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ISLE OF WIGHT TO HOST UK PRIDE IN 2018

UPDATED: Isle of Wight Pride has seen off stiff competition from around the country to be announced as the hosts of next year’s UK Pride. The first UK Pride took place at Pride in Hull back in July with a huge increase in attendee numbers and visitors from across the country. That boost to the local economy is set to …

SUNDAY MORNING CHIMNEY FIRE EXTINGUISHED

Firefighters from Newport extinguished a chimney fire in Brighstone this morning (Sunday). 2 appliances were mobilised to a residential address in the village at just before 08:30. Upon arrival at the scene on Broad Lane, crews worked to bring the situation under control. Both appliances returned to station less than 90 minutes after being mobilised.

100MPH GUSTS AND CRASHING WAVES HIT THE ISLAND

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: The Isle of Wight is feeling the brunt of Storm Brian this lunchtime (Saturday) with waves crashing over The Needles Lighthouse, seafronts flooding and extremely strong gusts being experienced across the Island.  Local residents have gathered in notorious locations such as Freshwater Bay, Totland, Gurnard and Ventnor to see the power of the sea as Storm Brian …

REPORT OF FIRE DEEMED A FALSE ALARM

Fears of a fire off Ryde’s High Street have been alleviated following a search of the area by firefighters tonight (Friday). 2 appliances from Ryde were turned out at just before 22:50 following a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the area of Warwick Street in the town. A search of the surrounding area by …

ISLAND SET FOR A BATTERING AS STORM APPROACHES

Strong winds are expected across the Isle of Wight tonight (Friday) and into tomorrow, coupled with high tides that could cause 3m waves and coastal flooding. With a Flood Alert in place for the Island’s coastline – especially around lunchtime on Saturday – the Environment Agency is urging people to take extra care due to the risk of large waves, …

BODY RECOVERED FROM CHINE IN THE WEST WIGHT

UPDATED: Police and HM Coastguard have recovered a body from the bottom of a chine off Military Road in the West Wight this afternoon (Friday). Authorities were alerted to the grim discovery at Chilton Chine between Brook and Brighstone earlier on today, prompting a recovery operation to be launched. The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team assisted Police in bringing the body to the top of …

COASTGUARD SEARCH YAVERLAND OVER CONCERNS FOR WOMAN

UPDATED: Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are conducting a search of Yaverland this morning (Friday) over concerns for a female dog walker. Coastguard officers are searching the cliff tops between Yaverland and Culver following reports that a woman walked towards Culver along the beach over an hour ago but has not returned. The woman is described …

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