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YATES’ VOTED MOST TRAGIC HOMETOWN CLUB

If you’re heading out this evening (Saturday) it could be to the country’s most ‘tragic hometown club’, as voted for by readers of the social website The Tab. At the beginning of the month readers of thetab.co.uk were given the chance to vote for their most ‘tragic hometown club’ and, after more than 28,000 votes, Yates in Newport has won …

POETRY IGNITES A SPARK AT ORCHARD HOUSE

Local charity Independent Arts have now run a second successful creative writing project with residents, families and staff at Orchard House residential care home in Newport. Once again the results have been really surprising and rewarding with staff and residents embracing the power of poetry. Independent Arts Worshops Coordinator Kerry Tindall-Guignard said: “The rhythm and musicality of poetry like song …

LONDON FIREFIGHTER THANKED FOR HELPING COLLAPSED FERRY PASSENGER

Proving firefighters are never truly off duty, London Fire Brigade’s Stuart McDonald has been thanked after stepping in to assist a fellow passenger on board Wightlink’s catamaran service who had keeled over with severe chest pains. Stuart – who lives on the Island – was among the final passengers who were disembarking from the last catamaran at Ryde Pier Head …

EILEEN MONKS RETIRES AS DIRECTOR OF YOUTH TRUST

After working for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust for some 29 years, Eileen Monks OBE has retired as Director of the Youth Trust. An intimate gathering of Youth Trust staff and Trustees, past and present, as well as a few notable supporters including Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, HM Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, joined to …

HOT TEA AND WARM HOMES AT SWITCHING EVENT

Free tea and cake may have got them through the door, but it was help with switching that people were interested in when they attended The Footprint Trust’s Switching Event last Thursday (9th February). Responding to feedback from consumers – and as part of the National Energy Actions’ Warm Homes Campaign – The Footprint Trust provided free, impartial energy switching …

NEW DEFIBRILLATOR A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S GIFT FOR ALL

The White Horse pub in Whitwell is gifting a heart to everybody this Valentine’s Day with the installation of a new public access defibrillator (PAD), giving locals and tourists to the area a fighting chance of surviving a cardiac arrest. Thanks to charitable donations given to the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, those living in or visiting the rural village …

ISLE OF WIGHT APPRENTICE CROWNED BEST OF THE BEST

An Isle of Wight apprentice has been crowned the best in the Solent, winning the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at The News’ Business Excellence Awards. Peter Wilson, from Shanklin, beat off stiff competition from scores of hopefuls from across the region to pick up the award on Friday (10th February). Judges were impressed with the way he goes extra …

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