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FUTURE OF ISLAND LINE AND OTHER OPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED AT PUBLIC MEETING

More details have been released about the public meeting taking place on Thursday 14th December about the future of Island Line, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, interconnectivity and possible extensions. Tthe meeting – which will be hosted at Shanklin Theatre, starting at 19:00 – is being organised by the Keep Island Line in the Franchise (KILF) campaign, in partnership …

RESIDENTS MOVED OUT OF FAIRVIEW CARE HOME BY ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL

Residents of a privately-run care home on the Island have been rehoused by the Isle of Wight Council after serious failings were identified by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). New care placements for the 22 residents of Fairview House in Clatterford Road in Newport have been found by Council staff who worked over last weekend and this week to …

NEW MACMILLAN CANCER NURSE SPECIALIST FOR ST MARY’S

People diagnosed with a brain tumour or rarer cancer will soon have additional support from a new Macmillan cancer nurse specialist at St Mary’s Hospital. It’s the latest development in the partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and means the charity will fully fund the new post for 3 years at a total cost …

SANDOWN MAN GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCE OVER SEXUAL ASSAULT

38-year-old Oliver Lale of Fort Mews in Sandown has been sentenced to 17 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, after sexually assaulting a woman and chasing her back to her flat. Lale was sentenced at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday after previously admitting sexual assault of a female over the age of 16. On 13th January …

FREE CHRISTMAS PARKING MARKS COMPLETION OF FRESHWATER PROJECT

The major project to make Freshwater town centre a better place for road users and pedestrians has been completed on schedule. To mark the end of the 12-week scheme in Avenue Road by Island Roads, in partnership with Freshwater Parish Council and the Isle of Wight Council, free 2-hour parking is being offered at Avenue Road car park until Christmas. …

HOME BARGAINS READY TO OPEN FIRST ISLE OF WIGHT STORE

Home Bargains has invested around £5million in its new store in Newport, which will be officially opened at 08:00 on Saturday (9th December 2017). The company, which is one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, is creating up to 60 new jobs in the community with its store on Carisbrooke Retail Park. This will be the first store on the …

FRESHWATER FIVE PROTESTING INNOCENCE DENIED HELP DESPITE FRESH EVIDENCE

5 men protesting their innocence of an alleged £53million drugs smuggling plot have been denied the help of the public miscarriage of justice watchdog in getting their case in front of the Court of Appeal – despite powerful new scientific evidence showing the prosecution’s version of events was impossible. Jamie Green, Jon Beere, Daniel Payne, Scott Birtwistle and Zoran Dresic …

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