Breaking News – Island Echo – 24hr news, 7 days a week across the Isle of Wight http://www.islandecho.co.uk The Isle of Wight's leading 24hr news source Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:42:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-islandechoechos-32x32.png Breaking News – Island Echo – 24hr news, 7 days a week across the Isle of Wight http://www.islandecho.co.uk 32 32 POLICE, FIRE AND AMBULANCE CALLED TO CRASH ON BEAPER SHUTE http://www.islandecho.co.uk/police-fire-ambulance-called-crash-beaper-shute/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:35:38 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100531 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 – a Seat Leon – has been involved in the incident, which has taken place close to the junction with …

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WOMAN ATTEMPTS RESCUE OF BABY FOX IN THE SEA http://www.islandecho.co.uk/woman-attempts-rescue-baby-fox-sea/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:56:22 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100515 UPDATED: Ryde Inshore Rescue rushed to the aid of a person reported to be in the sea off Ryde earlier this morning (Sunday) as a result of the attempted rescue of a baby fox.  Shortly before 11:00 the independent lifeboat station was tasked to reports of at least 1 person in the water close to …

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DRIVER FLEES AFTER CRASHING INTO METAL RAILINGS http://www.islandecho.co.uk/driver-flees-crashing-metal-railings/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:35:58 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100510 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 …

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SWAN DECIDES TO PLAY CHICKEN ON THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY http://www.islandecho.co.uk/swan-decides-play-chicken-dual-carriageway/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:27:12 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100489 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 …

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B&M LOOK SET TO OPEN FIRST STORE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT http://www.islandecho.co.uk/bm-look-set-open-first-store-isle-wight/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:16:17 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100483 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 …

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RYDE STREET CORDONED OFF FOLLOWING ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT http://www.islandecho.co.uk/residential-street-ryde-cordoned-off-police/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:26:33 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100448 UPDATED: Police have taped off a section of Bellevue Road in Ryde this morning (Friday) following an incident overnight. Members of the public are currently being prevented from accessing Bellevue Road between Nelson Place and Dover Street in order to preserve any potential evidence. It comes as officers investigate the circumstances surrounding a currently unknown …

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2-CAR CRASH CLOSES WEST LANE IN BRADING http://www.islandecho.co.uk/2-car-crash-closes-west-lane-brading/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:50:28 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100415 UPDATED: A 2-car collision has resulted in the closure of West Lane in Brading this morning (Thursday). The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are on scene with 2 appliances from Ryde, alongside Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The alarm was raised at just before 08:25, but the initial caller described …

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COWES LIFEBOAT AIDS COASTGUARD IN INVESTIGATING UPTURNED DINGHY http://www.islandecho.co.uk/cowes-lifeboat-aids-coastguard-investigating-upturned-dinghy/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:43:01 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100425 Cowes RNLI Lifeboat was tasked to assist The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team last night (Wednesday) in investigating a small upturned dinghy on the beach at Thorness Bay. The lifeboat crew were already out on the water for training when the call came in at just before 20:00. Having safely navigated to the remote location near …

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JACKKNIFED LORRY LEADS TO CHAIN FERRY DISRUPTION http://www.islandecho.co.uk/jackknifed-lorry-leads-chain-ferry-disruption/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:06:37 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100404 UPDATED: A lorry which has jackknifed and severed its lines is causing disruption to the Cowes Floating Bridge tonight (Wednesday). Fluid has been spilt onto the carriageway as a result of the lorry getting into difficulty on the Castle Street turning from Ferry Road. Police are on scene directing traffic and Island Roads are assessing …

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO ‘CAR INTO HOUSE’ http://www.islandecho.co.uk/emergency-response-car-house/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:32:51 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100397 4 Fire engines, Police and ambulance crews have responded to reports of a car crashing into a house in East Cowes this evening (Wednesday) – but the incident has already been scaled back. Emergency services were called to Hawthorn Meadows, East Cowes at just before 17:40 following reports of a car having crashed into the …

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