Isle of Wight News

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Fatal collision on Military Road: Motorist arrested


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the 21 year old motorcyclist who died following a collision on the Military Road today. The driver of the Jeep has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Sunday, 4th October, 2015 8:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Coverage of public meeting on East Cowes Regeneration plans

Dover road east cowes

Follow our live updates from the public meeting to discuss the East Cowes Regeneration plans.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Man who admitted being part of sex ring sentenced to three year community order

police and computer laptops

Being a member of a paedophile ring was admitted by the 36 year old man from East Cowes when drunk and abusive to police one night.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Daily Mail tries to give the Isle of Wight a kicking over benefits

Benefits Capital daily mail article

'Forget Benefits Street' screams the Daily Mail headline, going on to imply that the Isle of Wight is worse, as "residents pocket half a BILLION of state handouts every year." OnTheWight unpicks the alarmist headline, laying out the facts.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with 48 readers' comments

Joining the U3A could open up a world of opportunities

u3a happy lady

There are over 40 Isle of Wight U3A groups to choose from, offering an opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to share experiences, knowledge, skills and friendship.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 10:22am

By Louis Lawrence

Dramatic rescue after speedboat sinks in the Solent

HM Coastguard

The Coastguard say the outcome of this incident could have been very different had there not been plenty of other vessels in the vicinity and stresses the importance of having a DSC VHF radio on board.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 7:12am

By Laura Etheridge

Grants available for new armed forces businesses


A new growth fund for young and start-up Armed Forces Businesses catering for service leavers, veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets has been announced.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:51pm

By Richard Jones with one comment

Ventnor Park picks up another major award

Historic Ventnor Park has been recognised with a top award for the second time in a month.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:39pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

NHS England turn down appeal for pharmacy in Brading

Pharmacy signs

Residents say evidence submitted in support of a Pharmacy in Brading, has been ignored by the NHS England.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 11:41am

By Sue Birch with 6 readers' comments

HMP Isle of Wight prisoners ‘Almost entirely’ sex offenders

Police cells

A detailed report has revealed that 'almost all' of the 1,081 prisoners are sex offenders. Claimed victimisation and assault levels are 'unusually high'.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight film maker Bruce Webb premieres Social Suicide at Raindance Festival

Bruce Webb - at iow ff

Bruce Webb will be premiering his latest feature film, Social Suicide, at the Raindance festival in London tonight (Thursday).

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Deep water access vital for Isle of Wight businesses says MP

East Cowes Regeneration - units from the water

Vital deep water access must be protected for Island businesses in East Cowes says the Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 4:58pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 3 readers' comments