£6.5m extra public money for Isle of Wight ferry companies to keep them running in Lockdown #3 (updated)

Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries and the Hovercraft

The Government are stepping in to give the cross-Solent operators an extra £6.5m to keep them running during Lockdown #3

Friday, 15th January, 2021 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Man in his 60s arrested over Shanklin assault

prison jail corridor

A woman in her 70s reported being grabbed by a man near Shanklin train station last night. Police have now arrested a man

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Wightlink join Red Funnel by closing their cafes to passengers

graces bakery on wightlink ferry

Red Funnel stopped selling food and drinks on board their ferries last year, but Wightlink had continued to keep theirs open, until now

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 5:14pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Weather warning for ice overnight

ice on the window

The Met Office say ice is likely to form on some untreated surfaces, with difficult conditions on some roads and pavements by Friday morning

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 4:51pm

By Sally Perry

How much public money did each ferry company get in Lockdown #1? FOI finally answered

fifty pound notes

For months News OnTheWight’shas been pursuing the release of this info. Today our FOI-blocking challenge has been accepted

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 4:32pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Shock as customer in chemist queue declares they have Covid-19

Man with mask standing against brick wall

The Cabinet member for public protection gave the example of a person in the queue at the chemist telling others they had tested positive for Covid-19. He went on to reinforce the message to Stay At Home

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

First Isle of Wight business fined for breaking Covid rules

closed sign in doorway

Businesses that breach Covid regulations can be fined, in court, of up to £10,000

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Bobble-hatted dog walker sought after Shanklin woman in her 70s grabbed by man

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Do you recognise the description of this dog walker who may be a significant witness in an assault on a woman in her 70s?

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:16pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Here’s what happens with the No. 3 during major road closure

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

The road between Whiteley Bank and Upper Ventnor will be closed for two+ months from next week - if you use the buses, make sure you know about diversions and which stops are not being served

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 11:16am

By Paula Good with one comment

Rubbish collection continues while major roads closed for over two months

Road closed sign source

The road from Ventnor to Whiteley Bank will be closed for over two months as major gas works take place

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 10:57am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight invented Tables-Tastic a great success and now in full scale production

The new tablestastic car game laid out on table

This Isle of Wight Mum sold 200 copies of the card game she invented during lockdown to help her kids with their times tables. If you missed out, you can still buy a copy

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 10:24am

By Sally Perry

Vote for your Covid heroes and see them on the side of Isle of Wight buses

Southern Vectis bus in St James's Square

Southern Vectis are inviting nominations from within the Isle of Wight community, for someone who deserves to be named as a Covid Hero - for all to see - on one of their buses

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 9:07am

By Paula Good with 5 readers' comments