Island Echo – 24hr news, 7 days a week across the Isle of Wight http://www.islandecho.co.uk The Isle of Wight's leading 24hr news source Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:51:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-islandechoechos-32x32.png Island Echo – 24hr news, 7 days a week across the Isle of Wight http://www.islandecho.co.uk 32 32 CAR CRASHES INTO TREE ON BEAPER SHUTE http://www.islandecho.co.uk/police-fire-ambulance-called-crash-beaper-shute/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:35:38 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100531 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 …

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SOLENT LIFEBOATS DESCEND ON COWES FOR ANNUAL MEAL http://www.islandecho.co.uk/solent-lifeboats-descend-cowes-annual-meal/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:27:53 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100507 The grey water and sky over the central Solent was cheered up yesterday (Saturday) when 8 lifeboats added a splash of bright orange to the seascape for the annual get together of Solent lifeboat stations. RNLI and Independent lifeboats from Ryde, Bembridge, Cowes, Gosport, Portsmouth, Calshot and Hamble arrived in Cowes for the annual sit …

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MISSING PORTSMOUTH MAN MAY BE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT http://www.islandecho.co.uk/missing-portsmouth-man-may-isle-wight/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:11:04 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100520 Police searching for missing 58-year-old Portsmouth man Scot Mackenzie believe he may be on the Isle of Wight. Mr Mackenzie was last seen in the Tipner area of Portsmouth on the morning of Monday 15th January. Scot is known to have visited Lloyds Bank on Commercial Road at around 13:45. The CCTV shows him in the …

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WOMAN ATTEMPTS RESCUE OF BABY FOX IN THE SEA http://www.islandecho.co.uk/woman-attempts-rescue-baby-fox-sea/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:56:22 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100515 UPDATED: Ryde Inshore Rescue rushed to the aid of a person reported to be in the sea off Ryde earlier this morning (Sunday) as a result of the attempted rescue of a baby fox.  Shortly before 11:00 the independent lifeboat station was tasked to reports of at least 1 person in the water close to …

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DRIVER FLEES AFTER CRASHING INTO METAL RAILINGS http://www.islandecho.co.uk/driver-flees-crashing-metal-railings/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:35:58 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100510 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 …

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SPECIALIST TOOLS STOLEN FROM WORKSHOP IN SHORWELL http://www.islandecho.co.uk/specialist-tools-stolen-workshop-shorwell/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:59:39 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100504 Police on the Isle of Wight are investigating yet another rural theft which has this time left a Shorwell-based blacksmith unable to trade. At some time between 20:00 and 23:00 on Thursday evening (18th January) offender/s unknown forced entry into a workshop in Shorwell. Once inside around £1000 worth of specialist tools were stolen. Hampshire Constabulary …

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APPEAL AFTER VINTAGE SIGNS STOLEN FROM ARRETON BARNS http://www.islandecho.co.uk/appeal-vintage-signs-stolen-arreton-barns/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:21:48 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100494 PHOTO GALLERY: Police are appealing for information after 7 vintage signs were stolen from Arreton Barns this week. The vintage enamel advertising signs, valued at £200 each, were stolen from Arreton Barns on the main Newport to Sandown road at some time between 08:00 on Thursday (18th January) and 08:15 the following day. 2 planters …

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SWAN DECIDES TO PLAY CHICKEN ON THE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY http://www.islandecho.co.uk/swan-decides-play-chicken-dual-carriageway/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:27:12 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100489 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 …

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B&M LOOK SET TO OPEN FIRST STORE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT http://www.islandecho.co.uk/bm-look-set-open-first-store-isle-wight/ Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:16:17 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100483 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 …

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VISITS TO ST MARY’S MAY BE RESTRICTED DUE TO FLU http://www.islandecho.co.uk/visits-st-marys-may-restricted-due-flu/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:54:20 +0000 http://www.islandecho.co.uk/?p=100480 The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has today (Friday) said that visits to wards at St Mary’s Hospital may be restricted as a result of the recent outbreak of Flu – and those with existing medical conditions are being to think twice about visiting the hospital at all. With the increase in Flu cases across …

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