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‘Catastrophic’ Wightlink Engine Failures Blamed On ‘Assembly Errors’

Two Wightlink car ferry fires were caused by ‘assembly errors’, according to a Maritime Accident Investigation Branch report released today (Thursday). The two 'catastrophic...

Islanders Step In To Save Local Area Coordinator Scheme

A service looking after elderly and vulnerable people has been saved after the community stepped in. The Local Area Coordinator (LAC) service was discontinued at...

Isle Of Wight CCTV Monitoring Scrapped From Tomorrow

CCTV at the Isle of Wight's control room in Newport will no longer be monitored from tomorrow (Friday). As reported by Isle of Wight Radio,...

Council Seeks Legal Advice Over Blue Seas Protection Boat Off Ryde

The battle over the Blue Seas Protection boat anchored off Ryde continues, as the Isle of Wight Council confirms it is seeking legal advice. As...

Cowes Floating Bridge Out Of Service Next Week

The Cowes-East Cowes floating bridge will be out of service on Tuesday (21) next week. The Isle of Wight Council says it will not operate...

Swapping Crutches For Footy Kit As NHS Workers Go Toe-To-Toe

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is to go toe-to-toe with its neighbour, in Southampton later (Thursday). Footy fans from Solent NHS Trust take on...

Historic Cowes Shelter Saved From Demolition

A popular public seating shelter in Cowes has been saved from demolition. The watch-house shelter, estimated to be more than 100 years old and based...

Crash Reported Between Ashey And Brading

There are reports of a crash on Ashey Road/The Downs Road near Brading this afternoon (Thursday). Two vehicles are understood to be involved, near Knighton...

Isle Of Wight Tourism Boost Following Derek Sandy’s Britain’s Got Talent...

Following his recent success on Britain's Got Talent, Derek Sandy has been made an honorary Isle of Wight Ambassador. Derek wowed the judges with his...

Sandown Councillor Fined Thousands For Restaurant’s Food Hygiene Failings

A Sandown councillor - and restaurant owner - has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 for consistently failing to meet minimum food hygiene...