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An Isle of Wight Labour Councillor launched a verbal tirade at other councillors and the council chairman - and branded UKIP members as "neo-fascists" and "neo-nazis". In live footage screened on Isle of Wight Radio’s Facebook page at a meeting of the Full Isle of Wight Council last night (Wednesday), Councillor Geoff Lumley was repeatedly asked not to interrupt the meeting...
The Island Independents group have selected a new leader. Julia Baker-Smith, who represents Whippingham and Osborne, was selected as their new leader. It follows the resignation of Councillor Jonathan Bacon as leader of the Isle of Wight Council. Councillor Baker-Smith Said:"The most immediate challenge will be to hold the ruling group to account on this year’s budget. While there are limited...
Wightlink says its Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferries are now running after a fire on board the St Faith this morning (Thursday). Scroll down for galleryThere was a two-hour delay for passengers on the next boat (St Cecilia) after flames broke out on the 9am car ferry sailing. Smoke was visible at the ferry sailed across the Solent. The Cecilia...
Tourists are continuing to fly home early from The Gambia and an Isle of Wight woman has been among them.Lisa Hill-Whyte from Shanklin has safely returned to the Island after she was given an hour to pack and leave her holiday behind, on the advice of the Foreign Office.The country's new president says he will be sworn-in in neighbouring...