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Finally, the number of people with Covid-19 in Isle of Wight care homes revealed

flattern the curve

Papers for next week's Corporate Scrutiny Committee reveal the total number of Covid-19 cases in Isle of Wight care homes

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

London to Portsmouth’s new ‘Trainbow’ celebrates Pride month

South Western Railway's 'trainbow' for Pride month

South Western Railway say their new ‘trainbow’ is just a small contribution to this month’s celebrations – even if they are set to be a little different to previous years!

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

Unanimous green light for Goddards Brewery’s move to Branstone Farm

Artist impression of Goddards Brewery

A supporter of the application said, "The new location will put Goddards on the tourist map and will become a place for Island residents to visit". Read what's planned for the new site

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 2:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘We can’t stay in lockdown forever’ says Isle of Wight council leader, as restrictions are eased

Dave Stewart

Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, says a key part of recovery will be that everyone continues to take personal responsibility for their actions

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 2:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

New toilets in Sandown given the go ahead after eight years in pipeline

Plans for public toilets in Sandown

Isle of Wight Councillor for the area, Ian Ward, urged committee members to help push through a development that has been in the pipeline for eight years

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 2:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Islander’s ‘Profitable Couch’ podcast No.2 in the iTunes Charts: Help it reach the top spot

Nikki Collinson-Phenix

Islander Nikki Collinson-Phenix launched her podcast just over a week ago and has already reached number two in the iTunes Top 200 charts for Entrepreneurship. You can help her reach the top

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

Vandals take line painting machine for a dance on football pitch and cause other damage too

Rew Valley FC - vandals dance with line painting machine

The vandals appeared to have a sudden burst of creativity with the line painting equipment and among other things used fencing posts to build a bonfire

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors reject Newport Glamping

Aerial drawing of the glamping site

Cllr Jones-Evans said she thought the glamping site's location was perfect, but Cllr Hollis said he'd never seen a site so ‘unsuitable for camping'

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 11:18am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight McDonald’s drive-thru re-opening is minutes away

mcdonalds drive thru sign

McDonald's have just confirmed to News OnTheWight that their Isle of Wight Drive-Thru is re-opening shortly for the first time since lockdown. Will it attract the massive traffic jams seen elsewhere in the country?

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 10:52am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Hula-hooping queen raises over £1,500 for Isle of Wight NHS

Tania hulahooping

Taking inspiration from Capt. Tom Moore’s efforts Tania who has been shielding during the Covid-19 lockdown decided to do something that she enjoys to help raise funds

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 9:27am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight Bus Museum cancel their second major event this year in light of Coronavirus

IOW Bus Museum :

Originally scheduled for May, but then moved to August, organisers now say social distancing has made it impossible to achieve the primary objectives of the event

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight parking charges come back into force from next week

Parking ticket machine:

The Isle of Wight council say a number of important factors were considered in making the decision to start charging for parking again

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 6:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment