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CYCLEWIGHT LAUNCH CYCLING STRATEGY FOR THE ISLAND

CycleWight, the advocacy group for cycling on the Isle of Wight have published their first ever Cycling Strategy for the Island. Many local authorities have strategies for cycling but until now the Island has had only general policies as part of the Local Transport Plan. CycleWight hope that the strategy will make it easier for themselves and other groups to …

JANUARY SALE BEING HELD AT WETHERSPOON PUBS

Managers at S. Fowlers & Co. in Union Street, Ryde and The Man in the Moon in St James Street, Newport are reducing the price on a selection of drinks at the Wetherspoon pubs until Wednesday 17th January. The range of drinks featured in the sale are; a real ale (Sharp’s Doom Bar), a craft beer (Shipyard), 1 lager (Coors …

FORD ANNOUNCES SCRAPPAGE SCHEME EXTENSION

The Ford scrappage scheme, which includes cars and commercial vehicles, is to be extended into the first quarter of 2018. The success of the scheme, which has seen over 10,500 vehicles scrapped and replaced with cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles, is expanded to include the Ford Ranger as well as the most popular all-new Fiesta, Focus and Transit commercial models. …

COUNCIL CALLING FUTURE ISLAND SPORTS STARS

The Isle of Wight Council’s Talented Athlete Programme sponsored discount scheme is now open for budding Island sporting stars. The Council’s sports unit is now accepting applications for the 2018 scheme, which is aimed at helping gifted sports people reach their full potential and achieve further success by providing discounted access to a whole host of services. Talented athletes who …

CARE AND HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE HEADING TO THE ISLAND

Island patients are set to benefit from a new scheme which promises a more joined-up approach to healthcare. GP practices are set to adopt The Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) – is a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries, hospitals, community and mental health, social services and others. CHIE helps health and care …

2 NEW YEAR BABIES WELCOMED INTO THE WORLD

2 baby girls were welcomed into the world at St Mary’s Hospital yesterday (New Year’s Day). The first to arrive was Chloe Norcutt who was born at 03:43, a daughter for Sophie and Chris Norcutt of Newport. Baby Chloe weighed in at 3.14kg (6lb 14½oz). Chloe was followed at 04:43 by Scarlett McLaughlin, a daughter for Hannah Chiverton of Ryde and …

ISLAND PARENTS URGED TO REDUCE SUGARY DRINKS AND SNACKS

Public Health England (PHE) is helping parents on the Isle of Wight take control of their children’s snacking by launching the first Change4Life campaign promoting healthier snacks. This is because half of children’s sugar intake, currently around seven sugar cubes a day, comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, leading to obesity and dental decay. Recent data shows childhood obesity …

FUNDRAISERS TAKE A NEW YEAR’S DIP FOR RYDE RESCUE

31 people braved taking a dip in the Solent this morning (New Year’s Day) in aid of Ryde Inshore Rescue. The inaugural event, which took place at Appley, certainly went according to plan and really helped kick start the life-saving charity’s fundraising efforts for 2018. A good crowd gathered to cheer on those running into the sea despite the rather …

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