News from the West

If you’re interested in news from around the West of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Family pay tribute to ‘loving, caring’ Freshwater man

Daniel McGrath

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dan McGrath, who passed away in hospital on Sunday after being involved in a road traffic collision on the Military Road.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 3:34pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Medical practice rated by CQC under new approach

Thumbs up man

The service was overall found to be 'Good' with some improvements required.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 10:11am

By Sally Perry

Remote RIB rescue by Yarmouth lifeboat

RNLI embroidered logo

A RIB in difficulty 25 miles south of the Needles Lighthouse was helped back to Yarmouth by the RNLI yesterday.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 3:54pm

By Claire Hallett

This video makes it look like a new island is forming in West Wight

Pointing finger

Much work has been carried out to try and make this part of the Island's coast usable again.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 7:55pm

By Sally Perry

Grounded Fastnet yacht recovered by Yarmouth RNLI

grounded yacht lucky yarmouth rnli - fastnet

The 63 foot American racing yacht, Lucky, was not so lucky on Sunday and needed the help of Yarmouth RNLI after becoming hard aground.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 5:35pm

By Claire Hallett

Yarmouth lifeboat launched to Bond film motorboat blaze

Here and Now boat fire

Yarmouth RNLI assisted in the rescue of a boat on fire last week. It was later revealed the boat had previously starred in a Bond film where it was had an explosive end.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 5:06pm

By Claire Hallett with one comment

Unwell yachtsman sparks lifeboat launch

RNLI embroidered logo

Cowes RNLI were able to help a yachtsman who suffered a suspected minor stroke this morning.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 4:41pm

By George Chastney

Man alleged to have indecently assaulted 12 year old between 1am-2am

Police conferring

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this allegation of indecent assault that took place between 1am-2am on Sunday morning.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 10:36am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

Needles Swim: The countdown begins for brave swimmers

Needles swimmers

We've seen swims across the Solent before, but never through the Needles. This charity swim on the 23rd August will see some incredible personal achievements. Best of luck to them all.

Monday, 10th August, 2015 11:18am

By Krissy Lloyd

Totland Seawall: Work to new path steaming ahead (photos)

Totland Seawall Path works

The work to reinstate a path between Totland and Colwell bays after the devastating landslide in December 2012 is progressing extremely well.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Grass fire brought quickly under control

Fire engine - Front word

Swift work by the fire crews from Freshwater and Newport meant the grass fire was quickly brought under control.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 1:33pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the ‘Portrait of an Island’ exhibition at Dimbola

Brian Hinton

Dimbola Museum and Galleries have an exhibition at the moment that showcases a selection of contemporary cultural talent on the Isle of Wight. It's well worth a look.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 10:29am

By Sally Perry

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