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Dippy Brings Hope Of Renewed Interest In Isle Of Wight Dinosaur Heritage

There is hope that when Britain’s most famous dinosaur goes on tour in 2018, he will inspire a renewed interest in what the Natural History Museum dubbed the UK’s dinosaur capital. But Dippy will not...

Flood Alert Issued For Isle Of Wight Coast

A flood alert has been issued for the Isle of Wight coast tonight (Wednesday) into tomorrow. The Environment Agency says low lying coastal land and roads in Cowes and East Cowes will be affected first....

Island Mother Appeals For Missing Son’s Return

A 15 year-old boy from Ryde is said to be missing - and his mother is appealing for his return. Hampshire Constabulary said the teenager, Brandon Read, is not being treated as 'high risk'. However, his...

Murder Trial Starts In Winchester Following Death Of Isle Of Wight Man

The trial of a 53 year-old Basingstoke woman is underway at Winchester Crown Court today (Wednesday). Deborah Napier, of Amazon Road, Basingstoke is charged with the murder of 46 year-old Jolyon Barry Wray, who was...

October’s Isle of Wight Jobseekers Claimant Figures

940 people on the Isle of Wight were out of work and claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in October, according to the official statistics. That was a slight rise compared to September. Taking into account those Islanders receiving all out...

Wightlink Sailings Suspended And Terminal Evacuated Over World War Two Bomb Find

Wightlink's Portsmouth car ferry terminal is being evacuated and sailings temporarily suspended so a World War Two bomb can be safely removed and disposed. A 500lb German bomb was discovered during dredging works in the...

Isle Of Wight NHS Trust Spends More Than Average On Cyber Security

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has revealed that it spends more than average on cyber security to protect data online. Following the results of an investigation by Sky News, which found that seven...

Wightlink ‘Not Affected’ By Discovery Of Unexploded WW2 Bomb In Portsmouth

Wightlink has confirmed that it is currently not affected by the discovery of an unexploded WW2 bomb in Portsmouth Harbour this morning (Wednesday). **UPDATED However, Portsmouth Port said its services to the continent are delayed due...

Hampshire And Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance Wins Award For Excellence

An education programme for youngsters - set up by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance - was recognised at an awards ceremony on Monday. The emergency air service won an Association of...

Island Group Holds Workshop On Women In UK Parliament

Are you interested in find out more about the history of women in UK Parliament? Isle of Wight Women’s Training is holding a workshop tonight (Wednesday) as part of UK Parliament Week. The aim of...