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TRIBUTES PAID TO MUCH-LOVED GREAT-GRANDFATHER

Tributes have been paid to a great-grandfather who died following a collision in Ryde on Sunday. Ivor Millard, 84, of Haylands in Ryde, died as a result of a single vehicle collision on St John’s Road, as previously reported by Island Echo. Mr Millard was driving a Mitsubishi Space Runner when it collided with a wall of a shop. He …

NEWPORT MAN CHARGED WITH GROOMING OFFENCES

43-year-old Richard Moore of Newport has been charged with attempting to groom a child and attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child. The Islander was arrested by Police at Portswood Road, Southampton on Saturday afternoon following an online sting by the group ‘S.K.I.D Community’. A video captured by the group has shown the moment Moore was confronted. Richard Moore …

FURTHER TECHNICAL ISSUES HIT HOVER SERVICES

UPDATED: Hovertravel’s cross-Solent service between Ryde and Southsea has been suspended this afternoon (Monday) due to technical issues. Earlier this afternoon it was announced that a shuttle service was in operation, but that has since been upgraded to a full suspension of service. It is understood an issue has developed with the aging Freedom 90 craft, which has been the …

POLICE APPEAL ISSUED AS DRIVER DIES FOLLOWING RYDE CRASH

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ryde yesterday morning (Sunday). Officers were called to St John’s Road after receiving reports of a single vehicle collision, as first reported by Island Echo. A Mitsubishi Space Runner collided with a wall of a shop and the driver was taken to St Mary’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. …

DONKEY STUCK DOWN A DRAIN IN WROXALL

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are working to free a donkey that has become stuck down a drain in Wroxall.  Crews from Sandown, Shanklin and Newport are on scene at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary alongside the Animal Rescue Unit and the service’s Land Rover from Ryde. It is currently unclear how the animal fell …

MONDAY MORNING DISRUPTION TO TRAINS AND CROSS-SOLENT TRAVEL

UPDATED: Those returning to work and heading off the Island for the first Monday in 3 weeks face disruption this morning with the suspension of Red Jet services and strike action on Island Line trains. Red Funnel have been operating a 1-craft, revised timetabled since last week, however, a technical issue has developed with the last remaining hi-speed vessel resulting …

COASTGUARD MEDIVAC FROM QUEEN VICTORIA OFF THE ISLE OF WIGHT

UPDATED: The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Lee-on-Solent is attempting to winch a suspected stroke victim from the luxury Queen Victoria cruise ship off the coast of the Isle of Wight tonight (Sunday). The captain of the Cunard-operated vessel requested the assistance of Solent Coastguard shortly before 21:30, resulting in the rescue helicopter flying low across the Island to a position …

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