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MAGGIE OLDHAM APPOINTED PERMANENT CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has appointed Maggie Oldham, the current interim Chief Executive at Isle of Wight Trust, as permanent Chief Executive Officer. Maggie is an experienced NHS leader and has been interim Chief Executive at the Trust since Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Maggie commenced her career within the NHS as a nurse in 1983 and has a …

OVER £130MILLION FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR INNOVATIVE ISLAND PROJECTS

Isle of Wight businesses and organisations have a chance to secure a share of over £130 million in grant funding through the Interreg France (Channel) England programme. Available until 2023, with calls open until 2018, this funding offers a unique opportunity for higher education and research institutes, government authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and businesses on the Isle of Wight to …

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO COWES SMASH AND GRAB

Police on the Isle of Wight are investigating a burglary at a shop in Cowes, which is thought to have resulted in the suspect(s) being injured. Number One fragrance & accessories on Birmingham Road was broken into at some point between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. An amount of blood was left at the scene and trailing up the road …

VANDALS DAMAGE LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATOR ON PAN ESTATE

Mindless vandals have damaged a life-saving defibrillator by ripping it off the wall, stamping on it and discarding it over a fence. The incident took place around 18:30 last night (Wednesday) at Downside Community Centre’s Isobel Cafe on Pan Estate, Newport. Police are now reviewing CCTV footage in a bid to identify those responsible for the despicable act, which has …

BRIGHSTONE COUPLE TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER PHARMACY BURGLARY

UPDATED: 36-year-old David Conlan and 36-year-old Rebecca Conlan are to appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court accused of burglary following an incident at Day Lewis Pharmacy in Niton last month. During the early hours of Tuesday 23rd November the small village pharmacy on High Street was broken into, as previously reported by Island Echo. The husband and wife …

VOLUNTEER CALL TO HELP THE ISLAND HOMELESS

The Isle of Wight Council and the Salvation Army are calling for volunteers to help make sure people experiencing homelessness do not have to bed down on Island streets this winter. The Salvation Army IOW Homeless Service is supporting the Council by opening its doors to the homelessness from now until the end of March 2018 and the 2 organisations …

SEELY PUTS FORWARD CYCLING EXPANSION IDEAS TO GOVERNMENT

MP Bob Seely has made a case to Government to fund an expansion of cycling routes on the Island to ease congestion, encourage tourism and improve health. Bob met with Transport Minister Jesse Norman recently and was asked by the minister to outline a vision to promote cycling on the Isle of Wight. The document has now been sent to …

QUEEN WELCOMES ROYAL NAVY’S LARGEST EVER SHIP INTO THE FLEET

Her Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy. The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth’s naval base this morning (Thursday), attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne; Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson; Chancellor Philip Hammond and military chiefs. In her role as the ship’s Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests …

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