Isle of Wight News

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Woman suffers head injury on charter boat

Head Injury cowes

The charter boat ran out of fuel and after the fuel hatch was opened the woman fell and hit her head. Cowes RNLI were able to attend and bring the passengers back on shore.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 4:21pm

By George Chastney

GP surgery found to be ‘Good’ in all areas

Green smiley faces

The practice is rated as good for providing safe and effective services as well as providing caring and responsive services.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

MP says Island Line should not be politicised

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

The MP says, "it is very unhelpful that some people are trying to make this a political issue."

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 23 readers' comments

Age is not a barrier to developing Breast Cancer: Be Clear on Cancer

Cancer survivor

.‘1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over the age of 70, so don’t assume you’re past it’ is the message from the NHS ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign launched earlier this month.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 9:41am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Tourism businesses could be asked to pay a levy to help keep the Island desirable

Compton Beach :

As government funding to local councils are cut, new ways to fund the services that are vital to tourism businesses are being explored.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Southern Vectis introduce Key Cards for children and young people (Updated)

Island Buses:

Children and young people will be able to register for a key card next month, providing them with a safer and more convenient way to pay for bus journeys.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 9:40am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Two inmates made it onto prison roof last night

Prison Bars

It's not clear whether the inmates were trying to escape or just wanted to watch the stars, but officers were tasked with bringing them down late last night.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 8:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

RNLI called out twice to assist speedboat

RNLI embroidered logo

The same engine trouble resulted in RNLI crews being called out twice this week for the same boat.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 7:40am

By George Chastney with 10 readers' comments

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 41 readers' comments

Cross-party pressure group formed to secure future of rail franchise

Island line train

A new pressure group has been set up to help secure the future of the Island Line train service with a sustainable, reliable and viable service for the duration of the next franchise period.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Find out how you can help bring these rescued monkeys to the Island

grivet appeal

Four very young Grivet monkeys were taken from the wild and wrapped in cloth and duct tape by smugglers. The Monkey Haven hope to bring them to the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 4:51pm

By Harvey Broadhurst

Red Funnel WiFi upgrades: Now on Red Jets and car ferry 5x capacity boosted

using wifi

Red Funnel have rolled out new high capacity Wi-Fi solution across all its vessels and terminals.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 3:15pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments