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APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AFTER SANDOWN ASSAULT

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 36-year-old man was assaulted by another man in Sandown last night (Friday). The incident took place at about 22:15 on the High Street at the junction of St John’s Road. The victim has been treated at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport for minor injuries. Officers investigating the incident are searching for …

HEAD-ON CRASH AT ST GEORGE’S WAY

UPDATED: Emergency services are currently attending a road traffic collision on St George’s Way in Newport, which is causing traffic delays in the area this morning (Saturday). 2 vehicles have collided head-on between the new Asda roundabout and the entrance to St George’s Park football ground on the southbound carriageway. It is thought one vehicle has crossed over into the path of …

NEW ARTISTS ADDED TO COMPLETE FAIRWEATHER FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Fairweather Festival – to take place on Saturday 2nd September – has added even more top artists to its line up, completing the bill for 2017. Fresh from an incredible performance on the Isle of Wight Festival’s Big Top stage, Lucy Spraggan is set to play on the main stage at Los Altos Park in Sandown alongside the likes of Professor Green, …

FOOT PASSENGER ONLY SERVICE FOR FLOATING BRIDGE AT NIGHT

The Isle of Wight Council has announced that from 22:30 tonight (Friday) a foot passenger only service will operate on the Cowes Floating Bridge before 07:00 each morning. Between the hours of 22:30 – 07:00 each day, until further notice, vehicles will have to divert some 10 miles through Newport as the Floating Bridge will only be accepting foot passengers. …

WRECKED BOAT TO BE LIFTED FROM SANDOWN BEACH ON MONDAY

UPDATED: A motor cruiser that polluted a section of Sandown beach with oil and diesel when it washed ashore during the early hours of Thursday morning is to be lifted onto a lorry first thing tomorrow morning (Saturday). Island Roads have announced that an emergency closure will be put in place on the Esplanade between Pier Street and Avenue Slipway …

COASTGUARD SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE MISSING PERSON

UPDATED: Yarmouth RNLI, the Needles Coastguard Rescue Team and Police are currently involved in the search for a possible missing person in Freshwater. An extensive search is underway on both land and sea surrounding The Albion Hotel at Freshwater Bay. Yarmouth’s All Weather Lifeboat was tasked to launch at 11:09 and is currently motoring around to Tennyson Down. A spokesperson for …

CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE ISSUED FOLLOWING SPATE OF TOOL THEFTS

Police on the Isle of Wight are issuing crime prevention advice to local residents after a number of tool thefts from outbuildings recently. Between Monday 26th June and Wednesday 19th July items including chainsaws, strimmers and a circular saw have been stolen from addresses in and around Newport. A total of 7 reports have been received so far, with 6 …

MAJOR ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT PLANS PUT FORWARD TO POTENTIAL INVESTORS

VIDEO: The Isle of Wight is now firmly on the map with potential investors and developers who could help to deliver Island regeneration, following the launch of the Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration programme to a crowd of over 150 delegates today (Thursday). Attendees were absorbed throughout the ‘Isle of Opportunities’ showcase, hearing details of the regeneration opportunities available at …

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