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SUPER FAST BROADBAND SET FOR YARMOUTH

SUPER-fast broadband is set to expand to a further 1,400 homes on the Isle of Wight. Residents of Yarmouth are due a massive upgrade to faster broadband from Spring next year. Over 1,400 homes and businesses in the town will benefit from the announced plans. Speeds in the community will boost up to 20mbps, joining rural towns like Ventnor, Bembridge and …

SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS GIVEN OLYMPIC ROLES AT LONDON 2012

THREE members of staff at The Heights Leisure Centre in Sandown have been given prestigious roles at the London 2012 Olympics. Martin Lovett and Liz Eggleton (pictured), who are both involved with swimming activities at the centre, have been chosen as volunteers – known as ‘Games Makers’ – at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. Meanwhile, swimming instructor and …

ISLAND COUPLE TO CYCLE LENGTH OF BRITAIN

AN Island couple are cycling an incredible 2550 miles around Britain in aid of charity. Mo Latham, 67 and David Eldridge, 56 are on their way to tandem cycle the length of the UK, a mega 2,550 miles. Ms Latham was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes over 40 years ago and is raising money for Diabetes UK. The Island couple started at their home in …

BAG UP YOUR BRAS FOR THE AIR AMBULANCE

In an unique appeal, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are appealing to all women to donate their unneeded bras for this coming Bag A Bra Day (Thursday 24th May).  The charity are asking people to donate their bras rather than throw them away to raise much  needed funds for the Air Ambulance. Like most textiles, bras can …

NO MORE SEARCHING IN VAIN FOR THAT ELUSIVE VEIN!

It’s nicknamed by staff as ‘Jim’s magic torch’. Purchased by the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital  for the Endoscopy Unit, the AV Vein Viewing System is proving to be a very useful tool, according to endoscopy nurse Jim Rainer who made the grant request. The hand-held appliance, which cost £4,522, incorporates some clever infra-red technology to accurately pinpoint patients’ veins. …

WORKERS STRIKE IN PENSION ROW

A picket lined was formed outside HMP Isle of Wight this morning in a row against proposed pension cuts. Staff have taken camp outside the Albany wing to express their anger at the cuts which would mean they would have to work for longer but receive less when they finally retire. A number of meetings have taken place outside the …

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