Allan runs London Marathon to raises cash to support young British athletes

allan bridges in marathon

Congratulations to 1 Leisure sales manager, Allan Bridges, who ran the London Marathon on Sunday and, so far, has raised over £1,000 for the Ron Pickering Memorial Foundation.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 5:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight CCG needs to make £9.4m of cuts in coming year


The Isle of Wight CCG will not be able to invest in any services in the 2018/19 financial year without making £9.4m in savings first. The IW CCG governing body will meet today (Thursday).

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘End PJ Paralysis 70 Day Challenge’ at St Mary’s

hospital bed

Patients that stay in their pyjamas or gowns for longer than they need to can have a higher risk of infection, loss of mobility, fitness and strength which results in them staying in hospital longer, so St Mary's are taking part in a challenge to ‘End PJ Paralysis'.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 8:58am

By Andy Hollebon

Lynnbottom slip road closed until 10am to restrict queueing

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

New measure will see no queueing in advance of the tip at Lynnbottom opening at 10am. The slip road will open for access once the tip is open.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 8:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight has one of the highest proportion of diesels vehicles in UK

diesel exhaust by emcclay

Government figures show that nearly a third of registered vehicles on the Isle of Wight are diesel - It's one of the highest ratio in the UK. Breakdown of the figures enclosed.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 6:55pm

By Joseph Hook with 6 readers' comments

Special award for John Cheverton’s 63 years of service

John and Molly Cheverton

John Cheverton will be thanked by the Bishop of Portsmouth this Sunday for his mammoth 63 years as Parochial Church Council (PCC) secretary at St Peter’s Church, Seaview, and 54 years as the church’s organist.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 10:33am

By Neil Pugmire

Isle of Wight to host Inflatable Rainbow Run in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust

Couple in colour run

Individuals, teams and Island businesses are encouraged to get involved in the Isle of Wight's first ever inflatable Rainbow Run. Taking place in August in aid of the Wessex Cancer Trust, registration is now open for the event.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 8:16am

By Lorraine White

No new pharmacies planned despite increase in population

pills medication

A paper being discussed at the Health and Wellbeing Board this week claims the number of community pharmacies and dispensing doctors will continue to be adequate despite a 2.2% predicted rise in the Island’s population.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 7:37am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

New Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce CEO announced

Steven Holbrook

Steven Holbrook will take over from current Chief Executive, Kevin Smith, who retires after 17 years’ service to the IW Chamber.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 7:11am

By Tom Stroud

Isle of Wight care home given six months to improve or close

solent view care home

This Isle of Wight care home has six months to improve or face being shut down, after being rated 'Inadequate' due to “widespread and systematic failings”.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 4:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Red Funnel appoints new Chief Executive Officer

fran collins red funnel ceo

Fran joins the Isle of Wight ferry company from Condor, as Kevin George, the previous CEO, moves to be Red Funnel Group Chairman.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 2:26pm

By Ben Walker with one comment

Performance of new South Western Railway franchise to be reviewed

bob seely westminster debate

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has ordered the investigation following concerns about South Western Railway’s capability since taking over and also that of Network Rail, says MP.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 1:31pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments