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ISLAND’S FUNDING CASE GOES TO GOVERNMENT

The Leader of the Isle of Wight Council, Ian Stephens, a representative from the Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils (IWALC), Harry Rees,  and the Island’s MP, Andrew Turner met Michael Fallon MP the Minister responsible for European structural funding in the UK on Tuesday. The meeting was called following a recent joint approach to the Government setting out the case …

JSA CLAIMANTS CONTINUE TO FALL

The number of Island residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance is continuing to fall in line with season expectations, with 2905 people claiming the benefit during June. As expected, the figures released today show a drop of 305 people compared to May and a steady decline of 81 people year-on-year, compared to June 2012.

91-YEAR-OLD VICTIM OF DISTRACTION BURGLARY

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary are this week appealing for information after a 91-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in Godshill. A man entered her home on Godshill High Street between 13:15 and 13:45 last Wednesday (10th July) and stole jewellery and ornaments. The woman was not assaulted or injured. A suspect was described as male, aged in his …

MEETING FOR COWES SNT MOVE PROPOSAL

A community engagement meeting is being held to engage with the public about a proposal for Cowes Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) to move to the Enterprise College, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, next year. The meeting is being held to make the public aware of what is happening and why, and to provide reassurance that police will remain visible in the heart …

LIFEBOAT BENEFITS FROM REGATTA CASH

Cowes RNLI lifeboat station, which provided assistance to a yachtsman who had a suspected heart attack, subsequently received welcome monetary gifts for its prompt actions. The man had been aboard the 37 foot Femme Fatale in Osborne Bay on 21st June when he complained of chest pains and tingling in an arm. Although Cowes lifeboat and crew were made ready …

BIDDING UNDERWAY FOR WASTE CONTRACT

The first stage in the bidding process for a new long-term waste contract for the Island is underway. 25 companies attended a bidders’ event at County Hall on Wednesday to find out about the opportunities the new waste contract will present. The new contract, due to start late in 2015 and for a period of up to 25 years, will …

KANGAROO CARE GIVES BABIES THE BEST START

Care which takes much of its inspiration from the natural world and the parenting techniques of other mammals is being implemented by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport. Kangaroo care is a technique which involves caring for babies in a way that supports their development. The baby is placed on the parent’s chest, allowing the …

COWES WEEK SUPPORTS GREAT CAUSES

Cowes Week Limited has had the pleasure of working with Toe in the Water as the official charity of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week for the last three years. Toe in the Water is a tri-service initiative which uses competitive sailing to re-inspire injured service personnel to see beyond their injuries, and perform to their limits regardless of their physical …

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