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Matalan raises over £7,600 in-store for the Hospice

Matalan and the Hospice

A variety of creative fundraising ideas have helped staff at Matalan’s Newport store raise a massive £7,600 for Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 11:39am

By Erika Campbell-Burt

Isle of Wight Film Festival: Final call for entries

George Mackay and Brian Harley:

The excellent Isle of Wight Film Festival returns again this year. If you're planning to enter your film, make sure you act swiftly. Deadline for entries is 1st May.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 10:26am

By Bruce Webb

Police raise profile of the Hampshire Stalking Clinic on National Stalking Awareness Day

Hampshire Constabulary is reminding people who face stalking or harassment that help and support is available to them.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 9:48am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Pop-up Beethoven performance planned in protest against Music Service cuts: Find out how to take part

Children playing instruments:

Music Service pupils and other Island amateur and professional musicians are planning a pop-up performance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy to raise awareness of the cuts to the Island's Music Service. All welcome to take part.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 8:49am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Scrutineers make recommendations on cross-Solent travel

Solent forts:

Find out what the Task and Finish Group are recommending to the Full Council following their public meeting with stakeholders and cross-Solent operators.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 1:40pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Here’s where you can still buy milk produced on the Isle of Wight


Although this Friday sees the end of production of bottles of milk under the 'I Love Isle of Wight Milk' brand, there are still other farms and outlets you can buy Isle of Wight milk from.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ofsted rates primary school as Good


Congratulations to all at the school following their recent Ofsted inspection.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 11:41am

By Sally Perry

Primary school requires improvement says Ofsted

School warning sign

Although Ofsted found the school required improvements in all areas, they did praise senior leaders and pupils.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 11:25am

By Sally Perry

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat features in new Lloyds advert

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

It's great to hear that this vital charity based on Sandown has been chosen to feature in a new ad for Lloyds Bank.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Woman found with serious injuries in Cowes home

Police tape:

Police say they're keeping an open mind about the cause of the woman's injuries at this early stage.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 9:49am

By Sally Perry

Atos officials on the Island to talk about Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) this week

Disabled parking space:

If you want to find about more about Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) and what's happening with the backlog of assessments on the Island, head to Riverside Centre this Friday.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 9:37am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 4 readers' comments

‘I Love Isle of Wight Milk’ to come to an end as milk production at Rew Valley Dairies stops

I Love Isle of Wight Milk Carton

It’s sad to hear that jobs will be lost and Islanders won’t be able to continue to buy ‘I Love Isle of Wight Milk’, as the supermarket ‘milk price wars’ drives the dairy out of the market.

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments