Jon Platt court case ends in criminal conviction

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

Magistrates originally told Jon Platt he had no case to answer. Two years on and after a High Court and Supreme Court hearing they have now reversed their decision.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 6:02pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Tribute paid to motorcyclist killed following Isle of Wight collision


Described as "gentle, loving" with a heart of gold, the family of a motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision pay tribute.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 4:23pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Financial boost for ice rink campaigners

Ryde arena action group

Support from Ryde Town Council, Ryde Slide and JR Zone announced today by ice rink campaigners.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 3:10pm

By Robina Marshall

Isle of Wight band rock the Torquay festival crowd

band - something from nothing

Isle of Wight band, Something from Nothing, headlined the Occombe Beer Festival near Torquay last Saturday night in front of over 3,500 people.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 8:12am

By Malc Attrill

Cowes fireworks will return in 2017 thanks to new sponsor

cowes week fireworks

The recently-announced new title sponsor, Lendy, intends to preserve this iconic finale to the regatta and has generously pledged support to secure this year’s display.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 7:08am

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Back-to-back ‘shouts’ for the Yarmouth Lifeboat

Yarmouth RNLI

Two similar calls for Yarmouth RNLI but in both instances, the stricken vessels managed to free themselves without assistance.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 4:30pm

By Claire Hallett

New boat mover in place at Kingston Marine Boatyard

boat lift - kingston marine

The new boat mover will radically reduce transit times from the hoist dock area to the main yard, increasing efficiency and throughput throughout the summer.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 4:28pm

By Louisa Mamakou

All invited to Ventnor Day celebrations

ventnor day poster 2017 cropped

Come and watch Round the Island Race from Salisbury Gardens in Ventnor on 1st July and enjoy live music, entertainment and great food and drink at the Ventnor Day!

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 3:40pm

By Tony McCarthy

Keep an eye on your kids if you go to the beach this weekend, pleas MCA

ventnor beach

UK Coastguard issues safety plea after 68 children reported missing on UK beaches last weekend.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 2:48pm

By Samantha Sinclair

Police issue appeal following fatal collision in Shalfleet

Emergency call:

Did you witness the collision or see the motorcylist or dark blue VW Beetle yesterday afternoon near Shalfleet?

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 2:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Hospital postpone some routine operations due to pressure on service

Hospital bed and pillows

A small number of routine operations have been delayed as St. Mary’s Hospital deals with high level of admissions. Islanders are urged to take care and use services appropriately.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 10:11am

By Andy Hollebon with 9 readers' comments

Fantastic Ofsted report for Isle of Wight school

coloured pencils

The Ofsted inspector says that rising achievement in reading, writing and mathematics means pupils at this school are now making good progress, and better prepared for the next stage of their education.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry