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Watch: The Beast Must Die official trailer

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The upcoming TV series, The Beast Must Die, filmed on the Isle of Wight released its official trailer today

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance completes 10,000th mission

Air Ambulance and staff

The Air Ambulance took to the skies and completed their 10,000th mission yesterday. Here's how you can help them

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 1:26pm

By Andrew Shelley

Application for residence to help the Island’s homeless withdrawn following strong opposition

Leed Street property

Although the HMO residents would not be placed directly from the street, neighbours said they 'would not feel safe' having the tenants on their doorstep

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 1:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Visiting restrictions at Isle of Wight hospital

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Despite national lockdown rules easing, there are still visiting restrictions in place at St Mary's Hospital

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:41am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)

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News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fall in number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits

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See within for the number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits or Universal Credit in the last month, broken down between sex and age groups

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9:12am

By Sally Perry

Town Mayor strongly objects to his title being used on candidate’s election leaflet

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Town Mayor was not happy with candidate after finding his official title being used as support in election leaflet

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:20pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Green Party candidate accused of ‘illegal practice’ by Chair of IW Conservatives: Accusation refuted

Angry Birds toys

Things can get heated during elections. They certainly got spikey in this email exchange today

Monday, 19th April, 2021 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Plans for 16 new properties on derelict former farmland

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A ‘modest financial contribution’ would be made towards off-site affordable housing and a strip of land available for the West Wight Greenway (cycle track)

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Small business confidence rebounds, but ‘job market shock’ needs to be protected says FSB boss

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Not surprisingly after coming out of lockdown, close to two thirds of small businesses expect their performance to improve this quarter, and fewer than one in three expect theirs will worsen

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:05pm

By Nicola Bailey with one comment

‘Organised campaign’ against Bembridge holiday lodges ‘bordering on mass hysteria’ says agent

Love Lane artists impression - Martha James Plan Research

Agent for the applicants says she's had to write to Isle of Wight Council planning authority about "the behaviour of certain residents"

Monday, 19th April, 2021 2:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Proposal for network of ‘Quiet Roads’ announced in South and West Wight

Doug Alldred & Claire Critchison Green Party Candidates standing in front of water mill

These two election candidates believe a Quiet Roads Network in the South and West Wight would give vulnerable leisure users a safer set of roads to use, leaving the main roads clearer for motorists

Monday, 19th April, 2021 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments