Yarmouth Bridge: Five day closure for essential annual maintenance

yarmouth bridge

It's that time of year again. Four wheels which are integral to the bridge’s opening and closing mechanism will be replaced as part of the annual maintenance.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 11:29am

By Gavin Foster

Proposed tourist attraction launches crowdfunder appeal

Reptile

Fans of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates should be pleased to hear about plans for the Isle of Wight Reptilarium, located on the site of the former Aquarium in Fort Victoria.

Monday, 9th January, 2017 8:37am

By Sally Perry

Police want to talk to this man about a sex offence against teenage girl

CCTV of sex attacker

Do you recognise this man? Police are very keen to talk to him following a sexual offence against a 16 year old girl on a bus in October.

Wednesday, 21st December, 2016 5:44pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight flood alert issued for Tuesday morning

cowes-seafront-flooding-

Although the tide will not be as high as it was on Sunday morning, the Environment Agency have issued a flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast, in particular Cowes, Yarmouth and Ryde.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 5:10pm

By Sally Perry

RNLI rescue capsized hovercraft following loss of power

Recovered hovercraft on board the Yarmouth lifeboat

The domestic hovercraft came into trouble when it his a rough wave and lost power. Yarmouth RNLI crew were able to rescue the passengers and craft. See photos from the rescue.

Friday, 4th November, 2016 10:28am

By Claire Hallett with 3 readers' comments

The West Bay Club & Spa offer a great range of holiday homes on the Isle of Wight

westbay-club-luxury-lounge

Looking to get away from it all, but don't want to travel too far? Why not consider booking a break through Sykes Cottages at the West Bay Club & Spa just outside Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. They offer a great range of holiday homes to suit all.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 7:41pm

By Feature Writer

Heaviest ever tow for Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat

Yarmouth lifeboat's heaviest ever tow

At 10.5 metres in width and weighing 105 tonnes, this is believed to have been the largest and heaviest tow ever carried out by the Yarmouth lifeboat.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 7:37pm

By Claire Hallett with 5 readers' comments

Thousands raised for Yarmouth RNLI

lifeboat-tours-2016

The Yarmouth lifeboat tours and recent Fish & Chip Supper have raised substantial funds for the RNLI.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 2:03pm

By Claire Hallett

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

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

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat unable to save ‘condemned’ fishing boat

RNLI embroidered logo

The Yarmouth RNLI crew were unable to save a sinking fishging ship that is alleged to have been condemned by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) two years ago.

Sunday, 7th August, 2016 12:20pm

By Richard Heming with 6 readers' comments

Mackerel fishing trip cut short due to steering problems

Cowes RNLI

The 31ft boat, the Alaminta, was close to the Needles rocks when it experienced steering problems and was unable to manoeuvre

Monday, 1st August, 2016 2:01pm

By Richard Heming with 2 readers' comments