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Alcohol Awareness Week Ends With Professional Advice

Alcohol Awareness Week Ends With Professional Advice

Last chance today to chat with alcohol awareness professionals.

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 11:55am

By Rachael Brooks

VB Flickr Group Picture of the Week

VB Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Well done to Suzie from Yellow Lime Photography for her shot being chosen as this week's POW

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 11:08am

By Sally Perry

Get Online Day: Launch at Riverside Centre (podcast)

Get Online Day: Launch at Riverside Centre (podcast)

As you will have read earlier in the week, today is National Get Online Day. The Riverside Centre in Newport are welcoming anyone down today who might be interested in learning the basics of how

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 11:02am

By Sally Perry

Early Morning Red Funnel Crossings Cancelled

More cancellations on Red Funnel.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 11:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council Urged to Sign Up to Every Disabled Child Matters Charter

Isle of Wight Council Urged to Sign Up to Every Disabled Child Matters Charter

Parents of disabled children urge IWC to sign up to EDCM Charter

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 2:29pm

By Sally Perry

VentnorBlog’s Winter Warma: Part Three

VentnorBlog’s Winter Warma: Part Three

Ray gives us part three of his Winter Warma tips.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 1:52pm

By Ray Harrington-Vail

Island Bus Users Surgery

Island Bus Users Surgery

If you use the buses on the Island you might be interested in this event.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 1:00pm

By Stuart George with 2 readers' comments

Cheap Dog Micro-chipping Heads To Ventnor

Cheap Dog Micro-chipping Heads To Ventnor

Cheap dog micro-chipping comes to Ventnor.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Jet Crossings Reduced to Hourly Service Today: Update

Red Jet Crossings Reduced to Hourly Service Today: Update

One of the Red Jets has been taken out of service today resulting in a hourly service.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 10:10am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Unaffected by the Postal Strike Today

Isle of Wight Unaffected by the Postal Strike Today

The Island escapes action today, but will be hit tomorrow - unless you're in Ventnor.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 10:00am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ventnor Town Council Safeguard Jobs At Winter Gardens

Ventnor Town Council Safeguard Jobs At Winter Gardens

A meeting held in-camera decides to support workers who had an uncertain future.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 9:50am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Postal Strike: Advice For Businesses

Postal Strike: Advice For Businesses

Business Link offer advice for Island businesses during the postal strike.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2009 5:31pm

By Sally Perry