A very large container ship, APL Vanda, has become static on Bramble Bank. More to follow.
Isle of Wight News
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Saturday, 13th February, 2016 10:00am
By Simon Perry with 20 readers' comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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