Warning about dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings

empty building

As well as a warning that secured buildings and sites can be dangerous due to potential structural problems or hazardous materials, the Isle of Wight council is asking residents to report any unsecured buildings or sites.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Two injured in light aircraft crash on Brading Marshes

Air Ambulance

The pilot and his passenger are reported as casualties in the crash and two Air Ambulances have been called to assist.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Appeal set up for Gurnard family who lost home and dog to fire

gurnard fire

The family home in Gurnard - which had been passed down through four generations - has been completely destroyed. As well as losing sentimental items in the fire, the family's pet dog also died.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 8:16am

By Sally Perry

Cabinet give go-ahead for consultation over combined Fire Authority

Isle of Wight fire truck:

The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet has accepted a detailed business case for a combined authority and approved a full consultation on the plans.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

£3 million station upgrades if Combined Fire Authority goes ahead

20 pound notes :

Cabinet members are due to vote on the proposals at tonight's meeting, but at a meeting of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority in Winchester, council leader, Dave Stewart, has already confirmed the authority would back the proposals.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 10:02am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight fire stations could be owned by Hampshire in combined authority plan

newport fire station full parade

Concerns were raised at last night's Scrutiny Committee, after it was revealed that under the plans for a combine Fire Authority, Hampshire would own the Island's 11 fire stations.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:00am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Consultation for combined Fire Authority with Hampshire set to go ahead


The report suggests a combined fire authority with Hampshire would "improve levels of service, including in key preventative areas such as community and business safety initiatives". Cabinet members will be asked to approve the public consultation.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 3:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Driver in St Helens collision dies

Everlasting flower

The man was pulled from the vehicle by fire crews but sadly died on arrival at the hospital.

Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 11:19am

By Sally Perry

Mainland rescue gear needed for rescue of 12 year old down well (updated)

Isle of Wight fire truck:

A 12 year old has fallen down a well. Isle of Wight Fire Service are taking part in the rescue and have requested extra equipment from the Mainland

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018 4:13pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Cllr Gary Peace: Resignation call after his IW Fire Revamp paper voted down

county hall and Cllr Gary Peace

A Ventnor town councillor says the Cabinet member responsible for the recently failed Fire Service revamp paper, Cllr Gary Peace, should be removed from his position.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 6:47am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Community pull together after family loses home to lightning strike

House fire

A community appeal for donations of toiletries, clothes etc has been set up as well as a Just Giving Page for the family who have lost everything in Saturday's lightning strike in Bembridge.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Cabinet deliver shock vote on revamp of Isle of Wight Fire Service

fbu protest outside county hall uknip

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) had said that if the Cabinet approved the review of the Fire Service it will “put public safety at risk” and the Scrutiny Committee voted to scrap the plans.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments