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CAR DESTROYED BY FIRE IN SANDOWN

Firefighters are attending a car fire at the Fairway Holiday Park in Sandown tonight (Saturday).  2 appliances from Sandown and Newport were mobilised to the scene off Perowne Way at just before 21:30 following reports of 2 vehicles alight. The first crew on scene have established that in fact just 1 vehicle is alight, resulting in the Newport crew being …

MAN OVERBOARD FEAR SPARKS SEARCH

Fears a passenger had gone overboard on the Red Funnel car ferry prompted a multi-agency emergency response during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).  Shortly before 02:00, The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Rescue 104 helicopter, Cowes RNLI and Police were all scrambled to East Cowes following reports of an unaccounted for passenger. Thankfully, after reviewing CCTV images at the Red …

FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO FOREST ROAD CRASH

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Police and ambulance crews are responding to a road traffic collision on Forest Road in Newport this afternoon (Friday). 1 appliance and the Rescue Tender from Newport Fire Station are en-route to the incident, which is causing significant tailbacks in the area. Motorists are advised to divert. The road has been closed …

SINKHOLE CLOSES YARMOUTH HIGH STREET

A small sinkhole has forced the closure of Yarmouth High Street this afternoon (Friday). Island Roads say the hole, which has opened up just outside ‘Forresters’, has been created by a collapsed sewer. The road has been closed from its junction with South Street to its junction with St James Square. Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to …

TOP TRIBUTE ACTS TO HEADLINE EKLECTICA

A variety of top tribute acts are to headline the brand new Eklectica festival at Robin Hill this September, tickets for which go on sale this morning (Friday). Eklectica is being marketed as a boutique festival and will slot into the traditional Bestival weekend following the event’s departure from Downend. It has been announced that tribute acts to the likes …

FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO ANIMAL RESCUE IN WHITWELL

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending an animal rescue in Whitwell this evening (Thursday).  Appliances from Newport and Ventnor are currently on the scene off the High Street, alongside the temporary Animal Rescue Unit from Newport and the Land Rover from Ryde. Island Echo understands a horse has become trapped near to a stream running behind …

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO LAKE CRASH

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Police and ambulance crews are attending a road traffic collision in Lake this morning (Thursday). Emergency teams are working to free the driver of a black VW Golf following a collision at the junction of Lake Hill and Lake Green Road. 2 fire appliances from Sandown and Ryde are in attendance, alongside …

ISLANDERS URGED TO CONTINUE AS NORMAL FOLLOWING TERROR ATTACK

Isle of Wight Council Leader Dave Stewart is encouraging everyone to continue business as usual in solidarity with London and not give in to acts such as yesterday’s terrorist attack. The event, which has led to the understandable cancellation of the visit to the Island of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, serves as a reminder to …

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