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Great photos and timelapse video of Cowes Floating Bridge protest

Floating Bridge protesters on Bridge by Allan Marsh

Islanders of all ages declared their opposition to the proposed foot passenger fares in the Cowes Floating Bridge tonight. See this great set of pics and time-lapse video of it taking place.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 8:07pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Go nuts for Red Squirrel Week!

Squirrel at Bouldnor Forest

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is highlighting the importance of our red squirrels this week by dedicating a week celebrating the species.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 4:45pm

By Kizzie Henderson

‘Say no to foot passenger fares’ protest today at 5pm

Floating bridge protest at county hall

Those against the proposal say introducing foot passenger fares will backfire and not only cost the council more, but have a detrimental impact on businesses in Cowes and East Cowes.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Fire next to Fire station

Fire next to fire station

Last night's fire couldn't have been much more conveniently placed for the fire service.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 8:20am

By Simon Perry

Plans to convert former Radar Station into holiday lets attracting opposition

Radar Station Bunker

Plans could see the bunker, an important part of Ventnor history (and more recently known as an all night party destination) be converted into holiday accommodation.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 8:02am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Island Roads’ staff volunteers clear overgrowth from view point

Island Roads volunteers clear viewpoint overgrowth

The view at Viewpoint car park in Bouldnor has been restored once more thanks to a team of staff volunteers from Island Roads.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 7:43am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Newly resurfaced path attracts 20,000 visits in last three months

Wroxall to Shanklin path - official opening :

Nearly 20,000 trips have been recorded on a newly resurfaced shared-use path between Shanklin and Wroxall in the last three months.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 4:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Green Army Awarded the Merlin Trophy 2014 by CPRE IW

Green Army - volunteer collecting award:

The award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England recognises the valuable contribution the Green Army have made to conservation on the Isle of Wight. Congratulations to all involved.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 3:51pm

By Claire Hector

Executive to consider changes to disability related expenditure

Executive to consider changes to disability related expenditure

The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive is to consider proposals to change how it treats additional expenses related to disability, when it meets next week (Tuesday 7 October).

Monday, 29th September, 2014 2:00pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Sarah Moore says goodbye to her luscious locks for charity

Sarah Moore after hair cut:

The hair donated by Sarah to The Little Princess Trust will be used to make real hair wigs for children who've suffered hair loss through cancer treatment.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

Stop the Rot event a huge success

Friends of Frank James

The much anticipated English Heritage event "Stop the Rot", held in conjunction with the Friends of Frank James, took place at the lavishly decorated Grade II* Listed Northwood House.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 11:34am

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

Ferries could be regulated under a Labour government says shadow chancellor

Stewart Blackmore and Ed Balls conference selfie

Labour's parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight, Stewart Blackmore, shared his concerns for the Island with shadow chanceloe, Ed Balls, at last week's Labour party conference.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 10:55am

By Sally Perry with 60 readers' comments