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CAR ROLLS ONTO ROOF AT BRANSTONE

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending a single-vehicle road traffic collision outside Branstone Farm on the A3056 this evening (Friday). 2 fire appliances from Newport are on scene after the Peugeot 206 rolled onto its roof at just gone 21:30. The main through road from Apse Heath to Arreton has been closed in both directions …

FIRE ALERT AT GKN OSBORNE

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is in attendance at GKN Aerospace in East Cowes this morning (Friday). 2 appliances from Newport, 1 from East Cowes, the Aerial Ladder Platform from Ryde and the Incident Command Unit from Newport are all on scene. Staff have been evacuated from a building to the South of the site. The …

LARGE BARN FIRE BREAKS OUT AT NINHAM FARM

UPDATED: Fire crews from across the Isle of Wight are tackling a large barn fire at Ninham Farm near Apse Heath tonight (Thursday). Appliances from Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor, Newport, Freshwater and East Cowes are all on scene. They were alerted to the incident at just before 21:45. UPDATE @ 23:25 – Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze, which …

HEATER SPARKED BLAZE WHICH CLAIMED LIFE OF NEWPORT PENSIONER

Radiated heat from an electric heater sparked the blaze which killed pensioner Dennis Derek Driscoll in his own home in Newport, an inquest has today (Thursday) heard. Mr Driscoll, 79, was killed on the morning of 6th April this year when his bungalow on Furlongs, Pan became engulfed by flames. The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to …

CAR WIPES OUT TRAFFIC LIGHTS BEFORE COLLIDING WITH WALL

UPDATED: A car driver has had a lucky escape after ploughing through a traffic light, taking out a garden wall and ending up in the front garden of a property in Newport this morning (Thursday). The Seat Ibiza is thought to have been travelling south on Staplers Road before the driver lost control, leaving lengthy skidmarks on the carriageway. Eye witnesses …

FARM FIRE BREAKS OUT IN ALVERSTONE

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service are attending reports of a barn fire in Alverstone this evening (Wednesday).  Fire crews from across the Island are tackling the fire in the rural village between Brading and Newchurch. Control were alerted to the incident off Alverstone Road at around 19:00. UPDATE @ 20:00 – The fire has taken hold of some 400 …

PURSUIT ENDS ON NARROW FOOTPATH IN RYDE

A pursuit carried out by Police ended with the wanted vehicle being dumped down a narrow footpath in Ryde earlier on tonight (Tuesday). Response cops were involved in the chase of the red Suzuki Alto in and around the Oakfield area of Ryde at shortly before 20:30. It’s understood Police wanted to stop the vehicle for having no insurance. It wasn’t …

CAR FLIPS ONTO ROOF ON 20MPH WEST WIGHT ROAD

UPDATED: A car has landed on its roof after hitting a bollard and flipping on a quiet 20mph road in the West Wight this evening (Tuesday). Fire crews from Freshwater and Yarmouth are in attendance at the scene on Weston Road, Totland alongside Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. Emergency services were alerted to the single vehicle incident …

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