£778,400 funding boost for The Pier’s Tale project in Yarmouth

yarmouth pier

This financial boost will help restore the timber structure of the pier, and highlight all aspects of the Pier’s 140 years.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 4:55pm

By Tracey Cooper

Earl Mountbatten Hospice judged to be ‘Outstanding’

hospice outstanding

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has judged the Earl Mountbatten Hospice to be ‘Outstanding’ - putting them alongside a small group of other hospices across the country which have achieved a similar rating.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 8:15am

By Emma Topping

Minister visit postponed – IWCA conference still going ahead

Houses of parliament

The visit to the Isle of Wight by Sajid Javid MP, has been postponed following the tragic events at Westminster yesterday (Wednesday).

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 8:13am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 3 readers' comments

Redesign of how Isle of Wight hospital specialty services delivered is underway

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

The clinical lead for the redesign of acute services says no decisions have been made yet, nor will they be before there has been consultation with the public, health professionals and other stakeholders.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:35pm

By Andy Hollebon

Have you registered to vote?

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You won't be able to vote on 4th May unless you are registered to vote from the address you now live at. Have you moved home since the last election? Make sure you let the council know.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Youth shelters and a novel way to charge smart phones

julie jones evans youth shelters

Two youth shelters have been installed at Church Litten with two pieces of exercise equipment that can recharge smart phones by pedal power.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:06pm

By Danny Faulkner with 2 readers' comments

Local Government Minister’s Isle of Wight visit now uncertain (Updated)

sajid javid

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, was due to be crossing the Solent tomorrow (23rd March) and to tour the new Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). After the events in Westminster today, this is now uncertain.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Yarmouth Bridge planned closure

yarmouth bridge

Diversions will be in place when the bridge closures for around a week for the annual maintenance.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 2:29pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight council calls for ‘greater local autonomy’ over school funding

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Most primary schools on the Isle of Wight will be losing funding within new National Funding Formula proposal.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 2:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

New CEO for Isle of Wight Society for the Blind

breath of spring

Estelle Thomas, the figurehead for Isle of Wight Society for the Blind for past four years, will be retiring as CEO.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 1:30pm

By Estelle Thomas

Isle of Wight Council leader reveals ‘One Island One Service’ idea

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart says the ‘Island Hub’ concept has been given support in principle by all major providers, including health, social care, the police, fire, ambulance and charities. A feasibility study will take place asap.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 1:05pm

By Dave Stewart with 28 readers' comments

Speeding fines due to rise

speed camera

Fines and penalties for speeding when driving on roads and motorways will increase from 24th April as new sentencing rules for magistrates’ courts come into force. See the detail and new categories.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments