Head to Newport Roman Villa this half term for frighteningly good fun

Half term events at Newport Roman Villa (1)

Throughout half term, the Roman Villa, at Cypress Road, Newport, will be open as usual for visitors to see the remains, Roman bath suite and the garden, as well as hosting special Spooky making days.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 5:30pm

By IW Council Press Office

Funding boost for Isle of Wight adult social care

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As part of a £240 million fund being distributed to councils across the country, the Isle of Wight has qualified for a boost.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 10:11am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Landlord fined thousands after young family living in dangerous and damp conditions

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Landlords who fail to maintain their properties will be brought before the court, say the Isle of Wight council.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 10:45am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

No room for hate on the Isle of Wight, say council

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As the number of recorded hate crimes on the Isle of Wight rises by over 100 from the previous year, the Isle of Wight council shares details of events which aim to bring people together and stand by with those affected by hate crime.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 4:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Sustainable transport funding boosts for Isle of Wight businesses

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The successful applicants will introduce a range of initiatives, including a new cycle hire operation, a ‘Slow Travel’ Guide and a Rights of Way survey to help better connect communities.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 12:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

FBU’s claims that lives will be put at risk are ‘irresponsible’, says councillor

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The Cabinet member responsible for Fire and Rescue Services says he believes, "most people will understand having firefighters in the right place at the right time will save lives, not put them in danger".

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 8:13am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

New app completes the suite of library service mobile apps

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The new app completes the suite of mobile applications that enables residents to make the best of use of their library service 24/7.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 9:37am

By IW Council Press Office

Newport Harbour regeneration: Isle of Wight council appoint architect (Updated)

Newport Harbour drawings

The masterplan will "visualise and provide a framework for a waterfront reinvigorated by mixed use development, reinforcing Newport’s role as a county town and a visitor destination".

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 6:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 20 readers' comments

National Libraries Week: Find out how libraries can help your wellbeing

Miss Crocus at the library

Island libraries will be emphasising the essential role they play in helping people improve their wellbeing, bringing communities together, combatting loneliness, providing a space for reading and creativity and supporting people with their mental health.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 3:30pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Fire Service plans go back to Cabinet next week


The council say there would be no redundancies and that the new system would guarantee a minimum of 12 immediately-available firefighters for 12 hours a day, every day.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 5:02pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cameras for Isle of Wight parking wardens in crackdown on assaults

Parking enforcement officers wearing BodyCam

The council say that parking enforcement officers have been attacked and verbally abused nearly 60 times in the last two years, including one officer suffering a loss of consciousness following an attack.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 11:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

New garden waste collection raises £360,000 from Islanders

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Over 6,000 Islanders are now paying £60 per year to have their garden waste collected from the kerbside, saving them a trip to the dump which had it opening hours reduced this year.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 10:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments