Isle of Wight News

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Immigration is not harming our NHS – it is keeping it running says Green candidate

Vix Lowthion - Green party Candidate - canvassing in Newport

Isle of Wight Green Party parliamentary candidate, Vix Lowthion, says the NHS would collapse without immigrants.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 2:01pm

By Vix Lowthion with 5 readers' comments

Fascinating story of Isle of Wight brothers who fought the Gallipoli Campaign

Lone Pine Cemetery

The Urry brothers from Newport are thought to be the only case where three brothers died in the same action on the same day during the First World War. Lieutenant Martin Heighway shares some fascinating facts about them and other Islanders who fought with the IOW Rifles 100 years ago.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 1:08pm

By Lieutenant Martin Heighway

Shock as 22 year old Isle of Wight man found dead in Brighton


Our sincerest thoughts are with this young man's family and friends. It's so tragic to see the life of someone so young come to an end.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 11:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Outstanding performance as Bob scoops bus firm’s top award

Bob Chaplin and Andrew Wickham - Southern Vectis Award

Congratulations to Bob Chaplin - who is apparently renowned for his excellent work ethic and easy going temperament - after being recognised as employee of the year at Southern Vectis.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 10:16am

By Paula Good with one comment

Man continues to be questioned over body found in garage

Police Tape

The police were given a 32 hour extension to question a 52 year old man from Cowes after a body was found in a garage on Monday.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 8:09am

By Sally Perry

Revised timetable announced with new route for business parks

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis announces their revised timetable which includes a new service linking Newport Bus Station to River Way & St Cross Industrial Estates.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 12:08pm

By Paula Good with 9 readers' comments

Man ‘spending a penny’ assaulted by another who took offence (photo)

Wanted man suspected of Yates assault

Police are hoping the public can help identify the man in this CCTV still who is suspected of assaulting another man who was urinating in the street outside Yates's in Newport last week.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 8:49am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

MP joins campaign to save ice rink

Andrew Turner Wayne Whittle and Brian Harris at ryde arena - ice rink -

Andrew Turner puts his hat into the ring to help save Ryde ice rink from closure.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 8:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 23 readers' comments

Warning from IW Labour candidate over ‘Commissioning Council’


The Isle of Wight is on course to lose its County status with more public services delivered by private companies or run by a mainland council, Labour prospective parliamentary candidate Stewart Blackmore has warned.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 7:55am

By Ed Gouge with 11 readers' comments

Cheeky graffiti cuts man-shaped hole out of Undercliff Drive hoardings (Video)

Dawsky on Undercliff Drive 640

A cheeky public artist with a sharp implement and a pot of black paint had some fun at those who have cut landlocked residents' access off from Ventnor.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 8:58pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Four arrested following brutal ‘stamping’ attack on pub staff

Police standing by vans:

A man in his 60s and another in his 30s were left with bruising and in severe pain after a brutal attack by so-called customers.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 7:39pm

By Sally Perry

Arrest after body found in garage

Police tape

An arrest has taken place and police are carrying out an investigation after a body was found in a garage in Cowes.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 3:15pm

By Sally Perry