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SAINSBURY’S ANNOUNCE LOCAL CHARITY PARTNER

A local charity is set to benefit from a year’s fundraising thanks to Sainsbury’s Newport Isle of Wight  customers and colleagues. Breathe Easy has been chosen as Sainsbury’s new Local Charity partner Newport Isle of Wight for 2012/2013. The announcement comes after the store asked Island customers which local charity they should provide a year’s support to. Customers were able …

BUNDLE OF JOY HITS NEWPORT

A new shop specialising in party products has opened in Newport this weekend in support of local charity Pop N Grow. Bundles of Joy is a party shop selling high quality products for sensible, affordable prices allowing parents to keep control over their budget and finances. Mum-of-two Emma Martin, who created Bundles of Joy over a year ago, said: “The UK is in …

MORE POND WARDENS TRAINED

THANKS to funding from Newport Parish Council and the Southern Housing Group 15 more people have been trained as local pond Wardens. The group needed wardens to care for Pritchett’s Pond, Hinton Road, Carisbrooke and Treefields Pond, Binstead Road in Ryde. The training included the history of ponds in the landscape, control of invasive species and the protection of endangered …

HEALTHY EATING PROJECT FOR ISLE OF WIGHT YOUNGSTERS

A new project aiming to help children and families eat more healthily is to be trialled on the Isle of Wight. The Island has been selected as one of only 12 areas to take part in a pilot project with the School Food Trust called Eat Better, Start Better. The initiative will help families with children of pre-school age budget …

EASY OCCASION HAIR STYLING

In the first of our hair-styling articles, Billy Cox from Couture shares his tips on how to dress up for that special occasion. EVER wanted an up do for a special occasion or evening out? Here are a couple of ideas to help you achieve a different hairstyle, We are seeing sleek pony tails on this seasons catwalks inspired from …

THE UNION JACK IS BACK

TODAY, record breaking offshore sailors Dee Caffari MBE and Brian Thompson braved the strong winds and picked up a paintbrush to make their mark on the world’s largest permanent image of the Union Flag at the home of the Artemis Offshore Academy in East Cowes. Also lending a hand with the painting was local Cowes artist Lynn Young, East Cowes …

RED SQUIRREL CONTINUES TO GROW

ONLY a month after launching their brand new property shop, Red Squirrel are boasting a growing number of properties for sale and let Island-wide. The newly-formed company, located at 30 High Street, Newport, provides a dedicated, reliable, prompt and friendly service to all, with it’s own in-house property maintenance and development team. With over 30 years in the property market, Eileen Deacon, …

GROUNDED MERMAIDS STILL RAISE FUNDS TO HELP BEAT LEUKAEMIA

DESPITE the 71knts wind experienced on the Isle of Wight, a group of sailors from Sussex gathered at Seaview Yacht Club to raise £4,000 for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, a charity that supports young people recovering from cancer through sailing. The ‘All hands on Deck’ regatta was to be held at …

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