Isle of Wight News

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Amazing aerial video of dolphins playing off the Isle of Wight

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Forget any stills you might have seen, this video really shows you the majestic wonder of three dolphins racing the sea along the south of the Isle of Wight. Quite magical.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 1:50pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Police issue reassurance over Culver Cliff incident (Updated)

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The scene is cordoned off, however the access road to Culver Haven and the monument can still be used. Police ask the public to be patient while they deal with this incident.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 12:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

‘One extra look could save a life’. Be bike safe when driving or riding

think safe

Hampshire Constabulary backs week-long campaign to make our roads safer for motorcyclists.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 9:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary

12-inch water main bursts in Ryde (updated)

Burst Water Main map - 27 Aug 2016

At its peak the burst water main has affected around 3,000 properties in Ryde. Southern Water are working to reroute supplies to bring water in from other areas.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 9:12am

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

‘Ice-Cream boat’ rescued by RNLI

Ice cream boat being rescued - 26Aug16

Yes, you did read correctly, an ice-cream boat.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 7:51pm

By George Chastney with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight homegrown Web series nominated for Raindance Film Festival award

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Written and filmed on the Isle of Wight, this homegrown Web series has been nominated in the Best UK Web Series category of the Raindance Film Festival. Well done to Hannah and all involved.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 5:37pm

By Sally Perry

Recognising the signs of child sexual exploitation

alice's story

Would you feel comfortable talking to your child about what is and isn’t appropriate in a relationship? This is just one of the questions raised in the #CSEHelpMe campaign.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 2:15pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Percentage of Isle of Wight students achieving at least a C in English and maths revealed

Examination desks

New measures for reporting GCSE achievements have been introduced this year. It measures the number of students attaining at least a C grade in English and mathematics combined.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 1:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight GCSE results buck national trend, initial reports suggest

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Initial reports suggest that schools on the Isle of Wight appear to compare favourably with national averages and in some cases, have improved significantly – against the national trend of a decline in results.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 11:12am

By IW Council Press Office with 21 readers' comments

Petition calls for a Referendum on Solent Devolution

solent region google maps

A resident in Southsea has launched a UK Government and Parliament Petition calling for a Referendum over the plans for Solent Devolution.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 5:26pm

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Stay safe and stay well this bank holiday say Community Safety Partnership

deep water

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) are urging residents and visitors to make sure that they and their family stay safe and healthy this bank holiday.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 2:46pm

By IW Council Press Office

Riders trained to help promote ‘Isle of Active’ campaign

cycle leaders

The ambition is for the new cycling team to help spread the word and encourage more people to become more active.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 11:46am

By IW Council Press Office