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BE AWARE OF ITUNES SCAM THIS CHRISTMAS URGES HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning the public in the South East about a high profile phone scam that is conning vulnerable and elderly people out of thousands of pounds. The scammers are preying on victims by cold calling them and impersonating an HMRC member of staff. They tell them that they owe large amounts of tax which they …

ISLANDER’S PERFECT NIGHT IN REVEALED BY NEW SURVEY

Getting home from work by 18:00, drawing the curtains, a Chinese takeaway, watching a favourite TV drama and being in bed by midnight all make for the perfect night in, according to those living on the Isle of Wight.  Researchers for Anglian Home Improvements recently carried out a study across the Island to reveal the ingredients for the ultimate evening …

SOUTHERN WATER TO OFFER 1 FREE FIX TO SUPPLY PIPES THROUGHOUT 2018

Southern Water has wrapped up a £2million present for its water customers this Christmas with news that during 2018 they will be fixing leaks between customers’ front doors and the water mains for free. The offer covers 1 fix per property during the year, to help save precious water and increase the region’s resilience following last year’s dry winter and …

TOMATO GROWER TO BUILD NEW GLASSHOUSE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

APS Group, the UK’s largest tomato grower, has secured funding from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to support its continued expansion, with plans to build a new glasshouse at Hale Common near Arreton. APS currently manages 56 hectares of glasshouses and operates several packhouses across sites in Alderley Edge, Middlewich, Kent, West Sussex, Teesside, East Yorkshire and here on the …

COMPENSATION FOR WESTERN UNION WIRE TRANSFER SCAM VICTIMS

Victims of an international fraud scam involving Western Union wire transfers may soon be compensated for their losses. If you have paid money to a fraudster using Western Union wire transfer, between 1st January 2004 and 19th January 2017, you may be able to claim some or all of this money back following a multi-million dollar settlement in the United …

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL TO RETAIN BUSINESS RATES AS PART OF NATIONAL TRIAL

The Isle of Wight will have more control of its own financial future following a government announcement. The Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council will be allowed to keep 100% of business rates collected in each area as part of a national trial. At the moment local areas keep only half, with the rest of the …

ISLE OF WIGHT GOING ON A BEAR HUNT IN 2018

750,000 family households and couples across the Midlands and in the South of England will be invited to visit the Isle of Wight next year in a brand new VisitIOW advertising campaign starting on Tuesday. Visit Isle of Wight has unveiled its marketing plans for the 2018 season following consultation with levy payers last October and a complete analysis of …

COUNCIL CONFIRM CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed the details of opening hours for a variety of services over the Christmas and New Year period for 2017/2018. Most of the council’s operations will remain open until 16:30 on Friday (22nd December). After closing for Christmas Day and Boxing Day many services will reopen on Wednesday 27th December through to Friday 29th December. …

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