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Award-winning Vectis Radio team recognised with Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

Ian mac

Ian Mac says their volunteers go above and beyond serving the Isle of Wight community and "some of them have been superhuman in their efforts in helping Vectis Radio to survive"

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:58am

By Kelvin Currie with one comment

Multiple Sclerosis Society Isle of Wight Group receive Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

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The Group chair, Paul Brading, thanks all the volunteers, the shop manager, and committee members for their commitment to help make a difference to the many Islanders who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:45am

By Paul Brading

Mystery fisherman is key witness in disappearance of Freshwater man, say police

Photo of Fisherman overlaid on photo of police control centre

Police are treating this fisherman as a key witness in the disappearance of Matthew Doyle and are keen to speak to him. If this is you, or you know who this man is, please get in touch

Monday, 1st June, 2020 1:06pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

New Island Line trains will be delayed

One of the new Island Line trains

News OnTheWight has discovered that the new Island Line trains, originally expected to arrive early summer, have been delayed

Monday, 1st June, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

World first project powering railways with renewable energy being developed on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight solar panels

Colin Palmer from Wight Community Energy says a radical approach is needed if we are to be successful in achieving a shift to 100% renewable energy

Monday, 1st June, 2020 12:26pm

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments

Bembridge Harbour Trust seeks several new Trustees with variety of skills and interests

If you have the time and the skills or interests to help the charity achieve its objectives this could be for you

Monday, 1st June, 2020 11:21am

By Jeremy Gully

The Phoenix Project partially reopens and instantly has a positive impact on users

Sam from The Phoenix Project said, "Seeing smiling faces and hearing about people enjoying themselves has been a huge boost to us all"

Monday, 1st June, 2020 11:05am

By Sandra Singleton with one comment

Police warning to people abusing children online that they will ‘face the consequences’

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If you are concerned about your own online activity or that of someone you know contact an organisations such as Stop it Now! or the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, says Detective Superintendent Torgout

Monday, 1st June, 2020 9:01am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Clap for our Carers sculpture a reminder of what happened in 2020

Clap for Carers Sculpture by Adrian Brewer

To ensure we remember what happened in 2020, Adrian Brewer decided to put the pair of hands he had lying around in his garage to good use

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:54am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

‘No-one can confidently assert it’s safe to open schools from Monday’ says Education Union

child in classroom

With four SAGE advisors breaking ranks to publicly express their concerns about the early easing of lockdown, the Isle of Wight's Peter Shreeve says it's not too late for the Government to draw back on decision to open schools tomorrow

Sunday, 31st May, 2020 9:32am

By Peter Shreeve with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App preparing ‘bigger update’ next week

Do you have a temperature screen on the contact tracing App

Even though Anosmia was announced two weeks ago by the Gov as a new Coronavirus symptom to look out for, it has still not been added to the IW Contact Tracing App. The head of data at NHS gives their reason as to why

Saturday, 30th May, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

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The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches 271,222

Friday, 29th May, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments