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Last chance to have your say on the future of Island Line

island line train pier head

You have until 11.45pm on Tuesday to get your response to the Island Line consultation in. If the line is forced out of the franchise it could have a detrimental effect on the Island's economy. Make sure you let the DfT know your feelings.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Brading Haven Yacht Club shortlisted for RYA Club of the Year Award 2016

Brading sailing club

Well done to everyone who have worked so hard at Brading Haven Yacht Club in St Helens to reach the top five shortlist.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 3:06pm

By Gemma Wall

Island Brewery take top CAMRA spot

pint of beer

Three positions in the top four for Island Brewery. Well done chaps!

Monday, 8th February, 2016 2:14pm

By Claire Collins with one comment

Isle of Wight council respond to Island Line consultation

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

The Isle of Wight council have submitted their formal response to the DfT public consultation on the future of Island Line. Read the letter from CEO, John Metcalfe.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island Roads system freaks out spewing 100s of emails (updated)

spam cans

If you've reported a problem to Island Roads through their online reporting system, you may find piles of email in your inbox. Island Roads say they're "working to resolve the problem as a matter of urgency".

Monday, 8th February, 2016 10:35am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

£260,000 tribute to founder of Newclose County Cricket Ground

Brian Gardener

Over a quarter-of-a-million pounds has been donated to Newclose Cricket Ground by the son and daughter of the late Brian Gardener, the man who founded Newclose Cricket Ground.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 9:51am

By Tracy Mikich

Live Storm Imogen travel updates Monday 8th February

Rough seas

Storm Imogen has had a good go last night. We're running a Live blog to keep you up with the latest travel issues. Just stay on the page and it will automatically update.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 6:40am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

80mph winds expected on Monday say Met Office

Windy lego man

These predicted winds are likely to affect cross-Solent travel on Monday. Keep an eye on the situation through OnTheWight.

Sunday, 7th February, 2016 10:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Garnett Report: MP responds

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

It's the MP's turn to have his say in the hotly-anticipated Garnett Report on the future of Island Line.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 4:00pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council: ‘Disappointment at PM’s stance on IW finances’

County Hall

The council isn't happy with David Cameron's response to being asked how the council will be able to fund itself, after the Government has proposed slashing its payments.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 3:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 32 readers' comments

KILF response to Garnett report: Some welcome, some disagreement

balance scales

The group set up to save Island Line, KILF, has responded to the release of the Garnett Island Line report, raising interesting points.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 10:24am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel ask people to sign their petition to support their terminal expansion

east cowes plans

Red Funnel are urging Isle of Wight residents and businesses to sign an online petition they've started to support their plans to expand the ferry terminal in East Cowes.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 9:35am

By Amy Grinstead with 26 readers' comments

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