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RUNAWAY LORRY CRASHES INTO TREES AT COWLEAZE

UPDATED: A runaway lorry has been severely damaged after smashing through a fence and into a number of trees on Cowleaze Hill near Shanklin today (Thursday). Debris has been left scattered as a result of the Heavy Goods Vehicle and trailer rolling down the steep hill before clipping a bank, veering off to the right, wiping out a wooden fence and …

DEMOLITION OF SANDOWN’S WIGHT CITY COMPLEX BEGINS

Work to demolish Sandown’s Wight City complex has finally begun this week, marking another milestone in the regeneration of the seaside town. Contractors Ryde Demolition have moved onto the site at the junction of Fort Street and Culver Parade and have started the prep work to bring the eyesore to the ground. Wight City was once the thriving home of …

FOG WARNING ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

Islanders are being warned about the potential for travel disruption tonight (Wednesday) and into tomorrow morning as the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for fog. Fog patches are likely to form during the early part of this evening, becoming more widespread overnight and into tomorrow morning. Visibility could fall below 100 metres in places. Disruption to cross-Solent travel …

RYDE EAST RESIDENTS PANEL LAUNCHED TO DISCUSS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

Residents living in the Ryde East ward, together with Councillor Michael Lilley, have set up a monthly meeting to invite developers, council officers and agencies such as Island Roads to talk to them about the ‘development issues’ in the ward.   The area has been dubbed ‘development alley’ with over 1,000 new homes set to be built and other schemes …

NETTLESTONE’S LUCAS WINS AMATEUR GARDENER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Local amateur gardener, Lucas Richards, has won Best Junior Gardener in the inaugural Wilko Amateur Gardener of the Year competition. Lucas, from Nettlestone, entered the picture of his garden into the national competition. Lucas was then selected by his category judge, Gardening Editor at Sunday Express, Louise Midgley, as the winner of the best junior gardener category. The local lad …

ABILITY DOGS 4 YOUNG PEOPLE WELCOME LATEST ADORABLE RECRUIT

Ability Dogs 4 Young People has already got its newest addition of 2018, Chester, an 8-week-old yellow Labrador puppy. The adorable puppy is the latest recruit to the Sandown-based charity’s training team and maintains the total number of Ability Dog Puppies in training at 12. Chester was named by Gavin Penny, the son of volunteer Puppy Parent, Joan Penny. Gavin …

POLICE APPEAL ISSUED AS DRIVER DIES FOLLOWING RYDE CRASH

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ryde yesterday morning (Sunday). Officers were called to St John’s Road after receiving reports of a single vehicle collision, as first reported by Island Echo. A Mitsubishi Space Runner collided with a wall of a shop and the driver was taken to St Mary’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. …

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