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SERENITY PROJECT SCOOPS 2 NATIONAL AWARDS

A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has scooped 2 prestigious national healthcare awards and has been Highly Commended in a third category. The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project, run by Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and supported by Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), last night (Tuesday) …

COMPTON BEACH STEPS TO CLOSE FOR OVER 5 WEEKS

The access steps to Compton Beach at Hanover Point are to be closed for over 5 weeks to allow for repair works to the damaged outfall pipe. It has been confirmed that the closure of footpath F60 will commence on 6th June and last until 14th July, reopening just in time for the school Summer holidays. In January 2016 the steps were …

‘TOTAL WIPEOUT’ ARENA TO FEATURE AT RYDE SLIDE

Child-friendly giant inflatables will provide a ‘Total Wipeout’ at this year’s Ryde Slide, which returns on Sunday 16th July. Based on the iconic TV show, this exhilarating and bouncy challenge will be located close to the beach at Western Gardens. From the Big Orange Balls and Boxing Wall to the Stepping Stones and Wrecking Ball, all the TV favorites will …

FURTHER ROADWORKS TO BE UNDERTAKEN TO IMPROVE BUSY ROUTE

Island Roads is to shortly undertake further improvement work to one of the main routes into Newport. Blackwater Road between Blackwater Hollow and a point 250m south of Shide Road will be resurfaced in a scheme scheduled to begin on 16th June and last 9 weekday nights. In order to minimise disruption, the work will be undertaken overnight between the …

10% YEAR-ROUND RED FUNNEL FERRY DISCOUNT VIA TOURISM WEBSITE

Tourists and Islanders coming to and from the Isle of Wight this summer will now be able to get 10% off their ferry fare year-round. Red Funnel is offering the deal via an exclusive link on unofficial tourism guide Isle of Wight Guru. The discount can be used to or from the Isle of Wight and can be used by private vehicles …

GREEN MEP TO LAUNCH ‘BOLD AND COMPASSIONATE’ ANIMAL MANIFESTO

UPDATED: The Green Party’s Animals spokesperson Keith Taylor MEP and Isle of Wight parliamentary candidate Vix Lowthion will launch the Green Party’s Animals manifesto on the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Thursday 25th May). The manifesto will set out the Party’s bold and compassionate animal welfare priorities, including strengthening the hunting ban, halting the badger cull and introducing a science-led alternative, and …

SHANKLIN SCOOPS SEASIDE SUCCESS

Shanklin has secured the coveted Seaside Award for 2017 following the Town Council’s funding of beach cleaning, toilet provision and other projects in recent years. Town Mayor Jon Gilbey has this week been presented with the flag and plaque by Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Business Development, Cllr Wayne Whittle. As well as beaching cleaning, funding has …

LIGHT LUNCH FOR SUGAR AT BEMBRIDGE AIRPORT

Lord Alan Sugar flew into Bembridge Airport this lunchtime (Tuesday) to enjoy a spot of light lunch at The Propeller Inn. The star of BBC 1’s ‘The Apprentice’ has been a regular visitor at the pub for over 6 years. He often personally flies his aeroplane into Bembridge. Lord Sugar took to Twitter to share photos of his meal with his …

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