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See the MP and council Chairman take part in the #IceBucketChallenge

Andrew Turner

Both Andrew Turner MP and Ian Ward, the Chairman of the council, took up the IceBucketChallenge after being nominated. Watch the video below.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 4:31pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

IW NHS Trust wins three year contract for substance misuse service

Substance misuse

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a new co-ordinated community service helping people in their recovery from substance misuse.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 4:02pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner accepts #IceBucketChallenge

Bucket

If you're in Newport, you can pop along and watch it at 3pm.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 2:52pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Natasha completes her Sea and Summit Challenge with a little help from PSP

Natasha Lambert

Congratulations to Tasha for completing yet another incredible challenge. You continue to be an inspiration to us all.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 11:47am

By Laura Downton with 2 readers' comments

‘Disappointing’ drop in GCSE results at Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College photo from their Website

Only 29% of pupils taking GCSEs at Carisbrooke this year achieved 5 A*-C including English and maths. A drop on the previous year's 9% increase.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 8:20am

By Peter Shaw with 2 readers' comments

New changes on Island NHS Board

New board directors nhs iw

Following the retirement of Non-Executive Directors John Matthews and Peter Taylor and the departure of Executive Director, Felicity Greene, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, working with the Trust Development Authority, has moved quickly to fill these top level Board vacancies.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 6:45am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Coppins Bridge punch-up caught on video

Coppins Bridge punch up

Police are keen to hear from any witnesses to the punch-up which took place on Medina Way on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

More Isle of Wight public toilets being considered for disposal by council

market street toilets:

It's unclear at this stage what might happen on the site of the former public toilets in Market Street, but Executive members will be asked next month to agree to dispose of the site.

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 3:19pm

By Sally Perry with 51 readers' comments

Hampshire Constabulary signs up to the Government’s ‘Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme’

Theresa May

Hampshire Constabulary has signed up to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May announced this week.

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 12:24pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Andrew Turner MP nominated for the #IceBucketChallenge

Adam Harvey - Ice Bucket challenge to Andrew Turner:

Will the Isle of Wight MP rise to the challenge and agree to be videoed having icy cold water poured over him to help raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease?

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

First rural broadband cabinet goes live today

Shirley Smart and Peter Cowen - BT Rural Broadband Exchange

The first cabinet to be fully connected as part of the Isle of Wight’s multi-million pound rural superfast fibre broadband project has now gone live, it has been announced today (Wednesday 27 August).

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 7:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Newport residents unhappy with council’s ‘limited action’ flooding plan

Chris Whitehouse

Newport West councillor, Chris Whitehouse, says more must be done to make sure the flooding problem does not repeat itself in the near future as it threatens to do.

Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 5:43pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 2 readers' comments