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POLICE CLOSE INVESTIGATION INTO BUILDING SITE DEATH

Police say they have closed their investigation into the death of a 53-year-old man following an incident on a building site in Newport last year. Emergency services were called to Atkinson Drive on 13th October 2016 after a bricklayer suffered a severe head injury following an unwitnessed fall from a first floor exterior area. Despite the best efforts of medical …

SANDOWN SECONDARY EDUCATION STEP FORWARD

The future of secondary education in Sandown has taken another significant step forward after the Isle of Wight Council published a report yesterday (Thursday) recommending an alteration to the upper age limit of The Bay CE Primary School from 11 to 16 to create an all through school. The council, in partnership with the governors of The Bay CE Primary …

ISLAND SCHOOL CHILDREN LEARN ‘BE BRIGHT BE SEEN’ DRESS CODE

Be Bright, Be Seen was the dress code at Island schools recently as youngsters learnt about road safety when travelling to and from school during darker mornings and evenings. Wight Cycle Training visited a number of schools to deliver a variety of Be Bright Be Seen activities to promote the importance of being seen by other road users. The activities …

GOING FOR GOLD AS DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD LICENCE REISSUED

Young people from across the Isle of Wight will continue to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh awards following the reissuing of the Isle of Wight Council’s provider licence. There are currently over 150 young people taking part in a DofE programme on the Island through a variety of community open award centres and special schools. Council chairman Councillor …

CHRIST THE KING COLLEGE REASSURES PARENTS ABOUT SIXTH FORM

The principal of Christ the King College, Pat Goodhead, has today (Thursday) wrote to parents to reassure them about the future of the school’s sixth form provision. Island Echo exclusively revealed on Monday that the Carisbrooke-based college owes more than £800,000 for the hire of the sixth form buildings. On 22nd November a letter was sent to Mrs Goodhead and …

MP WELCOMES NEWS OF A FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT

Island MP Bob Seely has welcomed the 14th consecutive quarterly fall in unemployment and a record 32 million people in work. Latest figures show the unemployment rate is 4.3% – the lowest level since 1975 – and there is a record amount of vacancies in the economy. The proportion of young people who are unemployed or not in full-time education …

SHANKLIN SCOOOPS PLATINUM AWARDS IN NATIONAL LOO OF THE YEAR

Shanklin Town Council has received 2 Platinum awards for the town’s new Tower Cottage and Falcon Cross toilets. The National Loo of the Year awards were held in Birmingham last week and saw Shanklin commended for the quality of the new facilities, the standard of cleaning and the attention given to access for disabled people. It’s the first time any town, parish …

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