Isle of Wight Hunt court appearance avoided thanks to agreement with council (updated)

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The noise abatement order was breached over a year ago, but an 'accommodation' was reached this week, meaning the Isle of Wight Hunt directors avoided a court appearance

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 5:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Man contracted Covid-19 pneumonia whilst at The Adelaide care home due to his weakened lungs

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The Coroner found Mr Mursell succumbed to Covid-19 pneumonia as a consequence of his previous industrial exposure to asbestos. Our thoughts are with his family and friends as well as care and NHS staff who work so hard to help save lives

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 12:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

First Inquest cases heard by Isle of Wight Coroner since lockdown

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As the Coroner's Court reopens after lockdown, the first few cases were heard last week

Monday, 7th September, 2020 4:13pm

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

Isle of Wight companies fined £250,000+ after safety breaches led to man’s preventable death

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Portsmouth Crown Court heard how the risks of structural collapse and falling from height were not controlled, which led to the preventable death of a father-of-two

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 3:41pm

By Health and Safety Executive with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight probation service experiences ‘sharp decline’ in quality of work due to cost cutting measures


Cost cutting measures have had a significant impact in the Isle of Wight probation service, a new inspection report has found

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 9:02am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Letter: Did Bob Seely report Seaview barbecuers to Police for breaching lockdown rules?

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This reader asks whether Bob Seely reported Richard Tice and Isabel Oakeshott for being at someone else's house during lockdown

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 6:56pm

By Anonymous with 15 readers' comments

‘Sobriety tags’ that ban alcohol-fuelled criminals from drinking come into force today

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‘Sobriety tags’ that detect if offenders drink come into force in England today. Here’s how they will work

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Prisoners using buckets as toilets revealed following inspection at HMP Isle of Wight

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The inspector said that progress had not been good enough in the majority of areas at HMP Isle of Wight since the last inspection

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 10:47am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Science teacher admitted making 8,000+ indecent images and 550+ videos of children

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The school say there was no reason to suspect him and that they have robust safeguarding procedures in place

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Almost 3,000 indecent images of children found on Ventnor man’s laptop

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The man was caught when Met Police found Skype messages between him and another offender. He was sentenced today, but not jailed

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Carlauren Group: Isle of Wight investors included in Group Action

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At least 16 of the 55 investors in the Carlauren Group who have come forward are from the Isle of Wight, says the law firm organising the Group Action

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Photos reveal extent of hygiene failures at fish and chip shop over with £5,000 of fines

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There were a string of offences at the fish and chip shop which resulted in £5,000+ in fines for the owner and manager

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments