KissyPuppy funds new car for children’s nurses


The Children’s Community Nursery Nurses team are now the proud owners of a specially adapted vehicle thanks to KissyPuppy, the Trust set up in memory of Sophie Rolf.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 9:46am

By Emma Topping

Sports Centre wins funding to support youngsters with disabilities

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£5,000 has been awarded to West Wight Sports Centre to run sports sessions for children with disabilities.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 7:15am

By Krissy Lloyd

Letter: NSPCC Chief on how to keep children in sport safe from abuse

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NSPCC Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, writes about how parents can help protect their children from abuse when they play for sports clubs.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 3:32pm

By Peter Wanless

Support for gifted sports people on offer

Northern Inter-counties athletics

Applications for the talented athlete scheme are now open. Recipients get free access to council leisure centres, discounted travel and discounts in selected retailers and physio services.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

The Creation Station scoops Excellence in Children’s Education Services award

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Owner of the Isle of Wight Creation Station says she's delighted the pre-school and after school clubs programmes have been recognised by this prestigious award.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 11:29am

By Emma Theunissen with one comment

Duke of Edinburgh Awards presented to record number of young people

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holders with Martin White

A record number of 59 young people from the Island achieved their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (DofE) in 2016. The Awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant at last night's ceremony.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 8:54am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Largest number of young people to receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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The largest number of young people for many years will gather to receive their Duke of Edinburgh awards at the annual DofE awards ceremony this week.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 2:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Next generation of Isle of Wight woodland workers get stuck into training

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has recruited four new woodland apprentices to learn conservation skills on the job.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 12:28pm

By Lianne de Mello with one comment

Crowdfunding campaign aims high

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West Wight Sports & Community Centre are aiming to raise £20,000 through Crowdfunder to build a new indoor climbing wall in Freshwater. Find out how you can help them reach the target in eight weeks through this new crowdfunding campaign.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 7:32am

By Krissy Lloyd with 2 readers' comments

Online sexual abuse against children rises: How to spot the signs

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Last year in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the Internet was used as a gateway by offenders to commit 151 sex crimes against children. Make sure you talk to your children about being safe online, spotting the signs of inappropriate behaviour, and how to report it.

Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 6:00am

By Kelly Evans with one comment

Young Isle of Wight ‘Inspectors’ recognised at award ceremony

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The Young Inspectors provide feedback on activities and services to the council’s Short Breaks service for those who have a disability and/or additional needs.

Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 10:55am

By IW Council Press Office

Funding round open for Isle of Wight youth projects

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Grants of up to £20,000 can be made for organisations to deliver youth opportunities and positive activities in a safe and social environment.

Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 10:30am

By IW Council Press Office