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NEW INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF ISLE OF WIGHT NHS TRUST APPOINTED

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has appointed Maggie Oldham, an experienced NHS leader, as its interim chief executive, it has been announced today (Wednesday). Her appointment follows the recent departure of the Trust’s previous chief executive Karen Baker and the publication of a Care Quality Commission report on the ‘inadequate’ and ‘unsafe’ care provided by the Trust. Ms Oldham …

COWES LIFEBOAT PULLS YACHT OUT OF TROUBLE

Shallow water near the entrance to Southampton Water proved a real challenge for both a yacht and a harbour launch this evening (Monday) – resulting in a request for Cowes RNLI lifeboat to provide much-needed help. The yacht, Hebe, with 3 people aboard, went aground on the south-west tip of the Bramble Bank at the mouth of Southampton Water. The combination …

PRINCIPAL OF SANDOWN BAY ACADEMY QUITS

UPDATED: Claire Charlemagne, Principal of Sandown Bay Academy has announced that she is resigning from the school with effect from 31st August.  Staff and parents were informed of the resignation earlier today (Monday), the school’s first day back from the Easter break. Ms Charlemagne has cited family and personal reasons for her decision. She has said: “It has been a great …

GARDEN FIRE DESTROYS SHED IN RYDE

UPDATED: Fire crews are attending a garden fire at a property on the corner of Ashey Road and Upton Road in Ryde this afternoon (Monday).  The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to the address at just before 13:10, mobilising 2 appliances from Ryde. Ashey Road has been closed in both directions as firefighters tackle the blaze. …

CASUALTY EVACUATION AT EAST COWES LANDSLIP

UPDATED: Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team, Cowes RNLI lifeboat and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are in attendance at an incident at Old Castle Point in East Cowes tonight (Sunday). Emergency teams are working around the landslip area on the Esplanade to carry out what Cowes RNLI are describing as a medical evacuation. UPDATE @ 21:10 – The Maritime and …

FOUND: MAJOR SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR FATHER AND SON

*FOUND*: Police, HM Coastguard, the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter and Cowes RNLI Lifeboat are all involved in the search for a missing father and son near Cowes tonight (Saturday). Sam Chiverton and his son Ronnie have not been seen since 09:00 this morning, when it is said they left their home in Newport with an arrangement to meet Ronnie’s mother at 15:00. …

BOAT WITH ENGINE TROUBLES TOWED TO FISHBOURNE

Ryde Inshore Rescue went to the aid of a boat that lost its engine overboard in the middle of the Solent earlier this evening (Saturday). Solent Coastguard tasked Ryde Rescue 1 to aid to the casualty vessel, with 2 persons on board, shortly before 17:25. Island Echo understands the outboard engine of the small boat came loose and fell off the …

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