Kidnap, rape and GBH charges for man from East Cowes


The 35 year old man who has been charged with kidnap, rape and GBH following the report of a serious sexual assault on an 18 year old girl on Friday morning also faces three other charges relating to grooming and exploitation of children committed last month.

Sunday, 9th October, 2016 11:11am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Undercliff Drive planning application approved (updated)

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

Members of the planning committee considered the planning application by Island Roads to realign the access road for residents to the landlocked area of Undercliff Drive. Officers recommended approval but residents had serious reservations.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 4:06pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: Committee to consider permission for new access road

undercliff drive turning head

A range of concerns have been raised on the Undercliff Drive application to build a new access road for residents in the landlocked properties. Officers are recommending conditional permission and councillors will make their decision next week.

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 3:06pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: Concerns over cycle and pedestrian access answered

Exposed roadworks on Undercliff Drive February 2014

Question marks over pedestrian and cycle access through the currently closed section of Undercliff Drive have been raised after confusing comments were left by Island Roads on their planning application. OnTheWight has sought clarification from the council.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 45 readers' comments

Man arrested for drink driving following late night crash

niton crash

There were no injuries in the two car collision last night (Tuesday) but the driver of one car was charged with driving with an alcohol level above the limit.

Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 4:53pm

By Sally Perry

‘Changing vision’ for Undercliff Drive access road leads to need for planning application

Over two years since the landslip and over 19 months since the budget was approved, works to reinstate Undercliff Drive from the west have still not been completed. The new road now has to go through the planning process to gain permission.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 45 readers' comments

Smuggling in Niton the subject of fascinating talk

The meeting was packed to the brim with Islanders wanting to learn more about the history of 'Smuggling in Niton' from leading expert, Richard Smout.

Monday, 21st March, 2016 10:51am

By Paddie Collyer with one comment

NitWhits’ latest project needs shoppers’ votes

boots on ashknowle lane

Niton and Whitwell parish Council are hoping to 'bag' some of the cash awards to help them with the Ashknowle Lane scheme. Simply pop into your local Tesco store on from Saturday (27th Feb) until 6th March to vote.

Friday, 26th February, 2016 1:32pm

By Jon Young with 2 readers' comments

Island Roads set out plans to reinstate access road for residents on Undercliff Drive

Undercliff Drive mudslide Feb 2014

Following OnTheWight's report last week on the two year anniversary of the Undercliff Drive landslide, Island Roads set out their plans for reinstating the access road for the landlocked residents.

Thursday, 18th February, 2016 12:31pm

By Claire Robertson with 15 readers' comments

Police helicopter above Niton searching for missing child (updated)

Police van

If you live nearby please check your garages and sheds incase the young boy has become trapped.

Tuesday, 16th February, 2016 10:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Undercliff Drive: Two years on and families still not back in their homes (updated)

Undercliff drive

Can you imagine what it would be like to have to leave your home one night, then not be able to live in it for two years? This is the fate for the forgotten families - victims of the Undercliff Landslide.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Parish council will ‘step up to the plate’ to safeguard services

20p pieces

The parish council say that if they don't step up to the plate and safeguard services, no one will.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 8:52pm

By Jon Young with 16 readers' comments