All the cladding on high-rise buildings judged to be potentially at risk has failed Government combustability tests, it has emerged.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said 34 buildings in 17 local authority areas are so far affected but tests in other areas are ongoing.The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is running around the clock to test cladding on other buildings, he added.If...
A cyberattack on MPs and Peers' emails has prompted Parliament's security team to shut down external access to its systems. An email sent to parliamentarians on Friday and shown to Sky News said: Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyberattack on our computer network.It claimed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined...
Sports men and women from across the Isle of Wight will line up to take part in the opening ceremony of the Island Games tonight. The celebration, marking the start of the event, will begin at around 6pm UK time and will welcome 23 islands or island groups from around the world.The Isle of Wight's team arrived in Gotland in Sweden yesterday (Thursday) and have taken...
Two members of Ryde Inshore Rescue got engaged yesterday (Friday), in the middle of the Solent. Volunteer Michael Singer knew his girlfriend Dominique Singleton would be on board Wightlink's 5pm sailing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and persuaded fellow crew members to join him on their rescue boat.They intercepted the ferry's path and, just as Dominique made her way up to the bridge...