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‘#IWILL’ FUND LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT YOUNGSTERS TO LEAD CHANGE

  Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) has announced the launch of the new #iwill Fund, a Youth Social Action programme designed to encourage young people to lead change and make a positive contribution to their communities. Big Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport are funding this programme over 4 years and HIWCF are awarding …

ISLANDERS TO JOIN NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST NHS CUTS

Over 100 Islanders are expected to travel to London next month to join thousands of others in a demonstration against cuts to the National Health Service. Health Campaigns Together and The People’s Assembly have called for the demonstration, which will take place at Tavistock Square in London on 4th March. A march will take place ending at Parliament Square. Unison …

VHF CHANNEL CHANGES COMING IN 2017

Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact HM Coastguard. As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations it will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used for either …

HAVE YOUR SAY ON CRIME AND DISORDER ON THE ISLAND

The Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership (CSP) wants to know your thoughts about local crime priorities through a new survey. The online survey seeks views from everyone living and working on the Island and will help to identify priorities for the community safety strategic plan for 2017-18. This annual survey is available online. In 2016, the Community Safety Partnership …

MAN MEETS FIREFIGHTERS WHO SAVED HIS LIFE

A man who was revived with electric shocks from a defibrillator machine has got the chance to thank the firefighters who helped save his life. Allan Law had a cardiac arrest while he was in his car, with his wife, Eileen Law, in stationary traffic on Newport High Street. Luckily for Mr Law, this happened near Newport Fire Station, where …

ISLAND’S NSPCC CHARITY SHOP MORE THAN JUST A SHOP

Many people know Cowes for the world-famous sailing regatta, but what they might not realise is that the Island also plays host to 1 of only 3 NSPCC charity shops across the country. Tucked away in the corner of Shooters Hill, Cowes, the green fronted shop doesn’t look much to the outside world but over the years it has become …

MAX COWLEY TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE IN MARCH

The Isle of Wight’s Max Cowley is to release a brand new single in just a few weeks’ time – the first to be recorded entirely in a studio environment. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter’s new track tells the take of a girl who discovers that her boyfriend and best friend are in love. And the driving tempo and profoundly heartfelt lyrics …

FESTAFF APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 FESTIVALS

The UK’s biggest festival volunteers company, Festaff, have opened applications for this year’s best summer events and are looking for 3,000 staff members to cover some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including the Isle of Wight Festival. Since 2008, the company have welcomed around 16,000 people into the team, with students looking to gain top-class industry experience …

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