Queen Alexandra A&E improvements: CQC Inspectors satisfied

QA Portsmouth

Chief Inspector of Hospitals is satisfied with urgent improvements to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, but further improvement is required at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 7:52am

By John Scott

Newport firefighter heads Stateside to tackle wildfires

Alan Jones Newport firefighter

An Isle of Wight firefighter will be heading to Oregon in the USA in August where he will learn about tackling wildfires as part of an exchange trip.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 11:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to be swallowed by a Hampshire-wide Combined Authority?

Whole of Hampshire and Isle of Wight

A recent letter to Government has been uncovered that Isle of Wight council is open to the idea of being brought into a Hampshire-wide Combined Authority. Would that be a good idea?

Monday, 29th June, 2015 7:01pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

Man tried to ‘sail’ to the Isle of Wight on this raft: ‘Lucky to be alive’

RNLI Mudeford raft rescued - June 2015

Using a parasol as a sail, after tying a handful of items together - including a door - with washing line to make a raft, man risks his life in attempted journey to Alum Bay from the Mainland.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015 4:01pm

By Simon Perry with 17 readers' comments

Holy smoke: Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash


The mastermind behind attempt to smuggle 100,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced today.

Friday, 19th June, 2015 4:38pm

By Michelle Coulthard with 4 readers' comments

Spinnaker Tower: Is sponsorship by ‘premium brand’ a good idea?

Spinnaker Tower

Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower was controversial at the time, but it's widely-accepted as being a good thing for Portsmouth these days. Do you think the idea of putting the name/logo of a 'premium brand' is a good idea? Read on ...

Thursday, 4th June, 2015 12:27pm

By Sally Perry

Spark your daughter’s scientific curiosity on Forensic Science Trail

Girl with magnifying glass

This fun, hands-on event for girls aged 3-11 and their families also provides a great opportunity to find out what an education at Portsmouth High School has to offer your daughter.

Friday, 29th May, 2015 4:59pm

By Feature Writer

‘A lot to be proud of’ but Southampton NHS Trust ‘requires improvement’ says inspector

Southampton General Hospital :

The Trust has a lot of to be proud of says the Inspector, but Southampton General Hospital is under pressure and needs to respond to the increasing demand for its services and address the areas for improvement

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 7:23am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island firm move into Scottish tidal energy

SME PLATO at Venture Quays_low res

Good news for Island-based company, Sustainable Marine Energy, as a £1.3m contract is confirmed with the backing of the Scottish Government.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 6:35pm

By Clemency Ives

Capsized tug crew rescued from rough seas overnight

Red Funnel car ferry assisting over-turned tug

A commercial tug at Fawley oil terminal capsized last night, now sunk, and its crew were rescued with many craft helping out.

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 7:54am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Plan to move Wightlink port going to Portsmouth council Cabinet

Map - Proposed new location for Wightlink port - At International Port

The Pompey councillor proposing moving the Wightlink car ferry port says it could be better for Islanders and visitors, as they won't get caught up in Portsmouth city traffic.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 5:43pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

Ryde Academy pupils take on the Research Challenge at Southampton University

Ryde Academy Students Southampton University

A Research Challenge for fifteen Ryde Academy Year 10 students took place at the University of Southampton earlier this month. It was a great opportunity for all.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 8:49am

By Nat Nelson