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FLOATING BRIDGE OUT OF ACTION

The Cowes Floating Bridge will be out of action for approximately five days from Monday (15 April) for its annual inspection.  Diversions through Newport for motorists will be in place during this time. A passenger launch will be available, which cyclists can also use

ARTWORK COMMISSIONED FOR HEALTH CENTRE

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has commissioned a set of original prints by the artist Laura Boswell, titled ‘Fourteeen Views of the Island’ for the new East Cowes Health Centre. The art work is on display in both the public waiting areas and the specialist clinical and treatment rooms as part of the organisations policy to create quality environments …

LOCAL HOTEL SUPPORTS NEONATAL ICU

Staff at a hotel in Shanklin have shown their support for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital by raising £1,500. James Helyer, who works at the Medehamstede hotel, and his partner Magdalena, were so pleased with the care their son, Joshua, received in the unit they wanted to give something back. James, together with the bar staff …

MP PAYS TRIBUTE TO FORMER PM

Andrew Turner, the Island’s MP has said he is very sad to hear of the death of Baroness Thatcher this morning following a stroke. Mr Turner said: “Baroness Thatcher was quite simply the best Prime Minister of my lifetime – I am very sad to hear that she has died.  She turned Great Britain around from being the ‘sick man of …

GOVERNING BODY TO HOLD FIRST MEETING IN PUBLIC

The Governing Body of the new NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its first meeting in public. Members of the public, media and interested groups are welcome to attend. The meeting is being held at 1:00p.m. on Thursday 11th April 2013 at Newport Parish Hall, Town Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight.   The venue is close to …

YOUTH FOOTBALL SKILLS

Calling all 5 – 11yr olds who play football! There is an FA skills school event at Ryde Sports Centre next week which is supported by the Isle of Wight Council. It takes place on Friday 12th April and costs £2 per person. The sessions are 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm and is limited to one session each. …

ADVICE ISSUED TO PREVENT BREAK-INS

A 32-year-old man from Yarmouth WAS detained in Brighstone at 04.35 on Saturday on suspicion of burglary. He was questioned and released on bail until 24th May pending further enquiries. The arrest comes as detectives from Isle of Wight CID gather further evidence relating to three reports of burglaries at businesses across the Island. At around 04:00 on Saturday morning, …

DAVE TAKES 352-MILE VICTORY

Islander Dave Berridge has taken first place at the epic 6633 Ultra Marathon in Canada, completing an amazing 353 miles. 52-year-old Dave, who lives in Thorley, took on the extreme conditions as he trekked across the Dempster Highway to Tuktoyaktu, raising money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. The mega marathon, which started on 22nd, is the 6th time the race has …

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