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CAR ROLLOVER CLOSES ROAD IN CHALE

UPDATED: A 4×4 vehicle has rolled onto its roof resulting in the closure of the main road into Chale this evening (Thursday). Police and paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are on scene at Appleford Road, but no one is thought to be seriously injured. The single vehicle incident, which has involved a Land Rover Defender, occurred at …

OPERATION TO SAVE DOLPHIN ON SANDOWN BEACH

UPDATED: Rescuers are battling to save the life of a dolphin that has washed up on a beach in Sandown this afternoon (Thursday). Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are on scene at Culver Parade where the animal has beached itself. Water is being collected from the sea by local surfers to be poured over the distressed mammal. A marine medic has …

BINSTEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO BOILER ISSUE

Binstead Primary School near Ryde has been closed to students today (Thursday) as a result of there being no heating or hot water. Parents were told of the issue earlier this morning with hopes that the school would open slightly later than normal. However, engineers have been unable to fix the boiler issue and therefore the school is to remain …

‘PERSON IN THE WATER’ RESCUE AT SHANKLIN

UPDATED: HM Coastguard and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are in attendance at Shanklin Esplanade this afternoon (Wednesday) where at least 1 casualty has been pulled from the water. Emergency services were alerted to 2 persons in the water opposite The Napier complex at just before 13:45, prompting a response from Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team, 2 ambulances and an ambulance …

FALLEN TREES CLOSE ROADS ACROSS THE ISLAND

UPDATED: Island Roads are working to clear a number of fallen trees from the road network this morning (Wednesday) following 89mph winds overnight. Contractors are on scene at Pondwell Hill/Calthorpe Road near Nettlestone where a tree has come down across the carriageway. Meanwhile on the other side of the Island, a tree is blocking Newport Road in Niton. Trees have …

STRONG WINDS AND LARGE WAVES FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY

UPDATE: A yellow weather warning has been issued for strong winds, large waves and potential damage to property on Wednesday. The Met Office is forecasting that gusts of 80mph could be experienced here in the South between the hours of 00:05 and 22:00. As a result of the gusty winds, combined with a period of high tides, it’s likely that …

FLOOD ALERT ISSUED FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT COAST

UPDATED: A flood alert has been issued for the Isle of Wight coast, as more stormy weather heads our way. At high tide tonight, at around 21:30, water levels will be marginally higher than observed on a more typical high spring tide. Minor spray overtopping of the sea defences will occur in low lying locations which will affect seafront roads …

EARLY HOURS SHOUT FOR BEMBRIDGE LIFEBOAT IN STORMY FORCE 7

Bembridge RNLI lifeboat launched into the darkness of night and Force 7 winds at just gone midnight this morning (New Years Eve). The Tamar-class All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) and her volunteer crew were tasked to assist a 56-year-old crew member with a suspected dislocated shoulder onboard the 87m coaster ‘KOSSAU’, located some 18 nautical miles east of Bembridge. Conditions were …

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