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VETERAN VISITORS RETURN FOR WALLABY WELCOME AT TAPNELL

Tapnell Farm Park welcomed 2 very special guests during October Half-term, as 2 seasoned Isle of Wight holidaymakers – who met and married on the Island, and have been visiting for over 50 years – returned to see their favourite mob of wallabies. Therese Willmore, 84, and her husband Dennis, 79, made the journey all the way from Kent, just to …

ENGLISH HERITRAGE CALLS FOR KIDS TO NOMINATE BEST LOCAL TEACHER

English Heritage’s Education team is calling for Isle of Wight students to choose the Island’s best teacher this November. Entry forms have been sent to all local primary schools inviting kids to nominate their favourite teacher, by writing up to 100 words, illustrated with a picture if they like, explaining why they think their teacher is the best. Education visits …

ISLAND WEDDING DJ REACHES REGIONAL FINALS OF INDUSTRY AWARDS

Having helped countless couples tie the knot in style, Isle of Wight wedding DJ, Gavin Harris, has been recognised for delivering a premier service, as the only Isle of Wight service supplier to reach the regional finals of the Wedding Industry Awards 2017. The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 looks to highlight and celebrate the very highest standards of wedding suppliers …

CHRISTINA’S CONFIDENCE BOOST THANKS TO ASSISTANCE DOG GEORGIE

Local teenager Christina, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair or walking sticks to get around, is enjoying a confidence boost and new found independence thanks to Island charity Ability Dogs 4 Young People. Christina’s condition can be very limiting for her, and it previously affected her confidence. In 2014 she received her Ability Dog called Georgie and he changed …

HELP SAVE ANTIBIOTICS BY NOT OVER USING THEM

VIDEO: It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14th-20th November 2016) and the Infection Control Team at St Mary’s Hospital are encouraging Islanders to be ‘antibiotic aware’ to help save this vital medicine from becoming obsolete. Antibiotics treat infections by killing bacteria, but now the bacteria are fighting back. Medicines are becoming less effective which means more deaths and more complications for …

INNOVATIONS AT HOSPICE HIGHLIGHTED AT NATIONAL LEVEL

The national influence of the innovative work carried out by Earl Mountbatten Hospice is growing and will be highlighted at this week’s Hospice UK conference (16th-18th November 2016). The Isle of Wight’s hospice has been invited to display 6 posters which will showcase its developments in care to a national audience. Additionally Chief Executive Nigel Hartley will be speaking to the …

BLIND VETERAN ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO SEEK FREE SUPPORT

91-year-old Joyce Henley-Hudson from Shanklin has thanked the national sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK for the free support and services she has received, and is encouraging other blind or vision-impaired veterans to get in touch.   Joyce was born in Hastings but grew up in Eastbourne. She joined the WRNS after leaving school in 1944. Joyce was initially posted …

COUNCILLOR’S CONSULTANCY FIRM SHORTLISTED FOR AWARD

Public affairs agency, The Whitehouse Consultancy, owned by Isle of Wight Councillor Chris Whitehouse (Newport West Ward), has been shortlisted in the ‘Consultancy Campaign of the Year’ category at this year’s UK Public Affairs awards. The agency will compete against other public affairs consultancies, having been shortlisted for work with homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House. The awards will take place …

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