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DESTINATION BUCKET LIST LAUNCHES

The Isle of Wight is encouraging entries into My Destination’s recently launched global competition… read on to find out why! My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List launched on 28th January 2013. Since then, there has been an incredible buzz going around the global travel community, who are now talking about ‘the world’s biggest ever travel competition’. The prize is an …

DIGNITY AND SUPPORT FOR WIG SERVICE PAITENTS

Many people see their hair as an important part of their appearance and identity, and so it can be particularly stressful when they suffer hair loss or hair thinning. To help patients manage this sensitive lifestyle change, the Isle of Wight NHS Wight Service provides comprehensive support and care for people with long and short term hair loss resulting from …

RESIDENTS OBJECT TO 75% INCREASE

RESIDENTS in the sleepy town of Arreton appealed a developer’s plans to extend the village by up to 75% on Tuesday. It was unanimously agreed to object the plans for 89 new homes to be built near to Haseley Manor, just off of the main Newport-Sandown road. It is understood that Police were in attendance at the meeting due to …

PFI ROADSHOW HITS RYDE

WITH the PFI highways contract coming into force in April, further details about the scheme are set to be revealed in an information roadshow in Ryde today (Monday). Island Roads, the company set up to run the PFI contract, will be at Ryde Academy, Pell Lane from 18:00, explaining in detail how the contract will benefit the Island’s roads, pavements …

PRETTY LITTLE THINGZ RAISES PTA FUNDS

A Wootton business has raised much needed funds for the Wootton Primary School Parent Teacher Association.  Pretty Little Thingz located at 40, High Street, Wootton, held an open evening for members of the PTA, residents and Facebook-followers alike to showcase the business, which sells quality accessories and affordable prices. A raffle was held in aid of the PTA, with the …

SCHOOL OF MOTORING ROADSHOW

ISLAND driving instructors will be holding a roadshow on Saturday to promote their comprehensive lessons and to hand out promotional goodies, including free lessons! Instructors from Mike’s School of Motoring will be in St James’ Square, Newport from 9am on Saturday until late afternoon. Those thinking about learning to drive can find out further information on the costs and what is involved …

HERITAGE LOTTERY AWARD £970,000 TO STEAM RAILWAY

THE Heritage Lottery Fund have announced they are awarding a grant of £970,000 to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway for its ‘Changing Trains’ Project. The grant will help protect and secure the future of numerous rare railway vehicles and will make them available to the public to see and enjoy, through the provision of extensive new under-cover accommodation and …

ECOISLAND FOUNDER NAMED SUSTAINABILITY EXECUTIVE OF 2012

THE work of the Ecoisland Partnership Community Interest Company has been recognised at the 2012 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, with their founder David Green being named as Sustainability Executive of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony in London. Ecoisland, the Community Initiative that aims to make the Isle of Wight the first sustainable region in Britain, was shortlisted following a …

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