Row over grass cutting after Viewpoint vistas obscured by overgrown trees and bushes

bouldnor grass verge

Shalfleet Parish Council decided to cut this area without informing Isle of Wight Council, in latest row over verge cutting

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 2:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

GP surgery to close permanently and revert back to housing (updated)

closed sign on door

The doctor said the closure is entirely supported by the WWMP, which finds it very difficult to recruit doctors

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 5:45pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

A sad farewell to the Vintage Yarmouth Boot Sale and Xmas Market

Montage of scenes from the Vintage Xmas Market

The hugely popular Vintage Boot Sale and beautifully curated Xmas Market are no more, announce the organiser from Yarmouth

Monday, 19th October, 2020 1:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hat-trick of good news for West Wight’s community bus

Needles Cheque being presented to FYT Bus

Good things come in threes for the FYTbus. Details within of why they are currently having a triple celebration

Monday, 19th October, 2020 9:41am

By Hilary Benns

Freshwater man has now been charged in case of rape of 3-year-old: Court tomorrow

prison jail corridor

The shocking case - rape of a three-year-old - occurred on August bank holiday. A Freshwater man has now been charged

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:05pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Operation July: Police revisit Fort Victoria Country Park a week on from serious sexual assault on a child

police tape at side of road

Officers will be in the area where the incident took place speaking to potential witnesses and handing out appeal leaflets

Monday, 7th September, 2020 12:12pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Footage and photo appeal as Police investigation into serious sexual offence on three-year-old girl continues

fort victoria country park car park

If you were in the area on Bank Holiday Monday you may have inadvertently captured something, or someone, significant without realising it, say Police

Saturday, 5th September, 2020 2:31pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight man arrested on suspicion of raping three-year-old girl bailed with conditions

police officer with 101 on lapel - westmidlandspolice

The District Commander for the Isle of Wight thanked the public for their ongoing support and urged anyone who may have not yet come forward with information to do so

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 2:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight man arrested on suspicion of raping a three-year-old girl

fort victoria country park car park

Police ask residents to not speculate on the matter, after it was confirmed a man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of raping a three-year-old girl

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Serious sexual offence involving three-year-old girl and man in 60s: Police appeal for dog walkers

Police control operator

Police say the serious sexual offence incident took place in the woods and involved a three-year-old girl and man in his 60s

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 5:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Critically endangered European eel discovered in Wightlink’s oyster nurseries

Endangered eel

Historically, the eels were caught in the River Thames for human consumption, but their numbers have declined in recent years. This could be due to over fishing, coastal development or pesticides.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 9:03am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Swish Swedish loos for Isle of Wight town

New toilet block

The Town Council agreed to demolish the current toilets, which were not very environmentally friendly, causing high utility bills, with the building now dated and worn, and replace with this pre-fabricated block from Sweden

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 1:03pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments