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EASTERN YAR ON FLOOD ALERT

THE EASTERN Yar river and its tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge has been put under a flood alert this morning. In the last 24 hours, 20mm of rain has fallen over the area and further heavy rain is forecast to affect the Island today, until this evening. The Eastern Yar has been rising overnight and may cause localised flooding in …

KNIFE-WIELDING MAN CHARGED AFTER INCIDENT

A SHANKLIN man has been charged with possessing a knife following an incident in Lake on Tuesday. Armed officers from Hampshire Constabulary rushed to the scene outside The Cooperative store in Lake at 17:30 on Tuesday following concerns raised by members of the public who had dialled 999. It was reported that a man was acting suspiciously with a weapon …

ACCUSED MURDERER DIES AFTER PRISON CELL INCIDENT

RORY Morris, who is accused of murdering his wife Deborah in May of this year, has died following a self-harm incident in his prison cell at HMP Winchester. Mr Morris, 53, was discovered in his cell on Monday morning with evidence of serious self harm. Prison officers raced to the aid of Mr Morris, who was transferred to the local …

HEART UNIT SAVED FROM CLOSURE

SOUTHAMPTON General Hospital’s children’s congenital heart unit has been saved from closure this evening. Under proposals, the heart unit faced closure following a review conducted by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts. Closure would have meant Island youngsters travelling to Bristol or London for their much needed treatment, instead of the short journey across the Solent. A petition erupted …

RUSH HOUR TAILBACKS AFTER COWES CRASH

TRAFFIC is being diverted via Noke Common this evening followed a crash on the main Newport-Cowes road, causing long tailbacks in the area. The collision has occurred outside the Royal County Show Ground on the outskirts of Cowes. Emergency services are currently on scene and are diverting traffic. On the other side of Newport, temporary traffic lights at Staplers Road …

CAR FLIPS AT GATCOMBE

A car has flipped onto its roof this morning in Gatcombe. The incident has occurred near to the former Whitecroft Hospital at the junction of Whitecombe Road and Sandy Lane. Emergency services are currently on scene. It is unknown if anyone has been injured in the incident. UPDATED @ 09:30 – The scene has now been cleared by Police. No one …

THREE VEHICLE COLLISION IN ARRETON

  THREE vehicles have been involved in a collision this afternoon at the notorious junction of Watery Lane and Winford Road near to the Fighting Cocks pub, Arreton. Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are currently in attendance, however it is not believed anyone has been seriously injured in the crash which has involved a white Seat Arosa, …

‘ACTUAL’ TRIMARAN WINS ROUND THE ISLAND

AFTER a dramatic start to the 81st J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, ‘Actual’, a Multi-50 trimaran has crossed the finish line in Cowes, winning the 50 nautical mile race. The trimaran, skippered by Yves Le Blevec, was amazingly just 1 minute 27 seconds short of the race record time, completing the course in 3 hours 9 minutes and …

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