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NHS AND ARMED FORCES DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION SCHEME EXTENDED ON IOW

A leading housebuilder has continued its pledge to support NHS and armed forces workers across Hampshire by extending its deposit contribution schemes. Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, which has the St George’s Gate development in Shide on the Isle of Wight, began the schemes this year offering a 5% deposit, up to the value of £15,000, […]
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GP REFERRALS TO ST MARY’S DOWN BY 54% BUT EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS UP 15%

GP referrals to St Mary’s Hospital have dropped by more than 50% over last year but emergency admissions of the over 70s are on the rise. Isle of Wight NHS Trust bosses say patients continue to turn up at the emergency department at St Mary’s Hospital, in Newport, requiring urgent care when it could have […]
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REVISED PLANS FOR WEST ACRE PARK IN RYDE SUBMITTED

Revised proposals have been submitted for the West Acre Park development in Ryde — extending the public consultation period. Altered plans have been submitted by Captiva Homes, the applicants behind the development, to the Isle of Wight Council, responding to comments and concerns from statutory consultees. According to planning agent, David Long, from BCM, the […]
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RED JET RUNNING A REDUCED TIMETABLE AND FASTCAT SUSPENDED

Red Funnel is running to a heavily reduced ‘commuter’ timetable on its Red Jet service from today (Monday), in response to falling passenger numbers. The current lockdown has once again led to a reduction in the number of people crossing the Solent. As a result, Red Funnel has taken the decision to run just 7 […]
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COUNCILLORS CALL FOR 30 MINS FREE PARKING IN NEWPORT TOWN CENTRE

Councillor Geoff Brodie has been backed by members of Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council in calling for the Isle of Wight Council to introduce 30 minutes of free parking in all of Newport’s town centre streets. Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council (NCCC) say they are increasingly concerned at the continuing demise of the retail offer […]
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10 COVID CASES IN ISLAND SCHOOLS SINCE FRIDAY CONFIRMS COUNCIL

10 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Isle of Wight schools since Friday, the Isle of Wight Council has confirmed. Speaking at a meeting of the Local Outtbreak Engagement Board today (Thursday), cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Paul Brading, said there had been a spike in new cases in schools on the Island […]
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CHESSELL WOODYARD RECOGNISED WITH WOODSURE ‘READY TO BURN’ AWARD

Chessell Woodyard has been awarded the Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ accreditation after successfully passing the criteria of the Hetas scheme backed by the Government’s Clean Air Strategy and working in partnership with Defra. The ‘Ready to Burn’ initiative is for wood log producers, such as Chessell Woodyard, where they are able to demonstrate through audit […]
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HOVERTRAVEL TO BRING BACK SOLENT EXPRESS? RUMOURS BUILD OF RYDE RETURN

Rumours of the potential return of Solent Express to Hovertravel’s cross-Solent service after 9 years have been fuelled this week by the arrival of the sizeable craft on the pad at Ryde – and it’s appearance on an official app. The company have neither confirmed nor denied that the 2007-built BHT-130 hovercraft will be making a return to the Ryde-Southsea […]
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PLANNING: ISLE OF WIGHT PLANNING APPLICATIONS: 6TH NOVEMBER 2020

The following planning applications and appeals have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council and can be viewed online at www.iwight.com/planning. Alternatively, they can be viewed at Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QS. Application No: 20/01160/FUL Parish(es): Newchurch Ward(s): Arreton And Newchurch Location: Branstone Farm Studies Centre Branstone Newchurch Isle Of […]
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VISIT ISLE OF WIGHT TO PUSH ‘WAIT BEFORE VISITING’ MESSAGE

With the Isle of Wight set to be plunged back into lockdown from Thursday, Visit Isle of Wight have confirmed they will be supporting the national measures and encouraging people to ‘wait before visiting’. Addressing the situation, Will Myles, Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight, has said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement will have a […]
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