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Find out which Isle of Wight pubs made the latest Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide

New Inn Shalfleet:

Well done to two Isle of Wight pubs for making it into the latest Michelin Eating Out In Pubs guide.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Young Solent entrepreneurs get £39,000 head start in business

Young Entreprenuers

23 year old Ellie Tappenden from the Isle of Wight plans to set up a mobile vet nursing service for the Island with her Solent LEP grant.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 3:43pm

By Laura Downton

Concern for missing teenager (updated)

Kayleigh Williams

Parents of the missing teenager are urging her to call home.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 11:34am

By Sally Perry

Outcome of more rigorous adult social care inspections across the country revealed

Magnifying Glass:

Early ratings of ‘Good’ adult social care in England encouraging so far, says the Care Quality Commission. The Isle of Wight has not been included yet, but we'll let you know once details of new inspections are released.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 10:37am

By Alison Berridge

‘Reds versus greys’ educational film created on the Isle of Wight

Red Squirrel on the Isle of Wight

A new DVD, filmed and produced on the Isle of Wight looks at the impact the American grey squirrel has had on the native reds across the British Isles. It launches at Isle of Wight Zoo early next month.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 9:09am

By Helen Butler

Missing woman located


Family and friends will be relieved to hear the missing woman has been reported to be on the mainland and safe.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 8:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Natalie says goodbye to ‘ab fab’ Afro to help young cancer sufferers

Natalie Hyde before shot at The Neddles Park

All praise to Natalie Hyde for braving the cold weather and having her fabulous Afro shaved off to raise money for two charities as well donate her hair for young cancer sufferers.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 5:07pm

By Mary Cracknell with one comment

Countryfile showcases how Woodland Therapy can help those with mental health issues

Bouldnor woodland project

It's not just Ryde Pier that you'll see on Countryfile this coming Sunday. You'll be able to find out more about the Woodland Therapy Project too.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 4:47pm

By Kizzie Henderson

Scrutiny Group recommend increase in floating bridge charges

Floating bridge protest at county hall

The Scrutiny Committee's Task and Finish Group have been looking into proposals to change charging on Cowes floating bridge. Next week they'll present their recommendations, which include some surprising jumps in charges.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businesses shortlisted for prestigious Beautiful South Awards

Vernon Cottage Shanklin:

Seven of the Island’s leading tourism businesses have been chosen for the finals of the Beautiful South Tourism Awards.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:55am

By Sue Emmerson

Wildlife Trust ‘fully sympathetic’ to Undercliff residents

Undercliff resident re-opening - attempted re-closure - Island Roads and residents - St Lawrence sign

Other reports have been quite alarmist on the re-laying of Undercliff Drive. OnTheWight has spoken to the Wildlife Trust and got a far more balanced response.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:05am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Pupils at Ryde Academy Bite the Wight with some help from HTP Training

Bite the Wight at Ryde Academy

As part of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust's Bite the Wight initiative, HTP Training and the Academy worked together to promote healthy eating and to help raise money for the Trust.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 9:40am

By Nat Nelson