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GREEN-FINGERED ISLANDERS COME TOGETHER FOR WIGHT IN BLOOM AWARDS

Northwood House in Cowes was once again the venue for the awards ceremony for this year’s Wight in Bloom competition, sponsored by Red Funnel. From the 131 entries – an increase of 25% – some 30+ gardeners who had entered the competition came together to find out who had taken the top spot in their category and who would be …

HEATHROW SHOWCASES ISLAND’S BREATHTAKING BEAUTY

Heathrow Airport has unveiled over 200 stunning ‘GREAT’ campaign images across Terminal 3, displaying a mix of heritage sites pioneering British businesses and cultural attractions across the UK, including the Isle of Wight. The UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign artwork at Heathrow showcases the many benefits of visiting and doing business in the UK. The images, which capture the beauty of different parts of Britain …

COUNCIL ISSUE TOP TIPS FOR RECYCLING METALS

It’s estimated that the UK uses more than half a million tonnes of metal packaging in a year. From biscuit tins to aerosol cans, we make contact with metal packaging every day of our lives. So what happens next – are your food tins, drink cans, household foil etc destined for landfill? Under the household recycling scheme delivered by the …

ROUND BRITAIN CHARITY EXPEDITION SET TO ARRIVE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

A team of veterans affected by military operations on a round-Britain sailing expedition are due to arrive on the Isle of Wight later this month. The ‘Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge’ set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on 5th August with 17 crew members – many with little or no sailing experience – working together to circumnavigate Britain on …

NCS PROGRAMME SEES THOUSANDS RAISED FOR ISLAND CHARITIES

The largest ever National Citizen Service programme for Island teenagers has raised almost £5,000 for local charities. The programme, which is run at UKSA in Cowes in partnership with NCS EFL Trust, saw the groups take part in team building and confidence boosting exercises, before moving onto fundraising projects for local charities, with a total of £4,495.33 being raised. 122 …

COMMUNITY GROUP IN THE RUNNING FOR PREMIER LOVE BRITAIN AWARD

The Living Room, a community cafe helping to restore broken lives and guide young adults in the right direction, has been shortlisted in The Love Britain and Ireland Awards for their work on the Isle of Wight. The awards recognise outstanding groups, projects and services who are putting Christian faith into action within their local communities. This year saw hundreds …

WILL LEARNS FROM THE BEST WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP

Barratt Developments has taken on a brand-new apprentice on the Isle of Wight as part of its commitment to nurturing local talent. The company, which comprises Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has taken on 17-year-old Will Edwards as a site management apprentice. Will is splitting his time between Barratt Homes’ Hawthorn Meadows development in East Cowes and David Wilson …

2 ISLAND PUBS TO SLASH PRICE OF FOOD AND DRINK

2 pubs on the Isle of Wight are to cut the price of all food and drink by 7.5% on Wednesday 20th September. Fowlers & Co. in Union Street, Ryde and The Man in the Moon in St James Street, Newport are backing a national Tax Equality Day, aimed at highlighting the benefit of a VAT reduction in the hospitality …

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