Why is Isle of Wight now on medium Covid-19 risk? No one seems to know exactly. Even Government unable pinpoint reason

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With the risk factor increasing from low to medium on the Test and Trace App, News OnTheWight sought clarification from the Isle of Wight council as to why this was happening. Here’s what they told us

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

A-Level results: Cowes Enterprise College

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Students at Cowes Enterprise College have received their A Level results today, with many going on to attend some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford.

Thursday, 13th August, 2020 12:52pm

By Sally Perry

Call for Isle of Wight venues and event companies to ‘Light It In Red’ next week

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Companies and event locations are urged to join #WeMakeEvents in lighting their building or structure in red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation facing the events industry

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 8:20am

By Jerome Attrill with 2 readers' comments

Late night coastal walk leads to rescue

People being rescued by Cowes RNLI

The young people were rescued after midnight. Attending were Cowes RNLI, Needles and Ventnor coastguards and an ambulance

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 8:03am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight safeguarding project developed by CCG for GPs is shortlisted for Award

Dr Oliver Cule, Kelly Vernon and Mandy Tyson

The shortlisting recognises the collaborative efforts and dedication of staff members says head of safeguarding at the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Monday, 27th July, 2020 3:51pm

By Priya Mistry

Welcome news for fitness fans as swimming pools and sports halls given the green light to reopen

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Clare Griffin from West Wight Sports and Community Centre said it had been a long and challenging four months. Their reopening will be phased and controlled

Friday, 10th July, 2020 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight music students release charity song to thank key workers

David Pontin Platform One

The Wightlink in the Community project is a collaboration between Platform One students, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Fusion Arts Academy and others. All proceeds will benefit the Island's NHS charity

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:36am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Royal thanks for Isle of Wight community groups

Sophie and Edward letter to Ventnor and Newport hubs

More Isle of Wight groups supporting those in need during the Coronavirus crisis have been thanked by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Visit Isle of Wight hold information sessions for tourism providers in light of easing of lockdown measures

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Visit Isle of Wight and Isle of Wight Council invite local tourism businesses to a series of seminars to help the local economy recover

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:48am

By Simon Clark

Ding Dong the (current Covid-19) App seems to be Dead! (update 2)

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The BBC are reporting the current Contact Tracing App is being abandoned. Your thoughts?

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 2:23pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Pier to Pier Swim has been cancelled for 2020

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Organisers say they could not confidently hold the event and fulfill their social responsibilities

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:35am

By Bob Cooper

Six metre (20 feet) ‘Stitches of Love’ banner from Northwood Primary thanks keyworkers

Northwood Primary Banner with staff and pupils

This amazing banner has been created by Jane Green from Northwood Primary School to thank all the keyworkers for their hard work

Friday, 15th May, 2020 1:46pm

By Sarah Collier