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Isle of Wight primary school remains ‘Good’ say Ofsted

green smiley balls

One parent commented, "‘I feel that Barton has improved immensely over the past five years or so... my child is doing very well in all areas of their education... I would recommend the school to any of my friends and family."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Cowes RNLI and Ventnor Coastguard assist unwell woman on board broken down boat

RNLI embroidered logo

The Cowes RNLI crew assisted an incident on Thursday evening when a woman fell unwell on board a boat with a broken engine.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:29am

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight school wins Bronze Accreditation for anti-bullying programme

ctk anti bulling ambassadors

Christ the King College is among a small number of schools who have been awarded The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Bronze Level Accreditation.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 12:30pm

By Glynis Hutchings

Leader’s vow to ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’ a step closer with public consultation

Vix lowthion - cycling through undercliff

Cllr Ian Ward also says it's his view the Isle of Wight needs to have Undercliff Drive road open again, but will not make a decision until after the consultation.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:41am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Court for Isle of Wight man accused of shining light at helicopter pilot conducting search for missing person

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The offence took place during a search for a missing person in March in the Brading area.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:03am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Non-stop kayak around the Isle of Wight in aid of Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Tim Wiggins kayaking around the Isle of Wight

Tim Wiggins has swapped his bicycle for a sea kayak and plans to kayak around the Island next month to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight DofE Gold Award winners head to Buckingham Palace

D of E Students

Congratulations to Michael and Daniel who attended a presentation at Buckingham Palace last month to receive their Gold Awards.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 9:34am

By Sally Perry

Laurie Anderson heads up southern England homelessness support services team

Laurie Anderson

In her role, she is responsible for the organisation’s homelessness support services team across the Isle of Wight, as well as Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:31am

By Iwan Roberts

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)

traffic jam

From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

A chance to share your crime or safety concerns with those in charge

British Transport police

Chair of the Community Safety Partnership says “I would invite you to come along and engage with us because your opinions matter and feed into our priorities for the coming year, as well as highlighting where we can all work together.”

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 4:19pm

By IW Council Press Office

Parish Council show support for IWC’s West Wight school plans

Freshwater parish councillors and pupils and parents with banner

The Parish Council says Freshwater’s All Saints' School is the only one in the Government’s Priority School Building Programme 2 – and millions of pounds of capital funding for the children of the West Wight would be be lost if Freshwater site permanently closes.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 1:09pm

By Michael Mills