Isle of Wight News

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New fly tipping fines promise some relief for rural areas, says CLA South East

Fly tipping

CLA South East says new fixed penalty notices for fly tipping which come into force on 9 May are welcome, but fears they may not be enough to stem the rising tide of refuse dumped in rural areas.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 4:47pm

By Helen Symes with 2 readers' comments

Taking part in St Helens car boot fair? New rules on arrival time revealed

car boot sale

If you are planning to take part in the St Helens car boot fair this Sunday, make sure you read this notice first.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight ferry service to launch in May

lymington sunrise

Filling the gap left by cuts to ferry crossings, this new foot passenger service hopes to prove the demand for early morning and late night ferries during its six month pilot.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Changing vision’ for Undercliff Drive access road leads to need for planning application

Over two years since the landslip and over 19 months since the budget was approved, works to reinstate Undercliff Drive from the west have still not been completed. The new road now has to go through the planning process to gain permission.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Still hope for Isle of Wight BHS

Fingers crossed:

Administrators say there have been several expressions of interest in the High Street chain, which has a large branch on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

New Wightlink ferry will use hybrid battery technology

New Wightlink Ferry

The new Wightlink ferry will have space for more than 1,000 people on board and will use hybrid battery technology, as well as conventional fuel, to reduce emissions and make the vessel quieter.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:07pm

By Karen Woods with 25 readers' comments

20 year old man died in Cowes hazardous chemical incident


The man in his 20s who was being treated by paramedics in the hazardous chemical incident last night, sadly died at the scene say Police this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 8:57am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight’s LED street lighting: Lessons for mainland council say IW Green Party

Wootton from the skies

Patches of darkness in between street lamps and the choice of blue light are just two of the considerations the Isle of Wight Green Party are warning mainland local authorities to think about when making a decision to change to LED street lights.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 8:11am

By Daniel James with 23 readers' comments

It’s here! Wight BID proposal just published

wight bid jigsaw puzzle

Just released, the Wight BID proposal is a plan to attract an additional £60m of tourism spending to the Isle of Wight over the next five years. OnTheWight has the whole document for you.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Middle Road closed following three-car road traffic incident

Police tape

It's not known how many casualties there are, but at least one person has had to be cut from the vehicle by the fire service and taken to hospital.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 4:11pm

By Sally Perry

PCC election: Who can you vote for

polling station

PCC elections are next week. Want to know when elections are coming up in your area and who will be standing? This great new Website by The Democracy Club makes it all very easy for you.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Teenager arrested over Ryde assault


The 16 year old was arrested on suspicion of assault after a 46 year old man was left with swelling to his face, damage to his teeth and cuts to his head.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 10:02am

By Sally Perry