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CHRIST THE KING SIXTH FORM AT RISK OVER £800,000 PAYMENT

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Sixth Form students at Christ the King College in Newport could return in the New Year to find they are without classrooms, as Island Echo reveals that the school owes more than £800,000 for the hire of the temporary accommodation blocks. Less than 3 weeks ago Christ the King College received a letter from a London-based solicitors warning …

YOUNG GIRL MAULED BY DOG IN COWES

UPDATED: A young girl has sustained facial injuries after being attacked by a dog in Cowes yesterday evening (Sunday). The horrific incident, which saw a Staffordshire Bull Terrier bite the girl’s face, is said to have taken place outside the Painter’s Arms pub on Cross Street at around 19:00. Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to the scene close to …

SENIOR LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT NHS TRUST

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s Executive Director of Nursing and Quality, Alan Sheward, is reported to have left the Trust this week.  Although officials are refusing to comment on individual staff matters, they have confirmed that there has been changes made to the Senior Leadership team here on the Isle of Wight. It is understood that Sarah Johnson has been …

DRUNK WOMAN FALLS INTO THE SEA AT COWES

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: A woman who walked down a slipway and started waving at passing boats was close to drowning last night (Friday) when she lost her footing and slipped into the sea at Cowes. Whilst waiting for the annual Cowes Week fireworks to begin, the young woman walked down the slipway next to Cowes RNLI lifeboat station before waving at …

RYAN COOPER APPEALING MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION AND SENTENCE

23-year-old Ryan Cooper, who earlier this year was given a 6 year prison term for the manslaughter of Gary ‘Jeff’ Stacey, is appealing both his conviction and sentence, Island Echo can exclusively reveal. Father-of-10 Gary Stacey was found on St James’ Street, Newport with life-threatening injuries during the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2016 (14th February). Sadly, the decision was taken to switch off Mr …

PRISON OFFICER ‘BEATEN IN CELL’ AT PARKHURST

A prison officer at HMP Isle of Wight is said to have been seriously assaulted after being dragged into a cell and beaten by an inmate. Sources say the officer sustained fairly serious injuries as a result of the unconfirmed incident, in which the officer was grabbed, pulled into a cell and beaten. It is thought the assault took place behind the …

FEVER BARS TO OPEN BRAND NEW NIGHTCLUB IN NEWPORT

A brand new nightclub offering a twin-themed experience is to open its doors in the heart of Newport next month, Island Echo can exclusively reveal. Fever Bars have confirmed they are to open their 34th nightclub on the site of the former Wetherspoons pub at Coppins Bridge on Friday 16th June. The new venue will feature 2 rooms to cater for …

POUNDLAND TO CLOSE NEWPORT STORE

National discount retailer Poundland are to close one of their Newport stores next week, Island Echo can reveal. The former HMV premises opened as 99p stores in November 2013 before converting to Poundland at the end of March last year. Now, just 13 months later, the store is set to close for good. It is thought the landlord of the High …

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