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HOVERTRAVEL EMBARK ON APPRENTICE RECRUITMENT DRIVE

Hovertravel has embarked on an ambitious initiative to recruit 9 new apprentices for positions across their business. The cross-Solent operator’s Apprenticeship Scheme provides all apprentices with full support and training through on the job learning, including coaching from their manager. Each apprentice also has a mentor who will provide guidance and support throughout the 12 month scheme. The apprentices will …

EXCELLENCE IN COFFEE REWARDED AT WIGHTLINK

Hardworking baristas at Wightlink’s popular Costa Coffee shop on Ryde Pier have been recognised for serving the perfect cup. The team at Costa’s only branch on a pier have received excellent feedback from satisfied customers, exceeded their sales targets and passed all their quality checks with flying colours. They scored higher than 90% on all coffee quality measures over the …

SIXTH FORM STUDENTS HOLD SUCCESSFUL COFFEE AND CAKE EVENING

Sixth form students from Christ the King College held a coffee and cake evening at the end of April, in aid of the Refugee Council. The aptly named ‘RefuTEA’ event was a huge success, raising £264.21 for the charity. Chris the King’s Assistant Head Girl, Skye Williams, organised the event in conjunction with the Refugee Council after studying the subject of …

£2,000 DONATION FROM E.ON WARMS UP THE RIVERSIDE CENTRE

Visitors to The Riverside Centre in Newport should notice a change in temperature thanks to the award of £2,000 from E.ON’s Energy Action Fund to Community Action Isle of Wight, the charity which manages the facility. The grant covered half the cost of 2 overhead heaters and new radiators, which have now been fitted. The Riverside houses several charities and …

‘ALL THE STATIONS’ PROJECT TO DOCUMENT ISLAND’S RAILWAY

The duo behind an ambitious project to travel to all 2,563 national railway stations in Great Britain will be heading to the Isle of Wight later this month to document Island Line. Video producer Geoff Marshall and museum education professional Vicki Pipe are travelling the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales over the Spring and Summer months to capture the …

LIBRARY TOUR FOR RECYCLING AND WASTE

Amey’s Community Engagement team will be touring the Island’s libraries to answer your questions about maximising your recycling, reducing your waste and reusing objects in your home. Islanders are being invited along to one of the drop in sessions between 9th and 24th May to ask any questions about recycling and waste, and what bin to put it in. Additional copies …

BEACH, BUGS AND BONES CREATES A BUZZ

From ammonites and iguanodons to palmate newts and a green tiger beetle, 100 million years of wildlife were uncovered and discovered at last week’s Beach Bugs and Bones in Sandown. Around 200 people joined Arc and Artecology for this annual celebration, a mix of art and ecology, of the Bay area’s natural world. The morning started on the ‘Designated Science Beach’ …

ISLAND BANDS NAKAMARRA AND REMINDERS TO AIR ON BBC RADIO SOLENT

The hugely talented Electronic-indie 5 piece ‘Nakamarra’ and Beach Punk Trio ‘Reminders’ will be exclusively premiering their new singles live on BBC Radio Solent between 20:00 and 21:00 tonight (Saturday).  Both bands will feature on Stephanie Nieuwenhuy’s BBC Introducing Solent show, which will broadcast out across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on 96.1FM, on digital and freeview. Nakamarra have been making serious headway after …

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