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Meet Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body at public meeting

East Cowes Town Hall :

A range of issues will be discussed at the meeting taking place in East Cowes on 4th September.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 2:34pm

By Andy Hollebon

Have your say at public meeting on proposed foot passenger fares for Cowes Floating Bridge

50p piece:

Share your views at the public meeting on the proposed introduction of a 50p each way fare on the Cowes Floating Bridge.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 12:38pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Flasher arrested in supermarket car park

Police and police dog

Police received reports from several women of a man indecently exposing himself in the Clarence Road and Medina Road area of Newport this morning.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 11:10am

By Sally Perry

Scrutiny committee say council’s reputation could be undermined over Dogs on Leads decision

Dog on beach:

The Scrutiny Committee said that without adherence to formal consultation time periods and outcomes over the Dogs on Leads Order, the Council’s reputation will be entirely undermined and perhaps raise legal risks.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight food producers to be showcased at Westminster

Tray of tomatoes:

The second Isle of Wight Day at Westminster will give a selection of Island businesses a chance to market and promote themselves to a wide audience of travel and food media, key food buyers, business investors and MPs.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 12:33pm

By Sue Emmerson with 2 readers' comments

Residents urged to attend meeting over large scale planning application

Upper Lane Brighstone:

Speaking on the revised Blanchard's Field application, Cllr Seely says the development is "just too large in a village which has arguably already seen too much speculative house-building in the past few decades".

Friday, 29th August, 2014 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Rising star in the artworld seen in Cowes

Edward Waite

Work by up-and-coming artist Edward Waite is currently on tour of the UK. Suzanne and Alan met him in Cowes recently and learnt more about the artist.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 10:01am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Christ the King College report on their provisional GCSE results

Christ the King crest

The College reports some excellent GCSE results this year, with some 14% higher than the national average and many individual successes, including Joe Ellis' brother, who despite the incredibly difficult time for the family this summer, managed to achieve superb results. Well done to you all.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 8:44am

By Gemma Long with 17 readers' comments

Police launch major investigation to five year old taken from Southampton hospital

Ashya King and family

Hampshire Constabulary has launched a major investigation to locate a five-year-old boy removed from Southampton General Hospital without consent.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 8:27am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 12 readers' comments

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 10 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 with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner accepts #IceBucketChallenge


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

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 2:52pm

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments