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

Isle of Wight fire crews praised for actions at derelict school blaze

Fire crews at Christ the King College Fire

The fire was in the roof space of a single storey building due for demolition. The cause is currently being investigated.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Wildfire warning from CLA South East, with advice from South East England Wildfire Group

wildfire roaring in the countryside

Recent wildfires in the south east region have seen more than 100 firefighters tackling an undergrowth blaze. Helpful advice is shared on how to prevent wildfires.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:07pm

By Michael Sims

Government puts 12 month delay on Fire Authority merger


The Isle of Wight council Cabinet member said they would use the extra time wisely to ensure everything is in place to go live in April 2021.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 3:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Emergency crews valiantly fight fierce boat fire

East Cowes boat fire - photos from RNLI

Firefighters, coastguards and crew from the Cowes RNLI station worked hard in the early hours of Monday to fight a boat fire in Cowes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:56am

By George Chastney

Forest Road collision: Official words from the emergency services about today’s incident

Yellow lilies

There’s been a lot of speculation about today’s Forest Road tragic accident. Here are the official words from the emergency services who took part.

Sunday, 14th April, 2019 7:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Pupils hear hard hitting story of young death from road traffic accident

ryde academy - head on event 1

Pupils from Ryde Academy took part in an event aimed at raising awareness about safety when travelling with young newly qualified drivers.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:08pm

By Jay Henley

Achievements of ‘Teen Fire Fit’ group celebrated at Ryde Academy

Teenagers with the fire service

The ‘Teen Fire Fit’ course is for students aged 12 and 13, and designed to improve the teenagers’ standard of life across their education, exercise and social environment.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office

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

money and calculator

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