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Clean Bandit’s ‘Skating Minister’ reveals Island connection

Nick Martin in Clean Bandit video

If you're a fan of electro–classical group Clean Bandit, you'll know exactly who we're talking about when we mention the Skating Minister.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Follow live coverage of parking changes being scrutinised tonight (Updated)

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

OnTheWight will be providing live coverage from the meeting which starts at 6pm.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 3:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Temporary speed reduction to come into force on Medina Way

Slice of road

Island Roads say work they're carrying out needs the speed limit to be reduced.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 2:51pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island


It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 4 readers' comments

New campaign warns children and young adults about risks of trespassing on rail lines

British Transport Police :

Although the Isle of Wight's stretch of railway track is relatively short compared to other parts of the country, the risks are the same.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:15am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Improvements in absenteeism rates the focus of Ofsted visit

Following news last year that Isle of Wight secondary schools had the worst absenteeism rates in England, it's great to hear that improvements have been made.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:41am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Council say early signs show improvements in KS2 reading, writing and mathematics

school desk:

Provisional data shows improvements in reading, writing and mathematics. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office

MP calls for early report on St Helen ferry incident

Wightlink ferry deck collapse - From the deck - Matt Jones

Following an incident on the St Helen Wightlink ferry on Friday night, the MP is calling for the MAIB report to be delivered as quickly as possible to allay customers' fears.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:16am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 9 readers' comments

Winners of MyIsleOfWight awards 2013 announced

MyIsleOfWight 2013 awards

The second year for the awards saw some new businesses winning and quite a number bagging two awards.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 2:57pm

By Alix Robinson with 2 readers' comments

Hurrah for Haylands Farm who’ll donate flowers after 300 lost to vandals

Coronation Gardens

Haylands Farm show fantastic community spirit, stepping in to replace the 300 plants in Coronation Gardens that were damaged by vandals at the weekend free of charge.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 2:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Damage to lifeboats under investigation by police

Ryde Inshore Rescue:

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen something after lifeboats at Ryde Inshore Rescue were vandalised sometime between Sunday and Monday evening.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 1:24pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

Hampshire Constabulary responding well to budget cuts says HMIC report

Police on the beat:

A report from HMIC released today finds that Hampshire Constabulary has responded well to the challenge of the spending review, adding that 'its well placed to respond to future funding reductions in this ongoing era of austerity'.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 1:07pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments