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Police campaign to tackle county lines and exploitation of vulnerable people

Two British Transport police at entrance to a train station

The Children’s Commissioner estimates at least 46,000 children in England are caught up in gangs. Last week's operation aimed to tackle county lines drug dealing and the associated exploitation of vulnerable people

Sunday, 27th September, 2020 10:08am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Solent LEP sets out its Economic Recovery Plan for the next two years

Paper map showing the solent area

Chair of the Solent LEP says the plan represents first steps on the journey to 2050 and vision for the Solent to be the global leader in maritime and climate change adaptation

Friday, 25th September, 2020 12:39pm

By Bex Pearce with 2 readers' comments

Much-needed reward for the Isle of Wight’s amazing Young Carers

New bike for this young carer

This much-needed reward for their amazing efforts caring for family members during these even more challenging times is well deserved

Friday, 25th September, 2020 9:48am

By IW Council Press Office

Half-hour extension granted for ‘nuisance’ restaurant by Isle of Wight council

Trees outside County Hall

Isle of Wight Police says they've had more complaints about this business than any other on Island, but owner says she's trying to run "a very nice and relatively exclusive establishment"

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 19 readers' comments

Red Funnel vehicle ferry timetable changes from next week

Aerial shot of Red Funnel ferry leaving Cowes

Watch out for changes to Red Funnel's vehicle ferry service from next week as the timetable is revised

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:26am

By Enya Lumley with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP and business leaders respond to Chancellor’s announcement on VAT cut and more

wooden faced wall with 05 in lights

There are many businesses on the Isle of Wight who will benefit from the VAT cut, but a lot of those businesses are also some of the hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight business in running for South Coast Tech Company of Year

Innovative Physics staff doing a Japan Fukushima Demo

The Shanklin-based company is no stranger to the awards industry having won a raft of national, regional and industry awards in recent years for its innovative technological products and services, including securing South Coast Tech Company of the Year in 2019

Friday, 25th September, 2020 7:50am

By Claire Robertson

Legal requirement for some businesses to display QR code and record contact details or face fines of up to £10,000 (updated)

checking in with qr code on screen

From today it is a legal requirement for businesses to have NHS QR code posters visible to customers on entry

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 5:26pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Work by pioneering female photographer heads to Dimbola next month

Marilyn Stafford Biba Poster

The award-winning and pioneering female photographer, Marilyn Stafford, has an exhibition opening at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in October

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 3:27pm

By Elissa Blizzard with one comment

Nominate your South Western Railway/Island Line customer service hero

Island Line Train at Shanklin station

Do you have a story about an Island Line member of staff who came to your rescue or went above and beyond the call of duty? Why not nominate them as a Customer Service Hero

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 3:10pm

By South Western Railway Press Office

Isle of Wight NHS launches largest flu campaign – and they want to ensure you get vaccinated this autumn

needles and jar of influenza vaccination

The Isle of Wight Director of Public Health says that with both the flu virus and Covid-19 circulating, flu immunisation is more important than ever to reduce infections, protect each other and save lives

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:33pm

By Priya Mistry with 5 readers' comments