Ventnor man charged over unlicensed shotgun

Police cells

A 50 year old man has now been charged following the arrest earlier in the week in relation to firearms charges.

Friday, 24th February, 2017 11:44am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Storm Doris and Asian Breeze launches Cowes Lifeboat

Cowes lifeboat returning with lifering-

A life-ring spotted in the water near West Ryde Middle buoy resulted in the launch of the Cowes RNLI lifeboat today.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 6:41pm

By Nick Edwards

Man arrested after damage to cars

Handcuffed man

Police have arrested a man in connection with damage to 16 cars in East Cowes.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 4:13pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Conservatives launch ‘brain drain’ campaign

brain drain

The Isle of Wight Conservatives say they are setting up joint approach to keep young talent from leaving the Island after figures show there is a "net outflow of people aged 15 to 29 and a net inflow of people aged 60-69".

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 3:02pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 48 readers' comments

Maximum council tax rise and series of cuts approved by Isle of Wight council

Axe in wood:

The three proposed budgets were debated for almost two hours at County Hall last night (see our live coverage) but the Conservative-UKIP-IMG proposal narrowly received the most votes.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 9:32am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Ventnor man arrested on firearm charges

burlington hotel bellevue road ventnor

The man has not been charged yet, but remains in police custody.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Storm Doris: Isle of Wight Travel updates

windy dog

Disruption to cross-Solent travel expected today due to Storm Doris. Winds of up to 80mph expected on coastal areas.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 8:07am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight councillors set next year’s budget: Live coverage

voting in iwc county hall chamber

Follow the debate from the comfort of your sofa or office chair. Members will be debating the proposed Conservative-Alliance budget as well as the two alternative budgets.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

80mph winds expected for coastal areas as Storm Doris approaches

Stormy seas

Cross Solent travel is expected to be affected by the arrival of Storm Doris tomorrow with 70-80mph winds along coastal areas predicted.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 11:06am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

World War II bomb closed Portsmouth Harbour: Now reopened


Gunwharf Quays is expected to be closed until 10am and Wightlink ferry services into the Harbour are suspended.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 6:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Centenary tribute to the ‘sons of Africa’ lost on the SS Mendi

Tribute to those who lost their lives on the SS Mendi

646 people lost their lives on the SS Mendi on 21st February 1917 when it collided with a cargo ship. Special tributes were paid today in Portsmouth and at St Catherine's on the south coast of the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 7:59pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Councillor explains why claims of re-opening Undercliff Drive are extremely premature

Undercliff Drive

Former Executive member, Phil Jordan, who has an indepth knowledge of the situation on Undercliff Drive, explains why the Leader's claims of reopening the road are extremely premature.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 6:04pm

By Phil Jordan with 14 readers' comments