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NEWPORT MEN’S SHED IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Age UK Isle of Wight now has it’s very own Men’s Shed located to the rear of its head office in Newport. Open every Wednesday afternoon at 147 High Street, the Newport Shed welcomes men of all ages. It offers a variety of activities including woodwork, gardening and cookery. The Newport Shed is a workshop located in a walled garden, …

AIR AMBULANCE RECEIVES AN UNIQUE DONATION

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) Critical Care Team Vehicle has become the first of its type to sport its own personalised registration plate; HA10 WAA. The registration plate, an acronym for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, was donated to mark the charity’s 10th anniversary this year. Hampshire and Isle of Wight …

BLUEBELL MEADOWS PROVING POPULAR WITH FIRST TIME BUYERS

First time buyers on the Isle of Wight are turning to Bluebell Meadows for the perfect place to call home. The Barratt Homes development, situated in Newport, features a range of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with views over the neighbouring country park. And the housebuilder is experiencing a rise in the number of buyers looking to take their first …

ISLE OF WIGHT GLASS MUSEUM CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR

The Isle of Wight Glass Museum, situated at Arreton Barns, has celebrated its first anniversary. The new attraction showcases the rich history of glassmaking on the Island and further afield too with around 1,100 exhibits on 2 floors. The museum has proven popular with tourists and locals alike, with around 5,000 visitors in the first year. About two-thirds of the collection …

LABOUR CANDIDATE VISITS VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE GROUP

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Isle of Wight, Julian Critchley, attended a meeting of the Island’s Visually Impaired People group at Yelf’s Hotel in Ryde on Saturday. The potential MP listened to the group’s concerns about support for visually impaired people on the Island and spoke about how Labour’s manifesto promises would help. Julian Critchley said: “On the weekend when …

FREE CHOKING PREVENTION WORKSHOP FOR WEST WIGHT PARENTS

Freshwater Fire Station is hosting a free first aid training session on Tuesday 13th June, provided by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service Training Department, covering how to deal with choking in babies and children. The training session has been prompted by an incident that happened earlier this year, when a young Freshwater child choked on a grape. The child …

CASH MOB TO BE HELD FOR EAST COWES’ SMALL BUSINESSES

Shocked by the ongoing saga of the Cowes Floating Bridge and the ensuing hardship that East Cowes businesses are facing as a result, Julie Jones-Evans and Lyn Blackledge are reviving their Cash Mob initiative from 2012 to show support and remind everyone of how important local shops are to Island communities.  Various studies have shown that when £10 is spent in …

YELLOW WELLY MONEY-RAISING PUB CRAWL FOR LIFEBOAT MEMBERS

Members of Cowes RNLI Lifeboat Station played their part in the RNLI’s Mayday Yellow Welly event by parading through the town with a specially inscribed wellington boot in a child’s inflatable dinghy.  The Cowes stop-off was all part of the ambitious plan for the welly to leave its footprint at all 65 lifeboat stations – from Portishead to Harwich – …

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