Isle of Wight care home must make improvements, say CQC

Elderly woman looking out of the window:

The Isle of Wight care home was found to 'Require Improvement' in three categories — safety, effectiveness and leadership — but was rated 'Good' for being caring and responsive.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:52pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight residents invited to the Great Get Together

picnic blanket

In memory of the Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in 2016, residents are invited to come together, "to remember that in a world of divisive politics, there is far more that unites us than divides us".

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 12:34pm

By Sally Perry

Freshwater Bay Floral Displays support community project

Freshwater Bay floral display

£1,500 was raised during the Open Gardens event which saw keen gardeners in the bay opening their gardens to the public in return for a small donation.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 11:31am

By Paul Mocroft

Islanders for Europe to join People’s March

islanders for europe

Islanders for Europe will join others, including tens of thousands from across the UK and Gibraltar, to demand that the people, not just Conservative ministers, have their say on the final Brexit deal.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:07am

By Vix Lowthion

Southampton CAZ: Port operator puts forward their alternative

southampton port Aerial View July 2017

Isle of Wight haulage companies are concerned that fines of up to £100 per lorry could increase the cost of goods coming to the Island. Southampton's port operator, ABP, are putting their own alternative forward.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 7:36pm

By Hayley Griffith with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight care home rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Merrydale Care Home

Residents said they felt safe and well looked after at this 'homely' Isle of Wight residential care home.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 5:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Adopt South: Isle of Wight could join forces with Hampshire on adoption

childs hand around a love heart stone

Following a Cabinet meeting at Portsmouth City council today, the Isle of Wight could combine adoption services with three other Hampshire councils.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:48pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Annual Children’s Memorial Service returns to St Mary’s


A giant bubble machine will be used to symbolize memories, thoughts and prayers directed heavenwards at this annual memorial service. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:38pm

By Andy Hollebon

Drugs by phone might come to the Isle of Wight


In a bid to improve efficiencies and streamline repeat prescriptions, GPs across the Isle of Wight will be consulted about a proposed telephone prescription service.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Island Roads introduce new new lorry state of the art lorry

Island Roads lorry

A state-of-the-art new 26-tonne lorry brimming with the latest eco and safety features has joined the project to upgrade the Island’s highways network.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 2:05pm

By Gavin Foster

Change to council services over Isle of Wight Festival

IW Festival 2014:

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Need urgent health advice during the Festival weekend?

Pharmacy signs

If you need various urgent health advice or treatment over the Isle of Wight Festival period, this advice from Isle of Wight NHS Trust should be useful.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 12:00pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment