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Demo At Undercliff Gardens: 12.45 Today

Demo At Undercliff Gardens: 12.45 Today

A group of residents, concerned about the apparent inconsistencies in the planning process and in particular, retrospective planning permission being granted to a serial abuser of the planning process, will be gathering today outside

Monday, 28th January, 2008 11:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Free Style Drawing Workshops

Free Style Drawing Workshops

As well as the plethora of excellent courses being offered as part of the Neighbourhood Learning scheme, we hear that a new course in free style drawing is about to kick off too. It’s being

Monday, 28th January, 2008 11:05am

By Sally Perry

Up to 3,500 People At School Closure Demo

Amazing numbers of people at the Newport school closure protests. Estimates run at between 2-3,500 people – IW Radio are reporting it as the largest demonstration on the Island in living memory. All very good

Saturday, 26th January, 2008 11:06am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dozens Turn Out For Schools Demo

Dozens Turn Out For Schools Demo

It wasn’t the thousands who are expected tomorrow, but dozens of parents and children turned up outside County Hall this afternoon to let those inside know how they felt about the proposed school

Friday, 25th January, 2008 6:27pm

By Sally Perry

InterAct: Acting Course Starts Monday [update]

InterAct: Acting Course Starts Monday [update]

Rosamunde got in touch with us to day to share some news about a new course starting on Monday next week. Thanks to a lottery award, local group InterAct are offering classes, leading to accredited

Friday, 25th January, 2008 6:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Towers : Music And Dinner with Heart Beats Music

Ventnor Towers : Music And Dinner with Heart Beats Music

If you’re looking for some musical entertainment with option of some food on Saturday night in Ventnor, you might want to put a call in to the Ventnor Towers to get your tickets sorted

Friday, 25th January, 2008 3:59pm

By Simon Perry

Make A Bag Make A Change: Sewathon

Make A Bag Make A Change: Sewathon

Please don’t forget to pop down to Ventnor tomorrow and catch the volunteers busily sewing in the window of the RNLI. The volunteers have been beavering away over the last month and have a great

Friday, 25th January, 2008 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

School Closure Demo Today At County Hall

A quick reminder that a peaceful demo against the proposed schools closures has been planned for 3.30pm today outside County Hall, Newport. Some parents felt it was better to demo whilst officers are at work

Friday, 25th January, 2008 2:26pm

By Sally Perry

‘Don’t Forget’ Gig Tonight At St George’s

‘Don’t Forget’ Gig Tonight At St George’s

As we mentioned last week, tonight sees a memorial gig being held to remember and celebrate the lives of Pascha Burgoyne, 16, Tom Rees, 17, and Martin Hawker, 18, who all died tragically in

Friday, 25th January, 2008 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

History Society Talk

History Society Talk

If reggae is not your thing, perhaps one of the great talks being hosted the Ventnor History Society would be of more interest to you. Andy Butler will be returning to complete his presentation ‘Luccombe

Friday, 25th January, 2008 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

County Press Now Down On Ventnor?

County Press Now Down On Ventnor?

We’ve been noticing of late how interested the Country Press has been getting in reporting on Ventnor – especially over the last few of months, with a couple of pieces appearing each week. As

Friday, 25th January, 2008 11:26am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Patrick Joyce: Council School Shortfall Argument Invalid (podcast)

Patrick Joyce: Council School Shortfall Argument Invalid (podcast)

One of the major arguments put forward by the Isle of Wight Council as to why they should carry out the proposed primary school closures, is that the schools currently have a short-fall

Thursday, 24th January, 2008 10:01pm

By Simon Perry