• Coastguard rescue search after 999 boat crash calls

    COASTGUARD rescue services have been called out to hunt for a boat which is understood to have been involved in a collision. Solent Coastguard received multiple 999 calls just before 9.20pm this evening (Saturday), to report a small, motorised

  • Road ban for drug driver who was almost FIVE times over limit

    An Isle of Wight man who drove while almost five times the specified drug limit has been banned from the roads. At the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on April 18, Ryan Lacey, of Ashey Road, Ryde, pleaded guilty to drug driving on Yaverland Road

  • Seven reasons to visit Ryde — a gateway to the Island

    With a whole host of independent retailers, restaurants and, of course, idyllic beaches, there is plenty to shout about when it comes to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. A gateway to the Island, the esplanade is one of the first things most visitors

  • Police patrols called to domestic incident in Ventnor

    POLICE were called out to a 'domestic' incident in an Isle of Wight town.  Two police patrol cars attended Albert Street in Ventnor at 10.15am today (Saturday). "Nobody has been injured and no arrests have been made at the current time," a

  • Drink drive charge for woman involved in Island village crash

    A WOMAN involved in a two-car crash at an Isle of Wight village, in which injuries were caused, has been charged with drink driving.  Emergency services were called to a collision on the A3054 in Shalfleet, near the New Inn traffic lights, at 5.55pm

  • Here's why four men were arrested in an Island town

    POLICE have arrested four men suspected of rogue trading in an Isle of Wight town. The men were detained by officers of the West Wight Neighbourhood Team and District Policing Team in East Cowes yesterday (Friday).  It is alleged the men were

  • Plant sale features hardy herbaceous perennials

    Wootton Bridge Community Centre is to host The Hardy Plant Society's annual sale, this weekend. Organisers promise 'lovely plants at reasonable prices' at the event at the Brannon Way building. It will take place between 2pm and 3.30pm on Saturday

  • Family-run Goodall Roofing celebrates 40 years in business

    A WELL known family-run business on the Isle of Wight — KD and LK Goodall Roofing —is celebrating its 40th year of trading. Established by Kevin Goodall in 1984 and now run by his company director son Luke, Goodall Roofing specialises in commercial

  • Decision due on future of e-scooter scheme

    E-scooters and e-bikes look set to be available on the Isle of Wight until at least 2026, but a new contract to run them is now being sought, which will cover the whole of the Solent region. The current contract - a trial period which has subsequently

  • Road closures around the Island for the week ahead

    WHEN you are out and about around the Isle of Wight this coming week, be sure to know which roadworks to avoid. NEWPORT: Betty Haunt Lane will be shut during bridge inspection works, between its junctions with Forest Road and Newport Footpath 148

  • PHOTOS classic motorbikes descend on Newport for annual show

    Dozens of motorbikes turned out for the Isle of Wight's annual classic bike show on Sunday, April 14. This year, the event was held at the Island Riding Centre, on the outskirts of Newport. Organised by the Isle of Wight section of the Vintage

  • Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court cases round-up

    HERE is a round up of some of the cases heard at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court, for the week commencing April 8, 2024. David Graham, 57, of Queens Court, East Cowes. Drug driving. Costs £85, surcharge £48, fine £120, 12-month driving

  • Annual Seaview to Ryde charity walk returning for sixth year

    An annual charity walk in aid of Retina UK returns to the Isle of Wight later this month, for its sixth year. Raising money for those affected by sight loss and blindness, Hope for Seaview is an annual five-mile walk organised by IW group volunteers

  • Here's where to mark Record Store Day TODAY

    Two independent Isle of Wight record shops are opening their doors early today (Saturday), as part of the seventeenth annual Record Store Day, celebrating all physical forms of music with exclusive releases. In Ventnor, Ventnor Exchange on Church