Sinking yacht sparks major Solent emergency

Sinking Swiss Yacht

The yacht had been on passage from Portsmouth to Cowes when the incident occurred

Monday, 11th November, 2019 4:02pm

By George Chastney

Eight years for Isle of Wight cocaine dealer who boasted about making thousands of pounds

Police mugshot of Matthew read

As well as being jailed for drug dealing, the 29-year-old from Ryde has also been banned from driving for seven years for failing to stop

Friday, 8th November, 2019 4:31pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

£600 cash and Will stolen from 91-year-old woman just one case as mother and daughter jailed for criminal spree on the Isle of Wight

Cherelle and Dionne CLARKE

Their offending started as soon as they came to the Isle of Wight and at no stage have they apologised for the harm they have caused or told police where items such as the Will and money are

Friday, 8th November, 2019 2:34pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel’s ex-First Officer sentenced for child sex offence

Matthew Parker - Red-Funnel

The Red Funnel ex-First Officer was today sentenced, after pleading guilty to a child sex offence. Full details inside

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Reported domestic abuse incidents the ‘very tip of the iceberg’, says refuge CEO

Domestic Abuse

35.3 per cent of reported abuse was committed by a spouse or partner with a further third carried out by former partners, and one in four abusive episodes were fuelled by alcohol

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 5:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Join Lifeboat Lotto for chance to win £5,000

Crew taking out the Freshwater inshore lifeboat

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 7:53am

By Sally Perry

Recognition for Isle of Wight Police officers, PCSO, detention officer and a forensic nurse practitioner

L-R, PC Darin Young, Jane Danaher, DCC Sara Glen, PC Scott Cooper, DO Rosina Hughes

Isle of Wight Police officers, a Police Community Support Officer, a Detention Officer and a Forensic Nurse Practitioner were all recognised at the district commander’s awards ceremony

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 5:52pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

9,000th mission for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Crew on the 9,000th flight

Beginning operations in July 2007, the life-saving Charity has responded to 1,887 missions across the region so far this year

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 5:16pm

By Andrew Shelley

Heartfelt message for Damien Nettles on 23rd anniversary of his disappearance

damien nettles

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager says that after 23 years Justice for Damien continues to be their goal

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 6:56am

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win

freshwater lifeboat crew about to go out on the water

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you’ll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 8:15am

By Sally Perry

Community donate over £1,000 to Freshwater Independent Lifeboat at weekend event

Ian Plested (crew) at Freshwater Lifeboat event

Pitched against bad weather and Rugby World Cup, volunteers from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat were astounded by generosity of local community

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 7:57am

By Martin Newham

Isle of Wight ‘Swim Safe’ project benefits well over 1,000 children

Robin Emsworth presents excellence awards to Colin and Helen Wilkinson.

The success of the Swim Safe project was just one initiative highlighted at the RNLI's Isle of Wight AGM last week

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:08am

By George Chastney