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February 2, 2021
Children will not go hungry during February half-term

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed that vulnerable children and those eligible for free school meals will not go hungry during the February half-term as funding has been provided for food vouchers for families. Part of the council's connect4communities programme, the school holiday food voucher scheme aims to help those facing hardship because of […]

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February 2, 2021
COVID-19 testing centre to open for longer seven days a week

The Island's COVID-19 testing centre is now open seven days a week.The centre at Newclose County Cricket Ground, Blackwater Road, Newport, will also be open for longer each day — from 8.30am until 4.30pm, including Sundays for the first time.The changes will enable more tests to be carried out as needed.People with COVID-19 symptoms who […]

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December 28, 2020
Hovertravel keeps Solent connected with new hourly timetable

Following the Government’s announcement over the weekend, Hovertravel is adapting to the new tighter restrictions and ensuring a consistent service for the communities on both sides of the Solent, as it has done since the start of the pandemic in March. With immediate effect Hovertravel is announcing, a revised hourly timetable to support those with […]

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December 28, 2020
Local Restrictions Support Grant Fund to close — businesses urged to apply now

So far more than 1,617 Island businesses severely impacted by the recent month-long lockdown have received £2.383 million in grant aid administered by the Isle of Wight Council. The Local Restrictions Support Grant Fund (LRSG) is a property-related, non-discretionary grant scheme based on business rates qualification. Businesses could receive up to £3,000 for the four […]

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December 1, 2020
Tapnell's Christmas Event Returns !

Followng the success of their award-winning Christmas event last year, Tapnell Farm Park will take you on a magical new Christmas adventure this December …. in search of Santa’s lost present! An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, starting Saturday 5th December. The Christmas adventure starts at home, once tickets have been purchased, […]

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December 1, 2020
Rapunzel at Shanklin Theatre.

Spotlight IOW are excited to announce that our brand-new version of  Rapunzel will be performed at Shanklin Theatre this holiday season.  The story of the girl with impossibly long hair is a real family favourite, and we can¶t  wait for you to see our version of it. Kidnapped by a wicked witch when she was […]

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November 17, 2020
Quay Arts Christmas Fair

A socially distanced craft fair taking place at Quay Arts on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December! Craft stalls, artists and makers will be safely spaced in the West Gallery, Anthony Minghella Theatre and the Clayden Gallery.- One way system in place- Limited capacity allowed in the building- Social distancing measures in place - Face […]

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November 17, 2020
TAPNELL’S AWARD WINNING CHRISTMAS

Following the success of their award-winning Christmas event last year, Tapnell Farm Park will take you on a magical new Christmas adventure this December …. in search of Santa’s lost present! An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, start this December. The Christmas adventure starts at home, once tickets have been purchased, with […]

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November 1, 2020
Breakfast with Santa

Santa returns to the Spinnaker Tower this Christmas and he’s tucking into breakfast to make sure he’s full of energy for a busy day of festive preparations.   Join Santa and his elves in the Waterfront Café at the base of the iconic Spinnaker Tower, for some festive fun.  Families will enjoy a continental style breakfast, […]

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