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LABOUR CANDIDATE VISITS VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE GROUP

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Isle of Wight, Julian Critchley, attended a meeting of the Island’s Visually Impaired People group at Yelf’s Hotel in Ryde on Saturday. The potential MP listened to the group’s concerns about support for visually impaired people on the Island and spoke about how Labour’s manifesto promises would help. Julian Critchley said: “On the weekend when …

FREE CHOKING PREVENTION WORKSHOP FOR WEST WIGHT PARENTS

Freshwater Fire Station is hosting a free first aid training session on Tuesday 13th June, provided by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service Training Department, covering how to deal with choking in babies and children. The training session has been prompted by an incident that happened earlier this year, when a young Freshwater child choked on a grape. The child …

CASH MOB TO BE HELD FOR EAST COWES’ SMALL BUSINESSES

Shocked by the ongoing saga of the Cowes Floating Bridge and the ensuing hardship that East Cowes businesses are facing as a result, Julie Jones-Evans and Lyn Blackledge are reviving their Cash Mob initiative from 2012 to show support and remind everyone of how important local shops are to Island communities.  Various studies have shown that when £10 is spent in …

YELLOW WELLY MONEY-RAISING PUB CRAWL FOR LIFEBOAT MEMBERS

Members of Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station played their part in the RNLI’s Mayday Yellow Welly event by parading through the town with a specially inscribed wellington boot in a child’s inflatable dinghy.  The Cowes stop-off was all part of the ambitious plan for the welly to leave its footprint at all 65 lifeboat stations – from Portishead to Harwich – …

NEEDLES SECTION CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF RAINBOWS

In celebration of 30 years of Rainbows, members of the Needles Section recently attended an afternoon of fun learning, activities and games at Corf Camp. 2017 sees the 30th anniversary of the first Rainbow units across the UK and on the Island the number of units and girls attending has steadily grown over the years. Rainbows are the youngest members of Girlguiding and …

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

A company offering a luggage service to festival revellers are looking for volunteers to work this years Isle of Wight Festival, with a free festival pass on offer in exchange for your time. Volunteers are required to work just 16 hours overall before and after the event in exchange for the free festival pass with camping. You won’t miss any …

BOB SEELY BACKS ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN NEWPORT

Following a recent visit to Medina Court in Newport, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Isle of Wight, Bob Seely, has given his support to long suffering residents who have declared nearby Mill Street ‘unsafe’. Residents have frequently complained about near misses due to speeding vehicles and the development manager of Medina Court has now written to local councillor Julie Jones-Evans to officially …

ELLEN MACARTHUR CANCER TRUST SETS SAIL ON 2,400 MILE VOYAGE

Today (Saturday) marks the start of an ambitious, national relay involving 100 young people in recovery from cancer from all over the UK. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 will set off from the charity’s northern base in Largs, Scotland this afternoon at 14:00. Taking in 2,400 miles of the British Isles coastline between now and September this …

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