‘Fully tooled up’ police storm RedJet in surprise training exercise

Police storm redjet 4

Shouting, "The police are storming the RedJet - Fully tooled up!", got everyone's attention at a company overlooking Southampton Quay. The dramatic photos show why the training exercise caused such excitement.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 3:29pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Green election candidate elevated to National party role

Natalie Bennett and Vix Lowthion

Vix Lowthion, who increased the Isle of Wight Green vote 10x at the 2015 election, has just been selected as the Green Party's National spokesperson on education.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 2:37pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

Solent Eye – London Eye’s little sister – Could be Southsea bound

solent eye

The 110-ft ferris wheel does not yet have planning permission, but owners believe it will bring more visitors to the region because of the spectacular views, including the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 12:11pm

By Sally Perry

Grants available for new armed forces businesses


A new growth fund for young and start-up Armed Forces Businesses catering for service leavers, veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets has been announced.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:51pm

By Richard Jones with one comment

Find out more about Portsmouth High School at Open Morning

PHS girls

Ranked as ‘Excellent’ in all categories by the Independent School Inspectorate, Portsmouth High School is certainly worth exploring for your daughter's education. Why not pop over for the Open Morning next week to find out more.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 11:09am

By Feature Writer

International Day of Peace: Working together to strive for peace

international day of peace 2015

On International Day of Peace, our thoughts turn to the millions of refugees, who are walking hundreds of miles or crossing dangerous waters, simply to find a safe haven for their families.

Monday, 21st September, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Lots to see at the Southampton Boat Show

Boat show 2015 Opening

Suzanne and Alan found lots to see at the Southampton Boat Show which continues until Sunday 20th September.

Friday, 18th September, 2015 8:09am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Dismaland: What you’ll see and why you should visit (20+ HD photos)

Dismaland - Lorry dancing - 640px

Now's your last chance to get tickets to Dismaland. It's worth the trip - there's a lot more to it than the photos that you've seen. Here's what we found ...

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 8:23pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Collection for Calais: Drop-off points close tomorrow

Calais refugee camp

Make your donations (only specific items and sizes needed) by tomorrow, as all items donated to help the refugees in Calais will then need to be sorted prior to being transported to CalAid in London on Sunday.

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 11:23am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Islanders all set for the 2015 Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show

There'll be lots to see and do at the Southampton Boat Show next week. Suzanne and Alan provide their annual round-up of what's on offer.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 7:19am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Island firefighters help tackle bush fire in Oregon

Hampshire & IOW firefighters in Oregon - Alan Jones, 2nd from right

The Isle of Wight firefighters on an exchange trip to the US have had to put their new skills into practice this week to help tackle a massive blaze in Oregon.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 10:29am

By IW Council Press Office

Love Southsea Street Markets launch ‘Makers Row’ for local creatives

love southsea - makers row

This should be of interest to Isle of Wight artists and makers. Why not share your passion for creativity with others and expand across the Solent with Love Southsea.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 9:45am

By Lulu Whitmore