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Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #3

Island line trains back in service :

The hotly-debated future of Island Line continues. Here’s the third in a series of exchanges between David Pugh and Nick Finney, the MP's Transport Advisor.

Saturday, 29th August, 2015 12:49pm

By Sally Perry with 48 readers' comments

VI Form Campus release further detail on A-Level results

IIT VI Form Campus

Following on from their previous release on A-Level results at the VI Form Campsus, Island Innovation Trust release another today.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Medina College 2015 GCSE Results: More great success stories


Congratulations to Medina pupil, Joe Groves, who achieved nine GCSE grades at A* and two more at grade A making him one of the highest achievers nationally.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #2

train at ryde pier

The hotly-debated future of Island Line continues. Here's the second in a number of exchanges between David Pugh and Nick Finney exchanging views on whether the Government provides a subsidy to the line, or not.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 2:16pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Devoted to driving up confidence in policing within LGB&T communities

Hampshire lgbt liaison officer

Hampshire Constabulary is showing its devotion to duty within diverse communities at a national event this weekend.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 1:37pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Spectacular GCSE improvement at Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College

There's been a massive GCSE improvement at Carisbrooke College with the number of pupils obtaining 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths, surging from below 30% to 54%. Well done to all!

Friday, 28th August, 2015 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: The mystery behind asbestos claims

Undercliff Drive - asbestos?

The Isle of Wight council won't reveal what type of asbestos, nor how much was found in the rubble used by Islanders to re-patch the land-slipped Undercliff Drive. Some are suspicious of the claims, saying that a reputable building supplier was used.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 10:47am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Island Roads confirm CCTV use is due to verbal and physical abuse

Angry birds

Most would agree it's unacceptable for someone going about their daily work to be the target of verbal and physical abuse. That's what Island Roads say is the reason they've supplied body-worn CCTV for eight of their operatives controlling traffic flow at road works.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 8:04pm

By Sally Perry

Island Line ‘at serious risk’ of exclusion from franchise due to MP, say KILF

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

Island line campaigners say it's unlikely DfT would have considered Island Line being out of the franchise if the MP hadn't enthused about the idea of a community rail project to the government in the first place.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 7:01pm

By Chris Quirk with 41 readers' comments

Dinosaur Britain: Isle of Wight hits the TV screens again

Dinosaur Isle

The Isle of Wight features in 'Dinosaur Britain', a two part programme to be broadcast on ITV on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 4:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

HSBC Ventnor, the last bank in town, to close: Shock

HSBC Ventnor - As closure notice went up

There's been shock in Ventnor as the town of 5,000 slowly hears its last remaining bank is to close - and its central cashpoint.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Island firefighters help tackle bush fire in Oregon

Hampshire & IOW firefighters in Oregon - Alan Jones, 2nd from right

The Isle of Wight firefighters on an exchange trip to the US have had to put their new skills into practice this week to help tackle a massive blaze in Oregon.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 10:29am

By IW Council Press Office