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Wightlink say decision to not run a charter boat during annual refit is ‘not a financial one’

Wight Ryder II

Commuters may be wondering why, if it's not a financial decision, Wightlink have chosen to only run an hourly service during the annual refit of the FastCats

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: Just because we can cut down a tree or hedge, does it mean we should?

hedgehog in undergrowth

Naomi from Binstead says, "With demand for land for housing and agriculture, we need to start being responsible for our actions"

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 4:23pm

By Naomi with one comment

Isle of Wight County Press lose their first female editor as Emily Pearce leaves the world of news

cp-masthead-photo with Emily

Emily worked her way up from trainee 12 years ago to the become the paper's first female editor last year

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Grants of up to £3,000 for projects that benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged groups

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Projects that address issues of deprivation could benefit from a grant of up to £3,000

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 3:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Wightlink cancel ferry crossings due to ‘adverse weather and reduced power’

wight light wightlink ferry

If you were due to sail today on the Wightlink Fishbourne route, best to check whether your sailing has been cancelled

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight author signs first major deal with publisher focused on mental health

bethan christopher

Bethan Christopher has landed a deal with Trigger, mental health and wellbeing publisher, and believes it's going to "brilliant, bold, beautiful adventure"

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 12:41pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club’s riders hit the sand pit

Jack Ayres at Haslett Farm by Viki Taylor

Read how riders fared in the latest Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club's 2020 Winter Series Trials Championship last weekend

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 12:18pm

By Scout Gregory

Wightlink respond to petition calling for charter boat to reinstate twice hourly service or reduce fare during refit period

wight ryder passing a sea fort

The response from Wightlink has raised more questions, but in the meantime here's how they responded to the petition

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Hipshaker returns to help fundraise for Island Games athletes and KissyPuppy

sixties styling by Laura Jane Harding

A great night out is promised with very best in 60's funk, soul, jazz, rock, R&B and Motown from Hipshaker's resident DJs. Go home with a warm fuzzy feeling that you've helped two great causes

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry

Book now for an evening with human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

peter tatchell on a march

The event is an opportunity to find out what has motivated Peter Tatchell to continue campaigning across the world, often in high risk, homophobic and dangerous areas

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 8:22am

By Caroline Diamond

Volunteer opportunities at the Classic Boat Museum

classic boat museum from 360

There’s a lot to be gained from volunteering a little of your time. Why not find out more about how you could help the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes and East Cowes

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 8:03am

By Sally Perry

Petition calls for charter boat to service commuters during annual catamaran refit, or reduction in cost of season tickets

new catamarans

Those who rely on the high-speed catamaran service for commuting say Wightlink should provide a charter service or adjust the charges

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments