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EMERGENCY SERVICES CALLED TO SANDOWN CRASH

A road traffic collision involving 2 cars is causing delays in Sandown this afternoon (Friday). The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police are in attendance at the fairly minor incident, which has occurred outside The Heights at the crossroads junction of Broadway and Lake Hill. 1 fire appliance from Shanklin is also in attendance for scene safety having been …

ISLAND SEARCH VOLUNTEERS DEPLOYED TO DORSET

Members of the Isle of Wight’s lowland search and rescue team, WightSAR, have been deployed to the mainland today (Friday) to assist mainland colleagues as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Gaia Pope. 19-year-old Gaia went missing from Swanage in Dorset on Tuesday 7th November and hasn’t been seen since, prompting a wide-scale investigation to be launched. …

PENNYFEATHERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRESSES AS GARAGE PLANS SUBMITTED

A planning application to re-locate Westridge Garage in Ryde, the first stage of the long-awaited Pennyfeathers development, has been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council this week. Under the plans Westridge Garage will move from its existing location at Westridge Cross to land north of Busy Bee Garden Centre. Here the business will trade from a brand new building with …

MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ASDA ROUNDABOUT CRASH

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police are attending a road traffic collision on St George’s Way in Newport this morning (Friday). A motorcyclist has been injured in the incident, which has taken place at the new ASDA roundabout. Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 09:30. Traffic is reported to be tailed back in the …

CRASH CAUSES RUSH HOUR TAILBACKS

UPDATED: Motorists are facing significant delays between Newport and Cowes this evening (Wednesday) as a result of a 2-car road traffic collision near the prisons. A red Citroen C3 has crashed into the rear of a grey Nissan 4×4 on Parkhurst Road, resulting in traffic tailbacks. The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has 2 ambulances on scene. Police are also …

KITCHEN FIRE TACKLED IN WOOTTON

Firefighters have tackled a small kitchen fire in Wootton this afternoon (Wednesday). The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service mobilised to a residential address on New Road, off High Street at 13:30. 2 appliances from Ryde and Newport attended the scene and extinguished the cooker fire. No one has been injured in the incident and crews have now returned …

THE NEEDLES OPERATOR AGREES LEASE FOR SANDHAM GARDENS

Heritage Great Britain, the owner and operator of The Needles Landmark Attraction, Snowdon Mountain Railway and Land’s End, has agreed a 50-year lease with Sandown Town Council to develop Sandham Gardens. A public consultation takes place later this month where the public will be given an opportunity to feed in to the process which will form the Heritage Great Britain …

VAN AND CAR SMASH CLOSES DOVER STREET

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending to the occupants of 2 vehicles following a crash on Dover Street in Ryde this evening (Tuesday). 2 ambulances and Police are on scene at the junction of Dover Street and Melville Street, alongside 1 appliance from Ryde Fire Station for scene safety. A red Kia and a blue VW Transporter …

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