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Police searching for missing man find body

Flowers

Following a search instigated by a missing person report earlier, police now confirm they've found a body. Our sincerest thoughts are with the man's family and friends.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 7:48pm

By Sally Perry

Coastguard and police search Culver Down for missing man

Coastguard van:

Our thoughts are with the family of the missing man.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 5:05pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Tax Credit renewal deadline

Tax Credits Deadline

With the tax credits renewal deadline just days away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding claimants to renew or face losing their payments.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 4:43pm

By Lisa Billard

Fort Victoria Country Park receives Green Flag

Green Flag Awards logo

Fort Victoria Country Park in Yarmouth has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the first time.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 2:47pm

By IW Council Press Office

Police to put extra patrols on during Cowes Week

Police standing by vans:

Ahead of Cowes Week (August 2—9), Police reassure residents and visitors that additional patrols in the area will help to keep crime levels low at this year’s event.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 2:02pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

‘Lights Out’ to commemorate the start of the First World War

Lights Out

The Isle of Wight Council will take part in a national event on 4 August as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 11:32am

By IW Council Press Office

YouTubers meet-up on the Isle of Wight

mynameschai on the Isle of Wight - Jul 2014

Three YouTubers have hit the Island and want you to join them at 5pm this afternoon. (Do send us pics if you go)

Saturday, 26th July, 2014 4:00pm

By Simon Perry

‘Council had no real choice’ but to give away Cowes Enterprise says Richard Priest

‘Council had no real choice’ but to give away Cowes Enterprise says Richard Priest

The latest salvo in the disagreement about the Isle of Wight council Executive giving away the freehold of the £32m Cowes Enterprise College to Ormiston Academies Trust.

Saturday, 26th July, 2014 10:55am

By Sally Perry with 63 readers' comments

Ryde Pier Bi-Centenary launch pad for new book (HD Postcards/Photos)

Sandown pier c.1900 (c) Richard T Riding - 640px

English Heritage have allowed OnTheWight to publish some cracking old (and new) postcards and photos of the Island's piers from their just-launched book.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 9:17pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Executive asked by Scrutiny Committee to re-examine changes to parking charges

Parking Meters by beach

Whether the Executive will change their minds over the proposed changes to parking charges won't be known until 5th August.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 8:16pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Coastguard offer tips on how to stay safe at the coast

Rowing boat by the coast

Glorious sunshine and hot temperatures has seen the Coastguard deal with more than 2,500 incidents in the past month alone.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 4:01pm

By Joanne Rawlings

Isle of Wight personal insolvency rate drops but still Hampshire’s highest

IW Insolvency rate 2014 graph

It's encouraging to hear that the number of people becoming insolvent is dropping on the Island, but it's still high in comparison with the rest of the UK.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 3:25pm

By Nick Cosgrove