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PEACOCKS TO OPEN NEW STORE IN SHANKLIN

High street retailer Peacocks are set to open a new store in Shanklin, the company’s third on the Isle of Wight. It has been revealed this week that a new store will open its doors in the seaside town to sit alongside existing outlets in Ryde and Newport. Island Echo understands that Peacocks will open in the current Store Twenty One …

HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN RETIRES AFTER 8 YEARS

After 8 years with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) Chairman – and former High Sheriff of Hampshire – Mr Tom Floyd DL has announced his retirement from the charity at the end of the month. Mr Floyd joined the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation in 2009 working alongside Chairman Michael Campbell MBE DL, and …

COMPTON STEPS RE-OPEN IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Easy access to the beach at Compton off Military Road has been reinstated just in time for the school holidays. Thanks to work by contractors Peter Faithful Quality Timber and Taylor&Taylor Groudworks, the new access steps have been finished and opened to the public. The completion of the work means that beach goers, surfers and fossil hunters alike can now …

LETTER: CALLS FOR A PUBLIC ENQUIRY INTO ‘WASTE’ OF PUBLIC MONEY

Thanks to Stephen Cooper from Cowes for sharing this letter with us. The opinions expressed in this letter/article do not necessarily reflect the views of Island Echo. Like many other island residents, I have been forced to suffer the various disasters that have befallen the new chain ferry.  Whilst it has become a standing joke for some it is also …

FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA EXPERIENCE TO KICK START SUMMER HOLIDAYS

A series of free cinema screenings are being held at Puckpool Park near Ryde to kick start the Summer holidays; plus a number of other films are being shown throughout August. Pictures in the Park is returning on Friday 28th July with the James Bond 007 classic ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. The event is completely free and there is …

COUNCILLOR PRAISES CONSTRUCTION FIRM’S SAFETY RECORD

An Isle of Wight Councillor has congratulated the team working on a major Island school construction site on their safety record to date. Sir Robert McAlpine’s, a leading national construction firm, has contracts for the rebuilding of Carisbrooke College and Christ the King College in Newport, and for major construction at Ryde Academy. The team on the Christ the King …

MOBILE RECYCLING CENTRE ON THE MOVE AGAIN

Summer is in full swing and so is the latest timetable for the mobile household waste recycling centre. The facility will once again be visiting a number of venues across the Island from August through to October. The mobile facility will be visiting Niton again, having added the venue for the first time last month (July). The Isle of Wight …

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