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PLANS FOR MAJOR CHANGE TO NEWPORT’S ROAD NETWORK REVEALED

Motorists are to face more than 25 weeks of disruption as a result of major changes being made to the road network around St Mary’s Roundabout in Newport. Plans have finally been unveiled showing how one of the Island’s main arterial roads will look in the near future, with the biggest change being the introduction of a junction at the …

CAR CRASHES INTO TREE ON BEAPER SHUTE

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Police and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending a road traffic collision on Beaper Shute near Ryde tonight (Sunday). At least 1 vehicle has been involved in the incident, which has taken place close to the junction with Harding Shute on the main Ryde to Sandown road. Emergency …

DRIVER FLEES AFTER CRASHING INTO METAL RAILINGS

Residents living in Oakfield in Ryde were given a rude awakening this morning (Sunday) when a car crashed into metal railings on St John’s Hill, causing significant damage. Witnesses have told Island Echo that the male driver – suspected of being in drink – ran from the scene after crashing his Vauxhall Astra into a fence surrounding properties between School …

SWAN DECIDES TO PLAY CHICKEN ON THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY

Motorists have been experiencing traffic delays in Newport this afternoon (Saturday) as a result of a swan taking a stroll up the middle of the dual carriageway. Cars came to a standstill on the northbound carriageway of Medina Way shortly after 13:00 when the white swan decided to play chicken with the traffic. It wasn’t long before the southbound side …

B&M LOOK SET TO OPEN FIRST STORE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

B&M, one of the nation’s favourite variety retailers, looks set to open on the Isle of Wight. There are over 560 stores across the country and new ones opening every week. That number is set to expand further with the proposed opening of the chain’s first store on the Island – although the location remains a secret. B&M offers customers …

RYDE STREET CORDONED OFF FOLLOWING ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT

UPDATED: Police have taped off a section of Bellevue Road in Ryde this morning (Friday) following an incident overnight. Members of the public are currently being prevented from accessing Bellevue Road between Nelson Place and Dover Street in order to preserve any potential evidence. It comes as officers investigate the circumstances surrounding a currently unknown incident which occurred during the …

JACKKNIFED LORRY LEADS TO CHAIN FERRY DISRUPTION

UPDATED: A lorry which has jackknifed and severed its lines is causing disruption to the Cowes Floating Bridge tonight (Wednesday). Fluid has been spilt onto the carriageway as a result of the lorry getting into difficulty on the Castle Street turning from Ferry Road. Police are on scene directing traffic and Island Roads are assessing the situation. The Isle of …

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