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ANDY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF SERVICE AT SPINLOCK

Spinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users, have been celebrating the long-service of one of their staff. Andy Ormiston, 51, began his career at Spinlock on 22nd February 1982 and this week celebrated 35 years service at Spinlock. Spinlock CEO Chris Hill and Operations Director Caroline Senior presented Andy with a bottle of …

BBC RADIO SOLENT SEEKS BLUE PLAQUE NOMINATIONS

It has been announced that BBC Music Day is returning for its third year on Friday 9th June and to celebrate, BBC Radio Solent will unveil an official Blue Plaque to commemorate a person or place who influenced the musical landscape in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.  Bringing live music to people through an exciting range of events and …

PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS JOIN CHRIST THE KING FOR MODEL UN CONFERENCE

Christ the King College in Newport hosted its third Model United Nations Conference on Friday 10th February, with the focus this year being on the Refugee Crisis. Christ the King College initially set up the model UN as part of its 2-year role as a Global Learning Programme (GLP) Expert Centre, led by SSAT GLP Lead Practitioner, Mrs Pauline Stirling. …

NSPCC VISITS ISLAND SCHOOLS TO PUT SPOTLIGHT ON PREVENTING SEXUAL ABUSE

More than 170 children at 3 primary schools across the Isle of Wight have attended 1 of the NSPCC’s groundbreaking Speak Out. Stay Safe assemblies so far this year (2015-16). The innovative programme uses child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops to teach pupils aged 4-11 about the different types of abuse, including sexual abuse, and who to turn to if they …

REFLECTION AND CELEBRATION FOR BROWNIES AND GUIDES

Members of the congregation of St. John’s Church, Newport joined with Brownies and Guides and other members of Girlguiding IW for a special church service arranged for the dedication of new unit flags. 2 Newport units- 10th Newport Brownies and 11th Newport Guides – recently decided to replace their flags which now show the new Brownie and Girlguiding logos. 10th …

RELAUNCH OF SHEPARDS WHARF’S COWES WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the appointment of JHAV Ltd as the new event partner for Shepards Wharf Marina, an affiliate shoreside venue at Cowes Week. For 2017, Shepards Wharf Marina has rebranded as ‘Cowes at Shepards’ and event partner JHAV aims to develop and enhance the venue’s reputation as the yachtsman’s après-racing location of choice during the 8-day regatta. …

LEAFLETS PRODUCED TO ENSURE CORRECT INHALER USE

Working alongside the charity Breathe Easy, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust have produced new leaflets aimed at ensuring Islanders are using their inhalers correctly. There are nearly 16,000 people living on the Isle of Wight with a Respiratory condition and health services on the island are often seeing that people are not using their inhaler correctly. Using your inhaler …

ITV LOOKING FOR ISLANDERS TO BECOME A CULINARY GENIUS

TV’s Gordon Ramsay is returning to our screens this year with a brand new show entitled ‘Culinary Genius’ – and Islanders are being sought to take part. Culinary Genius is an entirely original format mixing food with compelling gameshow and cooking elements. The high octane, large-scale competition will run for 4 weeks on ITV and each episode will see 9 keen …

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