News from the West

If you’re interested in news from around the West of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Police hunt motorcyclist who fled Middle Road collision

Police conferring

Police believe the motorcyclist who fled the scene of a road traffic collision on Sunday may be injured as his motorbike sustained substantial damage.

Wednesday, 28th September, 2016 5:12pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Aerial drone video allows you to glide effortlessly over Freshwater Bay


Ever imagined what it'd be like flying high over Freshwater Bay? Now you can, with this great drone video footage.

Wednesday, 14th September, 2016 1:20pm

By Sally Perry

Tennyson returns to Freshwater

chris jarman - elizabeth hutchings - tennyson

Baron Tennyson, a direct descendant of Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, made a visit from New Zealand to Freshwater recently to rededicate two foundation stones laid at Freshwater Memorial Hall and at St Agnes Church.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 4:03pm

By Chris Jarman with one comment

Missing Isle of Wight teenager found (updated)

lost and found

Police concerned for the welfare of 16-year-old Demie Murray, who went missing from Freshwater on the Isle of Wight on Saturday (3 September), confirm she has now been found safe and well.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 11:37am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Busy weekend for Yarmouth RNLI

Cowes RNLI

A 44ft yacht with engine failure and a very fatigued crew, as well as a sinking powerboat benefited from the great service of the Yarmouth RNLI at the weekend.

Monday, 5th September, 2016 10:49am

By Claire Hallett

Second man arrested following suspicious incidents on the Isle of Wight (Update 2)


A second man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of sexual offences after two teenagers were approached in Freshwater and East Cowes.

Friday, 2nd September, 2016 3:31pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight artist chosen from 1,000 entries to exhibit at prestigious Mall Galleries

Raft of the Migrants by Charles Inge 640

It's wonderful to hear that another Isle of Wight artist has been selected to exhibit at what has come to be recognised as the most prestigious and varied exhibition of marine art in the UK.

Wednesday, 31st August, 2016 1:09pm

By Sally Perry

Man arrested in ‘sexually motivated’ police impersonation case

British Transport police

Police had been searching for a man who impersonated an undercover police officer, asking to search teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater. They've now arrested someone.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police search for ‘sexually motivated’ man posing as undercover policeman

Police conferring

A man in his 40s was reported to have approached teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater at the weekend posing as a plain clothes policeman, telling the girls he was going to search them. Police are keen to hear from a couple who may have spoken to the man.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 7:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coastal flooding possible overnight/tomorrow

Isle of Wight flood warning - 19 Aug 2016

A warning for possible flooding in coastal areas of the Isle of Wight was issued late this afternoon.

Friday, 19th August, 2016 6:33pm

By Simon Perry

Secret Paddleboarding: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

pow paddle boarders by jason swain

We love this shot of Freshwater paddle-boarders captured from the cliff top above. Swap the paddle-boarders for children playing on the beach and the scene brings back so many childhood memories.

Friday, 19th August, 2016 7:22am

By Sally Perry

Military Road to be closed for 13 nights for resurfacing

military road

Island Roads say they hope that carrying out the work after the summer holidays and by working overnight will keep inconvenience to Islanders to a minimum.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 1:39pm

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments