Here are some of the stories that were making the headlines on the Isle of Wight in December 2018.
Public Health is warning that the Island has seen a ‘fair few’ cases recently.
Islanders are being advised to look out for symptoms including a sore throat, high temperature, mouth ulcers and a rash.
The 39m Passenger Catamaran is designed to carry 249 passengers and four crew members.
It will run on the River Danube between Vienna and Bratislava – joining the two European capital cities.
South Coast Leisure, which owns the land on St George’s Way, said if given the green light the development would create 200 jobs and a new sporting facility.
The new application is outlined as a mixed development made up a five linked units with occupants including a discount food retailer, 24-hour gym, DIY/garden centre outlet, drive-thru restaurant and two other retail units as well as parking for nearly 300 cars.