Isle of Wight News

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Andrew Turner responds to accusations of misleading the electorate

Andrew Turner - debating ferries - 13 Oct 2014

Before publishing Iain McKie's accusations we wrote to Andrew Turner with some questions, here's what his office sent back.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 6:06pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 30 readers' comments

Solent LEP launches call for projects to boost economic growth

Scrabble money :

The Solent LEP has put a call out to organisations across the region Solent for transformational growth projects allowing the area to compete for funding with the Northern Powerhouse.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 5:31pm

By Laura Downton with 3 readers' comments

Police appeal following Newport collision

Police standing by vans:

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision that took place on Wednesday outside St Mary's Hospital.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 5:23pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Andrew Turner accused of misleading the electorate by UKIP candidate

turner leaflet taskforce

Here's Iain McKie's letter in full to Andrew Turner that says the MP "misled the electorate by making a false assertion in [the MP's] 'The Big Issues' election leaflet". McKie provides details that he says support his claim, asking the MP for evidence to the contrary.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 11:10am

By Iain McKie with 16 readers' comments

CEO of Red Funnel challenged over East Cowes regeneration comments

red funnel ferry road car park

East Cowes resident, Sharon Lake, disputes many of the comments made by Red Funnel CEO, Kevin George, over the concerns of residents to the planning application for expansion of their ferry terminal.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Pedestrian seriously injured by X5 driver who failed roadside breath test

wellow RTI

A 29 year old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car on Wellow Road last night. The driver of the BMW X5 was arrested and bailed.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 9:20am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Changes to tax credits an ‘attack on hard-working families’ say Labour

Unhappy child

MPs have pleaded with the Government to review their plans for Tax Credits, but the Prime Minister is standing fast. Over 11,000 Island children come from families that will be affected by changes.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 8:08am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

School children to learn about Isle of Wight Rifles in Gallipoli

Isle of Wight rifles

Isle of Wight school children will now be able to learn about the involvement of the Isle of Wight Rifles in the World War One Gallipoli campaign thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 7:23am

By IW Council Press Office

Three weeks of speed restrictions on Medina Way dual carriageway

40mph sign

Watch out boy racers! There'll be a speed restriction on Medina Way from this evening for three weeks.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 6:40pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Highly Commended award for Isle of Wight family tourism

iw tourism - family on beach

Hurrah for the Isle of Wight which was awarded Highly Commended in the Best Domestic Destination for families category of a new travel award by Family Traveller Magazine.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 2:26pm

By Sue Emmerson with 4 readers' comments

Update on man seriously injured in floating bridge incident

floating bridge incident - allan marsh

If you were wondering how the staff member seriously injured on the Cowes floating bridge back in August is doing, we have an update.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Police issue e-fit of dead kayaker

kayaker efit hampshire police

Police are keen for the man, found dead in a kayak on Sandown Beach in September, to be identified so they can notify his next of kin.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 8:51am

By Sally Perry