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August 24, 2020
Defying the medical professionals

Annie applied to become a Beach Lifeguard for Ryde Beach Lifeguards in 2019, for which she was successful in obtaining the role as well as RBLG’s fully funded training programme. Which included a gruelling week of fitness and lifesaving skills in the sea and pool as well as theory work in classroom. On completion the […]

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August 24, 2020
Hovertravel’s Tourism Superstar officially recognised at virtual awards

Lorry Middleton won the public vote to become the nation’s tourism superstar earlier this year and last night Visit England organised a virtual awards event to recognise his outstanding achievement.  Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, says: “Lorry’s commitment to customer service is an example to us all and he is frequently mentioned by name […]

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April 11, 2020
Early years apps approved to help families

Kick start learning at home Parents are set to benefit from new technology to support their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve reading, writing and speaking. Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home, a panel of experts has […]

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April 11, 2020
Record number of cadets graduate from UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship

It’s been double the celebrations at UKSA, the non-profit maritime training charity, as the largest ever number of cadets have graduated from their flagship course - the Superyacht Cadetship. 34 graduates, aged 18-25, have completed the first phase of the five-phase programme. One third of the students have already secured roles, with the other graduates now […]

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April 9, 2020
Business rates grant support flowing out

Hundreds of payments of government grant support have been steadily flowing out to qualifying Island business ratepayers this week. Eligible Island businesses that haven’t yet received their grant are being asked to remain patient. If you qualify and have completed the online form for direct payment you will soon receive your grant. The council’s Business […]

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April 9, 2020
Financial support for charities on the frontline of the coronavirus threat

Charities and voluntary groups leading the fightback against coronavirus (Covid-19) can now access two financial support funds launched today (Monday 6 April) by the Isle of Wight Council. The Third Sector Lifeline (TSL) and the Community Essential Shopping and Delivery (CESD) funds have been set up to get money out to where it's needed as […]

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November 6, 2019
Free entry to the Museum of Island History to celebrate shipwrecks exhibition

With the Newport Visitor Information Centre moving to new premises at Newport Bus Station, the Isle of Wight Council’s Museum of Island History is still open for visitors and planning an exciting new exhibition. The Visitor Information Centre is moving out of the Guildhall, and the extra space means there will be more room for […]

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September 25, 2019
Isle Be Active August winners announced

The winners of the Isle Be Active August Challenge have been announced. Bobby Scudder, age four; Max Doorly, age five; Blake Doorly, age eight; Millie Green, age six and Levi Moore, age eight; took part in the August Challenge, which saw a combined 244 journeys reported by those entering the competition. Prizes awarded included cycle […]

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September 25, 2019
Major maths improvement for Island primary schools

Island primary schoolchildren taking part in a special targeted initiative have achieved a massive 15 per cent improvement in their Key Stage Two maths performance, provisional figures show. About half of the Island’s primary schools were involved in the project over a four-term period – and now it is planned the scheme will be rolled […]

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