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TWO CARS COLLIDE IN WHITWELL

THE Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a collision between two cars on the Whitwell Road towards Godshill. It is believed that one of the car has ended up on it’s roof. The alarm was raised shortly before midday by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The road has been closed by Police while the …

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FALL AGAIN

UNEMPLOYMENT on the Isle of Wight continues to fall according to figures released this morning. Last month, 3,105 people on the Island were claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), which is nearly 200 people less than in April of this year. The Isle of Wight still has a higher percentage of unemployed compared to the South East of England though –  3.7% …

SMALL TRACKSIDE EMBANKMENT FIRE

FIREFIGHTERS from Shanklin and Ryde were this evening called to an embankment fire near to the Island’s train line in Lake. One pumping appliance from Shanklin Fire Station and the Land Rover response vehicle from Ryde Fire Station were called to the scene near to Lake Train Station shortly before 17:00. A small section of the undergrowth was on fire …

ROAD COLLAPSES IN SHANKLIN

A Shanklin road has collapsed this morning leaving motorists and public transport in a pickle. A small section of the public highway has collapsed at Collingwood Road, which runs parallel to the Co-Operative store in the centre of the town. The road has sunk around 5-10 inches, leaving the road unusable. Police have closed the road while the Isle of …

SOUTHERN BIG MAN JOIN THE MARCH HARE AT BESTIVAL

ISLAND band Southern Big Man have won this evenings Bestival Band and DJ competition at Northwod House, Cowes. The group join local DJ The March Hare at successfully securing their places at this years Bestival music festival, to be held in September at Robin Hill Country Park. A packed out Northwood House played host to the competition, which saw 5 bands …

COCAINE SEIZED OFF ISLAND’S COAST

TWO Polish men have today appeared in front of Portsmouth Magistrates Court after being caught off the Isle of Wight attempting to import over £20 million pounds worth of cocaine. Officers from the UK Border Agency intercepted the drug-carrying yacht off of the coast of the Island on Sunday afternoon before escorting the vessel into Portsmouth Harbour. Once in port, …

PRIMARK COMING TO THE ISLAND?

FOLLOWING rumours that a Primark store is opening on the Isle of Wight, Island Echo have contacted the company to investigate. It has been rumoured that the much loved chain will be opening a Newport branch in the coming months with potential sites including the former Bon Marché and Peacocks store, the former Millets store and even the now empty Argos …

TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN BRADING

A van and car have collided at the junction of Green Lane and the High Street in Brading. A Ford Transit and a Toyota Corolla have both suffered serious front end damage after coming together on the roundabout entering the town. Emergency services are currently in attendance. It is believed one woman has complained of back pain and is currently …

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