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VAN COLLIDES WITH PEDESTRIAN IN SANDOWN

A pedestrian has escaped injury after being involved in a collision with a van in Sandown this morning (Friday). Police and ambulance crews were called to Albert Road off the High Street at around 11:20 after a silver Ford Transit van collided with a pedestrian. Thankfully, the casualty has not sustained any serious injuries and has not been required to …

WASTEWATER RELEASED INTO THE SOLENT AT GURNARD

UPDATED: Southern Water have confirmed that screened wastewater has been released into the Solent to prevent properties flooding. A leak on a rising main at Woodvale Pumping Station near Gurnard Beach is currently being worked on by Southern Water engineers. Until this morning they had managed the flow of wastewater via tanker lorries, but increased flows following recent rainfall means …

CAR CRASHES INTO WALL IN CARISBROOKE

Police and ambulance crews are attending a single vehicle collision which has blocked a road in Carisbrooke this afternoon (Thursday).  A white Ford Fiesta has crashed into a wall on Castle Road between Carisbrooke Road and Whitepit Lane. The incident occurred at just before 16:00 when it is understood the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid a skateboarder travelling the …

MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH REAR OF CAR

A motorcyclist has escaped serious injury after colliding with the rear of a stationary vehicle in Lake this evening (Wednesday).  Emergency services were called to the scene on Newport Road outside the Central store at just before 19:25 after a motorcycle crashed into the rear of an Audi. The car was waiting to turn into a side road when the …

MOTORCYCLE CRASH CLOSES MIDDLE ROAD

UPDATED: Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending to a motorcyclist who has been injured in a crash near Carisbrooke this morning (Wednesday). The incident, which has occurred on Middle Road between The Waverley Roundabout and Betty Haunt Lane, is said to involve a young female rider. Witnesses say the motorcycle has gone into the rear of …

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH ARRIVES AT HER HOME PORT

PHOTO GALLERY: Hundreds of Islanders have witnessed HMS Queen Elizabeth enter her home port of Portsmouth for the very first time this morning (Wednesday). The 66,000 tonne aircraft carrier made her way up the Eastern Solent from the Nab Tower at 05:50 and entered through the harbour entrance at Portsmouth at 07:10. The grand arrival was marked with a fly …

COWES WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

42-year-old Sara Peckham has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Cowes on Sunday. Peckham appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday) where she was remanded in custody. The accused will appear before Portsmouth Crown Court via video link in 2 weeks’ time. It understood the incident took place at a residential property on Sunday …

WIGHTLINK REVEALS THE NAME OF ITS NEW FLAGSHIP

Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Fishbourne-Portsmouth route will be named ‘Victoria of Wight’. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on the new ship at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey and Victoria of Wight will be officially handed over to …

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