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.

Man arrested in ‘sexually motivated’ police impersonation case

British Transport police

Police had been searching for a man who impersonated an undercover police officer, asking to search teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater. They've now arrested someone.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police search for ‘sexually motivated’ man posing as undercover policeman

Police conferring

A man in his 40s was reported to have approached teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater at the weekend posing as a plain clothes policeman, telling the girls he was going to search them. Police are keen to hear from a couple who may have spoken to the man.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 7:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coastal flooding possible overnight/tomorrow

Isle of Wight flood warning - 19 Aug 2016

A warning for possible flooding in coastal areas of the Isle of Wight was issued late this afternoon.

Friday, 19th August, 2016 6:33pm

By Simon Perry

Secret Paddleboarding: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

pow paddle boarders by jason swain

We love this shot of Freshwater paddle-boarders captured from the cliff top above. Swap the paddle-boarders for children playing on the beach and the scene brings back so many childhood memories.

Friday, 19th August, 2016 7:22am

By Sally Perry

Military Road to be closed for 13 nights for resurfacing

military road

Island Roads say they hope that carrying out the work after the summer holidays and by working overnight will keep inconvenience to Islanders to a minimum.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 1:39pm

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments

Cool runnings: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Running on Compton beach

We love this shot of a runner on Compton Beach catching the last of the day's sun.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 5:57pm

By Sally Perry

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat unable to save ‘condemned’ fishing boat

RNLI embroidered logo

The Yarmouth RNLI crew were unable to save a sinking fishging ship that is alleged to have been condemned by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) two years ago.

Sunday, 7th August, 2016 12:20pm

By Richard Heming with 6 readers' comments

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat snatches yacht from near disaster (photos)

Dutch yacht

A broken rudder and violent seas resulted in a dramatic rescue for Yarmouth RNLI on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 12:57pm

By Richard Heming

Mackerel fishing trip cut short due to steering problems

Cowes RNLI

The 31ft boat, the Alaminta, was close to the Needles rocks when it experienced steering problems and was unable to manoeuvre

Monday, 1st August, 2016 2:01pm

By Richard Heming with 2 readers' comments

Major drainage scheme for Guyers Road

guyers road

The work will start next week (1 August) and is expected to last eight weeks.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 12:04pm

By Gavin Foster

Dimbola presents two new exhibitions

andy hollingshead

Two very different exhibitions are now running through the summer and into the autumn at Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Well worth the visit.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Yarmouth RNLI race to boat fire

Cowes RNLI

Yarmouth RNLI assisted a boat in the Solent which had reported a fire on board yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 10:54am

By Richard Heming