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HAMPSHIRE POLICE TO CUT 15 DOG HANDLERS BY 2019

Hampshire Constabulary is set to cut a total of 15 dog handlers across the region by April next year as part of the latest budget cuts to hit the force, cuts which have been branded ‘bloody disgraceful’ by the Chairman of Hampshire Police Federation. Over £7million must be saved in the next financial year meaning the loss of 15 dogs …

MAN SLASHED WITH BLADE IN RYDE HIGH STREET

UPDATED: A man has been scarred for life after being slashed across the face with a razor blade whilst enjoying a night out in Ryde. Police and Ambulance crews were called to the vicinity of Ryde High Street at around 21:30 on Saturday night after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman. The unidentified female is said to …

PLANS FOR MAJOR CHANGE TO NEWPORT’S ROAD NETWORK REVEALED

Motorists are to face more than 25 weeks of disruption as a result of major changes being made to the road network around St Mary’s Roundabout in Newport. Plans have finally been unveiled showing how one of the Island’s main arterial roads will look in the near future, with the biggest change being the introduction of a junction at the …

CAR CRASHES INTO TREE ON BEAPER SHUTE

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Police and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending a road traffic collision on Beaper Shute near Ryde tonight (Sunday). At least 1 vehicle has been involved in the incident, which has taken place close to the junction with Harding Shute on the main Ryde to Sandown road. Emergency …

DRIVER FLEES AFTER CRASHING INTO METAL RAILINGS

Residents living in Oakfield in Ryde were given a rude awakening this morning (Sunday) when a car crashed into metal railings on St John’s Hill, causing significant damage. Witnesses have told Island Echo that the male driver – suspected of being in drink – ran from the scene after crashing his Vauxhall Astra into a fence surrounding properties between School …

APPEAL AFTER VINTAGE SIGNS STOLEN FROM ARRETON BARNS

PHOTO GALLERY: Police are appealing for information after 7 vintage signs were stolen from Arreton Barns this week. The vintage enamel advertising signs, valued at £200 each, were stolen from Arreton Barns on the main Newport to Sandown road at some time between 08:00 on Thursday (18th January) and 08:15 the following day. 2 planters were also taken, according to …

SWAN DECIDES TO PLAY CHICKEN ON THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY

Motorists have been experiencing traffic delays in Newport this afternoon (Saturday) as a result of a swan taking a stroll up the middle of the dual carriageway. Cars came to a standstill on the northbound carriageway of Medina Way shortly after 13:00 when the white swan decided to play chicken with the traffic. It wasn’t long before the southbound side …

B&M LOOK SET TO OPEN FIRST STORE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

B&M, one of the nation’s favourite variety retailers, looks set to open on the Isle of Wight. There are over 560 stores across the country and new ones opening every week. That number is set to expand further with the proposed opening of the chain’s first store on the Island – although the location remains a secret. B&M offers customers …

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