Councillors quit after ‘hostility, lack of respect and arrogance’ from some fellow members

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The two councillors say they had concerns about how the contract to repair the village hall roof was awarded and add that hostility from some members continued throughout their time on the parish council

Monday, 4th January, 2021 4:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Eviction from church-owned property would ‘force’ family to leave village they’ve lived in for 40 years: Petition launched (updated)

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The family have rented from the church for over seven years, can't find a suitable alternative property, so if evicted say they will be forced to leave the village where they are the heart of the community

Monday, 4th January, 2021 12:41pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 13 readers' comments

Heavy rain brings more Isle of Wight flooding say Environment Agency

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A further 18mm of rain is forecast today (Monday) and some flooding is expected. Details within

Monday, 28th December, 2020 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Water level of Eastern Yar to remain high until Christmas Day

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With persistent and heavy rain forecast for tomorrow and Thursday the Environment Agency say the river will be much higher than normal until Christmas Day

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert for Isle of Wight issued with heavy rain predicted to continue through the week

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The wet weather is expected to continue on Tuesday, with more very heavy rain on Wednesday. Watch out for further updates from the Environment Agency

Monday, 21st December, 2020 9:19am

By Sally Perry

Bembridge Harbour Authority still in support of community initiative to repair groyne

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Bembridge Harbour Authority set out why they are still in support of the community initiative to repair the groyne. Full details within

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 10:04am

By Malcolm Thorpe with 6 readers' comments

Flood alert in force along the Eastern Yar

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The Eastern Yar is expected to become very high later this evening and out of bank flooding will affect land. Details within

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 8:05pm

By Sally Perry

Increase in incidents involving inflatables for lifeboat crews this summer

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Newly released figures show a large increase in the RNLI being called to incidents involving inflatables this summer

Friday, 20th November, 2020 3:13pm

By Paul Dunt with one comment

Letter: Regional flight connectivity is vital for an Island only served by ferries

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Mr Munro believes an Isle of Wight commercial airport could potentially transform the Island’s economy and is calling on the Government to fund a feasibility study

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 9:15am

By Thomas Munro with 8 readers' comments

Flood Alert still in force from Whitwell to Bembridge as minor flooding expected

environment agency flood alert map for mon 16th Nov

Minor impact flooding is expected in some parts of the Eastern Yar, but with dry weather now until Thursday, it should give the river a chance to recover

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:37am

By Sally Perry

Further Isle of Wight flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency (updated)

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Residents on the coast, along the Eastern Yar and at Gurnard Lock are being advised to Be Prepared today with two flood alerts from the Environment Agency

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry

Project to reduce build up of silt in Harbour abandoned

bembridge groyne

A number of factors have led to the decision to abandon the groyne project that would have helped reduce the level of siltation in the Harbour

Thursday, 12th November, 2020 5:31pm

By Michael Toulmin with 4 readers' comments