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100,000 ISLANDERS NOW DOUBLE JABBED ACCORDING TO LATEST FIGURES

100,000 Islanders are now double vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest official figures from NHS England. A total of 99,574 people had received both of their vaccinations as of Sunday (29th August), with around 1,000 more people visiting a local vaccination centre every week. It means that the number will now be in excess […]
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KILLJOY RESIDENTS NOT SO ‘WYLD’ OVER IDEA OF NEW BAR IN NEWPORT

Residents of central Newport are objecting to a new bar planned for the former Pizza Express site, which is set to bring live back into the town and create 30 jobs. As a result of the objections from neighbours, who say it is not suitable for a residential area, the plans for Wyld will now […]
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£80 FINE FOR SANDOWN MAN CAUGHT WITH SMALL BAG OF CANNABIS

Magistrates this week fined a Sandown man £80 for possession of a small bag of cannabis. 21-year-old Billy York, of High Street in Sandown, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Liz Miller, prosecuting, laid out the very basic facts of […]
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SIMEON STREET REC TO BECOME A PAY & DISPLAY CAR PARK THIS SUMMER

Simeon Street Recreation Ground in Ryde will become a Pay & Display car park for the summer months to enable beachgoers to park locally during the ongoing Southern Water works at Appley. Repairs to a collapsed sewer, which have been underway since January, are set to continue until at least October. As a result, access […]
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COUNCIL SLAM PETITION OVER RYDE ESPLANADE DESIGN THAT RESIDENTS DIDN’T GET A SAY ON

The Isle of Wight Council has slammed a petition which calls on the authority to get planning permission to make the proposed changes to Ryde Esplanade. The authority says those who started the petition have misinterpreted the planning process it is required to follow when developing highway improvements. The petition has gathered more than 400 […]
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