87 year old scammed out of £9,000 by fraudsters claiming to be police

older man on phone

The 87-year-old victim was conned into withdrawing £9,000 and handing over to a courier. Trading Standards urge Islanders to warn relatives about scams like this.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 2:54pm

By IW Council Press Office

Christ the King College £2.7m in debt after ‘ill judged’ agreement say council (Updated)

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Isle of Wight council say they've tried to work with the Christ the King College, but still no plan exists. "This is an enormous debt for one school to accrue", said the council leader.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 10:46am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Floating Bridge back in service next week

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The Cowes floating bridge is scheduled to reopen to the public this coming Monday (11 December) as part of an extended trial period that will take place this month.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 11:03am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Volunteers sought by the council for Salvation Army homeless shelter

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The Isle of Wight council is teaming up with the Salvation Army to provide night shelter services this winter, but need more volunteers.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 4:52pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council sell former Ryde church for £75,000

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Two council buildings have sold, generating £278,000 for reinvestment, but one was well below the asking price.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 4:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Emergency rehousing for 22 residents of failing care home

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Council staff worked over last weekend to urgently find new placements for 22 residents of a failing care home.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 3:09pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight hitting targets to ease ‘bed blocking’ say council

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Latest figures from NHS England show the Isle of Wight is one of the top five areas for hitting targets and improving their delayed transfer of care (DTOC) targets.

Friday, 1st December, 2017 4:43pm

By IW Council Press Office

Deadline to register development sites looming

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The council is asking landowners, developers, businesses, parish and town councils and local interest groups to come forward with suggested locations where future housing may be built.

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 4:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Cough up a tenner if you lose your wheelie bin

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The new rule will be introduced after the Isle of Wight council have covered the bills for all 3,300 bins that were reported lost or stolen on the Island last year.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 11:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Council take part in Remembrance services on the Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Council will be represented at various services across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday. Two minute silence will be marked on Saturday by maroon being fired in Newport.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 5:02pm

By IW Council Press Office

Another five years of Hampshire looking after Isle of Wight children’s services agreed

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Subject to agreement from Hampshire County Council, the five agreement will be renewed that will see children's safeguarding and education led by the Hampshire officers.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 1:36pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council consider changing school holiday dates

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Islanders will be asked whether they'd prefer school summer holidays to be four weeks instead of six, as a range of options go out to consultation.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 1:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments