Tuesday, May 24, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago (Pictured): The Duke of Edinburgh, whisked to the Island by helicopter, officially opened the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Jubilee Haven, presented a pennant to a sea cadet unit and named a new hovercraft — all in one flying visit.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: (Pictured) The first Cowes Samba Festival brought a touch of the Caribbean to the town. The fiesta featured 250 performers and there were also workshops in a variety of activities, including circus skills, samba dance and drumming.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ten years ago (pictured): A salty sea dog was making waves at Shanklin, lapping up the swell of attention her surfing antics generate.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
LOOKING BACK 10 Years Ago : Pictured A rare part-coloured bat was discovered on the Island by a group of line dancers, who spotted it in the rafters of Freshwater Parish Hall.
Monday, April 18, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: More than 700 spectators at Brighstone watched the re-enactment of the death on the cross of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
LOOKING BACK Twenty-four schools and all the Island’s libraries and social services offices were shut by a local government workers’ strike.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: The sailing-training ship TS Royalist ran aground while on an exercise off Newton Creek.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: In the week the first hosepipe ban since 1976 was introduced, a burst water main occurred at the junction of Winston Avenue and Coach House Lane, Binstead.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: David Edwards was looking forward to branching out into his green hobby in his partial retirement.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
RESCUE dogs from the Island played a part in agility demonstrations at Crufts. Paddy, an eight-year-old bearded collie cross, two-year-old border collies Tasha and Bryannie and 21-month old border collie Katie were to take part in the agility demonstrations with other rescue dogs from around the country.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: The difference Linda Baker made to the lives of many vulnerable Islanders, as well as tsunami victims in Thailand, was marked with a special award.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A landmark tree, which had been part of a Newport street scene for decades, was felled.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Ten years ago: The Island gained its own fully trained team equipped and ready to mount a rescue similar to one that saved a whale in the Thames the weekend before.
Monday, January 18, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: A young animal lover, concerned about the treatment of racing greyhounds, organised a sponsored silence with nine of her Year 5 friends for one hour during a school lunch break.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: Youngsters at Wootton Primary School buried a time capsule under their new classroom.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: Hunt supporters were out in force to mark the first Boxing Day hunt since the national foxhunting ban in February.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
LOOKING BACK Ten years ago: The IW crazy duck race raised £20,000 to spread between a number of Island charities.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
LOOKING BACK100 Years Ago - December 4, 1915
Two St Helens boys were charged with ill-treating a kitten by throwing, kicking and caning the creature.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ten years ago: Young swimmers on the Island had the opportunity to meet a swimming legend.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
LOOKING BACKTen years ago: Classrooms at Newchurch Primary School were alive with Pudsey faces, as pupils raised money for Children in Need.