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Anti drink-driving campaign asks ‘Who’s taking you home tonight?’

Who is taking you home

The Isle of Wight Road Safety Forum is supporting a scheme encouraging revellers to ensure they have a safe way of travelling home from a night out.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 2:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Some patients to be offered scheduled operations on mainland

Hospital Corridor

In the last week St Mary's have had to cancel ten operations and are running operating lists which are ‘light’ to enable more emergencies to be accommodated.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 1:06pm

By Andy Hollebon

Police investigate assault on teenage girl

Close up of telephone pad:

If you saw the assault on this 15 year old girl in Ryde police are keen to hear from you.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

David Pugh: ‘Overheard discussing sensitive party matters’ on packed train claims report

Political Scrapbook - David Pugh Trailer -:

A general rule in life is, if you don't want others to know, don't discuss it in public. Certainly don't do it loudly on a busy train heading back to where you live.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ofsted finds another Isle of Wight primary school to be ‘Good’

Thumbs up - young boy:

Well done to all at the school for their continued hard work.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 9:17am

By Sally Perry

Let’s all get behind this: A petition for a phone on Culver cliff to help stop suicides

Culver cliff

Stopping people taking their lives at Culver Cliff is way too important to find reasons not to install a potentially life-saving phone. Sign now and make difference - it's worth it, even if it's just life that is saved.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 8:38pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Committee reject wind turbine application

No to turbines

An application for two wind turbines on the site of Camp Hill Prison have been refused by the planning committee, following advice from planning officers.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:57pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Ferries, renewable energy policy and coastal access priorities for CLA in 2015

Ferries, renewable energy policy and coastal access priorities for CLA in 2015

Transport connections, review of coastal access and the Government’s renewable energy policy could have major impacts on the Isle of Wight’s rural businesses in 2015, says the CLA Director Isle of Wight Belinda Walters.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:01pm

By Isobel Shayle with 2 readers' comments

New York-bound plane UA28 in ‘holding pattern’ in skies near the Isle of Wight (Update 5)

FlightRadar24 flight path

United Airlines flight UA28 left Heathrow at 10:36 this morning. For a currently unexplained reason, it's been circling in the skies to the South West of the Isle of Wight since and keeps passing over the Military Road near Hulverstone

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 2:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Traffic warden left with head injuries after attack


Police would like to hear from witnesses to the attack that has left a 44 year old traffic warden with head injuries.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 1:39pm

By Sally Perry

Following a collision, Ryde Pier railings are being pieced together again (Photos)

Earlier this week a car drove into the railings on Ryde Pier causing them the break and fall into the sea. This is how a local craftsman is rebuilding the jigsaw.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 1:26pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight JSA claimants drop 40% compared to last year

Queue of people graffiti:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 9:33am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments