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Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Theresa May averts new Brexit Bill defeat after remainers back exit date compromise

Theresa May has averted another defeat on her Brexit bill after remainer rebels said they would back a compromise on her plans to cement the UK's exit date into law.  Pro-EU Tories issued a joint...

British Airways drops to third from bottom in satisfaction survey

British Airways has plunged to third from bottom in an annual survey of customer satisfaction on short-haul airlines. Research by consumer group Which? shows the carrier received a customer score of just 52% -...

Opinion: It’s been 26 years – I can’t die without finding my Nicola

Nicola Payne, from Coventry, disappeared after crossing wasteland near her parents' house on 14 December, 1991. She was almost 19 years old, and her body has never been found. This week marks 26 years years...

Surfer Andrew Cotton plans to return to his board after breaking his back on...

A British surfer who broke his back when a 50ft wave crashed on top of him is recovering at home in Devon and says he aims to be back on a board by February. Andrew...

Two sea lion attacks lead to cove closure in San Francisco

Two unusual sea lion attacks have led authorities in San Francisco to close a popular swimming area as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behaviour. The first attack happened on Thursday when swimmer...

Ice warning – but will it last until Christmas?

Forecasters are warning of the potential for icy conditions on Saturday morning following freezing temperatures overnight. The Met Office has issued Yellow weather warnings for ice in Scotland and across the east and west of the...

Isle Of Wight Beach Shamed For “Appalling” Plastic Pollution

A national newspaper has shamed an Isle of Wight beach for the amount of plastic pollution there. Levels of waste at the popular Compton Bay beach have been described as "appalling" by the Daily Mail. It...

Floating Bridge Back In Service After New Part Fitted

The Floating Bridge is back in service, according to the Isle of Wight Council. As Isle of Wight Radio reported, a new part had to be ordered after encountering a problem with the ramp yesterday (Thursday). Engineers...
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A Fixed Bridge For Vehicles Across The River Medina?

The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has told Islanders he wants to see a fixed driving bridge across the River Medina. Cllr Dave Stewart made the comment at a town council meeting in...

Police Rule Out Corporate Manslaughter Over Newport Building Site Incident

Hampshire Constabulary says it will not pursue general negligence or corporate manslaughter over the death of a man in Newport in October 2016. A separate investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into possible...