News OnTheWight today received this thank you from council, NHS and CCG chiefs for trusted reporting during Coronavirus crisis

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Heads of the Isle of Wight council, NHS Trust and CCG have sent this letter of thanks and recognition for our coverage during the Coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for thanking us

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 6:59pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 12 readers' comments

Watch: Amazingly cute Isle of Wight dog jumping high to catch the rain

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We couldn't help but share this - While most of us shy away from being out in the rain, this rescue dog is never happier than being able to jump and catch the rain in his mouth. Watch the video to brighten up your day

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch: Gorgeous drone footage of paddle-boarders meandering along Isle of Wight coast

Two women resting on paddle-boards -shot from above

Escape for three minutes and enjoy this drone footage of two paddleboarders meandering along the Bouldnor coast - fly above the gorgeous green canopy and explore the coastline

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Vectis Radio is now available in St Mary’s Hospital

Hospedia patient area bedside unit

NHS led research has found that listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, so being able to offer a greater choice or radio stations is welcomed by the Trust

Friday, 7th August, 2020 12:34pm

By Kelvin Currie

Power boost for Vectis Radio will reach further across the Isle of Wight

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This is great news for Vectis Radio, as the boost in transmitter power means more villages outside Newport will be able to listen to them on FM radio

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 5:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Vectis Radio 4Ps Training School: New registered charity status should widen funding options

4Ps saturday school at Vectis Radio with two young people and one adult on the control boards

The Vectis Radio 4Ps Training School helps young people improve their confidence and communication skills. It's now a registered charity, which widens the funding options allowing further expansion

Sunday, 26th July, 2020 11:13am

By Sally Perry

Angel Radio back on air after ‘absolute nightmare’

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After the 'absolute nightmare' of problems with FM transmission equipment, Angel Radio is now back on the air. Details within

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 9:47am

By Bev Webster

BBC News appearance for Chair of Ryde Business Association, to talk about impact of a second lockdown

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Zoe Thompson, who is also co-owner of skateboarding brand Wight Trash, is due to appear on BBC news on Wednesday morning

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 4:47pm

By Sally Perry

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

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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 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and children take part in successful online kids book festival

Finn and Richard enjoying a celebratory drink

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and kids interview renowned children's authors during seven hour online book festival

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Absolute Radio raid the Isle of Wight Festival archives for front room festival line-up

Rolling Stones performing at Isle of Wight Festival

Absolute Radio will broadcast 22 sets from Isle of Wight Festival from as far back as The Who in 1970

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:37am

By Katie Baptie

Sky Arts to create ‘the greatest Isle of Wight festival ever witnessed’ TV programme

IW Festival

Hosted by Edith Bowman and Will Best, the show will create "the greatest festival ever witnessed" as they look back over the Isle of Wight Festival’s history. What's your favourite festival performance?

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 1:11pm

By Katie Baptie