Police hunt for motorcyclist who assaulted police officer

Emergency call:

Police appeal for any information about the man wearing the helmet pictured in the article as they wish to speak to him following an assault on a police officer this week.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Grants handed out to eleven projects to help tackle crime on the Isle of Wight

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The Police and Crime Commissioner says that keeping people safe is something that must be shared and has awarded thousands of pounds to initiatives on the Isle of Wight to help tackle crime.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 7:14pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000

Fan of 20 pound notes

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, 13th February, 2019 7:58am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight pre-schoolers taken on the ‘Save Up to Suit Up’ challenge

Children and staff at the Isle of Wight pre-school have made a replica model of Helimed56 and have begun collecting their ten pence coins. Schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have raised over £5,000 for the Charity and there is still time to join in and support the life-saving service.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:35pm

By Gemma Brennan

High Sheriff presents Lifeboat Awards at Cowes RNLI Station

Volunteers receiving Lifeboat awards at Cowes RNLI

Isle of Wight High Sheriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens presented awards celebrating the commitment of volunteers at the Cowes RNLI Station last weekend.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:26pm

By George Chastney

The Lifeboat Lotto has a £3,200 jackpot winner

Fan of 20 pound notes

There's been a jackpot winner today. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 11:38am

By Sally Perry

Drop in number of Isle of Wight patients airlifted to mainland for emergency

Isle of Wight helipad

Compared to the year before the number of Isle of Wight patients being airlifted to the mainland for emergency hospital treatment has dropped significantly. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 3:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Drugs seized on the Isle of Wight in ‘County Lines’ operation

Drugs needle:

See how many drugs were seized on the Isle of Wight during the week of action to tackle ‘County Lines’ drug dealing.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 8:20am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police launch appeal following Sandown beach hut break-ins

police officer

Officers from the Sandown Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out regular patrols on the Shanklin to Sandown revetment following fifteen break-ins to beach huts.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

The costs of Isle of Wight council implementing the Combined Fire Authority

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The cost of implementing the Combined Fire Authority will be taken from the "transformation budget" and should see a £5m investment within the next five years says the council.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 6:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cabinet back Combined Fire Authority plans

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The Cabinet approve the plans to be part of a combined fire authority with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. The final decision will rest with the Home Secretary, and not expected to be made until the autumn.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 5:49pm

By IW Council Press Office

Beware of bogus officer scam say Hampshire Police

hampshire police officers walking away

After attempts to scam an elderly man in Hampshire of £4,000 by a man who claimed to be Detective Inspector, police have issued this advice to residents across the region.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 4:17pm

By Hampshire Constabulary