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ISLE OF WIGHT APPRENTICE CROWNED BEST OF THE BEST

An Isle of Wight apprentice has been crowned the best in the Solent, winning the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at The News’ Business Excellence Awards. Peter Wilson, from Shanklin, beat off stiff competition from scores of hopefuls from across the region to pick up the award on Friday (10th February). Judges were impressed with the way he goes extra …

£1,435 RAISED BY 5-YEAR-OLD RYDE GIRL’S HAIR CUT

5-year-old Gracie-Mae Peacock has raised an incredible £1,435 by having 14-inches of her own hair cut off for the benefit of the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs for children. The big cut took place earlier this month at the High Park Tavern in Ryde following an online Crowdfunding campaign. As previously reported by Island Echo, …

NEWCHURCH BEAVERS WORKING ON WASTEFULNESS

Members of Newchurch 1st Scouts Beavers Group have been learning about the importance of recycling more and wasting less at an interactive waste themed workshop. The workshops are provided by The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, and are led by Island organisation The Footprint Trust. The Beavers learnt how to tell if an item was recyclable, what …

SOUTHERN WATER AND FOOTPRINT TRUST BRING WATER-SAVING MISSION TO ISLAND SCHOOLS

Children from Haylands Primary School in Ryde enjoyed a water saving workshop from Southern Water and The Footprint Trust earlier this week. Working in partnership, the water company and Trust have recently launched a Water-Saving Mission for primary schools on the Isle of Wight. The youngsters at Haylands took part in an assembly, run by members of the Footprint Trust, …

DO YOU HAVE CRUTCHES THAT NEED RETURNING?

Have you been issued with a set of crutches or any walking aids such as a Zimmer frame and not yet returned them? Island residents are being asked to search their homes for any crutches or any other items of NHS equipment that are no longer needed and return them to their local Health Centre on the 8th March 2017 from 10:00. …

BEACH PUNK TRIO SIGN UP TO CHALKPIT RECORDS

Island-based Chalkpit Records has announced that it will be working with beach punk trio ‘Reminders’ in 2017, focusing on grass root development and releasing the band’s newly recorded music. Chalkpit Records will be releasing Reminders new single ‘Purple Stripes’ on Friday 17th February as a digital-only single available on multiple streaming sites such as Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. Silas Gregory of Chalkpit Records …

£500 POLICE MUTUAL GRANT FOR COWES-BASED ‘FRONTLINE’

Cowes-based initiative, Frontline, has received a £500 grant in Police Mutual’s national community sponsorship programme, Force for Good. Retired Roads Policing Unit Sergeant for the Hampshire Constabulary, Michele Ling, nominated Frontline where she worked for 2 years following retirement from the Force; before recently becoming a student nurse. Run by Elin Williams, Frontline is a debt and advice centre founded 28 years …

WIGHTLINK AND ISLAND BREWERY TOASTING NEW PARTNERSHIP

Island Brewery in Newport is now offering an increased range of its award-winning products on all Wightlink’s car ferries. The new arrangement is part of Wightlink’s ongoing commitment to increasing the number of Island suppliers and producers it uses. Already this year, the ferry company has announced partnership deals with Wight Crystal, which has become Wightlink’s preferred supplier of bottled …

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