Floating Bridge out of service due to hydraulic oil leak

floating bridge suspended

A hydraulic oil leak on the north west prow worsened through the night but without a replacement service in place it had to continue.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Sixth Form wins award for ‘Global Education Excellence’

global excellence award logo

Head of Sixth Form said, "It is always our privilege to host International students, they add a certain cosmopolitan diversity to our Sixth Form family, long may it continue."

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:51am

By Glynis Hutchings

Torrential rain, hail, lightning and gusty winds, say Met Office

Lightning by Jamie Russell

The Met Office say whilst rain and flooding is likely to be the largest impact, hail, lightning and gusty winds will be additional hazards.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Chest waxing for Ben raises money for Homes-Start charity

Ben getting chest hair cut

Ben Meakin recently braved a chest waxing for charity, raising money for Homes-Start.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 6:58am

By Gavin Foster

D-Day 75 Off Ventnor (Photos, audio and 360 shots)

D-Day 75 - William playing the evening colours

A moving service was held on Ventnor seafront to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when 300 veterans on board the MV Boudicca travelling from Portsmouth to Normandy, stop off the Ventnor coast to exchange signals. Listen to the audio and look at the 360 photos.

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Five days of strike action could affect rail passengers

SWR train at a platform

The strike action on South Western Railway starts on Tuesday 18th June and runs to, and including, Saturday 22nd June.

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 9:42am

By South Western Railway Press Office with 6 readers' comments

West Wight school consultation: Cllr sharing incorrect information, says Yarmouth Mayor (updated)

Delivering the petition at county hall

Cllr Cameron is minuted as stating that Yarmouth Town Council approve of the school closure when it is the opposite. A 1,882 strong petition was handed in this week to County Hall opposing the changes.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Released from prison today, Freshwater Five Dan says, ‘Nine years of my life stolen’: Appeal underway

Freshwater Five - Dan Payne on day of release by the sea

Dan said, "I've had nine years of my life stolen from me for something I didn't do. I may have been released from prison but I am still not free. Only the Court of Appeal can put this right now."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival kicks off with smiles despite the rain

Party girls at Isle of Wight Festival

There were lots of smiles, despite the rain and mud, at the first day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 11:58am

By Amy Allen

Isle of Wight Research Team recognised for their Outstanding Team Work

The team are also conducting research studies into breast screening, lung cancer, dementia, parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and long term hodgkins lymphoma.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:47am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

‘Campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse starts here’, says party behind by-election winner (updated)

Joe Lever at polling station

The campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections starts here, says the party behind the winner of the Parish Council by-election.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school remains ‘Good’ say Ofsted

green smiley balls

One parent commented, "‘I feel that Barton has improved immensely over the past five years or so... my child is doing very well in all areas of their education... I would recommend the school to any of my friends and family."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:43am

By Sally Perry