Isle of Wight parking charges come back into force from next week

Parking ticket machine:

The Isle of Wight council say a number of important factors were considered in making the decision to start charging for parking again

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 6:07pm

By IW Council Press Office

Sovereign offer funding for groups supporting others during Coronavirus lockdown

food parcel being collected

If you're an Isle of Wight charity providing support to the community during lockdown, grants from Sovereign are still available

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 5:24pm

By Sally Perry

More sailings added by Wightlink as freight demand increases

Wightlink has been working closely with Sainsbury's to get essential supplies to the Island

Wightlink say that while the volume of traffic is a small fraction of what they'd expect at this time of the year, they are seeing a small increase in freight movement

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 5:19pm

By Louise Lea

Isle of Wight Black Lives Matter peaceful protests merge this week (Updated)

end racist sterotypes placard at black lives matter protest

There will be an opportunity on the Isle of Wight this week to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 4:23pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight organisations honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (updated)

susie sheldon jp Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight

The highest award that a voluntary group can receive, this is the equivalent of an individual being awarded an MBE

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 3:52pm

By Katherine Baldwin with one comment

Next phase of major roadworks at St Mary’s roundabout revealed

st mary's roundabout work - maps for july august

New arrangements come into force from next Monday for roadworks at the junction of St Mary's roundabout in Newport

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 3:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight primary schools welcome back priority year group pupils

smile green balls

The number of Isle of Wight schools opening this week to priority year groups reception, 1 and 6 revealed

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 2:49pm

By Sally Perry

Track by Isle of Wight band – signed by producer with reported mafia connection – is re-released by New York record label

reminder records mastering of change my image

The re-release of this 1980s track by Isle of Wight band, Cassie, was sparked after the owner of a New York record label heard it and spent the following years trying to track it down

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 1:47pm

By Sally Perry

Rise in number of Coronavirus deaths in Isle of Wight care homes

Yellow lilies

The number of deaths after testing positive for Covid-19 at Isle of Wight care homes has seen an increase. Our thoughts are with all those affected

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Growing support for ‘Project Geranium’ spreads further happiness to older Island residents

People holding their geraniums

The geranium was chosen as it symbolises good health and friendship; very apt in our current circumstances.

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 12:40pm

By Elisha Leachman

Goodnight Dusty – Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary say goodbye to the donkey who liked to do things his way

Dusty the Jack Donkey - now passed away

Plagued with painful arthritis for many years, this stoical donkey - who was born at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary - finally said his goodbyes at the weekend

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 8:14am

By David Hayles with 2 readers' comments

Award-winning Vectis Radio team recognised with Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

Ian mac

Ian Mac says their volunteers go above and beyond serving the Isle of Wight community and "some of them have been superhuman in their efforts in helping Vectis Radio to survive"

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:58am

By Kelvin Currie with one comment