Devastating fire destroys Isle of Wight family’s home of 35 years

Southfield House Fire

After the home the family had lived in for over 35 year went up in flames, the housing association stepped in to provide alternative accommodation within three days

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 6:09pm

By Debbie Down with 2 readers' comments

Police appeal for witnesses after second night of fire at car parks

fire crews putting out fire at NT car park

For a second night in a row Fire Fighters were called to reports of hay bales set alight at Compton

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 2:52pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Firefighters called to put out hay bales and cones blocking car park that had been set alight (photos)

Fire at Compton Car Park

Friends of Freshwater Fire Station say this kind of action during a national crisis puts the community, the environment and the Fire Fighters and their families at risk

Monday, 20th April, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police advise residents to avoid area following ‘substantial’ landslide: All emergency services in attendance (updated)

front of ambulance

Fire, Police, Coastguard and Ambulance service are all in attendance of the landslide where several people have been rescued

Saturday, 18th April, 2020 7:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Misguided’ campaign to light up the sky slammed by Isle of Wight Council

night lanterns

Residents are being urged to find other ways to show their support for the NHS

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 5:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Fire service launch five year Safety Plan to ‘keep the Isle of Wight safe’ (updated)

hampshire fire and rescue

Safety Plan covers the two fire services who're preparing to come together under a Combined Fire Authority in 2021

Monday, 6th April, 2020 10:54am

By Mike Grunwell

Message from Fire Service is keep’fire safe’ whilst you Stay at Home

Island Learning Centre fire

With everyone spending far more time at home than they normally would, the senior fire officer for the Isle of Wight reminds Islanders of the need to keep 'fire safe'

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 3:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Gas cloud suspected from tanker off the Isle of Wight making its way across the Island, say Fire Service

tankers off sandown by

If you notice a strong smell of gas today on the Island, it's possible it's down to this

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Telegraph pole fire closes road and leads to evacuation

electricity pole on fire in Bembridge

The road has been closed to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to restore the service

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Number of people killed or injured on Isle of Wight roads ‘significantly higher than national average’ figures reveal

police tape at side of road

Latest figures from the Department for Transport reveal that the number of people seriously hurt or killed on the Isle of Wight’s roads has steadily increased over the past few years. Details within

Monday, 16th December, 2019 7:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Family feared their lives were in danger after corner of house fell down

Blendworth terrace

The tenant was looking out of his bay window this morning and watched the corner of his house pass him as it was collapsing.

Sunday, 29th September, 2019 11:14am

By Sally Perry

Lightning believed to have started tree fire in Totland

The tree fire in Totland

The fire has been extinguished now, but the woods remain closed.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 9:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments