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Break in at Alpaca farm shop and cafe

West Wight Alpacas shop:

If you are offered cameras, phones or computers for sale, be aware of this recent burglary.

Saturday, 19th April, 2014 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Mind-blowing Super Yacht overnighted in Portsmouth Harbour: Photos

Mogambo's at Portsmouth Harbour by Southampton Yacht Brokers

You simply won't believe what was in Portsmouth Harbour last night. This super-luxury multi-multi-million pound yacht is longer than some of the IW ferries!

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 8:07pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Police release CCTV images of attempted theft

Did you see this man who according to CCTV images attempted to steal a laptop from Co-op in Ryde.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Julian Winslow wins Young Quay’s Open Exhibition, Self

Julian Winslow with Triptych

Julian explored the subject of self in a fascinating way. We're not sure how his father and son felt about the work, but the results are superb. They really make you look hard at the work.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 12:47pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island Independent Association announce their 2015 Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Wendy Cook - Island Independents Parliamentary Candidate:

The Association of Island Independents say the candidate was the clear choice of the Executive Committee.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 12:15pm

By Peter Whiteman with 207 readers' comments

Find out how to get loan advice from Credit Union staff at IWC Help Centres

Credit Union Scrabble

Island residents considering taking out loans can now get expert advice at two Isle of Wight Council help centres.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

Amazing photo of the Isle of Wight – taken at 38,000ft!

Isle of Wight from 38,000ft by Paul Thorn

This amazing photo of the Isle of Wight was taken at 38,000ft by a jet pilot flying over the Island yesterday morning.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 5:17pm

By Simon Perry

IW first choice Primary schools higher than National, down on last year


The council received more 'on time' applications for pupils wanting to join Primary schools this year, with over 1,300 pupils applying for places.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 3:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Find out how to gain funding for your business


If you're a small business looking for help with funding, this meeting being held on 6th May is a must. Booking not required.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 10:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 9 readers' comments

Do you know this man suspected of approaching young girls?

efit of man who approached young girls

There have been three separate incidents on the Island over the last month in which a man fitting the description below has approached young girls. Do you recognise him?

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:40am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Job Centre sign:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Norovirus update from St Mary’s

Alan Sheward - IW NHS:

Visiting restrictions at St. Mary’s have been lifted in most areas following the substantial improvement in the control of the outbreak of Norovirus at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:24am

By Andy Hollebon with 4 readers' comments