Fundraiser to cover volunteers’ Covid-19 fines raises £800 in 24 hours

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A total to 42 people have donated from as little of £5 to as much as £100 to help cover the fines issued to the volunteers who were painting the building

Monday, 1st March, 2021 2:33pm

By Sally Perry

Families of the Freshwater Five speak out following Court of Appeal hearing

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Families of the Freshwater Five say that to be wrongly imprisoned for ten years for a crime you didn't commit should be something that never happens in a modern society and exposes a deep and serious flaw in the legal system

Monday, 1st March, 2021 11:34am

By APPEAL with one comment

Supply of crack cocaine and heroin to the Isle of Wight disrupted in county lines operation

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The intensification of police activity saw 17 drug networks disrupted across the region, with police targeting individuals who ran either local or county lines, supplying crack cocaine and heroin

Friday, 26th February, 2021 12:49pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Freshwater Five: Day Three for Court of Appeal hearing

Outside the Courts of Appeal

The judgement that Court of Appeal judges make in this case will have a direct impact on the sentences for all the Freshwater Five

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 3:30pm

By Sally Perry

‘Risking lives to investigate a death is not justifiable’ says Isle of Wight Coroner (updated)

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Caroline Sumeray, the Isle of Wight Coroner, explains why there have been no inquests heard since the November Lockdown

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 5:18pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Freshwater Five: Radar evidence suggests surveillance plane and a suspect vessel

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The Court of Appeal hearing begins tomorrow for two of the Freshwater Five, where new information will be put before the judge. Read the details within

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 12:46pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Guardian launch podcast mini-series about the Freshwater Five

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The podcast mini-series delves deep into one of the biggest drug convictions in British History to understand why the jury convicted the Freshwater Five

Friday, 19th February, 2021 11:58am

By Guardian News and Media with 2 readers' comments

Freshwater Five: New evidence goes to the Court of Appeal next week

Court of appeal in London

The new evidence will be presented to the Court of Appeal next week for two of the Freshwater Five, with hopes of their convictions being quashed

Thursday, 18th February, 2021 8:46am

By Sophie Radice with 6 readers' comments

What can a business do if an employee refuses to take a Covid test?

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Many people have to work physically close to clients - Homecare workers and care homes to name two. But what happens if an employee refuses to take a Covid test? Are they able to? What steps can the business take?

Friday, 29th January, 2021 3:13pm

By Alison Colley with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight paedophile could face longer jail sentence: Solicitor General shocked by seriousness of offences

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The Solicitor General said he was shocked by the seriousness of the man's offences and has referred the case to the Court of Appeal

Friday, 8th January, 2021 11:32am

By Sally Perry

Spike in the number of victims of investment fraud since Coronavirus

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See the breakdown of the age groups and genders of those targeted by fraudsters, which has spiked since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic

Monday, 9th November, 2020 2:24pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Former Island Harbour owner and BHS boss jailed for tax evasion (updated)

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The former owner of Island Harbour, who went on to buy BHS for £1 was jailed for tax evasion on a grand scale. Details within

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 4:47pm

By Lisa Billard with 3 readers' comments