Call for assaults on Prison Officers to be made a specific criminal offence (petition)


Over a two month period last year, prisoners assaulted more than 1,000 prison officers. The sister of Nick Medlin has created a petition calling for assaults on prisons officers to become a specific criminal offence.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Guard of Honour planned for fallen prison officer’s funeral

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Details of Nick Medlin's funeral arrangements shared with OnTheWight so those who knew Nick can pay their respects.

Monday, 23rd January, 2017 2:26pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

PCC and chief constable lead fight for overdue national police funding

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents are losing out by £44.8m compared to other areas. Ministers can act now to stop services being at risk in the future say PCC and Chief Constable.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 4:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight couple arrested on suspicion of £100,000+ VAT fraud

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The man and woman from Cowes, Isle of Wight, have been arrested in connection with a suspected VAT fraud thought to be over £100,000.

Friday, 25th November, 2016 5:46pm

By Lisa Billard with 3 readers' comments

In ‘heat of the battle’ Human Rights law to be scrapped

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Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, welcomes a change to that will not longer see troops subject to The European Convention on Human Rights on the battlefield.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 10:50am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 34 readers' comments

Lawyer presents new evidence in ‘Freshwater Five’ £53m drug bust case

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The five men from the Isle of Wight who were convicted in 2011 of conspiring to import Class A drugs have a new lawyer who claims she's uncovered vital evidence.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Youth Commission announce key priorities for coming year


The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission has set out their four key priorities fore the coming year; Mental Health, Cyber Safety, Relationships with Authorities and Substance Misuse.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 6:03pm

By Police and Crime Commissioner with 8 readers' comments

Hants Police Marine Unit help catch suspected murderer and people smuggler

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Suspicions of the Hants Police Marine Unit led to them stopping a yacht in the Solent on Monday afternoon, which resulted in the arrest later that evening of a man wanted on suspicion of murder in Spain.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 1:25pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Jon Platt case: Dept for Education seeks to change law on school absence


The Dept for Education say children’s attendance at school is "non-negotiable" and that they'll be looking to change the legislation.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 5:40pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Jon Platt school holiday fines High Court case on Friday

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The nation's media, not to mention parents of school children, will be waiting to find out which way the High Court judge will go on the case of school holiday fines tomorrow. OnTheWight will have the news as soon as the case is heard.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 10:31pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

English Heritage set to pay massive damages following Carisbrooke moat incident

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A case in the Court of Appeal could see English Heritage having to pay 'massive' damages after a 69 year old man fell into the moat at Carisbrooke Castle in 2011 and suffered head injuries. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

PCC election: Isle of Wight resident as candidate for first time

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PCC elections take place on 5th May. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Labour parties announce their candidate. A man who has lived on the Island for 30 years and has extensive experience in the legal system.

Monday, 21st March, 2016 10:13am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments