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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

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

Rising star in the artworld seen in Cowes

Edward Waite

Work by up-and-coming artist Edward Waites 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 one comment

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

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 9 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 5 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 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 8 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 25 readers' comments