Lawyer presents new evidence in ‘Freshwater Five’ £53m drug bust case

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The five men from the Isle of Wight who were convicted in 2011 of conspiring to import Class A drugs have a new lawyer who claims she's uncovered vital evidence.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Youth Commission announce key priorities for coming year

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission has set out their four key priorities fore the coming year; Mental Health, Cyber Safety, Relationships with Authorities and Substance Misuse.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 6:03pm

By Police and Crime Commissioner with 8 readers' comments

Hants Police Marine Unit help catch suspected murderer and people smuggler

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Suspicions of the Hants Police Marine Unit led to them stopping a yacht in the Solent on Monday afternoon, which resulted in the arrest later that evening of a man wanted on suspicion of murder in Spain.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 1:25pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Jon Platt case: Dept for Education seeks to change law on school absence

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The Dept for Education say children’s attendance at school is "non-negotiable" and that they'll be looking to change the legislation.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 5:40pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Jon Platt school holiday fines High Court case on Friday

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The nation's media, not to mention parents of school children, will be waiting to find out which way the High Court judge will go on the case of school holiday fines tomorrow. OnTheWight will have the news as soon as the case is heard.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 10:31pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

English Heritage set to pay massive damages following Carisbrooke moat incident

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A case in the Court of Appeal could see English Heritage having to pay 'massive' damages after a 69 year old man fell into the moat at Carisbrooke Castle in 2011 and suffered head injuries. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

PCC election: Isle of Wight resident as candidate for first time

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PCC elections take place on 5th May. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Labour parties announce their candidate. A man who has lived on the Island for 30 years and has extensive experience in the legal system.

Monday, 21st March, 2016 10:13am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

MoJ tight-lipped about the future of Camp Hill Prison site

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Following the news this morning that the Government intend to sell off Victorian prisons for housing, OnTheWight got in touch with the Ministry of Justice to find out the future of the former Camp Hill prison.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight builder sentenced for tax fraud

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A builder from Newport was found guilty of taking subcontractor's tax and national insurance contributions and committing tax fraud. Full details in the report.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 12:07pm

By Madeline Paterson with one comment

HMP Isle of Wight prisoners ‘Almost entirely’ sex offenders

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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 23 readers' comments

Death of Isle of Wight care home resident at centre of national investigation

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The story of Barbara Cooke's death is at the centre of a national investigation into the health watchdog, the CQC. It took a year from her death until the CQC inspected the care home she resided at.

Thursday, 10th September, 2015 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wanted for theft of 16 year old girl’s handbag: Recognise him? (updated)

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A 16 year old girl had her handbag stolen at a bus stop on the Isle of Wight. This is an eFit of the suspect. Do you recognise him? Police are keen to speak him.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 11:31am

By Hampshire Constabulary