Flu vaccinations available for Isle of Wight over 50s from December

influenza vaccine by CDC

Chair of the Isle of Wight CCG says this is a winter like no other and that getting the flu jab not only protects you from the more severe effects, but reduces the risk of spreading it to those who are more vulnerable

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:50am

By Mark Wingham

£10,000 fundraiser for carbon monoxide detectors to protect at least 800 homes

bobby scheme fitter fitting a carbon monoxide alarm

Hampshire and Isle of Wight charity, The Bobby Scheme, aims to raise £10,000 to buy and install up to 800 carbon monoxide detectors

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:39am

By Bill Young with one comment

Derek Sandy on a mission to spread Christmas cheer (Watch)

derek sandy dressed as father christmas for music video

Derek Sandy is determined to spread some cheer this Christmas with his single, 'Cos it's Christmas

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Call for Covid-19 testing of passengers travelling to the Isle of Wight (updated)

mark jeffries, adrian whittaker, jenny hicks, steve parkes

Campaign Group, IOW Ferry Group, are calling for testing of visitors to the Isle of Wight to protect the Island's low infection rates and Tier 1 status

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Tier 3 visitors to the Isle of Wight asked to stay away, others asked to travel ‘the Wight way’

Beach scene with type on top saying, The Wight way to travel

Head of Visit Isle of Wight asks visitors to respect what the local community has achieved in keeping infection rates low on the Island low

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:14am

By Simon Clark with 7 readers' comments

Heroes for Heroes: Isle of Wight union delivers chocolates for staff at 54 schools

heroes chocolate

Whilst not heroes in the classical sense, education staff have shown resilience and courage, performing repeated selfless acts for the common good. They were thanked with chocolates or flowers last week

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:48am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Last Chance City reform and launch new single

Last Chance City - Album over for Their Front Page

Fans of Last Chance City are in for a treat tomorrow, as the band reform to release a new single

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:32am

By Jerome Attrill

Try the Reverse Advent Calendar this year to help Islanders who are struggling

The Isle of Wight foodbank has seen a rise in the number of people they've helped this year and Christmas will be no exception. Here's how you can help

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:20am

By Southern Co-op

Latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

covid-19 face mask covering grafitti

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Sunday, 29th November, 2020 4:32pm

By Sally Perry

Innovative ideas and originality a must for the 2020 Santa Sleigh Design competition

Santa Sleigh Design Competition poster

Here's something for your kids and grandkids to get involved with. Dig out the paper and pens and get the creativity flowing

Sunday, 29th November, 2020 11:06am

By Simon Everett

Challenge to write and perform a tune a day for Isle of Wight folk musician

three photos of becky haydock playing her violin

Becky Haydock set out to raise £100 for Multiple Sclerosis Trust (MS Trust) by writing and performing a new tune every day for a month. She's only four days in and has already raised over £500

Sunday, 29th November, 2020 10:38am

By Sally Perry

Opinion: Back local businesses, support friends and family, lead the way and keep Tier One status until Spring

card with flower and number one on table

Vix Lowthion shares her views on the Isle of Wight being awarded Tier One status after lockdown and how we can make sure the Island retains it

Saturday, 28th November, 2020 12:19pm

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments