Cash boost for three Isle of Wight charities from Isle of Wight Foundation

Large cheque being held by Care in the garden staff

The first three of ten charities who will benefit from a share of £73,000 has been announced by the Isle of Wight Foundation

Thursday, 17th December, 2020 11:05am

By Gavin Foster

Footbridges over railway line to be refurbished

Alresford footbridge

This will impact local residents, so if you know someone who uses the footbridges regularly, pass this on to them

Thursday, 17th December, 2020 9:07am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Pioneering Isle of Wight company flies the flag for innovative excellence (again!)

Photo of the staff members

The regional award recognised the company's pioneering innovation in AI technology to assist sectors including cancer detection, homeland security and nuclear decontamination

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:09am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

New footbridge opens full Sandown to Newport cycle track up to horse riders

Alverstone footbridge

Thanks to the new bridge, it will now be possible for ridden horses to follow the whole route from Shide to Sandown along the track

Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 6:58am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Sheep to provide therapy and joy to young people and adults with learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight

Andy Harper from Milford Del with Harold and Hagrid.

Harold and Hagrid are welcome new additions to the smallholding where they are already proving popular with young people and adults with learning disabilities

Thursday, 12th November, 2020 11:08am

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks to continue through lockdown, say PFI contractor

Burnt House Lane

Island Roads say they have adapted all their activities to comply with Public Health England guidelines and will continue with their programme of roadworks during lockdown

Monday, 9th November, 2020 8:35am

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight bridge good news for walkers, cyclists and horse riders too

bridge improvements from island roads

A new structure is planned to cross the Eastern Yar near Alverstone, longer, higher and wide than the existing bridge

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 10:11am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Gritters out this weekend as part of annual winter maintenance preparations

Island Roads Autumn parade 2019

If you see the gritters out on the roads this weekend, don't be alarmed - it's just Island Roads doing their 'Autumn Parade' to check their fleet

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 9:07am

By Gavin Foster

Ash Dieback found in 40 per cent of Isle of Wight inspected trees

Ash Tree

At least 60 trees will need to be felled in the coming months after an inspection found that 169 – have been identified with Ash Dieback

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:43pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Nighttime resurfacing for road out of Town Quay

Town Quay, Cowes

Residents have been thanked for their co-operation and ongoing understanding during the roadworks in Cowes town centre over recent weeks

Friday, 21st August, 2020 9:50am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

‘Animals need your help more than ever’, say Isle of Wight RSPCA as they launch their emergency appeal

Aztec the kitten sitting on woman's knee

RSPCA Isle of Wight say, "We need help right now to ensure we are able to provide our animal care services both now and in the future”

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 12:22pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Island Roads submit plans to prolong life of important section of Military Road

The Military road at Brook with cars driving past

Island Roads say the challenge of the scheme has been to devise an engineering solution that prolongs the life of this important section of the Island’s infrastructure, but does so in a way that respects the unique environmental and geological characteristics of the site

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 8:28am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments