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ABILITY DOGS 4 YOUNG PEOPLE WELCOME LATEST ADORABLE RECRUIT

Ability Dogs 4 Young People has already got its newest addition of 2018, Chester, an 8-week-old yellow Labrador puppy. The adorable puppy is the latest recruit to the Sandown-based charity’s training team and maintains the total number of Ability Dog Puppies in training at 12. Chester was named by Gavin Penny, the son of volunteer Puppy Parent, Joan Penny. Gavin …

VENTNOR TO FEATURE ON MARK STEEL’S BBC RADIO 4 SHOW

Ventnor and the Isle of Wight will feature on BBC Radio 4 tomorrow (Tuesday 9th January) when the latest edition of ‘Mark Steel Comes to Town’, which was recorded at Ventnor Winter Gardens, is aired at 18:30. In the continuing series Mark travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each …

EARL MOUNTBATEN HOSPICE SHOP IN VENTNOR RELOCATES

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice has relocated its shop in Ventnor with the aim of creating a more open and flexible model for the future. As well as offering a range of second hand goods for sale in order to raise money for the Island charity in the usual way, the shop will also include space for people to come along …

MICHAEL PORTILLO RIDES THE RAILS AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY

Islanders are being encouraged to tune in to BBC2 tomorrow (Thursday 4th January) at 18:30 to see the Isle of Wight Steam Railway featured on Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys. In this series Michael Portillo embarks on a railway journey through Edwardian Britain. In Thursday’s episode Michael continues his journey through Chichester to Southsea before crossing the Solent with …

NEW HOSPITAL CHAIRS OFFER BETTER COMFORT FOR PATIENTS

Hospital inpatients can now sit by the bedside in chairs that offer better comfort with adjustable legs to suit people of all heights. 200 new chairs have been purchased by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and distributed to wards at St Mary’s Hospital, replacing chairs that are no longer fit for purpose or have become damaged over time. The …

SPORTING BEARS TAKE 5 ISLAND FAMILIES FOR A SPIN

The Sporting Bears Motor Club recently organised a special day out for 5 Island families who are supported by the Joe Ellis Trust, which helps local children diagnosed with cancer and their families on the Island. The Bears had 5 special cars lined up to chauffeur the families for the day, with 4 of the cars travelling over from the …

EXTRA HELP COULD BE AT HAND DURING A POWER CUT THIS WINTER

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), the electricity distribution network operator for the Isle of Wight, is encouraging eligible customers to register for its free Priority Services Register (PSR) so they can receive the extra help they may need in the event of a power cut. For some customers, being without electricity – even for a short time – can …

GURNARD’S BOXING DAY DIP RAISES OVER £2,000

Gurnard’s Boxing Day Dip raised over £2,000 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust this year. A lovely atmosphere was experienced on Tuesday with hundreds of people showing their support for the brave bathers, who turned out in strong numbers. The money raised will help empower and support young people in recovery from cancer through the incredible power of sailing. Ashton …

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