Stay safe on the Isle of Wight if you venture out to pubs and bars this weekend

woman raising pint glass in pib

Isle of Wight Director of Public Health reminds Islanders the virus is still with us and we need to do we can to help to protect each other

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:51am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Motorcyclist died at scene of collision, passenger airlifted with life-threatening injuries


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the rider who died on the scene, and with his passenger who has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 2:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Appeal for dashcam footage after van and a motorcycle involved in serious road traffic incident

Police tape

Police are keen for anyone who may have information or dash cam footage to get in touch

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 7:28am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Join the Isle of Wight Lifeboat Lotto to help inshore rescue crews and win up to £5k

lifeboat lotto balls

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight man charged in connection with £10m cocaine seizure

£10m cocaine packages in back of truck

The cocaine was seized in November 2019 in Newhaven, East Sussex when Border Force officers recovered 97 packages each containing approximately a kilo of cocaine from the back of a van carrying frozen fish

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 13 years of delivering life-saving treatment

air ambulance crew in the chopper

Supporters of the Air Ambulance can take part in the Virtual Quiz to help celebrate 13 years of delivering life-saving treatment to the most critically ill and severely injured patients

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Police confirm identity of body found near The Needles

Field of wild flowers

Our thoughts are with all of Matthew's family and friends at this devastating time.

Monday, 29th June, 2020 11:24am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Don’t start fires in the open’ say Isle of Wight Fire Service after tackling deliberately set bonfire in Fort Victoria woods

Freshwater Fire Station crew attend fire in woods at Fort Victoria

After the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a bonfire in the woods at Fort Victoria, they share this message, "The advice is very simple.... don’t start fires in the open!"

Monday, 29th June, 2020 10:44am

By Sally Perry

Cowes lifeboat called out to ‘possibly violent man’ in the sea

RNLI embroidered logo

The Cowes RNLI Crew were called out early this morning to reports of a possibly violent young man in the sea

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:55am

By George Chastney

Do not block coastal access gates or emergency vehicles plea from Coastguard

cars blocking gates

If cars are parked across the coastal access points it will slow down the response time to emergency call outs

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:06am

By Sally Perry with one comment

30 Isle of Wight firefighters tackle blaze caused by dumped disposable BBQ

Tackling the Alum Bay fire by Freshwater Fire Station

The action of one person could have cost untold damage and ruined lives, say the Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

You can help Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews by signing up for the Lifeboat Lotto

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 2:40pm

By Sally Perry