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HOVERTRAVEL WINS BRONZE AT BEAUTIFUL SOUTH TOURISM AWARDS

Hovertravel has been awarded a coveted Bronze in the Access and Inclusivity category at the Beautiful South Awards 2017. The cream of the South East’s tourism industry celebrated success on Wednesday night at the Beautiful South Awards – the highlight of the 2017 tourism calendar. Presented by TV and radio celebrity Toby Anstis and hosted by headline sponsor the Grand …

LOCAL COMMUNITY BUS PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATED

Southern Vectis joined representatives from Isle of Wight Council recently to celebrate the Island’s Community Bus Partnership.  Established in 2011, the partnership provides essential bus services to areas across the Isle of Wight – using vehicles from Southern Vectis and volunteer drivers. Southern Vectis’ general manager, Richard Tyldsley says: “These services are absolutely vital to those who may otherwise find …

RECORD BREAKING GALA DINNER SUPPORTS YOUNG ISLANDERS

On Saturday (25th November) the opulent Royal Hotel in Ventnor hosted its ninth annual Gala Dinner in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust. The event raised an astonishing £66,000 for the local charity, breaking all previous records with a 20% increase on last year’s Gala Dinner. The event was attended by a range of influential supporters, including Youth …

DEFIBRILLATOR CONTINUES TO SAVE LIVES AT WEST WIGHT SPORTS CENTRE

A defibrillator which helped save the life of Islander Les Welsh at the West Wight Sports & Community Centre has been upgraded, all thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of West Wight and The May Lady Tennyson memorial Ambulance Trust. Les was swimming during a busy day in the school summer holidays when he was taken ill …

HALF MARATHONS BY THE DOZEN FOR SHIRLEY AND JULIE

2 Island women have notched up a foot-slogging 12 half marathons in 12 months to raise more than £1,500 for charities. Shirley Belcher and Julie Caudle pounded circuits from Newcastle to Dorchester and from Frome to Eastbourne to raise money for Macmillan and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Both are members of the Cowes Women’s Running Group …

HOUSEBUILDER HELPS ZAC EARN WHILE HE LEARNS

Barratt Homes has taken on a brand new apprentice on the Isle of Wight as part of its commitment to nurturing local talent. The company has taken on 22-year-old Zak Chiverton from Newport as a site management apprentice at its Bluebell Meadows development in Newport. Working alongside a team of experienced construction experts from Barratt Homes, Zak will play an …

VECTIS BRASS CHRISTMAS CONCERT ENJOYED BY ALL

The sounds of brass filled the Salvation Army Hall on Sunday (26th November) as Vectis Brass entertained an enthusiastic crowd. The Band, celebrating its 70th birthday this year, kicked off the afternoon in rousing style with Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival. A selection of festive music followed including solos Witcheta Lineman played on horn by Glynnis Marsh, and Frosty the Snowman …

APPLEY CLIFF MAKEOVER A TALE OF 2 CHARITIES

Isle of Wight Leonard Cheshire Disability home, Appley Cliff in Shanklin, will this week unveil an artwork that celebrates diversity, personality and a passion for life. It is the culmination of a joint project between Appley Cliff and Independent Arts that has been several months in the making. Appley Cliff Activities Worker, Peter Harris and Independent Arts Project Manager, Caroline …

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