to cope with the resultant extra traffic.

Is it time to scrap our railway line?

Friday, July 31, 2015

LETTERS From Mike Nunn, Ryde:
Having read the news relating to the cost of long-term maintenance of the Island Line and scanned the letter on the subject, I share the position of Donald Trump, and many others, “sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war”.

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, July 24

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, July 24

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - July 24, 1915
There was an unusual bathing fatality in Sandown, of a soldier who had been with his regiment for only six weeks.

The plant that really lives up to its name

The plant that really lives up to its name

Monday, July 27, 2015

GARDENING THERE cannot be many names of plants that sum up their appearance better than red hot poker.

Boredom can be creative

Saturday, July 25, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTONFOLLOWING George Osborne’s announcement of plans to legislate for extended Sunday trading hours, the Island seems to have given the thumbs-down to the chancellor’s idea.

Beautiful home is all at sea

Beautiful home is all at sea

Friday, July 24, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEKWhether you want to get afloat, watch the waters of The Solent lapping at the end of your garden or take in fabulous views to the mainland beyond, its all about the sea at Tanners.

Medina choir in fine voice

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
The Medina Community Choir’s concert on July 16 opened with an electrifying performance of  Karl Jenkins’s Sanctus, a work quite new to me (where have I been? what have else I missed?).

Military schooling has much to offer

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From F. T. Bodman, Shanklin:
ROGER Bartrum jnr (CP letters, 17-07-15) expresses his objection to cadet units in schools.

Traps target easy money not danger

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From Harry Pritchard, Newport:
Earlier today, I attended a Driver Awareness Training course on the IW in preference to having a fine and three points on my licence.

American trip waste of money

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From T. Moore, Shalcombe:
IT beggars belief that four firefighters from the Island and Hampshire will be sent to America on a two-week jolly at ratepayers’ expenses to learn how to put out grass fires (CP, 10-07-15).

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, July 17, 2015

Looking back at Isle of Wight history, July 17, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Eighty-five Harley Davidsons made an impressive sight and sound on a ride-out taking in most of the Island’s sights.

Plenty of grass left for us all

Saturday, July 18, 2015

CHARLOTTE HOFTON Frightful anguish at Cowes and Gurnard as they lose their battle to stop an 86-home development off Place Road which, they believe, would erase the “green gap” between their communities.

Home that rises to the occasion

Home that rises to the occasion

Friday, July 17, 2015

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK IN THE 1800s it was the village shop and bakery and now a Havenstreet home will sell itself to you if quirky space with stunning countryside views is your style.

Don’t push our youngsters towards military career

Friday, July 17, 2015

LETTERS From Roger Bartrum Jnr, Cowes:
I am dismayed to hear in George Osborne’s budget the intention to ‘ramp up’ militarism in our schools.

This church is still thriving

Friday, July 17, 2015

LETTERS
From Rev James Leggett, minister, St James’s Church, Ryde:
I read with interest David Newble’s Behind the News article (CP, 10-07-15): Do we still need the church?

Parade portrayed British progress

Friday, July 17, 2015

LETTERSFrom Dave Jones, Chillerton:
I refer to the letter from the Rev Steven Wilkes (CP 10-07-15).
It would appear in his haste to criticise, he has missed the point of Mardi Gras.

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