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CROSSINGS WITHDRAWN IN NEW TIMETABLE

Wightlink has revealed its Winter 2013 timetable on its Ryde ~ Portsmouth route, and, for the first time, is publishing a long term core timetable which will operate for at least 15 months, enabling customers to plan their working and leisure arrangements. The new timetable comes into effect on the 30th September 2013 and continues a number of service refinements …

YOUNG WOMAN ASSAULTED IN SANDOWN

Police are today appealing for witnesses and information after a young woman was assaulted by a group of youths on Friday evening. The incident occurred near to the entrance of Battery Gardens sometime between 21:30 and 22:30 as the 22-year-old woman was walking home along the footpath at Fern Cliff in Sandown. The young woman was approached by a number …

FURTHER AREAS RECEIVE SUPER-FAST BROADBAND

Super-fast fibre broadband has arrived in Birmingham Road and York Avenue in Cowes, Morton Road in Sandown, Albert Road in Shanklin and Spring Hill in Ventnor, BT announced today. More than 1,300 homes and businesses in these areas now have access to the high-speed technology. The latest expansion means that BT’s £2.5 billion roll-out of fibre broadband in the UK …

ST CATHERINE’S CELEBRATE EXAM SUCCESS

Students at Ventnor-based speech and language school, St Catherine’s, are celebrating a range of exam successes. Through hard work and determination, students with speech, language and communication needs and associated literacy difficulties, achieved excellent results in Entry Level exams, GCSE, BTEC, Functional Skills (Literacy and Numeracy) and Adult Literacy and Numeracy exams. A high proportion of students who sat GCSE …

LIFEBOAT LOTTO RESULTS 04-09-2013

Winning numbers for 4th September 2013 01 — 19 — 29 — 31 No Jackpot winner this week once again, so next weeks Jackpot is £1,800 Lifeboat Lotto has been set up by a team of people with over 35 years’ experience in fundraising, by means of small lotteries in the sports and charity sector. The lotto helps each individual …

POLICE CADETS HELP AT FORT VICTORIA

Two teams of police cadets from Kingston-upon-Thames, south west London, recently helped with access improvements at Fort Victoria Country Park near Yarmouth. The cadets, who were visiting the Island for their annual training camp, worked with the Isle of Wight Council’s Countryside Service to surface more than 100 metres of new woodland path and clear vegetation to open up a coastal viewpoint. Nick Webb, countryside ranger, said: “The cadet …

FOODBANK OFFER SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE

As the children head back to school this week, many families find it incresinly hard to purchase brand new school wear at top end prices. Today (Monday) and Wednesday (4th September), the Isle of Wight Foodbank are offering cheap but brand new school uniform in a sale in aid of the Foodbank appeal, with items from just 50p. The sale …

CREATIVITY COURSES OFFERED

The Isle of Wight branch of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) are giving you the chance to have fun, learn new skills and develop your creativity by learning to draw and paint in a friendly informal group. Two ten week courses are on offer, one called Drawing People in Various Mediums beginning on Tuesday 24th September at Kirkwood Studio, Tuxedo, New …

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