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DAMAGED CABLE LEADS TO POWER CUT IN SHANKLIN

UPDATED: Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks are working to restore power to over 500 homes in Shanklin this afternoon (Wednesday). A damaged cable on Landguard Manor Road has resulted in the loss of power to homes and businesses across the town. Initially some 1,479 properties were effected by the power cut, but that number now sits at 537. Engineers expect …

ARIA RESORTS BUY PRIORY BAY HOTEL AS PART OF £30MILLION ISLAND INVESTMENT

The iconic Priory Bay Hotel near St Helens has been bought for an undisclosed amount by Aria Resorts and will, in part, benefit from a £30million investment by the company on the Isle of Wight, it has been announced.  Up to 150 jobs are expected to be created across the Island as a result of Aria Resorts’ plans to invest in …

WARNING ISSUED FOR DENSE FOG AND FREEZING CONDITIONS

The Isle of Wight Meteorological Service has issued a weather warning for dense fog across the Isle of Wight this evening (Monday) and overnight into Tuesday. Mist and fog patches will develop quickly from 18:00 before thickening overnight to become rather widespread. Some of the fog will be extremely dense with visibility under 100 yards (300ft) in places.  Temperatures may fall …

MINOR INJURIES AFTER CAR ROLLS ONTO SIDE NEAR WROXALL

The driver of a Honda Civic has escaped any serious injury after rolling the car onto its side between Wroxall and Ventnor tonight (Sunday). Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to the single vehicle incident on the B3327 shortly before 23:20. Crews from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were also mobilised to the …

POLICE PROBE APPARENT MUGGING IN NEWPORT

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a non-injury assault by 3 men in Newport last weekend. A 52-year-old man was approached and assaulted by the 3 individuals between Scarrots Lane and Victoria Recreation Ground at some point after midnight but before 02:00 on Saturday 9th December. Officers believe that the men stole cash. Anyone who saw anything …

SKY FIBRE CUSTOMERS HIT BY INTERNET OUTAGE

UPDATED: Thousands of households across the Isle of Wight are without internet connectivity this weekend due to a major outage with Sky’s Fibre service. The issue began shortly before 15:00 yesterday afternoon (Saturday) and engineers have been working on resolving the situation since. However, 21 hours later and customers are still unable to access the internet and some cannot make or …

CRASH CLOSES MIDDLE ROAD NEAR FRESHWATER

UPDATED: Police and ambulance crews are responding to a road traffic collision on Middle Road near Freshwater this morning (Saturday). The incident, which has seen a car collide into a hedge, has occurred near to Afton Road. Island Echo readers are reporting that the road is blocked. Motorists are being diverted in both directions. UPDATE @ 12:51 – It is …

CENTRAL STORES BOUGHT BY BARGAIN BOOZE

UPDATED: The Island’s Central Convenience stores are set to be transformed into Bargain Booze Select Convenience outlets as a result of a £25million buy out today (Friday). Conviviality, the owners of Bargain Booze, are in the process of buying a total of 127 Central Convenience stores from WS Retail Ltd, part of the troubled Palmer & Harvey (P&H) group. 12 Spar shops …

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