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ISLAND TEEN CALLS FOR LOCALS TO ‘BAND TOGETHER’

A 17-year-old from Isle of Wight, who has been given the all clear after finishing his cancer treatment, is calling on locals to back a campaign for support the charity that helped him.  In the build up to World Cancer Day on 4th February, Ryan Kimber is sharing his story to encourage locals to raise vital funds and awareness for …

LOCAL PRODUCE CELEBRATED AT EARL MOUNTBATTEN HOSPICE

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice, which this year celebrates 35 years of caring for people and families across the Isle of Wight, is strengthening its support for Island food producers by promoting local ingredients in its Sunflower Café. The hospice has, for many years, used the freshest produce from the Isle of Wight and is now keen to build on those …

LIFEBOATS DESCEND ON COWES FOR ANNUAL GATHERING

Last weekend saw an unprecedented number of different operational lifeboats converge on Cowes, all from lifeboat stations in or close-by the Solent area. Altogether a dozen lifeboats from 10 Hampshire and Isle of Wight stations, some belonging to the RNLI and others independent, were eventually moored alongside pontoons in the Royal Yacht Squadron. In addition, the crews were joined by …

AUTHOR SIGNS SIX-FIGURE DEAL FOR ISLAND PENNED NOVEL

A crime author with an Isle of Wight writing base has just signed a six-figure deal for 3 new books in his East German-set crime thriller series – and has celebrated by buying an East German police car. David Young, who lives in Twickenham but has a caravan in Bembridge as a writing base, published the first in the series, …

ISLAND ROADS STAFF BOOST FOR BEAULIEU HOUSE

Island Roads staff have presented Beaulieu Respite with a cheque for £2,148. The money was raised through a number of events held during 2016 – the year in which Island Roads staff had adopted Beaulieu Respite as their annual charity. In other events, Island Roads staff also raised a further £1,331 for other charities including Macmillan, the Children’s Medical Research …

LANDOWNERS SPELL OUR SOLUTIONS FOR RURAL HOSTING

Rural landowners have reminded the Government not to forget the needs of rural communities by setting out 5 action points on how to help solve the acute shortage of homes in the countryside. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses said the Government must understand that the housing shortage is felt just as …

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