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V-Bay Festival: Spectacular Launch

V-Bay Festival: Spectacular Launch

The V-Bay Festival launched with a pirate themed rescue demonstration by the Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat and Solent Air-Sea Rescue.

Sunday, 25th October, 2009 9:58am

By Barbara Roscoe

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Don't forget to change your clocks.

Sunday, 25th October, 2009 9:24am

By Sally Perry

Disruption on Fishbourne Ferry Service Tomorrow

Due to the Great South Run taking place tomorrow (Sunday 25th) there will be some changes to the WightLink Portsmouth/Fishbourne ferry service.

Saturday, 24th October, 2009 2:28pm

By Rachael Brooks

Chat With A Striking Island Postal Worker (podcast)

Chat With A Striking Island Postal Worker (podcast)

Find out what one of the postie why they're going on strike.

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 5:37pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

V-Bay Festival: First Aiders Still Sought

V-Bay Festival: First Aiders Still Sought

If you have first aid skills, please consider helping out at the V-Bay Festival.

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 2:06pm

By Rachael Brooks

Still Time to Register For Good Cooks Challenge

Still Time to Register For Good Cooks Challenge

If you know of a budding young chef let them know about this competition.

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 1:37pm

By Sally Perry

Islanders Talk to the BBC About How The Recession Has Affected Them

Islanders Talk to the BBC About How The Recession Has Affected  Them

Islanders talks to the BBC about how the recession has affected them

Friday, 23rd October, 2009 12:34pm

By Sally Perry

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