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Roadwork speed limits on motorways could be increased on Sundays

Drivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks on days which are less busy with traffic. Highways England, the government-owned company responsible for managing England's motorways and A roads, said its...

Crews Tackle Fire At Gurnard Pines

Firefighters have been called to a fire in a log cabin at Gurnard Pines this evening (Sunday). Three appliances from East Cowes, Newport and Cowes - and a water carrier - were called at 7.32pm. A...

Ryde Slide Returns A Week Today

Union Street in Ryde will be busier than usual this time next week (Sunday). But it won't be cars occupying the road, it will be hundreds of people instead. A 200-metre inflatable slide will be put...

Isle Of Wight Youngsters To Showcase Island Regeneration Plans

Isle of Wight youngsters will get the chance to showcase their ideas for regeneration on the Island from next week. Students will produce models of projects they'd like to see take place - this could...

Islanders Taking Part In Bike Ride For Brain Tumour Research

A bike ride raising money for brain tumour research will start this morning (Sunday). The so-called Randonee for Research is setting off from Fishbourne at 8 am and plans to finish back there, too. Riders can...

Woman survives on radiator water for a week after car crashes off cliff

A woman who crashed off a coastal cliff in California survived for a week by drinking radiator water from her written-off car. Angela Hernandez, from Oregon, was found by hikers on Friday evening after they...

Haiti’s PM resigns after deadly riots over plans to raise diesel prices by 47%

Haiti's prime minister has resigned following deadly protests over proposals to raise fuel prices by nearly 50%. Jack Guy Lafontant faced a vote of no confidence over his handling of a failed plan to...

PrayPal: Churches accept contactless payments as cash donations fall

Hundreds of churches across the country are using contactless card machines in a bid to boost donations. In 2016, the Church of England saw the amount of money given to it parishes fall for...

Finnish brewers create ‘problem-solving’ beer for Trump-Putin summit

A Finnish craft brewery has created a "problem-solving" beer that they hope could help Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin settle their issues "like adults". In a humorous tribute to the forthcoming Helsinki summit, which will...

Arrests made after mob lynch man targeted by ‘fake news’ on WhatsApp

Police in India have arrested 25 people after a man was lynched by a mob following rumours on Whatsapp that he was child abductor. Mohammed Azam, who worked at a call centre, was killed in...

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