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Great news as the Dorothy Spicer Memorial Award is revived

Dorothy Spicer with Parachutist Bill and pilot Pauline Gower

In 2015 one student from the Isle of Wight Studio School will be awarded the 'Dorothy Spicer Award' in recognition of their achievements.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 2:14pm

By Sally Perry

Less waste going to landfill as Islanders’ recycle more


Residents are recycling more of their waste and sending less to landfill, according to latest government statistics.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 11:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Who is dumping asbestos on our beautiful Island?

Fix my street screen grab:

We're not sure what sort of person would think it's OK to dump asbestos builders’ waste in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, but someone did last week.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 9:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Snag in recovering 500k paid by IW Council in error to bankrupt company

Elevator button

The hearing to recover the money paid in error to a bankrupt company has been delayed by six weeks.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:18pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Island Waste parent co out of running for new IW waste contract


Island Waste's parent company, Biffa, had been one of the five shortlisted companies revealed in November last year as in the running for the new PPP waste contract.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

£13.5m savings needed to be found in coming financial year says council MD

Empty wallet

The government will be giving the council £13.5m less in the next financial year, meaning they'll, yet again, have to find ways of making savings.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Your views sought on what can be placed on the streets

Union street:

Have your say on the policy being set to regulate what sort of things can be placed on the streets, such as table and chairs, advertising boards, etc.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 8:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Anti drink-driving campaign asks ‘Who’s taking you home tonight?’

Who is taking you home

The Isle of Wight Road Safety Forum is supporting a scheme encouraging revellers to ensure they have a safe way of travelling home from a night out.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 2:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Some patients to be offered scheduled operations on mainland

Hospital Corridor

In the last week St Mary's have had to cancel ten operations and are running operating lists which are ‘light’ to enable more emergencies to be accommodated.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 1:06pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Police investigate assault on teenage girl

Close up of telephone pad:

If you saw the assault on this 15 year old girl in Ryde police are keen to hear from you.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

David Pugh: ‘Overheard discussing sensitive party matters’ on packed train claims report

Political Scrapbook - David Pugh Trailer -:

A general rule in life is, if you don't want others to know, don't discuss it in public. Certainly don't do it loudly on a busy train heading back to where you live.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Ofsted finds another Isle of Wight primary school to be ‘Good’

Thumbs up - young boy:

Well done to all at the school for their continued hard work.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 9:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment