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Boxing Day Swims On The Isle of Wight

Boxing Day Swims On The Isle of Wight

Take part in or spectate at the Boxing Day Swims.

Thursday, 24th December, 2009 8:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

IW Council Misses Out On Pan Funding Again (UPDATED)

IW Council Misses Out On Pan Funding Again (UPDATED)

IWC misses out twice bid on £1 billion government scheme called "Kickstart."

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009 5:24pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Appeal for Islanders to Give Blood Over Festive Period

Appeal for Islanders to Give Blood Over Festive Period

Can you spare an hour to give blood over the next couple of weeks?

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009 1:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

More Acts Join IW Festival Lineup

More Acts Join IW Festival Lineup

More acts have been announced this morning. Joining the lineup for next year’s festival are Vampire Weekend on the main stage on Saturday and Spandau Ballet on the main stage on Sunday. Calvin Harris and Friendly

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009 11:07am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Delays To Refuse Collection Today

Delays To Refuse Collection Today

Those super heros of the Island, the refuse collection men, are fighting against the terrible weather conditions today and have understandably been hit by delays. We’re told that some collections could be made up to

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009 10:26am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Don’t Miss Girlguiding Exhibition and Fundraising Book

Don’t Miss Girlguiding Exhibition and Fundraising Book

A new exhibition and fundraising book celebrate 100 years of girlguiding.

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009 9:12am

By Sally Perry

No To CCTV Say Ventnor Town Council

No To CCTV Say Ventnor Town Council

Councillors vote against CCTV in Ventnor. Hurrah!

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Beware of Black Ice Wednesday Morning

Beware of Black Ice Wednesday Morning

Watch out on the roads tomorrow as rain and cold temps might cause black ice

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 4:48pm

By Rachael Brooks

Election Date Set for St Lawrence Councillor Vacancy

Election Date Set for St Lawrence Councillor Vacancy

Elections have been set for the St Lawrence ward vacancy

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 4:33pm

By Sally Perry

Resignations At Ventnor Town Council and Winter Gardens

Resignations At Ventnor Town Council and Winter Gardens

Two resignations at the VTC and Winter Gardens.

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 3:48pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

‘Return to Sport’ in The New Year: Book Now

‘Return to Sport’ in The New Year: Book Now

Lots of sports for residents to get involved with in the New Year.

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 3:26pm

By Rachael Brooks

NHS Tips to Give Up Smoking

NHS Tips to Give Up Smoking

NHS Team give us their

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009 2:03pm

By Rachael Brooks with one comment