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Downside Youth Football Club Sport New Kit In “Brilliant” Game

Downside Youth FC's players were sporting more than just their skills over the weekend.  The Newport-based team kicked the season off with a fixture against the Vectis Whites on Sunday (16), giving them the chance...

Cowes Lifeboat Called To Yacht Stranded On Bramble Bank

Cowes RNLI is assisting a ‘large yacht’ which has found itself stranded in high winds on Bramble Bank in the Solent. The crew received the call out to the entrance of Southampton Water  at around...

Red Funnel Goes Green For Environmental Campaign

Red Funnel is going green to recognise its new long-term environmental strategy. To mark the new initiative, Red Falcon has been rebranded with a green funnel and logo and the main passenger thoroughfare on B...

Yarmouth’s Old Gaffers Festival Axed Over Costs

Organisers have axed the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival ahead of its 21st event next year (2019). A lack of volunteers and rising costs are being blamed. In 2015, the annual event shifted to every other year....

Homes Hit By Power Cut In Newport Area

Homes in the Newport area have been hit by a power cut today (Tuesday). There are 53 postcode areas which have been affected by the outage in PO30 4 and PO30 5. Scottish and Southern Electricity...

Military Road Resurface Plans Teased By Island Roads

Island Roads has revealed plans to resurface the Isle of Wight's Military Road. The firm says it will reveal more details shortly, ahead of the work.  

Man Suffers ‘Life-Threatening’ Injuries Following Serious Sandown Assault

An Isle of Wight man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Sandown which left another man in a life threatening condition. Officers were called at 7:55pm last night (Monday)...

Isle Of Wight Man Lifts Emmy For Black Mirror Episode

An Isle of Wight man is celebrating the Emmy award-winning success of his little brother, after William Bridges won for an episode of Black Mirror that he had co-written with and journalist and broadcaster...

Sandown’s The Heights Evacuated Over ‘Unidentified Object’

Building work at The Heights leisure centre in Sandown had to be suspended earlier today (Tuesday) after an unidentified item was found by contractors working on the site. The leisure centre is opposite the Sandown's...

High Winds Cause Solent Travel Disruption

High winds in the Solent have led to the suspension of Hovertravel's service this morning (Tuesday). Red Funnel's car ferry serice is running a few minutes late due to the conditions. Gusts could reach 50mph on...
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