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Isle of Wight GP features in National Cancer Campaign

David Isaac

Local GP, David Isaac, is supporting the national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign which is currently highlighting the need for people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the relatively unknown but increasingly common cancers of the gullet (oesophagus) and stomach.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 12:01am

By Andy Hollebon

Crew from Red Eagle car ferry assist in rescue after dinghy capsizes

Red Eagle capsized dingly being pulled by

The ferry stopped and launched its rescue boat yesterday lunchtime during a crossing from Southampton to East Cowes.

Sunday, 25th January, 2015 10:54am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Zoo crippled by loss of beloved tiger, Diamond

Diamon at Isle of Wight Zoo by Karen-Jane Dudley

Our thoughts go out to all those working at the zoo who will be devastated by the loss of Diamond.

Saturday, 24th January, 2015 10:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

James Cracknell OBE as Isle of Wight MP?

James Cracknell

If Andrew Turner were to stand down as Conservative candidate, might it be possible the Isle of Wight gains someone like double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell as the prospective Conservative Party candidate instead.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 6:24pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

These are possible replacements for Andrew Turner should he be de-selected

Question mark lights

Wondering who might be in the wings should Andrew Turner be de-selected today or stand down as Conservative candidate in the General Election? OnTheWight has a list of possibles.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Council move to defeat Undercliff Drive residents again

Water filled barriers being added in Undercliff Drive

Barriers that were installed in October last year to stop landlocked residents of Undercliff Drive using the volunteer re-patched section of landslipped road have once again been put in place.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 3:54pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Panel of experts oversee recruitment of new heads for Ryde and Sandown Bay Academies

Janet Paraskeva -:

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the proprietor of Ryde and Sandown Bay Academies, has set up an panel to advise it on this important school leadership recruitment process.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 10:22am

By Mike Barnett with one comment

Prestigious award for Isle of Wight darts champion, Keegan Brown

Keegan Brown - PDC Award

A well-deserved award for the rising star in the darts world, Keegan Brown from the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Hoegh Osaka: ‘Extraordinary dedication and courage’ shown

The Transport Secretary praises all those involved in the rescue and salvage operation of the stricken cargo ship, Hoegh Osaka.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 8:33am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Would you bet at these odds on new Isle of Wight MP?

Horse and wheelbarrow race

OnTheWight has been chatting to the Head of Political Odds at Ladbrokes about the election in May - Not only did he call it 'one of the most interesting contests in the country' but he's given us the low down on the odds. Have they got it right?

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 7:39pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Plans for coping with health and social care services through the Winter revealed

St Mary's Hospital cone - close by Auntie P

Island’s multi-agency group has put in place schemes to support health and social care services through the Winter

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 4:31pm

By Andy Hollebon

Bye bye Hoegh Osaka: She’s on the move this afternoon

Hoegh Osaka

The cargo ship will be tugged to Southampton this afternoon.

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 12:35pm

By Joanne Groenenberg