By Matthew McKew
PERSISTENT school absence is down on the Island, with primary schools leading national tables and secondary schools showing improvement.
By Emily Pearce
FIREFIGHTERS have announced their longest strike yet in an ongoing row over pensions.
By Ross Findon
THE police have given advice on how to avoid being a victim of cyber crime.
By Sara Bryce
PATIENTS, visitors and staff are being encouraged to recycle at St Mary’s Hospital to reduce its carbon footprint.
DRIVERS on the Isle of Wight caught using their mobile phones during a week-long police crackdown have been fined.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS THE IW Special Olympics team has done it again, winning six medals at a table tennis tournament in Bournemouth.
FORMER Islander Gary Rowett - a star player for Cowes High School's football side as a teenager - has been named the new boss of Championship strugglers Birmingham City
ATHLETICS RYDE Harriers celebrated another successful year with their annual awards dinner at Yelf’s Hotel last weekend.
COWES Sports stormed into the next round of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup today (Saturday) with a 7-0 hammering of Downton.
LOOKING BACKTEN years ago: In the Binstead home of Alan Records stood a model of one of the greatest warships in British history, complete with 37 sails and 100 cannon.
GARDENING I’M grateful to Don Prescott for highlighting a star of a plant, which does especially well down his southern Wight neck of the woods but will survive almost anywhere.
LOOKING BACK TEN years ago: A fish normally eaten in Mediterranean restaurants was predicted to become a regular feature of Isle of Wight menus.
CHARLOTTE HOFTON ALL credit to the IW Council’s public health team which, in partnership with Southampton University, undertook an investigation into social isolation and loneliness.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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