Isle of Wight hospital still seeing new Coronavirus patients

st mary's hospital

The CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust says there will be many, many months of having to manage visitors to the hospital in "a really robust way" and that they have to be as vigilant as they were in February

Monday, 13th July, 2020 1:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

plate of quiche and salad, cup of coffee at restaurant table

The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 10 readers' comments

Wightlink adds more sailings to their vehicle ferry services: Still no FastCat

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink say they've increased the vehicle ferry crossings to meet demand now travel restrictions have been eased by the UK Government

Monday, 13th July, 2020 10:45am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Discrimination will not be tolerated say Student Council

Athiea Mitchell standing against mural of angel wings

The Vice Chair of the Student Council says, "We will strive to teach every student in the Academy that discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated"

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:53am

By Nat Nelson with 2 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight schools benefit from generous Waterstones book donation

Box of books being donated

The books were all left from the World Book Day event that took place just before lockdown and were shared with four schools

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council’s library service introduce new ordering system

Illustration of person holding ipad, library tickets and books

Libraries are not yet open to the public, but a new ordering system means you can place an order and pick up books of your choice. Details within

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:11am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Change in planning laws will save theatres, concert halls and live music venues for future generations

red theatre seats

The law comes into effect in the next week and aims to protect theatres, concert halls or live music venues that have been impacted from Coronavirus

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

What is it about the Government hiding the results of the Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App trial?

child hiding behind hands

It appears that it’s not just news publications that are being kept away from answers to what seem like simple questions about the Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App trial. Here’s an exchange from Parliament yesterday

Friday, 10th July, 2020 5:49pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

NHS Staff go above and beyond call of duty in fight against Covid-19: Latest stats

Hospital corridor

Maggie Oldham, CEO of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust convey her thanks to all staff for going above and beyond the call of duty in the fight against the spread of Covid-19

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Demolition of heritage lookout tower refused by Isle of Wight council planners

A still from the Isle of Wight Archive's film of the Cliff End observation tower

The company was asking for planning permission to demolish the structure as soon as possible, but it was refused on two grounds. Details within

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

U-turn by Isle of Wight CCG saves LGBTQ+ youth charity for closure

breakout youth flag

The Isle of Wight CCG has made a u-turn after recognising the important work the charity does, meaning the vital service will be able to remain open

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:40pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Southern Housing win contract to help Isle of Wight homeless families

Homeless families contract award image

As well as homeless providing homeless Isle of Wight families a safe place to stay, they will also offer support to help them overcome their challenges

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:35pm

By Will Jankowski