Police appeal following the theft of several vintage enamel signs and specialist tools

stolen signs montage

Officers are appealing for information after vintage signs were stolen in Arreton on Thursday, as well as £1,000 worth of specialist tools from Shorwell the same day.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 7:12am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

How to avoid 11 mile diversion around Arreton

arreton diversion

If you get caught up in the diversion on Tuesday evening and want to head to the other side of the village, it could take you half an hour.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 3:12pm

By Sally Perry

Flood alert issued for the Isle of Wight

flood sign

A Flood Alert for the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Monday, 27th February, 2017 7:54am

By Sally Perry

14,000 Nitrous oxide (Nos) canisters seized at port on way to Bestival


Police report crimes figures during Bestival. A staggering £175,000 of illegal drugs were seized, including 14,000 Nitrous oxide (Nos) canisters.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 5:25pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments

Special shuttle bus service for music-lovers at this week’s Bestival


With buses running frequently, connecting with every ferry at Ryde, East Cowes, Cowes and Yarmouth, customers can save their queuing for the Portaloos and beer tents at Bestival.

Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 12:14pm

By Paula Good

Zero tolerance policy on drugs at Bestival warn Police

bestival police

Superintendent Andy Houghton, Silver Commander for Bestival 2016, has every confidence the Bestival organisers are committed to running a safe and secure event, that the whole family can enjoy.

Monday, 5th September, 2016 10:30am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Tomato Stall named as Good Housekeeping’s 2016 Food Hero

The Tomato Stall GH Award Team Photo

The Tomato Stall wowed the judges with their tomatoes, their growing practices and the products that they make. Well done to all involved.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 6:51pm

By Joni Rhodes with one comment

Fancy a trip to an Isle of Wight pub? Now you can take your helicopter

Helipad Drone Picture

If you're out polishing the helicopter this weekend and fancy popping out to the pub, we've got the details of an Isle of Wight pub that might suit.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Garlic Festival 2016: Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, to take centre stage

Nadiya from GBBO

The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, is announced for this year's Garlic Festival food theatre.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 11:39am

By Laura Stocker

Two car collision in Arreton. Avoid the area if you can

Arreton rti

Two cars are involved in the collision and the Air Ambulance is on the scene. Best to avoid the area if you can as traffic is building up.

Wednesday, 16th March, 2016 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

The ‘Explosive’ at Lynnbottom Tip … that wasn’t explosive (updated)

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

An 'explosive device' has been found at Lynnbottom Tip. Unsurprisingly, it's currently closed, while the device is being tackled.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 11:35am

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Can you spot yourself in these Bestival 2015 HD photos?

Victor Frankowski - The Commune -

Looking through the dozens of photos and watching the Channel 4 footage clearly illustrates that Bestival has still got it! Over four days, they manage to transform a small part of the Isle of Wight into an artistically creative, hedonistic paradise.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 9:28am

By Sally Perry