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3D CAPTURE FOR ISLAND’S FOSSILS

The Dinosaur Isle Museum in Sandown is hosting a team of leading research scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) who will be working to bring the attraction’s unique collection, which has been gathered over the last Century, to a global audience. The scientists have come to the Island with the latest laser scanners and high resolution cameras to capture 3D …

FREE SCHOOL GIVEN GREEN LIGHT

A free school planned for the South Wight has today been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove.  Today’s announcement means the Isle of Wight will see two free secondary schools open in 2014, as plans have already been approved for The Studio School in East Cowes. Plans are also afoot for a free …

LIBRARY MUSIC TOUR CONTINUES

The Island’s libraries have started making some noise and want residents to be a part of it. Last Wednesday, Newport Library hosted the first of a series of library gigs, featuring the acoustic folk of Chris Quinton and Ben Johnson, the sweetly subversive sounds of Floella Grace and friends, and finally some bluesy rock from PhreakAudio. All the songs played throughout the …

BLUE FLAGS GALORE FOR ISLE OF WIGHT

More Blue Flags have been awarded to the Isle of Wight’s beaches compared to 2012 it has been announced. In total, the Island now has four Blue Flag beaches compared to three last year as well as 13 Seaside Awards, which is two more than in 2012. This means the Isle of Wight, with 17, has the highest amount of …

CLAIMANTS WARNED OVER PHISHING EMAILS

Tax credits claimants across the Isle of Wight are being warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) this week, in the run-up to the renewal deadline, about scam or “phishing” emails sent out by fraudsters. The warning comes as HMRC has launched an advertising campaign to remind claimants to renew their tax credits or their payments might stop. During last …

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR LOCAL FOODBANK

Stocks are running low at your local Isle of Wight Foodbank as more and more Island families turn to the charity for help. Following a busy 6 weeks, the Isle of Wight Foodbank are now appealing to local residents for non-perishable food donations to help those who are in crisis and struggle to feed themselves and their family. All donations …

PARENTS REMINDED ABOUT MEASLES VACCINE

Letters have been sent to parents via schools to remind them of the importance of getting their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). The Island’s Public Health Team in partnership with Public Health England has sent a letter to all parents. This is in light of the recent outbreak of measles in South Wales, it reminds parents of …

SISTERS MAKE A SPLASH FOR CHARITY

This year’s Wild West Solent Swim looks set to be a family affair, with 3 sisters taking the plunge to raise money for the West Wight Sports Centre. Sue Bailey, Marianne Hulse and Angela Cross have been training hard for the 1.3 mile swim from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay, taking place on Sunday 18th August.  Sue encouraged her sisters …

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