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COWES WELCOMES SHEENA LOUISE IN STYLE

It was a moment of mixed emotions when, after crews and supporters of Cowes RNLI bade a sad farewell to the lifeboat that had served them so well for four years, they went on to warmly welcome the brand new replacement. The carefully choreographed ceremony, enlivened by a commentary from crewman Peter Tarrant, music and loud cheers, was watched by …

A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR ELLIE

AN Island youngster has received a very special royal prize after successfully winning a Jubilee card competition. Nine year old Ellie Davidson was treated like royalty after winning a competition to send a Diamond Jubilee card to the Queen, who has been celebrating her 60 years on the throne this week. Ellie, from Brighstone, was given a VIP tour of …

EAST AND WEST AGAINST ASPHALT PLANT

CAMPAIGN group WRAP (Wight Residents Against Asphalt Plant) will be holding an open resourcing and information meeting at Bridge House, East Cowes on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the way forward with the WRAP campaign, form working groups, provide information and answer questions. Residents of both Cowes and East Cowes are invited. Organiser, Julia Hill, said: “There …

SKY HIGH SUCCESS FOR MACARTHUR TRUST

FOR the second year BT generously allowed the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Barretstown the use of the BT Tower in London, for a fun filled charity event raising a total of £31,707! The generosity of the guests at the event was inspiring, with local businessman and compere Richard Quigley managing to auction a packet of Ellen’s favourite gingernut biscuits …

RAISING AWARENESS FOR THE IRISH SUPPORT GROUP

Citizen Contributed – IN November 2011, Thomas and Margaret Coleman started the Irish Support Group based at Sandown Library. The Irish support Group is a voluntary group who raise funds to help others less fortunate than ourselves. After the death of Thomas’ brother, Joseph, and his close friend Michael in 2010 due to substance abuse, Thomas felt not enough was …

FORMER RUGBY ACE OPENS HOSPICE SHOP

FORMER Rugby ace Cliff Morgan opened a brand new Earl Mountbatten Hospice shop in Bembridge yesterday. The shop, located at Lane End Road, welcomed a crowd of supporters to the grand opening which saw long-term hospice supporter Anne Springman and ex-Welsh Rugby captain Cliff Morgan cut the ribbon at midday. Nibbles and drinks were provided to the first shoppers browsing …

SIGN UP DURING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

DURING the last year, the NHS Isle of Wight has seen a significant increase in the number of people willing to give up their spare time to act as volunteers and contribute to the work of the NHS on the Island.    There are currently 260 volunteers who undertake a variety of roles, one of these volunteers being Grace Tomlinson, (17) …

CROWNING GLORY FOR OSBORNE’’S GARDENS

GARDENERS at Osborne House have just unveiled a new addition to the estate’s famous gardens. Two decorative crowns, specially commissioned by English Heritage, have been installed as the centrepiece for a Jubilee bedding display in Osborne’s formal gardens. The crowns have been created by local blacksmith Trevor Rann at The Forge, a firm of expert steel workers established in Whippingham …

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