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Maternity unit condemned as ‘institutionally sexist’

The management of the unit claimed that few men on the Isle chose to become pregnant and that the low number of male admissions was not in their control. However, the inspectors rejected this claim as irrelevant, adding that men were probably deterred by the thought of the reception they would get if they arrived at the unit claiming to be pregnant.

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Posted: Aug 22nd, 2013
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Queues to leave the Isle of Wight ‘normal’ say police

‘We demand British citizenship,’ said a placard waving Mrs Jacobs, from Ryde, as delays in and outbound lengthened to twenty minutes, with border guards announcing an inspection of spare tyre pressures.

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Posted: Aug 14th, 2013
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Foreign Office to refer to Spain as ‘Northern Gibraltar’

‘The spit of land which lies between France and the British territory of Gibraltar, with Portugal attached to its left-hand side, will in future be referred to by her Majesty’s Government as ‘North Gibraltar.’

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Posted: Aug 6th, 2013
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Supper hopes fading for lost Isle of Wight mountaineers

thoughts of tartare sauce 'keeping them going'Three intrepid pensionsers who set off to climb Shanklin Chine, a notoriously steep natural gorge in the Isle of Wight, have not been sighted in the best part of two hours.

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Posted: Jul 13th, 2013
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Isle of Wight tennis player arrives at Wimbledon with sense of hope and a Swingball set

must have a chance against FedererThe 22-year-old from Shanklin was only introduced to tennis just six months ago when his uncle returned from the mainland with a racquet he had found in a hedge, and that he initially believed to be a sophisticated device for dicing apples.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2013
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