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KEEGAN PROGRESSES IN WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP

VIDEO: 25-year-old Keegan Brown from Newport has progressed through to Round 2 of the PDC World Darts Championship after knocking out the world number 11 last night (Sunday). Brown took a 3-2 victory over James Wade at Alexandra Palace – a result which has hit the headlines. Keegan, who works as a medical laboratory assistant at St Mary’s Hospital, will …

SOUTHERN VECTIS ANNOUNCES CHRISTMAS DAY BUS SERVICES

Passengers will find it easy to travel across the Isle of Wight this Christmas Day – thanks to special services from Southern Vectis. The operator has just announced its festive timetable – including extended services to help get local people and visitors into town for celebrations, to reunite families on Christmas Day, and even to get them home on New …

STEAM RAILWAY’S FOCUS REMAINS ON EXTENDING LINE TO ST JOHN’S

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway have confirmed that whilst they would like to extend their service into Newport should the opportunity arise, their focus remains firmly with running steam trains into Ryde St John’s. On Thursday night hundreds of people gathered at Shanklin Theatre to discuss the future of Island Line services between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin. As …

CENTRAL STORES BOUGHT BY BARGAIN BOOZE

UPDATED: The Island’s Central Convenience stores are set to be transformed into Bargain Booze Select Convenience outlets as a result of a £25million buy out today (Friday). Conviviality, the owners of Bargain Booze, are in the process of buying a total of 127 Central Convenience stores from WS Retail Ltd, part of the troubled Palmer & Harvey (P&H) group. 12 Spar shops …

SANDOWN SECONDARY EDUCATION STEP FORWARD

The future of secondary education in Sandown has taken another significant step forward after the Isle of Wight Council published a report yesterday (Thursday) recommending an alteration to the upper age limit of The Bay CE Primary School from 11 to 16 to create an all through school. The council, in partnership with the governors of The Bay CE Primary …

NO ARRESTS FOLLOWING INTELLIGENCE-LED IMMIGRATION VISITS

Immigration officials were on the Isle of Wight yesterday (Thursday), but their visits to premises in Cowes and Ventnor didn’t result in any arrests. Officers first visited an address on Newport Road, Cowes at 14:30 yesterday afternoon. A search of the property was carried out but no arrests were made and no further action was taken. The same could be said …

MP WELCOMES LIKELY UK BAN ON MICROBEADS

A ban on microbeads is likely by next summer after the Government started the process in Parliament of outlawing the products in a move welcomed Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely. The regulation will outlaw microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products in England – stopping billions of the tiny pieces of plastic washing down the drain every year. There …

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