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Community fridges help reduce food waste and provide support for your local community

Community Fridge from Hubbub YT video

The idea behind community fridges is to reduce food waste and help support those in the community in need

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 4:09pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Short film about Lauren Fry’s ‘Foible and Folly’ installation at Boojum and Snark

Lauren Fry - piecing together the artwork

Take a few minutes out of your day to watch this short film about Isle of Wight artist, Lauren Fry's latest project at Boojum and Snark. We think it's great

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

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, 11th May, 2021 11:34am

By Sally Perry

Ryde residents step up to the plate to ignite hope in voters

Phil Jordan, simon cooke and john mclaglan

The new 'Our Ryde' town councillors share their thoughts about the future of Ryde

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 9:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Election now over, could Isle of Wight council work with ‘no overall control’?

four people shaking hands

News OnTheWight has looked across the country, seeking to understand, would 'no overall control' work and what could it mean

Monday, 10th May, 2021 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Young Islanders invited to Virtual Careers and Apprenticeship Show

Teenage girl using a mobile phone sat in front of laptop and surrounded by painting utensils by bruce mars

The virtual event features a full day of interactive webinars and chatrooms, as well as evening sessions for parents and carers

Monday, 10th May, 2021 3:22pm

By Hannah Bergman-Brown with one comment

Town council seat decided on the ‘luck of the draw’

woman with fingers crossed behind her back

Two candidates had to rely on the 'luck of the draw' after gaining the same number of votes in last week's election

Monday, 10th May, 2021 3:06pm

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

Developer to come back with revised application

Drawing of the Millfield Ave planning application

The developer has written to residents to say they'll be submitting a revised application after plans for 25 new dwellings was rejected

Monday, 10th May, 2021 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Steve Hastings: Brief profile of new IW Conservative leader’s political history

Steve Hastings (black and white)

Many Islanders may not know who the new acting leader of the IW Conservatives is, so here’s a profile News OnTheWight has drawn together to give you some background

Monday, 10th May, 2021 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Green Party councillors sworn in at County Hall (update 2)

Joe Lever and Claire Critchison outside County Hall

Claire Critchison and Joe Lever have now been sworn in as Isle of Wight councillors. It could lead to the first Green Party group at County Hall

Monday, 10th May, 2021 11:01am

By Vix Lowthion with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Peter Shreeve named ‘Officer of the Year’ for education union

Peter Shreeve standing in his garden

Having taught on the Island for 20 years, Mr Shreeve might have been your teacher or if you work in education he may have assisted you in his capacity as an officer for the National Education Union

Monday, 10th May, 2021 10:34am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Find out more about a career in mental health on the Isle of Wight

woman with mental health matters t-shirt by Matthew Ball

The last year has given many people the time to reflect on their role in life. If you're interested in playing a part in supporting the wider community you can find out more about a career in mental health this week

Monday, 10th May, 2021 8:00am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust