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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 …

DEATH AT PROPERTY IN RYDE TOWN

UPDATED: Police are investigating a death at a property in the centre of Ryde this morning (Tuesday). The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service mobilised an ambulance crew and officer to a residential address on Lind Hill off Lind Street shortly before 11:00. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the person’s life could not be saved. Police remain at the property …

EARLY HOURS FIRE CAUSES DAMAGE TO RYDE PROPERTY

An unoccupied house in Ryde has been left badly damaged as a result of a fire which broke out during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).  2 appliances from Ryde Fire Station were mobilised to Longmead Road at 00:45 after multiple calls were received reporting that a fire had broke out, with flames as high as the surrounding buildings. …

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