Isle of Wight News

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Cowes RNLI assist Red Funnel in Solent rescue exercise

Two RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboats headed out of Cowes Harbour on a serious mission: to take aboard ‘casualties’ in mid-Solent from a Red Funnel car ferry.

Friday, 29th May, 2015 3:33pm

By George Chastney

Police name woman who died in road traffic collision

Police tape

Police appeal for witnesses to the fatal collision that happened in Carisbrooke at the weekend. Our sincerest thoughts are with Mrs Twine's family and friends.

Friday, 29th May, 2015 3:15pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Weather warning issued for the Island

Rain on window :

The Met Office has issued a Yellow (be alert) weather warning for the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 29th May, 2015 10:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Police continue to search for missing 71 year old man

Michael Davies - missing man from wales

Further to an appeal earlier in the week for missing holidaymaker, Michael Davies, police issue a fresh appeal.

Friday, 29th May, 2015 8:09am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Let’s help Julia Margaret Cameron make the score for the next £20 note

Julia Margaret Cameron for twenty pound note -700

See what we did there? Score ... £20 note ... yes, don't worry we won't give up the day jobs, but we will encourage you to vote for Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron as the next face for the £20 note.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 6:28pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council want your views on their Help centre service


A consultation has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council on proposals to encourage residents to make greater use of Internet and telephone enquiries.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 12:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor artist wins Quay Arts’ Open Exhibition

Joanna Kori - portrait

On Saturday last week, over a hundred visitors made their way to the Quay Arts’ OPEN 2015 Exhibition preview and prize giving to find out who'd won the prize of their own exhibition space in 2017.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 10:42am

By Georgia Newman

Fire crews called to Ozze’s fish and chip shop

Isle of Wight fire truck:

Fire crews were called out to a popular fish and chip shop on Pan estate this morning after a neighbour reported smoke coming from the building.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Recognition of ‘Excellence’ for Isle of Wight tourism businesses

Hillside Ventnor Hotel

Congratulations over 300 businesses on the Isle of Wight who have been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 5:44pm

By Sue Emmerson with 16 readers' comments

Rural broadband project hits 12,000 premises milestone

Shirley Smart and Peter Cowen - BT Rural Broadband Exchange

New fibre broadband cabinets are continuing to be installed in locations across the Island.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 4:37pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Red Funnel brings passenger shipbuilding back to the Isle of Wight

Red Funnel redjet6 announcement - kevin george mark slawson and peter morton

Following our live coverage of the announcement, here's the official word from Red Funnel on their new RedJet 6 being built on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 4:04pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Appeal to find missing man on the Isle of Wight

Missing man Michael Davies

Have you spotted this missing man? His family and police are growing concerned for his welfare.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 3:48pm

By Hampshire Constabulary