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CONTEMPORARY ETHICS DEGREE FOR NEWPORT COUNCILLOR

Councillor Chris Whitehouse was presented with a degree certificate at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. Cllr Whitehouse (Conservative, Newport West Ward)  recently completed a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Ethics at London University’s specialist philosophy institution, Heythrop College. The certificate was presented at Kensington Town Hall. Whilst at the Town Hall, the councillor also took the opportunity to sign …

WARRIORS HELP SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER

The Premier Lounge at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde recently played host to the second community Christmas dinner for 50 elderly or isolated Island residents who may otherwise spend Christmas alone. Building on the positive response from last year’s event, the Wightlink Warriors speedway team, Tesco, Island Foods, Ryde Taxis and Smallbrook Stadium united to deliver a splendid 3 …

EWIN HELPS DECORATE TREE AT CLARENCE HOUSE

An Island lad and his father joined Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity at Clarence House in London yesterday (Wednesday) to help decorate the Christmas tree and enjoy an afternoon tea. Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is a lifeline charity for seriously ill children and their families. The children are affected by serious illnesses, including severe epilepsy, sickle cell anaemia and …

ROUTE 6 BUS PASSENGERS ENJOY FESTIVE LUNCH

Southern Vectis driver Jacqueline Levy enjoys such a special relationship with her passengers, she organised a festive lunch for them. Jacqueline, from Newport, joined her regular passengers at The White Lion in Niton earlier this week, with some 40 people attending the Christmas get together. Speaking about the kind gesture, Jacqueline said: “I drive the number 6 bus route for …

UPCYCLE XMAS EXHIBITION SUCCESS FOR RYDE ART COLLECTIVE

Despite the chill in the air only a warm welcome could be found at the private viewing of The Ryde Art Collective’s Upcycle Xmas Exhibition on Friday, which was followed by the group’s first ever pop-up art sale at Quarr Abbey over the weekend. All the stops were pulled out for TRAC’s 5th anniversary year event with a beautifully decorated …

TUNEFUL START TO CHRISTMAS ON BOARD WIGHTLINK’S ST CLARE

Islanders and mainlanders crossing the Solent with Wightlink this Christmas are being serenaded by musicians from the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet, Newport Jazz Club and The Way Forward Singers. The groups will be playing seasonal tunes and other music onboard Wightlink’s flagship St Clare on selected sailings between Fishbourne and Portsmouth to get customers in the festive …

GRAND DAY FOR BEMBRIDGE LIBRARY AS CHRISTMAS EVENT RAISES £1,000

The efforts of volunteers and supporters at Bembridge Community Library (BCL) have been rewarded with the news that the latest fundraising Christmas Coffee morning, held on Saturday (9th December), raised almost £1,000. Visitors were able to get into the spirit by joining in the festivities, and enjoying hot drinks and homemade cakes. Library users took the opportunity to choose gifts and holiday …

‘GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN’ AT RAINBOWS CHRISTMAS DISCO

Rainbows from across the Island danced the night away at a pre-Christmas disco recently. It was one of the few occasions when both the Needles and Puckpool Sections, which between them cover the whole of the Isle of Wight, have joined forces for an event. Organised by Carol Firth (Commissioner for Needles) this event saw not only disco dancing, but …

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