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BEMBRIDGE LIFEBOAT IN SEARCH FOR MISSING WINDSURFER

Bembridge RNLI have been involved in the search for a missing windsurfer off Hayling Island this afternoon (Thursday). The All Weather Lifeboat ‘Alfred Albert Williams’ launched at the request of Solent Coastguard at 15:54 to assist in the search for a windsurfer reported missing off Hayling Island. The Coastguard helicopter and Hayling Island RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat were also tasked. …

CAR ON ITS SIDE NEAR GURNARD

UPDATED: A car has come to rest on its side on Cockleton Lane in Gurnard this afternoon (Thursday). The incident has occurred at the junction known as ‘4 Cross’ – the junction of Pallance Road, Nodes Road and Place Road. No one is trapped inside the vehicle. Police are in attendance. UPDATE @ 14:44 – Recovery of the vehicle has …

BUDGET CUTS APPROVED AT FULL COUNCIL MEETING

Floating bridge charges are to increase, Lynbottom tip is to close at 16:00 and Islanders will be paying 4.99% more Council Tax after the proposed 2017/2018 budget was approved by the Full Council last night (Wednesday). Earlier this month the proposed budget cuts for the coming financial year were released, revealing a total of £7.5million in savings across the Isle …

ARMED POLICE CLOSE OFF BELLEVUE ROAD IN VENTNOR

UPDATED: Police have closed a road in Ventnor this evening (Wednesday) due to an ongoing incident. Several units are in attendance on Bellevue Road off Zig Zag Road after being called to the area at just gone 19:00. 2 Armed Response Vehicles are on scene. The road has been closed to both pedestrians and motorists whilst Police deal with the situation. UPDATE @ …

SECOND ARREST MADE IN SHANKLIN ARSON INVESTIGATION

Police have arrested, questioned and bailed a 39-year-old man as part of an investigation into a large fire at a block of flats in Shanklin on Saturday. As first reported by Island Echo, up to 40 firefighters battled the blaze at the junction of High Street and Victoria Avenue throughout the early hours of Saturday morning, rescuing a 39-year-old man …

STRONG WINDS EXPECTED AS MET OFFICE ISSUE WARNING

UPDATED: The Met Office is warning that some very strong winds are expected tomorrow (Thursday) in association with Storm Doris. Although the storm will miss the Island, gusts of 50-60 mph are still expected widely across the South, with the risk of 70 mph on coasts and hills. A yellow severe weather warning is in place from 05:00 tomorrow morning …

UNEXPLODED BOMB SUSPENDS WIGHTLINK SERVICES

UPDATED: Wightlink’s car ferry and catamaran services between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth have been suspended this morning (Wednesday) following the discovery of an unexplored bomb in Portsmouth Harbour. No vessels are currently able to enter or exit the busy harbour, meaning the Fishbourne-Portsmouth car ferry and the Ryde Pier Head-Portsmouth catamaran are unable to operate. It is thought the harbour …

ELDERLY WOMAN KNOCKED DOWN BY CAR IN NEWPORT

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending to an elderly woman who has been knocked down by a car in Newport this lunchtime (Tuesday). Police are in attendance at the scene on High Street, close to the junction with Mill Street. A Citroen Picasso has been involved in the collision with the pedestrian, who has sustained a head …

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