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Newport gridlocked following serious car/pedestrian collision (Update 3)

Traffic jam in Newport on 24 July 2014

This map should help you understand which roads have been affected by traffic tailbacks following the earlier collision.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 1:59pm

By Simon Perry

County Press group buys Matrix Create

Matrix Team Photo BW

Unsurprising move from the County Press Group, given declining paper sales and the digital world we all live in. Good news for the boys in Wootton though.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 12:16pm

By Simon Perry

Head of Scrutiny details how he and Islanders were misled over freehold transfer of Cowes Enterprise College


Labour councillor Geoff Lumley said last week that he, and Islanders, were misled over the freehold transfer of Cowes Enterprise College to Ormiston Academies Trust.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 10:38am

By Geoff Lumley with 9 readers' comments

An extra 250 hectares of ancient woodland discovered on the Isle of Wight

Ancient woodland:

New research has shown the Isle of Wight has a lot more areas of ancient woodland than previously thought. A total of 1602.43 hectares!

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 9:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Problems with asphalt plant will affect roadworks


Some roadworks will remain unaffected if they do not require tarmac to be completed.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 8:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Large housing development rejected following strong public reaction

Gurnard residents demontrating - Mark Jenkinson

Almost 500 residents objected to the proposal to build on the 'green gap' between Cowes and Gurnard.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 8:49am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Clean Bandit’s ‘Skating Minister’ reveals Island connection

Nick Martin in Clean Bandit video

If you're a fan of electro–classical group Clean Bandit, you'll know exactly who we're talking about when we mention the Skating Minister.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Follow live coverage of parking changes being scrutinised (Updated)

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

OnTheWight will be providing live coverage from the meeting which starts at 6pm.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 3:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Temporary speed reduction to come into force on Medina Way

Slice of road

Island Roads say work they're carrying out needs the speed limit to be reduced.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 2:51pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island


It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 5 readers' comments

New campaign warns children and young adults about risks of trespassing on rail lines

British Transport Police :

Although the Isle of Wight's stretch of railway track is relatively short compared to other parts of the country, the risks are the same.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:15am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Improvements in absenteeism rates the focus of Ofsted visit

Following news last year that Isle of Wight secondary schools had the worst absenteeism rates in England, it's great to hear that improvements have been made.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:41am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments