Chest waxing for Ben raises money for Homes-Start charity

Ben getting chest hair cut

Ben Meakin recently braved a chest waxing for charity, raising money for Homes-Start.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 6:58am

By Gavin Foster

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

2,500 litre paint job for Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

For the first time since it was built 35 years ago, work starts this month to repaint Yarmouth Bridge, using around 2,500 litres of paint.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 7:54am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight’s BGT star, Derek Sandy, in Shanklin

derek sandy on nrtiain's got talent TV show

Derek’s 30-minute performance begins at 5pm on Friday.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 12:29pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Cash boost for Isle of Wight good causes

Common Space staff accepting cheque

Around a dozen Isle of Wight good causes have applied for grants of between £3,000 and £16,000 from the Isle of Wight Foundation this year.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 7:04am

By Gavin Foster

Work to replace Newport Quay bridge imminent

Ian Hodson, Structures Manager, on Quay Bridge

The new bridge will also be safer for people who live, work and pass through the area as well as the surge of visitors who will be spending time in the area for the festival in June.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 10:10am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Resurfacing works on Shanklin Esplanade start today

Road works road closed signs

Works to resurface the road will be limited to daytime hours during the week, meaning the esplanade will be open to vehicles during evenings and at weekends with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:37am

By Gavin Foster

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

New specialist vehicle will help resurfacing of narrow Isle of Wight roads

the midi paver

The new ‘midi-paver’ will be used extensively in the coming year when numerous rural roads will be improved as part of the 2019 programme of works.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:15pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Overnight closures for East Wight roadworks

the road at Hale Common

Work on both projects will be undertaken at night in order to minimise inconvenience to road users.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:48pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Cub scouts get Island Roads safety lesson

Steve Ambrose with the cub pack.

As part of a safety talk, delivered to schools and youth groups by Island Roads, 1st Godshill and Rookley cubs formed teams to dress up Brian in full personal protection equipment.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 8:42am

By Gavin Foster

Grant from Island Roads’ Foundation opens doors

Way forward and island roads

The new doors enable all visitors to the Way Forward’s HQ at Dodnor, particularly wheelchair users, to access the support services of the charity far more easily.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 5:04pm

By Gavin Foster