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Isle of Wight TV launches ‘Pimp My Mobile Library’

Various librarians compete to see who can soup up their mobile library and the vans then speed around a village circuit dispensing Catherine Cookson novels to local pensioners.

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2014
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‘Isle of Wight Skyscraper’ blamed for alleged milk-souring incident

cup of tea 'ruined'A pint of milk was ‘partially soured’ by the sun’s rays reflected from the Isle of Wight’s second tallest building near Ryde, yesterday.

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Posted: Sep 4th, 2013
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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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