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Boy Airlifted To Hospital From Ryde Beach

An eight-year-old boy has been transferred to Southampton General Hospital, after being air lifted to St Mary's hospital following an incident on Ryde Beach yesterday (Saturday). The Solent coastguard  helicopter landed on Ryde beach ...

83rd Round The Island Race To Set Sail From Cowes

(Image: The Fleet rounds Ventnor - Copyright Ian Roman) The 83rd Round the Island Race gets underway from 6.30am today (Saturday), as 1580 boats take on the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight....

East Cowes Play Park Reopens

One year after equipment at an East Cowes play park was destroyed by fire, the facility for young children has finally fully reopened to the public. In June 2013, a police investigation was launched...

Local Heroes To Be Named At 2014 Cowes Yacht Haven Ceremony

Overall Local Hero Sophie Rolf  with her parents Aaron (L) and Gemma and John Irvine of Wightfibre Who will be named the Isle of Wight's Local Heroes for 2014? We will find out tonight...

Island Schools Compete In Rock Challenge Finals

Four Island schools are competing in the southern finals of this year's UK Rock Challenge Competition this weekend. Carisbrooke, Christ the King, Ryde Academy and Sandown Bay Academy will be taking part in the finals,...

Hydrogen Could Power Floating Bridge In Future

A state-of-the-art hydrogen refuelling site in East Cowes could help power the Floating Bridge in future, according to the Isle of Wight Council’s Executive Member for Sustainability Luisa Hillard. Opening in November, the ITM...

Power Problems In Part Of Newport

Homes in the Hinton Road area of Newport are without power this morning (Thursday). Supplies went off at around 8am. An engineer's on site for supplier Southern Electric. We're expecting an update...

"Girls Felt Uncomfortable" New Head Tells Ryde Parents Over Controversial Uniform Policy

Peer pressure is being blamed for a controversial uniform policy clampdown that is being stringently enforced at Ryde Academy, just a few weeks before the end of term. In a letter to parents...

Festival Assault Report Investigated

Hampshire Constabulary says it is investigating a report of an assault at the Isle of Wight Festival. The force says enquiries are continuing to establish exactly what happened on Sunday 15 June. An Island...

Men Only? Apparent Aldi Sign Mistake Leaves Job Seekers Out

A Cowes supermarket is advertising for new recruits, but an apparent spelling mistake appears to somewhat limit who can apply. A sign outside Aldi on Airfield Way urges Islanders to apply for positions at the...
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