Isle of Wight News

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£10,000 worth of festival tickets donated to Island charities

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Ferris Wheel - Simon Haytack

20 charities on the Isle of Wight have been awarded a pair of Festival tickets which they can use to fundraise in the next couple of weeks.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 4:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Police appeal for witnesses to four-car collision

Police tape

Did you see the collision in Whitehouse Lane, Newport on Wednesday morning? Police are keen to hear from you if you did.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 3:41pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Navitus Bay: 5,000 jobs would be lost say Bournemouth council

From the Needles:

Bournemouth council claim 5,000 jobs would be lost in Dorset if the Navitus Bay wind farm project goes ahead.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Fire crews tackle ‘well alight’ barge fire

Fire by Dave Drury

The fire was out within and hour, but not before causing extensive damage to a barge in Bembridge Harbour last night (Thursday).

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 7:32am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Winter Gardens seek to defend themselves over UB40 mess

Ventnor Winter Gardens by Nnitebot

Following Tuesday's Winter Gardens UB40 gig, there's been a number of statements, Today's is from the venue, seeking to detail where things went wrong.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 5:51pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Find out who all the new chairmen of council committees are

annual council meeting - may 2015

Chairmen and chairwomen that is, all elected at the Annual Council meeting held on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

New Vestas production company named preferred bidder for Navitus Bay wind farm

MHI Vestas production area

Good news for blade manufacturing on the Isle of Wight as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is named as preferred bidder for the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 10:10am

By IW Council Press Office with 37 readers' comments

UB40 issue stinging statement demanding answers over Winter Gardens’ gig

ub40 - dark clouds

Judging by the wording of this statement just issued by UB40's management, they and the band are not happy about the fiasco at the Winter Gardens last night, with it sprinkled with words like bitterly disappointed, unprofessional, etc

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Leader calls for two full council decisions to be rescinded

County Hall:

Members of the full council will be asked tonight to vote on a motion to rescind two decisions made at the last meeting.

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

IW UKIP launch ‘out’ pressure group for the EU Referendum

European flag in flowers

Iain McKie says the pressure group will be "making the case why the UK ought to leave the European Union"

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 78 readers' comments

‘Mayhem’ as tickets for UB40 gig at Winter Gardens massively oversold

UB40 queue at the Winter Gardens

Sister of the bride having a hen night was locked out and multiple birthdays were disrupted after too many tickets were sold for UB40 at the Gardens. OnTheWight's been on site to try and get to the bottom of it.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 10:54pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

‘Get used to increased disruption on the roads’ say council

Road closed works and traffic lights

Residents of the Isle of Wight are being warned that they will need to get used to increased disruption on the roads while the road network is upgraded under the Highways Private Finance Initiative (PFI).

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 3:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments