Isle of Wight News

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Extremely large container ship labeled ‘Hazard’ static on Bramble Bank

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A very large container ship, APL Vanda, has become static on Bramble Bank. More to follow.

Saturday, 13th February, 2016 10:33pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight 4G coverage: Mapped and compared (Updated Feb 2016)

4G coverage from different mobile providers on the Isle of Wight is highly varied. OnTheWight has looked at the Island coverage from the major providers and compared them.

Saturday, 13th February, 2016 10:00am

By Simon Perry with 20 readers' comments

‘Devolution’ councils vote against having a mayor


The Minister for devolution asked the Hampshire and IW partnership to agree that devolved powers should be given to a new elected ‘metro mayor’ for the area. They voted against the idea.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 6:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Did you witness this unprovoked assault?

British Transport police

Police are appealing for witnesses to this unprovoked assault in Cowes that took place at the weekend.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 3:38pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

What a transformation! ‘Inadequate’ Isle of Wight schools: Was 11, now only 1

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Want to know why the School Improvement budget is being reduced by £70,000 next year? The number of Inadequate schools going from 11 to 1 has a lot to do with it, says the council leader.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

‘MP no longer has the will to protect Islanders’ say IW LibDems

Andrew Turner - Top 5 Things - 12 Jan 2015

The IW LibDems are deeply disappointed by Mr Turner’s actions and following the vote on funding to local councils on Wednesday, believes he continues to fail to stand up for the Island’s needs.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 12:23pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 40 readers' comments

‘Be vigilant’ warning after several thefts of power tools

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Police are warning residents to be vigilant following a series of thefts from Ford Transit vans on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 10:12am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Call for ferry boss ‘to be honest’ about expansion plans as counter-petition launches

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Residents and businesses are coming together through an online petition to oppose plans to expand the Red Funnel ferry terminal in East Cowes. Read the open letter from one of the marine businesses to the ferry company's CEO.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 9:21am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

High praise for Isle for Wight in National magazine

Isle of Wight views - Cycling by Jack and Elizabeth Elton-Walters

When we see a National magazine with a headline like 'Eight reasons why cycling on the Isle of Wight is simply brilliant' how can we not write about it?!

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 8:56pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Environment Agency issues illegal waste warning on the Isle of Wight

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The Environment Agency have revisited the site where they suspected illegal dumping of waste. They say the moderate level of response was influenced, in part, by the operator’s swift actions.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Green election candidate elevated to National party role

Natalie Bennett and Vix Lowthion

Vix Lowthion, who increased the Isle of Wight Green vote 10x at the 2015 election, has just been selected as the Green Party's National spokesperson on education.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 2:37pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

GPs offered £20,000 to train on the Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight is one of eight areas in the country that have difficulty recruiting GPs. This new bursary is hoping to attract trainees to consider committing to at least three years on the Island.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

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