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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 …

CHIMNEY FLUE FIRE AT BLAZE IN RYDE

The sight and smell of smoke issuing from a building on Ryde Esplanade prompted a turnout for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service yesterday evening (Thursday). 1 appliance was mobilised to Blaze restaurant on the seafront at just before 18:00 following reports of a chimney fire, which was pointed out to staff by a passing member of the …

FLOOD ALERT ISSUED FOR THE ISLAND’S COASTLINE

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast tonight (Thursday). According to forecasts, water levels will be marginally higher than observed on a more typical high spring tide. As a result, minor spray overtopping and very low level over washing of the sea defences could occur in low lying locations which will affect sea …

MET OFFICE WARNS OF STRONG WINDS ON SATURDAY

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds across the Isle of Wight and the South Coast on Saturday. An intense low pressure system is expected to bring a swathe of strong southwesterly winds between 04:00 and 23:59. Gusts exceeding 50mph are expected widely, with gusts of around 70mph along exposed coastal areas. These are expected …

ISLAND TEACHER JAILED FOR SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST BOYS

27-year-old Thomas Goodey has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for a number of sexual offences against 2 boys on the Isle of Wight. Goodey, of Daniel Street, Ryde, was suspended and later dismissed from his role as a performing arts teacher on the Island when the allegations against him came to light back in February. Portsmouth Crown Court …

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