Dramatic rescue for group trapped by tide

By a County Press reporter

FIVE young men had a lucky escape on Monday night after being trapped by the tide at Watcombe Bay, near Freshwater.

Timetable changes as car deck collapse investigation continues

Timetable changes as car deck collapse investigation continues

By Ross Findon

CHANGES to Wightlink services this weekend have been announced as investigations continue into the collapse of a car deck on the St Helen ferry last Friday.

Charities step in after garden vandalised

By Matthew Mckew

COMMUNITY spirit has shone through, after two charities stepped in to replace flowers at a vandalised garden.

Improvements in Key Stage 2 SATs for the Isle of Wight

By Ross Findon

THE efforts and children and teachers on the Isle of Wight have been praised after an improvement in Key Stage 2 SAT results.

Stage set for biggest ever Ventnor Fringe

By Thomas Seal

THE biggest ever Ventnor Fringe festival will take place next month, organisers have announced.

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 - Galleries

2014 IWCP Calendar


Claire is a real Ironwoman

Claire is a real Ironwoman

COWES triathlete Claire Holbrook went the extra mile to complete the Ironman Nice Triathlon — but she had a real battle on her hands to finish.

St Helens now a cut above

BEMBRIDGE Barbers have given St Helens Cricket Club a new look.

Splashing time for school showjumping

THERE were two exciting jump-offs to decide the winners of the IW Inter-School Showjumping competition at a wet Little Kennerley Farm, Godshill, last week.

Newman holds slender lead to the finish

GOLF STEVE Newman held his nerve to retain the Newport Golf Club Championship title last weekend.


Seaweed’s benefit is more than soil deep

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

Spacious and immaculate home

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

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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.


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