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FIREFIGHTERS SAY THANK YOU WITH SURPRISE RNLI DONATION

A large cheque has provided an unexpected and most welcome postscript to a rescue by Cowes RNLI lifeboat in the Solent earlier this week. As first reported by Island Echo, the volunteer lifeboat crew launched to assist an injured yachtsman off Norris Buoy on Wednesday. The injured man had been on 1 of the 29 40ft yachts taking part in the annual Cowes-based …

ISLAND’S HOSPICE RESPONDS TO REPORT ON HEART FAILURE AND HOSPICE CARE

Responding to the recent Heart Failure and Hospice Care report by Hospice UK and the British Heart Foundation, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has welcomed the call for more heart patients to receive end of life care, adding that Islanders dying of heart failure already have excellent access to hospice services. The report highlights how people living with advanced heart failure …

YOUNG ISLANDERS SPEAK UP ON MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCES

This week thousands of children and young people from the Isle of Wight are having their voice heard in the Island Youth Mental Health Census, a survey designed to provide a snapshot of the mental health experiences of 5-24 year old’s across the Island. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8th-24th May), the Isle of Wight Youth Trust has teamed …

BENCH INSTALLED IN MEMORY OF FIREFIGHTER MARTIN POYNTER

Newport Parish Council has assisted with the installation of a bench at Victoria Recreation Ground as a tribute to the late Isle of Wight firefighter and sportsman Martin Poynter, who sadly died at the age of just 49 following a stroke. The dedicated bench is situated on a hard standing in front of the pavilion and is ideally located for spectators …

RED FUNNEL ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF SOUTHAMPTON SAILING WEEK

Red Funnel has thrown its support behind Southampton Sailing Week, stepping on board as an official event partner. The ferry firm aims to use its involvement to encourage Isle of Wight residents to visit Southampton during the event and experience what the city has to offer. At the same time, Red Funnel hopes to persuade Southampton residents and visitors to …

CHERRY PICKER RESCUE AFTER RUBY PLAYS HIDE AND SPEAK

An 11-year-old African Grey parrot called Ruby has been safely reunited with it’s owners after being cherry picked out of a tree on a busy Newport roundabout this morning (Thursday). Ruby went missing from her home near Hunnyhill on Tuesday, prompting a £100 reward to be offered for her safe return. Amazingly, the family pet was spotted watching the traffic …

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