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September 9, 2020
Hovertravel celebrates partnership with NHS

Hovertravel has celebrated a partnership which has contributed significantly to the local community, by proudly displaying the logos of the NHS and Isle of Wight Ambulance on both its hovercraft. Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, said: “Hovertravel is a unique business and our craft are photographed by travellers and onlookers every day. We wanted […]

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August 4, 2020
The Nature Premium campaign

The Nature Premium campaign has been launched by a small group of volunteers with a brilliant idea.  We believe that regular experiences of nature via an early years or school setting will support children to be happier and healthier and help them recover from lockdown.  This campaign is designed to benefit all UK children.  If […]

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April 22, 2020
Millions of pounds of investment in Island schools

Six Island schools were upgraded or refurbished by the Isle of Wight Council last year — and many more are set to benefit from millions of pounds of government funding. In total, almost £2 million was invested by the council in major projects that have included modern classrooms, replacement roofing and windows, heating systems and […]

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April 22, 2020
New partnership will support hard-hit Island families

The Isle of Wight Council has teamed up with the Getaway Foundation to support hard-hit families struggling in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The foundation was set up earlier this year to help families in poverty by providing holidays to help create happy memories. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19, it has provided grants and donations for […]

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March 23, 2019
Win a Family Summer Pass to Tapnell Farm Park !

Set in acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Island, Tapnell Farm Park provides a safe, all-weather, fun filled attraction for all the family to enjoy. There’s so much to see and do, areas to explore and adventures to be had, with just as much activity indoors as outdoors - perfect for […]

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February 5, 2019
February Half- Term Daycamps with the YMCA

Set in the perfect location atop the cliffs overlooking Sandown Bay YMCA Isle of Wight Daycamps utilise the fantastic facilities at Winchester House, as well as the stunning areas around including local parks, attractions and the beach. Beach school activities are a main feature of the Daycamps programmes, but there are many other opportunities for […]

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January 25, 2019
Mobile MRI Scanner improving waiting times for Island patients

Patients referred to St. Mary’s Hospital for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan are able to be scanned much sooner than before due to an additional MRI scanner on site. The mobile MRI scanner, which uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body, is working alongside the […]

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November 16, 2018
Lanesend Primary School Cowes - Armistice Day

Armistice Day in school last Friday, the children made poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Each poppy has the name of a soldier from the Cowes area who tragically lost their life in the war and they are displayed at the entrance to our school. Lanesend Primary School is […]

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March 13, 2018
Priory School 25th Anniversary

Priory School enters a new era having reached its 25th Anniversary in 2018, having been founded in 1993. It also was ranked best school in the Island this year in the official Department of Education official League Tables for A Levels and also for English & Maths at GCSE. In the country as a whole […]

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