Isle of Wight News

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Police seek potential witnesses in Gary Stacey murder investigation

Police are keen to speak to two people who might have been in contact with Gary Stacey the night he was tragically found with serious head injuries and later died.

Sunday, 29th May, 2016 9:36am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police investigate death of pensioner

Police tape

Isle of Wight pensioner dies after being found with a serious head injury.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 6:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Have you got your new wheelie bins or sacks yet?

black wheelie bins lids

With the deadline for all new wheelie bins and sacks this weekend, many are reporting they are still without, despite the extended deadline.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with 93 readers' comments

Principal leaving Medina. Executive Head to oversee

medina college

Richard Williams is leaving the college later this term after two years in the role. Other changes in the senior leadership have also been announced.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Solent LEP board appoint two new members

Board table and chairs

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made two appointments to its board.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 1:51pm

By Kirstie Dyke with 5 readers' comments

Royal boost for Natasha’s Isle of Wight charity

Natasha Lambert at the Palace

Inspirational Isle of Wight teenager, Natasha Lambert, sparked the interest of several members of the royal family at the recent Queen's Garden party.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 6:46am

By Tracey Clarke with 3 readers' comments

Car spins out of control and ends up in field in early hours

ashey road car in field

Anyone driving along Ashey Road in Ryde this morning would have been surprised to see a car parked in one of the fields - with a large hole in the fence. If you missed it, here's a video of what it looked like and some details.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Tories branded as ‘spineless’ by Labour councillor

look right and left

It sounds as though last night's council meeting might have been one of the most eventful this year.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 12:57pm

By Geoff Lumley with 124 readers' comments

Cross Party support for Island Independent Executive

Smiley faces :

Following last night's voting at the Annual Council Meeting, this response to the outcome from the Island Independents.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 11:22am

By Phil Jordan with 17 readers' comments

No change at the top of the council following Annual Meeting

County Hall

Described by one person attending as "one of the worst meetings ever", at last night's Annual Council Meeting, the Leader and Chairman of the council were voted back into their positions for another year.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school gets the thumbs up from Ofsted


Ofsted found the majority of parents are positive about the difference the school is making to their children’s achievement.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Stronger In: Cabinet Minister Greg Hands MP to launch campaign

eu stars

The campaign – which includes activists from the local Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties – will be launched next Monday (30th May) with a speech in Newport by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Hands MP.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 4:56pm

By David Pugh with 63 readers' comments