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Trainline suspended and road closed after lorry hits bridge (update)

Lorry Stuck under bridge

Road traffic is being diverted and all train services are suspended after a lorry hit the bridge between Sandown and Brading.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Tragedy as friends see car go over edge of cliff

Everlasting flower

Our thoughts are with the Northwood man's family and friends, especially those who witnessed his death.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 3:24pm

By Sally Perry

How can we ‘continue to fail our children?’ asks Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Primary school children :

A report out today reveals that 51.7% of children across the country are not developed enough for school by the age of five. Professor Sir Michael Marmot questions how we can continue to fail our children.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance commits to full night flying capability

Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) has today announced its commitment to full night flying capability.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 1:12pm

By Caroline Tyree

Spending decision for Undercliff and Totland Seawall ‘called-in’

Sign showing footpath closed due to Totland landslip

Whether the call-in will delay work going on behind the scenes to prepare reports due to go to the October Executive for both Undercliff Drive and Totland Seawall is not yet known. We've asked and are awaiting a response.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ticket to Ryde for Rev Richard Coles

Rev Richard Coles

The lovable broadcaster is making his way to the Island this morning to meet the nuns at St Cecilia's Abbey in Ryde.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 11:11am

By Sally Perry

Will the Nodehill site be given away for free?

IIT VI Form Campus

The site has been occupied since September 2011, so you'd imagine that a lease between the council and the Trust would have been signed by now. OnTheWight investigates.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Island Schools take part in mock University/Performing Arts College auditions

Dancers at Ryde Academy mock exams:

On Friday 19 September 2014, 32 of the Island's most talented dance students took part in a gruelling mock university/performing arts college audition at Ryde Academy.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 7:12am

By Nat Nelson with one comment

‘No one should have to go through what my Mum did, before she died’

Barbara Cooke -

Had Simon Cooke not reported the death of his mother to the Coroner, they would not have known about it or the safeguarding issues that have arisen because of it. He hopes the council will heed the recommendations of the Coroner to avoid the same thing being repeated elsewhere.

Monday, 22nd September, 2014 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Police appeal following early morning assault in Ryde

Police standing by vans:

The assault left the victim with a serious head injury. Police appeal for witnesses.

Monday, 22nd September, 2014 4:40pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 5 readers' comments

Work begins on new pumping system at Ryde Canoe Lake

Ryde Canoe Lake:

The Isle of Wight Council has begun work on a scheme designed to reduce the risk of Ryde Canoe Lake overflowing in future, protecting nearby properties and businesses and the wildlife on the lake.

Monday, 22nd September, 2014 4:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Misunderstanding by Conservative councillors over funding for beach cleaning sparks row

Ryde beach

The Conservatives claim all beach cleaning must be paid for by the council as a statutory duty. OnTheWight has confirmation from the council this is not the full picture.

Monday, 22nd September, 2014 1:56pm

By Sally Perry with 60 readers' comments