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OVER 1,300 NHS STAFF VACCINATED AGAINST FLU

This year’s staff flu vaccinations are well underway with all staff at Isle of Wight NHS Trust sites being offered flu jabs as winter approaches. The Trust’s Occupational Health team, together with staff who have volunteered to become flu vaccinators, have so far vaccinated over 1,300 staff members since the beginning of October and plans are in place to give …

WILD ABOUT WIGHT’S ARTS WORKSHOP OFF TO A COLOURFUL START

Wild About Wight’s exciting new arts project, in association with Quay Arts, got off to a colourful start recently at the historic Sandown Library in The Bay. Dozens of people joined Isle of Wight artists Hannah George, Babs Gowan, Caroline Underwood and Ian Whitmore, along with the Communities Team from Vectis Housing, to explore East Wight, both natural and built, …

ISLE OF WIGHT FILM TO BE SHOWN AT ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE CONFERENCE

An Isle of Wight film produced by Utility Films and Healthwatch Isle of Wight in collaboration with people with a learning disability will be presented at the Royal Society of Medicine Conference on 20th November. The film’s director David George said: “It was a privilege to work with all those involved in our film ‘Mate Crime’. I was very pleased to …

LORD-LIEUTENANT TAKES ON NEW ROLE WITH LOCAL WILDLIFE TRUST

The Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White, has taken up a new role as Vice President of local conservation organisation Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Major General Martin White was born, raised and educated on the Island. The new role is a chance to bring together his passion for the countryside with his work …

KEITH SAYS GOODBYE TO THE FORCE AFTER 43 YEARS

The firearms licensing team on the Isle of Wight is saying goodbye to a long standing member of their team today (Wednesday). Keith Wood joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1974, and has served as a firearms enquiry officer on the Island for 12 years. A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said: “We’d like to thank him [Keith] for his long and …

ISLE OF WIGHT ENTREPRENEUR WINS VENUS AWARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

Melissa Hewison from Ryde has been honoured for the high standards of customer service at her Elite School of Swimming after impressing the judges of the regional Venus Awards for women in business. The Customer Service category was sponsored by cross-Solent operator, Wightlink. Melissa set up her swimming school in Gurnard near Cowes in 2015. Her company has grown rapidly …

JASON STEERS A COURSE TO LIFEBOAT SUCCESS

News that Jason Hughes had become a qualified helm of Cowes RNLI lifeboat was greeted with a resounding cheer at the station’s crew night. The final hurdle in his elevation from ordinary crew member to lifeboat commander was a thorough day and night-time examination on the Solent, lasting over 2 hours, aboard the station’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat with the experienced …

SAINSBURY’S NEWPORT DONATE CHRISTMAS RAFFLE PRIZES

Sainsbury’s Newport is donating a number of children’s games as Christmas raffle prizes for local primary schools this year. Colleagues from the Foxes Road store will be visiting primary schools across the Isle of Wight next week. Jodie Harry, PR Ambassador for Sainsbury’s Newport says: “We receive lots of requests this time of year for Christmas raffle prizes so we are …

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