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French fire forces evacuation of 10,000 people

At least 10,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes after a new fire broke out along the French Riviera. Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in tourist-packed southeastern France in recent...

Charlie Gard’s parents appeal to doctors for help to take son home to die

The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard have pleaded for help from doctors to take him home to die, with a judge set to decide later where he will spend his final days. Connie Yates...

Special Fairweather Festival Offer In Memory Of Linkin Park Frontman

The organiser of the Fairweather Festival is running a special ticket offer until midnight tonight (Tuesday). Callum Fairweather said he running a 'buy one get one free' deal in memory of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington,...

Ten Mile Overnight Bembridge Diversions To Continue

Diversions in and out of Bembridge of up to ten miles will continue tonight (Tuesday) - according to Island Roads. Last night, planned overnight resurfacing works by Island Roads - between Yaverland and Bembridge -...

Red Funnel Passengers Told ‘Consider Postponing Or Cancelling’ Today

Red Funnel says passengers may want to cancel or postpone their journey as delays of up to four hours affect its service today (Tuesday). Scroll down for update There is a delay of between three and...

Two Hour Red Funnel Delays Due To Linkspan Problems

Red Funnel is experiencing delays of around two hours this morning (Tuesday) on its East Cowes to Southampton route. Scroll down for update The company said it's because of a problem with its linkspan in Southampton. Red...

PICTURES: Sir Ben Ainslie Teaches Youngsters In Seaview

Budding young Isle of Wight sailors have been taught a lesson from the very best in the business. Sir Ben Ainslie arrived in Seaview, at the Sea View Yacht Club, with the crew of Bembridge...

Crash At St Mary’s Roundabout In Newport

A car and a motorcycle have been involved in a crash on St Mary's Roundabout in Newport. Police are on scene this morning (Tuesday). Traffic is not affected.

Judi Dench’s Queen Victoria Inspires Wight BID Funded Summer Ad Campaign

A huge Isle of Wight summer advertising campaign will be partly fuelled by £45,000 of Wight Bid cash, according to Island tourism boss David Thornton, who describes it as a major project. The £200,000 Victoria's...

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner set for second Russia grilling

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has insisted he made no deals with Russia as part of the US presidential campaign. Following a closed-door Senate committee hearing on Monday, the senior White House aide told waiting...