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"29.03.2017 09:41:18" iwcp.co.uk Animal cruelty cases rise on the Isle of Wight — RSPCA NEW figures from the RSPCA show a three per cent rise in animal cruelty cases on the Isle of Wight in 2016. Shocking news for all Isle of Wight animal lovers from the RSPCA (England & Wales) today.
"29.03.2017 08:56:05" iwcp.co.uk Father 'left for dead' by law student after devastating punch A FATHER of ten was left for dead by an Isle of Wight student who punched him in the street as he walked home from a night out, Winchester Crown Court has heard. "We say that the defendant threw two punches it is probable that one missed but the one that landed was a hard punch.
"It was severe enough to fracture his left eye socket and forced him to fall and hit the back of his head on the road surface, which
"29.03.2017 07:42:40" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight director Suri Krishnamma moves into Coronation Street FANS of Coronation Street may be surprised to discover episodes of the soap are being directed by an ex-Carisbrooke High School pupil. From the Isle of Wight to Weatherfield for Suri Krishnamma
"As a child I remember sitting on my grandmother's knee and watching very early black and white episodes, so it's something that has been a part of my culture."
"28.03.2017 17:39:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post We love the light in these atmospheric shots of Cowes, shared with us by Noel Pinacate
"28.03.2017 16:18:24" iwcp.co.uk Independent's Red Funnel plans could be a financial disaster for the Isle of Wight claim Tories ISLAND Independent plans to buy a stake in Red Funnel, if they take control of the Isle of Wight Council in May, have been branded a potential financial disaster by Conservatives. "Many will say, and I fully agree, that due to our current financial circumstances now is not the time to take risks with the Island's future by borrowing huge sums of money for what is effectively venture capital." Conservative Isle of Wight Council
"28.03.2017 15:25:05" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight councillors call for Sandown Bay Academy trust AET to be axed QUESTIONS over job cuts and poor performance have prompted Isle of Wight councillors to call for AET to replaced as the trust in charge at Sandown Bay Academy. Staff are facing the axe at this Isle of Wight school, but is it the trust that runs it that should go?
"28.03.2017 14:48:00" iwcp.co.uk Floatie McFloatface back in the name game after Isle of Wight Council re-think THE Isle of Wight Council has reversed a decision to veto the name Floatie McFloatface for the new floating bridge. Check out the chain (ferry) reaction from the Isle of Wight Council over the Floatie McFloatface fury
"28.03.2017 14:29:54" iwcp.co.uk MP calls for innovative thinking and serious funding for Island Line MP ANDREW Turner has welcomed a government commitment to Island Line but has said a £3 million subsidy into the Isle of Wight service is unsustainable. "This is an opportunity for the Island to get some innovative thinking and some serious investment into our transport infrastructure. I hope that all involved will try to find a constructive way forward and make the most of this opportunity." — MP Andrew
"28.03.2017 13:51:58" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight man facing blindness plans to walk the world to make memories and raise awareness TWO hikers are going to be setting off on the trek of a lifetime on Friday to raise awareness for RP blindness, a degenerative eye condition that affects the retina. "So after four years of flailing in the abyss it was time to, in the words of Andy Dufresne “…get busy living, or get busy dying!"
"I met a beautiful woman named Julie and decided it was time to start living again. Julie and I are going to walk around
"28.03.2017 11:28:34" Timeline Photos Ryde Pier as you have (probably) never seen it before.
A spectacular drone shot, shared with us by Hunte Aerial
"28.03.2017 11:11:15" iwcp.co.uk Liberal Democrats say last 12 years of Isle of Wight Council administrations have been a disaster THE last 12 years of Isle of Wight Council ruling administrations have been a disaster, according to the Liberal Democrats, who have launched their manifesto ahead of May's council elections. "I have been a Liberal Democrat for 28 years and most of the problems with the Isle of Wight Council started in 2005 when the Liberal Democrats lost control of the council.
"Since then, eight years of Conservative control and nearly four years of
"28.03.2017 10:09:44" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight rail campaigners KILF to redouble efforts after Island Line announcement FIRST MTR's takeover of the South Western Rail Franchise has been cautiously welcomed rail campaigners on the Isle of Wight. Find out what campaigners think about yesterday's Isle of Wight rail news
"28.03.2017 09:30:00" Timeline Photos This fantastic shot of Freshwater Bay, taken yesterday evening, has been shared with us by Matt Burfield
"28.03.2017 08:55:07" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post We'll have full coverage of the Ashey Scurry in Friday's County Press.
In the mean time, enjoy some fabulous photographs shared by Adrian Brown Photography
"28.03.2017 08:31:38" iwcp.co.uk Petition calls for Floatie McFloatface U-turn from Isle of Wight Council PRESSURE is mounting on the Isle of Wight Council for a Floating Bridge U-turn over its decision not to name the new vessel Floatie Mcfloatface. Think the Isle of Wight Council should let the new Floating Bridge be called Floatie McFloatface? Sign the petition here (and find out some of the other names in the running)
"28.03.2017 08:14:08" Timeline Photos Les Lockhart captured this beautiful sunset in Ryde yesterday.
"28.03.2017 07:38:45" iwcp.co.uk Sarah Close debut hits 1.3 million plays on Spotify NOT many artists can boast a million streams on their debut single. Congratulations to Isle of Wight musician Sarah Close, whose debut single has already notched up 1.3 million plays on Spotify — check it out here...
"27.03.2017 18:18:12" iwcp.co.uk Swan Levitt turns the camera on Isle of Wight for latest track Check out the latest video and song by Isle of Wight musician Swan Levitt. VIDEO Check out the latest video from Swan Levitt – how many Isle of Wight locations do you recognise?
"27.03.2017 16:12:35" iwcp.co.uk Sandown street artist turns eyesores into canvases USING art to hide eyesores in Sandown and as part of a new arts trail to attract tourists to the town, is the mission of urban street artist Tony Trowbridge "It looked like Kosovo. Sandown is looking derelict, looking rough, looking pretty awful." #IsleofWight street artist Tony Trowbridge is doing his bit to turn Sandown around.
"27.03.2017 15:34:55" iwcp.co.uk Power cut hits 2,000 Isle of Wight residents AROUND 2,000 people in Binstead and Ryde were without power this afternoon (Monday), following a fault on the line. Power cut hits 2,000 #IsleofWight residents
"27.03.2017 15:11:14" iwcp.co.uk Top job scrapped as Isle of Wight NHS Trust restructures board A TOP job has been axed after the Isle of Wight NHS Trust announced it was restructuring its board of directors. Despite the loss, the #IsleofWight NHS chief executive said a new human resources director would be taken on soon.
"27.03.2017 14:14:03" iwcp.co.uk Horse riding: Spectacular racing at Ashey Scurry HUNDREDS of people attended an eventful Isle of Wight Grand National and Ashey Scurry on Sunday. There was some spectacular racing at Sunday's Isle of Wight Grand National and Ashey Scurry
"27.03.2017 13:54:23" iwcp.co.uk Investigation into coastal erosion around the Isle of Wight NEW studies will help to map out future coastal erosion around the Isle of Wight and explore what flood defences may be needed. The #IsleofWight Council said there wasn't any imminent danger but it was important to plan for the future. Have you noticed any trouble spots around the Island?
"27.03.2017 12:02:53" Timeline Photos Tanya Rock capped off Mother's Day with this beautiful sunset in Ryde.
"27.03.2017 10:59:10" iwcp.co.uk Fundraisers across the Isle of Wight step up for Comic Relief ISLANDERS got together on Red Nose Day to do something funny for money. Fantastic effort from everyone involved!
"27.03.2017 09:04:26" iwcp.co.uk Passengers could see improvements following Island Line takeover CUSTOMERS can expect a better rail experience, according to the company that has taken over Island Line. The Chinese firm plans to invest £1.2 billion across the First MTR South Western Rail network.
"26.03.2017 20:44:00" Timeline Photos Hope you enjoyed this weekend's great weather.
Sienna Anderson snapped this shot of a very sunny Shanklin.
"26.03.2017 19:31:00" iwcp.co.uk Drug arrests made following Cowes boat crash Three men arrested for drugs offences following boat crash in Cowes Harbour Police have arrested several people following a boat crash in Cowes.
See the story for full details
"26.03.2017 18:47:16" Timeline Photos Thanks to Ali Bettenson for sharing this fantastic Gurnard sunset with us.
"26.03.2017 18:44:00" iwcp.co.uk Help Isle of Wight student achieve wild ambition SIXTEEN-year-old Pipi–Lotta Kulla has started a fundraising drive to pursue her passion for the environment in one of the last wildernesses. Can you help this ambitious Isle of Wight teenager pursue her dreams?
"26.03.2017 17:08:03" iwcp.co.uk Three taken to hospital following Cowes boating collision Three taken to hospital following a boating collision in Cowes Harbour UPDATED
"26.03.2017 16:51:00" iwcp.co.uk Special parade planned by scouts From Barry Groves, assistant district commissioner, East Wight Scouts, Sandown:THIS year is the 110th anniversary of the start of the scout movement by Sir Robert Baden-Powell. LETTER
Find out how Isle of Wight Scouts are planning to mark St George's Day next month
"26.03.2017 16:46:47" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters free man stuck in rocks at Totland Bay Firefighters free man stuck in rocks at Totland Bay Please share this story. Many thanks.
"26.03.2017 16:09:00" Timeline Photos Know someone starting a career in teaching?
Here are some fantastic tips you might want to share with them. They've been written by students at Lanesend Primary School (Official) (thanks to their teacher Graham Andre sharing them with us).
"26.03.2017 13:14:29" iwcp.co.uk New dinosaurs discovered at Isle of Wight pre-school IT TOOK a mammoth effort to help Gurnard Pre-School settle in two prehistoric newcomers. The two replica beasts are copies of dinosaurs spotted by pre-school manager Val Munt and her husband, Martin, curator and manager of Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, at the Munich Mineral and Fossil show in 2016.
"26.03.2017 10:44:10" iwcp.co.uk Three taken to hospital following Cowes boating collision Three taken to hospital following a boating collision in Cowes Harbour Please share this updated version. Many thanks.
"26.03.2017 09:05:49" iwcp.co.uk Sandown car fire being treated as arson Car fire at Sandown holiday park being investigated as an arson attack Firefighters were called to the scene at about 9.30pm. Did you notice anything suspicious in the area?
"26.03.2017 08:24:49" iwcp.co.uk Three taken to hospital following Cowes boating collision Three taken to hospital following a boating collision in Cowes Harbour It was a busy night for rescue teams in Cowes last night.
"26.03.2017 07:05:28" iwcp.co.uk Are too many houses being built on Isle of Wight? CONCERNS too many houses are built have prompted a review of the Island's planning strategy. Are too many houses being built on Isle of Wight?
"25.03.2017 20:15:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Don't forget – clocks go forward one hour tonight.
"25.03.2017 18:52:00" iwcp.co.uk Don't risk public cash on property From Jim Moody, IW Council Labour candidate, Ryde:Slipped into the Conservative/UKIP coalition budget is a wacky wheeze: borrowing £100 million to play the property market. LETTER
Are plans to spend Isle of Wight Council cash on property investments really a good idea?
"25.03.2017 18:37:20" iwcp.co.uk Football fixtures for March 25, 28 and 29 Football fixtures for March 25, 28 and 29 Football: A round-up of today's (Saturday's) results
"25.03.2017 18:11:26" iwcp.co.uk Football: Mixed day for Isle of Wight senior sides EAST Cowes Vics earned a dramatic 4-3 win against Pewsey Vale to give their survival chances a huge boost today (Saturday). Football roundup - Huge win for East Cowes Vics, Newport IOW Football Club comeback but Cowes Sports Football Club lose again
"25.03.2017 14:49:00" iwcp.co.uk Pro-link person needed as MP From George Bristow, Brading:Andrew Turner MP seeks assurances the new owners of Red Funnel must guarantee lower fares and more regular and later crossings, this is good news and shows he understands how important the link to the Island is. LETTER
Does the Isle of Wight need an MP in favour of a fixed link?
"25.03.2017 14:05:00" iwcp.co.uk Prize-winning pianist in afternoon recital A WINNER at the IW Music, Dance and Drama Festival, pianist Francesca McLinden, will give a recital in Ventnor. See a talented Isle of Wight pianist in action
"25.03.2017 13:57:47" iwcp.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses to dangerous driver in Ventnor Police appealing for witnesses to dangerous driving in Ventnor Please share this appeal
"25.03.2017 12:54:00" iwcp.co.uk Sweet success with citrus WORLD-renowned gardener Beth Chatto may be 94 this year but it was in her prime when starting on the journey to create her magnificent garden that she learned what now seems a blindingly obvious maxim: Right plant, right place. GARDENING
Time to get moving - check these tips on keeping citrus plants happy
"25.03.2017 12:02:00" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin Foodbank closing THE SHANKLIN branch of the Isle of Wight Foodbank will be closing next week. Shanklin Foodbank closing
"25.03.2017 10:24:00" Timeline Photos This incredible cloud formation was caught on camera and shared with us by Adrian Brown Photography.
"25.03.2017 10:03:00" iwcp.co.uk Air-sea rescue sparked after fears ferry passenger fell overboard Air-sea rescue sparked off the Isle of Wight amid fears a ferry passenger fell into the sea
"25.03.2017 09:57:22" Timeline Photos Here's to a sunny Isle of Wight weekend!
Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this super sunrise
"25.03.2017 08:30:00" iwcp.co.uk Ryde Arena campaigners form ice rink company A NEW company has been set up that hopes to purchase the lease for Ryde Arena, in order to put the rink back in the hands of the community. Can this new company save Ryde's ice rink?
"25.03.2017 07:59:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend AS WINTER fades and makes way for spring, things are getting busy on the Isle of Wight this weekend — there's art, chocolate, dancing, and horse racing, plus plenty of ways to celebrate Mother's Day. There are some great events on the Isle of Wight this weekend, including the Ashey Scurry.
Find out more
"24.03.2017 20:43:22" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Hope you're enjoying Rednoseday, the guys at the Isle of Wight Monkey Haven have been!
"24.03.2017 17:27:28" iwcp.co.uk Get involved in East Cowes litter pick A COMMUNITY clean-up will take place in East Cowes tomorrow (Saturday). Get involved in East Cowes litter pick
"24.03.2017 16:53:13" iwcp.co.uk Beach huts damaged UP TO 18 beach huts may have been damaged and broken into at Puckpool. Did you see anything suspicious in the area?
"24.03.2017 16:15:54" iwcp.co.uk Sinkhole appears in Yarmouth High Street A SINKHOLE has appeared in Yarmouth High Street today (Friday) following the collapse of a sewer with the High Street being closed between South Street and the town square. Hole lot of trouble in Yarmouth today
(Pic by Destination Yarmouth)
"24.03.2017 14:58:49" iwcp.co.uk New awards will recognise Isle of Wight schools' best staff A NEW awards scheme to celebrate the many talented professionals working in the Island's schools is being proposed by the Isle of Wight Council. These new awards will recognise the efforts of those working in Isle of Wight schools.
"24.03.2017 13:24:57" iwcp.co.uk New boarding house plan for Ryde School RYDE School is planning to build a new boarding house and sports pitch in the grounds of the school in Queens Road. Here's a first look at the new boarding house Ryde School wants to build.
Find out full details here
"24.03.2017 13:01:31" iwcp.co.uk Public asked to name new floating bridge — but council rules out Floatie McFloatface THE new Floating Bridge is set to be named by the public — but the Isle of Wight Council has already ruled out naming it Floatie McFloatface. Good news - we're getting to name the new floating bridge.
Bad news - the council has already said no to Floatie McFloatface.
"24.03.2017 12:19:07" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Well, at least the children look like they're enjoying RED NOSE DAY at Lanesend Primary School (Official).
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"24.03.2017 11:47:28" iwcp.co.uk Inspirational young Islanders win awards INSPIRATIONAL young people from the Isle of Wight were celebrated at the annual High Sheriff's awards last night (Thursday). Well done to these incredible Isle of Wight young people
"24.03.2017 11:03:29" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival Dragon Boat Race returns to River Medina THE Isle of Wight Festival Dragon Boat Race roars back into town next month in aid of Stand Up to Cancer. The Isle of Wight Festival Dragon Boat race is back, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer
"24.03.2017 10:48:03" iwcp.co.uk Wetherspoon's plans for derelict cafe WETHERSPOON'S hopes to convert a derelict cafe... Find out what Wetherspoon's has in mind for this former cafe
"24.03.2017 09:49:27" iwcp.co.uk Cash for Isle of Wight youth YOUTH organisations across the Isle of Wight have received between £5,000 and £25,000 to provide youth services for the next year. Cash for Isle of Wight youth — find out how much your area is getting
( Dean Wright)
"24.03.2017 08:33:03" iwcp.co.uk Line-up revealed for new Isle of Wight festival — Eklectica NEW boutique music festival Eklectica — headlined by internationally renowned tribute bands — will be held at Robin Hill Country Park this autumn. "Our aim is for Eklectica to be the party that ends the summer and we hope this year's event will be the first of many." — Rob Holgate Robin Hill
"24.03.2017 06:01:01" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel investment plan revealed by Island Independents THE Isle of Wight Council could buy a slice of Red Funnel — if Island Independents regain control of the authority. Isle of Wight politicians are talking about buying a stake in Red Funnel.
Find out how and why here
"23.03.2017 19:55:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Ryde at sunset, taken earlier this week and shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"23.03.2017 17:31:39" Dan Cooper Music Singing on your own can be daunting... unless you have friends standing by of course!
This video features singers from Love Soul Choir, Sing Now Choir and SingForce. Thanks to Westquay and Spring Harvest. Planning a trip to Westquay this weekend?
Check out this video of the surprise shoppers had in Southampton last Saturday.
"23.03.2017 15:03:28" iwcp.co.uk Youngsters put their art into celebrating Mother's Day HUNDREDS of children across the Isle of Wight have picked up their pens, pencils, paints and crayons to produce portraits of their mums, ahead of Mother's Day. Look out for a very special supplement in tomorrow's Isle of Wight County Press
"23.03.2017 14:35:27" iwcp.co.uk Time to recognise Isle of Wight heroes DO YOU know an unsung Isle of Wight hero? Please share and help make sure they get the recognition they deserve
"23.03.2017 13:30:32" iwcp.co.uk Car crash in Lake A MAN was taken to hospital after a car crash in Lake this morning (Thursday). A man was taken to hospital after a collision on Sandown Road, Lake.
"23.03.2017 13:08:27" iwcp.co.uk New boss for Isle of Wight charity THE Isle of Wight Society for the Blind has appointed a new chief executive. Find out who is taking the helm of this important Isle of Wight charity
"23.03.2017 12:38:03" Timeline Photos A stunning reminder of how beautiful the Isle of Wight can be, shared with us by Adrian Brown Photography
"23.03.2017 11:42:38" iwcp.co.uk Hampshire Constabulary offers reassurance after London terror attack REASSURANCES have been given by police that there is no evidence of an immediate threat to the Isle of Wight, in the wake of yesterday's (Wednesday) London terror attack. "We understand that the events in London yesterday may cause people to worry but we would renew our advice to our communities to be alert but not to be alarmed." today's message from Hampshire Constabulary
"23.03.2017 11:12:01" iwcp.co.uk London terror attack: Flags at half-mast at County Hall FLAGS at County Hall will be at half mast today (Thursday), as a mark of respect to those killed and injured in yesterday's (Wednesday) London Terror Attack. "We must not allow terrorists to create discord, distrust and fear.
"The police stand with all communities." — Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
"23.03.2017 10:45:06" iwcp.co.uk Uncertain future for Newport store as administrators called in A YEAR after a rescue deal saved Brantano branches including the Isle of Wight's, the shoe business is in trouble again. "Regrettably, it is inevitable that there will be redundancies. Staff will be paid their arrears of wages and salaries, and will continue to be paid for their work while the business is in administration."
"23.03.2017 10:26:31" iwcp.co.uk Donkey Sanctuary devastated by death of much-loved animal THE Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary team have said they are devastated following the death of most adopted donkey. "Words cannot describe our emotions and our feelings. The entire team have tried absolutely everything to save Poppy and we are completely devastated at today's turn of events." — Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
"23.03.2017 09:48:18" iwcp.co.uk Millionaire businessman cleared of killing friend in Isle of Wight boat crash A MILLIONAIRE businessman has been cleared of manslaughter after his friend died in a speedboat crash off the Isle of Wight. The crash happened in Osborne Bay
"23.03.2017 09:18:02" Isle of Wight County Press Well done to the team at Earl Mountbatten Hospice!
Read the full Care Quality Commission report here Very well deserved!
"23.03.2017 09:07:16" iwcp.co.uk Inspectors rate Earl Mountbatten Hospice as outstanding THE Earl Mountbatten Hospice has joined an elite handful throughout the country judged to be outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Well done to the team at Earl Mountbatten Hospice!
Read the full Care Quality Commission report here
"23.03.2017 08:49:38" iwcp.co.uk Maintenance work means Yarmouth Bridge closure YARMOUTH Bridge will be closed for several days at the end of the month for maintenance. Island Roads say Yarmouth Bridge will be closed at the end of the month to both road and river traffic.
"23.03.2017 08:32:03" iwcp.co.uk Secretary of State's Isle of Wight visit postponed following London terror attack AFTER the attack outside Westminster yesterday, a visit to the Isle of Wight by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has been postponed. The Isle of Wight Conservative Conference will still go ahead, where respects will be paid to PC Keith Palmer and others who lost their lives in yesterday's terror attack in London.
"22.03.2017 18:43:00" Timeline Photos Er, are you lost?
Thanks to Glenn Harling for sharing this pic of Red Osprey heading past the Needles.
Don't worry though, they weren't lost — the ferry was on its way to Falmouth for its annual refurbishment.
"22.03.2017 18:08:52" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight MP reacts to London terror attack ISLE of Wight MP Andrew Turner has paid tribute to the police officer who died in London during a terrorist attack today (Wednesday). Island MP Andrew Turner reacts to the "dreadful and tragic events" in London today and says that Secretary of State visit to Isle of Wight planned for tomorrow is now in doubt.
"22.03.2017 17:24:53" iwcp.co.uk Yarmouth Pier project wins lottery funding RESTORATION efforts for Yarmouth Pier have been boosted by a £780,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A piece of Isle of Wight history should be preserved thanks to this grant.
"22.03.2017 16:39:08" iwcp.co.uk Bikes backed with new racks at Red Funnel COWES will have a new cycle hub in a matter of days. Red Funnel is installing a two-tier storage rack system for 72 bikes at its Cowes Red Jet terminal, as well as a repair stand and tools for users.
"22.03.2017 15:12:53" iwcp.co.uk One Island — one call centre? PLANS to integrate the Island's public services into a single 'hub' have been announced by the leader of the Isle of Wight Council. Could this be the future for public services on the Isle of Wight?
"22.03.2017 14:29:08" iwcp.co.uk Government urged to challenge school funding bias by Isle of Wight MP AN UNFAIR funding bias favouring urban schools is being challenged by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner. Yesterday, school governors on the Isle of Wight made a plea for government to better fund Island education.
Read Andrew Turner and the Isle of Wight Council's response here
"22.03.2017 13:03:24" iwcp.co.uk Cakes and cuts for Red Nose Day 2017 YOUNG people on the Isle of Wight have been busy raising money for Comic Relief, in preparation for Friday's Red Nose Day. Are you planning something for RED NOSE DAY?
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"22.03.2017 10:59:17" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Sue Bradman (1) and Deborah Nuttall (2,3,4) for sharing some pictures of this visitor to Wootton Creek yesterday.
"22.03.2017 10:23:54" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight on show as an Education Destination ISLAND schools are invited to join their mainland colleagues on the very first Teacher Taster Weekend, highlighting the very best educational venues across the Isle of Wight. The first ever Teacher Taster weekend, showcasing the Isle of Wight to schools, will take place next month.
"22.03.2017 09:25:33" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight teenager shares her inspirational story of brain tumour recovery THE INSPIRATIONAL story of an Isle of Wight teenager who has returned to competitive trampolining, less than six months after surgery to remove a brain tumour, has been shared as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the condition. Looking for some Wednesday morning inspiration? Read Sophie's incredible story.
She has shared it as part of The Brain Tumour Charity awareness month.
"22.03.2017 08:32:57" iwcp.co.uk Disruption to cross-Solent travel ADVERSE weather coupled with mechanical problems are causing disruptions to cross-Solent travel this morning (Wednesday). Important news if you are travelling off the Isle of Wight this morning.
"21.03.2017 16:44:01" Timeline Photos This wonderfully atmospheric pictrure of TS Royalist moored at Cowes has been shared with us by Allan James Marsh Lrps
"21.03.2017 15:41:03" iwcp.co.uk Governors' plea to government over Isle of Wight school funding fears WITH ISLE of Wight schools face funding cuts totalling millions of pounds, governors have appealed directly to the government's education secretary for more money. Isle of Wight schools should get more funding, not less, say these governors.
Read their letter to government here:
"21.03.2017 15:13:03" iwcp.co.uk Fracking a manifesto issue for Isle of Wight Lib Dems ISLE of Wight Lib Dems have taken their concerns about fracking to the party's national conference. "It's important to bring the concerns we have on the Island to every occasion we can, and working with the national party will really empower the change we can have on the Island." — Nicholas Belfitt, Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats
"21.03.2017 14:25:39" iwcp.co.uk Ryde murder conspiracy: details of third suspect released POLICE have issued an appeal to locate a third suspect believed to have been involved in a conspiracy to murder a man on the Isle of Wight. Please share, and help Hampshire Constabulary find a man wanted for questioning after a brutal attack on a man in Ryde.
"21.03.2017 12:57:29" Timeline Photos Stressful morning?
This might help — Bembridge Harbour at sunset, shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"21.03.2017 12:43:09" iwcp.co.uk Is the Isle of Wight ready for digital Census? WITH plans for the next Census to be done mainly online, the Isle of Wight has been asked to test plans for digital assistance. They're counting on us...
Find out how the Isle of Wight is helping to make sure the 2021 Census is a success.
"21.03.2017 11:53:23" iwcp.co.uk Elderly woman taken to St Mary's Hospital after collision AN ELDERLY woman received serious injuries after being hit by carin Sandown yesterday (Monday). Elderly woman taken to St Mary's Hospital after collision
"21.03.2017 10:51:42" iwcp.co.uk Get involved in protecting Isle of Wight's visiting birds THE global importance of the Solent coastline, including the Isle of Wight, for wild bird migration has led to a new initiative to protect vulnerable populations. Grockles are not the only important visitors to the Isle of Wight.
Find out about how you can help Bird Aware Solent protect some of the birds that visit our shores every year.
"21.03.2017 10:42:28" iwcp.co.uk Cricket: ECB initiative to find future stars FIVE to eight year olds will be encouraged to take up cricket, as part of a new initiative launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). CRICKET
Know a youngster keen on cricket?
Tag a relative in the comments below to let them know about a great new ECB initiative to find future Isle of Wight stars, aimed at five to eight years olds.
Shanklin Cricket Club, Arreton Cricket Club,
"21.03.2017 09:52:50" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight beach is one of the best in the world, says national newspaper AN Isle of Wight beach has been rated as one of the top beaches in the world by a national newspaper. Isle of Wight beach is one of the best in the world, says national newspaper — but is it your favourite?
"21.03.2017 09:11:12" iwcp.co.uk WATCH: Shortlist recognition for Isle of Wight police and NHS mental health collaboration PIONEERING work on the NHS that has seen mental health services and the police work together more closely has been nominated for a patient safety award. WATCH
This project aims to improve the way police deal with people who have mental health problems on the Isle of Wight.
Find out more, including the latest national recognition for it, here
"21.03.2017 08:35:59" iwcp.co.uk Grant means Earl Mountbatten Hospice can record heritage AN £8,000 lottery grant has been awarded to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, to help staff, volunteers and patients share their stories. Over the last 35 years the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has helped countless people on the Isle of Wight.
Now is the chance for people to share their stories of the incredible work done there
"20.03.2017 16:04:08" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Green Party launches anti-austerity election campaign WITH 24 candidates standing in wards across the Island, compared with just one at the last local council elections, the Isle of Wight Green Party has launched its bid for a voice at County Hall. The Isle of Wight Green Party has fracking, second homes and the bus and ferry 'monopolies' in its sights.
"20.03.2017 11:52:15" iwcp.co.uk New boss for Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill A NEW boss has been appointed at the company that owns Isle of Wight attractions Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill. "It is a great honour to be appointed managing director of Vectis Ventures as the company is at the forefront of Isle of Wight tourism and responsible for creating so many great memories for those who visit the Island, its residents and all that work
"20.03.2017 10:12:14" iwcp.co.uk Parents urged to cut their engines while waiting outside schools ISLE of Wight parents picking up and dropping off children during the school run are being urged to stop their engines idling while using mobile phones. Cllr Chris Whitehouse is calling on parents to cut their engines while waiting outside schools
"20.03.2017 10:05:53" iwcp.co.uk Rowers go the distance for Isle of Wight Heart Care Club A DEDICATED band of fundraisers, many with heart conditions, have rowed an incredible 115,000 metres. Who had a lazy Sunday? Not this lot...
"20.03.2017 08:41:36" iwcp.co.uk Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Brading crash A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital after an accident on Bullys Hill, Brading, this morning (Monday). A motorcyclist was taken to hospital this morning after a crash in Brading
"20.03.2017 08:34:27" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight's Ocean Brothers try out boat for Atlantic challenge THE Island's 'Ocean Brothers' are ramping up their training regime with a taste of what several weeks of their life will be like when they try to row across the Atlantic. Jude Massey and his half-brother, Dr Greg Bailey are aiming to raise £100,000 for the British Skin Foundation by rowing across the Atlantic in memory of their father, Peter Massey.
"19.03.2017 19:37:00" google.com Windows on the Wight A map of Isle of Wight County Press readers' suggestions for where webcams could be placed to attract tourists to the Island. See CP readers' recommendations of some of the most picturesque spots the Isle of Wight has to offer
Think we've missed one? Let us know in the comments and we'll add it to the map.
"19.03.2017 18:16:33" iwcp.co.uk Changes to stop parking along East Cowes road NEW traffic rules mean parking will no longer be allowed on an East Cowes Road. If you park in East Cowes, you might want to check these changes
"19.03.2017 13:03:00" iwcp.co.uk Tools stolen from outbuilding – did you notice anything suspicious, ask Isle of Wight police CHAINSAWS, a generator and other tools have been stolen from an Isle of Wight woodyard. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting 44170099078.
"19.03.2017 12:32:32" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight charity keeps hope of IVF miracle alive A KIND-HEARTED woman is setting up a new charity to help couples on the Isle of Wight and further afield have a family through IVF. Find out how this charity hopes to help people across the Isle of Wight make their dreams of family come true – and how you can get involved.
IVF Fundraising Events
"19.03.2017 11:19:09" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post We love these fantastic shots of Ryde Pier, shared with us by Noel Pinacate.
Been out with your camera this weekend? If you have pic you'd like us to share, please DM us.
Have a great Sunday.
"19.03.2017 11:11:55" iwcp.co.uk West Wight Sports centre project needs your votes A WEST Wight charity will be showcased on television tomorrow (Monday) in a bid to win £43,000 of National Lottery funding. "It's a fantastic opportunity that will benefit not just the West Wight Sports Centre and Community Centre but the whole Isle of Wight."
"19.03.2017 11:07:15" iwcp.co.uk Football fixtures for March 18 and 21 Football fixtures for March 18 and 21 Football: A round-up of this weekend's results on the Isle of Wight.
"19.03.2017 08:18:10" iwcp.co.uk New care facility plan for Phoenix Project A charity for adults with disabilities plans to open a care facility on the site of the former Barton Primary School. The school, in Green Street, Newport, closed in 2016 and pupils relocated to the Downside Middle School site.
"18.03.2017 19:29:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Beautiful Bembridge Harbour looking its best in these brilliant pictures from Sienna Anderson
"18.03.2017 13:35:33" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival ticket giveaway to help Island causes LOCAL charities on the Island are once again being asked to apply for free tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival which they can then use to raise funds. Know someone involved with a great Island charity that could benefit from this Isle of Wight Festival scheme? Tag them with this post to let them know about a great opportunity
"18.03.2017 11:44:36" iwcp.co.uk Search for third suspect continues as two remanded in custody over Ryde murder conspiracy POLICE have confirmed they are continuing to search for a third suspect believed to have been involved in a conspiracy to kill a man on the Isle of Wight. We were in court for this morning's Ryde murder conspiracy hearing.
Find out what happened here, including details of the search for a third suspect
"18.03.2017 08:10:36" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend IN THE wake of St Patrick's Day, you might want to take it easy this weekend with some art or orchestral music, alternatively, you could carry on the party by taking your pick of St Patrick's themed events this evening (Saturday). Looking for something to do this weekend?
The Isle of Wight has everything from a 'Broccoli Forest' at Dimbola Museum & Galleries to RHAIN at St Catherines Church.
And more St Patrick's parties than you can shake a shillelagh at.
"18.03.2017 07:41:58" iwcp.co.uk Ryde murder conspiracy pair due before Isle of Wight Magistrates TWO people are due to appear before Isle of Wight Magistrates this morning (Saturday), charged with conspiracy to murder. It follows an attack on a man in Ryde in November
"17.03.2017 20:23:00" youtube.com St. Catherine's Oratory on the Isle of Wight DJI Phantom 4 Pro We think this is one of the Isle of Wight's most picturesque spots.
Share if you agree, or let us know in the comments where your favourite Island spot is.
This awesome video was made by Kino Motiff
"17.03.2017 17:06:41" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Graham Reading Press Photography for sharing some great shots of today's Lynx Helicopter Farewell Flypast
"17.03.2017 16:17:08" iwcp.co.uk Islanders to perform for Dame Vera Lynn at 100th birthday celebrations ISLANDERS will feature in the 100th birthday celebrations for Dame Vera Lynn at the London Palladium tomorrow (Saturday) — including three of her great grandchildren. Look out for these Islanders at tomorrow's celebrations for Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday
"17.03.2017 15:12:54" twitter.com Carisbrooke Castle on Twitter “We're celebrating Jill, the donkey's birthday today: hope you like our carrot cake! #IsleofWight @EnglishHeritage @VisitIOW #donkeys #castle” Ever wondered what cake donkey's get for their birthday? Carisbrooke Castle has the answer.
Happy Birthday Jill
"17.03.2017 14:28:06" iwcp.co.uk Live Nation buys stake in Isle of Wight Festival GLOBAL entertainment company Live Nation has bought a controlling stake in the Isle of Wight Festival. Find out what the deal means for the future of the Isle of Wight Festival
"17.03.2017 13:50:04" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These incredible images have been shared with us by Tobias Penner Photography and Island Visions Photography
See the link for more: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/in-pictures-stunning-south-wight-sunset-98020.aspx
"17.03.2017 13:02:39" iwcp.co.uk Jason Donovan heading to Shanklin Theatre POP, West End musicals and soap star Jason Donovan — already one of the headliners at this summer's Jack Up the 80s festival — will be returning to the Isle of Wight in the autumn as part of a 34-date UK tour. It turns out the Dreamcoat is not the only thing colourful about Jason Donovan's career.
"17.03.2017 12:35:17" iwcp.co.uk MAP: See the places readers suggested for Isle of Wight webcams Could these webcams helps boost tourism? Thanks to everyone who got in touch with suggestions for the Windows on the Wight webcam plan.
We've created a map — see if you agree with these ideas for locations
"17.03.2017 11:39:31" iwcp.co.uk Changes revealed for multi-million pound Robin Hill plans REVISED plans to build eye-catching tree houses and holiday lodges at Robin Hill have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council. Find out the latest on major plans for Robin Hill
"17.03.2017 10:10:05" iwcp.co.uk March of the Mods returns to Ryde in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust ONE OF the biggest scooter events on the Isle of Wight calendar — March of the Mods — returns to Ryde for a third outing, with live music all day at venues in the town. Great music, great cause
March of the Mods returns to Ryde in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust
"17.03.2017 09:13:39" iwcp.co.uk Coming together to make Isle of Wight a star for stargazers THE Isle of Wight has some of the darkest night time skies in south of England, but a local campaign hopes to make them even darker. Sometimes it's good to be in the dark
( Island Visions Photography)
"17.03.2017 08:46:54" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight sports stars celebrated THE achievements of the Isle of Wight's sporting community were celebrated at an awards event tonight (Thursday). Well done to all the incredible winners at last night's Isle of Wight Sports Foundation Awards.
(You can find out who they were here)
"16.03.2017 21:34:37" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These staggering images of St Catherine's Down and Ventnor Down have been shared with us by Island Visions Photography.
"16.03.2017 21:06:45" Timeline Photos Last night's sunset in St Helens, caught on camera and shared with us by Sam Stanton.
"16.03.2017 19:08:07" iwcp.co.uk Help Island athlete fulfill Olympic dream SKELETON star Kimberley Murray has her sights set on winning gold for Great Britain — and she hopes the public can help her. After Jess Andrews' incredible achievements in Rio, please share this post and help another Isle of Wight athlete's Olympic dreams come true
"16.03.2017 16:50:44" iwcp.co.uk Webcam plan for Isle of Wight beauty spots WEBCAMS are set to be placed at the Isle of Wight's iconic landmarks to broadcast its beauty to potential visitors. Webcam plan for Isle of Wight beauty spots — where would you put one?
"16.03.2017 16:17:49" iwcp.co.uk Two-car crash at Fairlee Road TRAFFIC delays are expected at Fairlee Road, Newport, following a two-car collision. If you're heading out of Newport, there could be delays at Fairlee Road.
"16.03.2017 14:33:08" iwcp.co.uk Pioneering Isle of Wight project the Bus Shelter set for BBC One appearance THE Bus Shelter Isle of Wight will be featured on the BBC 1 programme Inside Out. Look out for the Isle of Wight Bus Shelter on TV next week
"16.03.2017 14:18:57" iwcp.co.uk Evening planned in support of pride event A RAINBOW gala dinner, featuring entertainment from international performers, will raise funds for the first IW Pride event. Find out about a great IWPride event coming to the Isle of Wight next month
"16.03.2017 13:46:39" iwcp.co.uk Growing mystery of heritage beans THIS is a tale of a has bean and a has not bean.For two years, I have gratefully received packets marked 'Brighstone bean' and have merrily sold them to raise a few pounds for the Send a Cow charity. GARDENING
Do you know your Brighstone Bean from you Atherfield Pea?
"16.03.2017 13:39:06" Timeline Photos This atmospheric photo of Isle of Wight Steam Railway has been shared with us by Roger J Millward
"16.03.2017 12:39:01" iwcp.co.uk Earl Mountbatten Hospice hopes royal run will bring in the cash ISLANDERS are being asked to pull on their tracksuits to take part in a charity fun run through the grounds of Queen Victoria's former summer palace at Osborne House. Looking for some inspiration to get into shape this summer - why not take on this challenge and help Earl Mountbatten Hospice?
"16.03.2017 11:26:44" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post They say there is no place like home — but that was not the case for Isle of Wight traveller Kya Cook was 10,500 miles away, on Phillip Island, Australia, when she came across the town of Cowes.
Kya, of Wroxall, who is on a sabbatical from her job at
"16.03.2017 10:52:04" iwcp.co.uk Frank James Hospital campaigners 'emotional handover' THE keys to the Frank James Memorial Hospital site have been handed over to the owners, five years after volunteers began looking after the plot. There are hopes we could be a step closer to a brighter future for this much loved piece of Isle of Wight history.
Find out why below
"16.03.2017 10:42:01" Timeline Photos This beautiful view of Carisbrooke Castle at dusk has been shared with us by Sam Kurtul
"16.03.2017 10:04:38" iwcp.co.uk Council leader delighted by Prime Minister's response to Isle of Wight funding question PRIME minister Theresa May's response to funding issues faced by the Isle of Wight at PMQs yesterday (Wednesday) left council leader Cllr Dave Stewart 'cock-a-hoop.' Find out why Cllr Dave Stewart was 'cock-a-hoop' about what Theresa May had to say about the Isle of Wight
"16.03.2017 09:23:12" iwcp.co.uk Floatie McFloatface idea for new floating bridge COULD the Isle of Wight's new floating bridge be called Floatie McFloatface? Floating Bridge 6 or Floatie McFloatface — should the new floating bridge have a catchy new name?
One Isle of Wight councillor thinks so...
"16.03.2017 08:40:24" Timeline Photos Never seen a baby pigeon?
Thanks to Gina Steliana for sharing this fantastic shot of chicks, nesting outside her window.
"16.03.2017 08:25:31" iwcp.co.uk Fog causes delays cross Solent services WIGHTLINK's Portsmouth to Fishbourne service has been hit by delays caused by fog this morning (Thursday). Fog is causing a few problems in the Solent this morning
"15.03.2017 20:06:50" iwcp.co.uk Tribute paid to Isle of Wight Zoo tiger ISLE of Wight Zoo has announced the death of one of its much-loved tigers today (Thursday). Some sad news from Isle of Wight Zoo today
"15.03.2017 17:24:43" iwcp.co.uk Donkey Sanctuary thanks Wightlink for swift action to help save animal WIGHTLINK staff have received a pat on the back for helping to save the life of one of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary's most popular residents. Find out why the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has thanked Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries this week
"15.03.2017 16:29:34" iwcp.co.uk Crash causes disruption A CAR and a van have crashed at Brading Road this afternoon (Wednesday). Crash causes disruption
"15.03.2017 16:17:15" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Monkey Haven named in VisitEngland top three The Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight has been named one of the top three small visitor attractions in England. They'll be going bananas...
"15.03.2017 15:44:24" iwcp.co.uk Target date for new £3m floating bridge revealed THE new £3 million floating bridge should be in service by early May, according to a senior Isle of Wight Councillor. The new floating bridge is on its way
"15.03.2017 15:07:00" iwcp.co.uk Prime minister Theresa May faces question over Isle of Wight funding THERESA May has addressed funding issues facing the Isle of Wight in parliament. Find out what the Prime Minister had to say when Andrew Turner asked her about funding for the Isle of Wight today.
"15.03.2017 14:08:42" iwcp.co.uk Cash to help Isle of Wight victims of domestic abuse A SHARE of £661,000 will help to support domestic violence victims on the Isle of Wight. Find out how a share of £661,000 will help domestic abuse victims on the Isle of Wight
"15.03.2017 12:14:16" iwcp.co.uk Ryde Rescue tribute after search and rescue tragedy RYDE Rescue has joined organisations across the country paying tribute after an Irish coastguard helicopter crash in which at least one person died. "The thoughts and prayers of our whole team are with the family, friends and colleagues of the Rescue 116 crew." — Ryde Rescue
"15.03.2017 11:45:14" iwcp.co.uk Get ready for work on busy route WORK to upgrade on of the main roads towards the West Wight starts today (Wednesday). Find out about work on the next busy route, set to be tackled by Island Roads
"15.03.2017 11:03:15" iwcp.co.uk Council leader in talks with government minister Sajid Javid over funding for Isle of Wight DISCUSSIONS with government about future financial help for the Island continue next week between the Isle of Wight Council leader and local government secretary, Sajid Javid. The #IsleofWight Council leader said they discussed the need for additional funding for the Island.
"15.03.2017 10:03:02" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin Cliff Lift work underway — head for heights required WORK has started on the Shanklin Cliff Lift — and it is not a job for the faint-hearted. Hope it wasn't windy!
"15.03.2017 09:24:41" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested following incident in Gunville AN ALTERCATION between two men at a house in Gunville last night (Tuesday) resulted in one being arrested. A 19-year-old man sustained actual bodily harm injuries, according to an #IsleofWight Police spokeswoman.
"15.03.2017 08:44:35" iwcp.co.uk Ideas wanted to help improve tourism in the Medina Valley Ideas wanted to help improve tourism in the Medina Valley How would you improve tourism in this part of the Isle of Wight?
"15.03.2017 08:21:12" iwcp.co.uk Motorcyclist injured in crash A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital last night (Tuesday) following a crash in Lake. It happened near the Tesco Express store.
"14.03.2017 17:28:32" iwcp.co.uk Chief executive says Isle of Wight NHS not in special measures — yet THE ISLE of Wight NHS Trust has denied it has been placed in special measures — but it has not ruled out the prospect. Yesterday we were made aware of behind the scenes discussions to prepare for the trust being made subject to special measures.
The chief executive has said the decision has not been made — yet.
"14.03.2017 17:07:45" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight MP calls for commitments from new Red Funnel owners FEARS profits could be put before customers have been raised by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner, following the news Red Funnel is to be sold. #IsleofWight MP Andrew Turner said he wants the interests of all Islanders, businesses and public services protected and improved.
"14.03.2017 16:35:09" iwcp.co.uk Millionaire's 'showing off' blamed for man's death in Isle of Wight boat accident THE death of a man in a high speed boat accident off the Isle of Wight has been blamed on a millionaire telecoms executive 'showing off.' "It was an accident but we say it was an accident that was foreseeable and wholly avoidable." — Prosecutor Nick Tucker
"14.03.2017 16:00:41" iwcp.co.uk Officials abused by Isle of Wight fishery manager FOUL-mouthed abuse greeted representatives of a fisheries organisation who went to Ventnor Haven Fishery to provide advice, a court heard. After it was identified that some offences may have been committed Blake became increasingly agitated, swore and unleashed a tirade of verbal abuse and threats.
"14.03.2017 15:09:04" Timeline Photos Day or night the Isle of Wight can be beautiful.
Here's Bembridge by moonlight, courtesy of Sienna Anderson
"14.03.2017 14:27:18" iwcp.co.uk Anti-fracking campaigners take the fight to Isle of Wight Councillors FRACK Free Isle of Wight are holding a demonstration outside County Hall tomorrow (Wednesday) before the full council meeting at 6pm. The group will also be producing information packs to go out to prospective candidates for the May elections, to raise awareness of the impacts of fossil fuel exploitation on the people of the Isle of Wight.
"14.03.2017 12:40:02" iwcp.co.uk Looking Back at the Isle of Wight March 10 2017 Ten years ago: Mystery circles in the sand and grass at Compton intrigued visitors and would have no doubt sparked the fascination of the Island's former UFO society. Take a look at what was happening on the Isle of Wight on this day in history, thanks to the CP Archive.
Ten years ago, this mysterious stone pattern was causing a stir
"14.03.2017 12:11:05" iwcp.co.uk Speak up for young people on the Isle of Wight YOUNG people, passionate about local issues, have been invited to stand in the next Isle of Wight Youth Council and Youth MP elections. Are politicians on the Isle of Wight doing a good enough job when it comes to youth issues?
Find out how you can make your voice heard
"14.03.2017 11:19:48" iwcp.co.uk The Voice auditions head to the Isle of Wight ISLANDERS with a passion for singing can show off their talents when The Voice auditions come to the Isle of Wight. The Voice is coming to the #IsleofWight. Tag a friend who should audition.
"14.03.2017 10:57:22" iwcp.co.uk Do you have a quirky object for the Salvage Hunters? THE SALVAGE Hunters TV show is heading to the Isle of Wight. Are you a fan of Salvage Hunters?
It's heading to the Isle of Wight. Find out how you can get involved?
"14.03.2017 10:11:20" iwcp.co.uk Hopes for community takeover at Ryde ice rink move forward Hopes for community takeover at Ryde ice rink move forward Isle of Wight politicians of all persuasions have backed the action group's efforts.
Find out more about the latest plan here.
What would you like to see happen to the rink?
"14.03.2017 09:48:38" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin arson suspect released without charge POLICE are to take no further action against an 18 year old arrested on suspicion of an arson attack at flats in Shanklin. Another man remains on police bail
"14.03.2017 08:50:01" twitter.com Southern Vectis on Twitter “Route 1 Traffic is tailed back to Three Gates Rd from Northwood, Newport bound. Also tailed back to The Stag from Northwood, Cowes bound” Heavy traffic between Northwood and Newport this morning.
Here are details of the work along Newport Road http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/main-road-to-close-for-weeks-97875.aspx
"14.03.2017 08:46:46" iwcp.co.uk Double donation a boost for Isle of Wight family LIFE has been transformed for an Isle of Wight family thanks to a new specialist buggy, thanks to the charity Newlife. Newlife, the UK's largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness, teamed up with Marks and Spencer to provide the £2,399 buggy, with some help from public donations.
"14.03.2017 08:18:12" iwcp.co.uk Football: Gary Rowett appointed Derby County manager DERBY County have today (Tuesday) appointed former Cowes High School pupil Gary Rowett as their new manager. Football: Former Cowes High School pupil Gary Rowett has today (Tuesday) been appointed Derby County manager.
"13.03.2017 18:13:40" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight NHS Trust 'placed in special measures' THE Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been placed in special measures, the County Press believes. St Mary's Hospital and other health services run by the #IsleofWight NHS Trust will be affected by the changes.
"13.03.2017 17:01:57" iwcp.co.uk Enthusiasts explore Sandown Bay during British Science Week BUDDING young boffins backed British Science Week on the Island this weekend by taking part in Discovery Bay, a celebration of the natural world at both ends of Sandown Bay. The most spectacular find was a plesiosaur vertebra.
"13.03.2017 15:51:12" iwcp.co.uk 'Buzzing atmosphere' at Earl Mountbatten Hospice Spring Fayre ORGANISERS of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Spring Fayre said Sunday's event was “a great day with a buzzing atmosphere.” Great to see the community supporting Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
"13.03.2017 14:52:30" Timeline Photos Thanks to Paul Emsley for sharing this lovely photo of Snowdrops and Daffodils in the grounds of St Blasius Church, Shanklin.
"13.03.2017 14:22:22" iwcp.co.uk Air ambulance called to patient in Wootton A PATIENT was taken to the mainland this morning (Monday) by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Hampshire and #IsleofWight Air Ambulance called to Wootton.
"13.03.2017 12:14:56" iwcp.co.uk One hospitalised after three-car crash A MAN was taken to hospital following a three-car crash at Blackwater this morning (Monday). The collision involved a Suzuki, a Mini Cooper, and a Ford Focus.
"13.03.2017 11:00:17" iwcp.co.uk Heavy traffic causes delays for Isle of Wight drivers DRIVERS have been hit by huge delays heading into Newport this morning (Monday). Island Roads has explained why the traffic was so bad this morning. Find out more below.
"13.03.2017 10:56:24" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight businesses urged to 'go global' and export more BUSINESSES on the Isle of Wight have been encouraged to 'go global.' #IsleofWight firms have been encouraged to step up their export game.
"13.03.2017 10:02:17" iwcp.co.uk Heavy traffic causes delays for Isle of Wight drivers DRIVERS have been hit by huge delays heading into Newport this morning (Monday). Did you get caught in the traffic this morning?
"13.03.2017 09:11:40" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this gorgeous shot of the sunrise at Bembridge this morning #IsleofWight #Photography
"12.03.2017 20:38:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to self-taught artist and Isle of Wight fan Jean Moule for sharing some of her latest work inspired by trips to the Island.
"12.03.2017 19:45:00" iwcp.co.uk 'Smelly Farm' all over again, I fear From A. Jones, Ryde:The Westridge Farm planning application is now going into a third meeting. Why? LETTER
Remember the 'Smelly Farm' - could it be happening again?
"12.03.2017 19:34:00" iwcp.co.uk Band march on to yet more success WIGHT Diamonds Marching Band came together for their annual awards evening to celebrate their 17th successful season. An Isle of Wight awards ceremony where the winners can do their own drum roll
"12.03.2017 15:03:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Signs of Spring are starting to appear across the Isle of Wight (Hooray!)
Thanks to Keith Walker for sharing these
"12.03.2017 14:59:34" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight ferry firm for sale Red Funnel Isle of Wight ferry firm for sale
"12.03.2017 13:29:49" iwcp.co.uk One thousand voices wanted for Isle of Wight Mardi Gras CALLING all singers — a 1,000-voice choir is wanted for Ryde's Mardi Gras. The call follows T-HOP working with pupils at Ryde Academy and Christ the King College to create and produce a new song based on the traditional Caribbean cross-over style of calypso and bhangra called soca-chutney.
"12.03.2017 11:11:00" iwcp.co.uk Beer fest a return to roots QUAY Arts returned to its brewery warehouse roots by hosting a beer festival last weekend. Did you make it to The Quay Arts Beer Festival?
There is still time to catch some great exhibits.
"12.03.2017 10:11:41" iwcp.co.uk Brave Malala gave Medina College inspiration NOBEL Peace Prize-winning human rights activist Malala Yousa-fzai was the inspiration for Medina College students, who performed a dance routine that depicted her amazing story in last week's southern area heat of Rock Challenge. Medina College's team of 56 — representative of Years 7 to 13 — came second with their entry, Together, We Can Change the World, in front of a packed audience at Portsmouth Guildhall, last week.
"12.03.2017 08:03:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Forget the rain outside the window for now and just enjoy these peaceful pictures of Cowes, taken yesterday and shared with us by Noel Pinacate
"12.03.2017 07:19:11" iwcp.co.uk Cutting Afton and Lynnbottom tips opening hours 'could be illegal' CUTTING the opening hours at Afton and Lynnbottom tips to save cash could be illegal, the Island Independents have claimed. Rubbish idea or a good way to save money when budgets are tight?
"11.03.2017 19:08:59" iwcp.co.uk Football: Newport win but Cowes and Vics suffer heavy defeats NEWPORT were the only Isle of Wight senior side to win this afternoon (Saturday). SPORT
Find out how Isle of Wight teams got on today
"11.03.2017 19:05:28" iwcp.co.uk Stereo MCs heading to Rhythmtree STEREO MCs will headline the Friday night of July's Rhythmtree festival. To the left, to the Wight...
"11.03.2017 18:01:53" iwcp.co.uk Awards do not stop for Isle of Wight bus driver A BUS driver on the Isle of Wight is celebrating after scooping another two accolades. Southern Vectis' Dave Forrester — who previously won best driver at the 2016 UK Bus Awards — has been named employee of the year by the Isle of Wight bus operator.
"11.03.2017 17:43:00" iwcp.co.uk Staff so helpful From R Hall, East Cowes:My wife and I took some recycling and garden recycling to the tip on Wednesday. LETTER
Some praise for the new system at the tip - do you agree?
"11.03.2017 15:47:01" iwcp.co.uk Floatie should have been IW-built From Glenn Steen, East Cowes.So, the new floating bridge is being delayed. Surprise, surprise! LETTER
Should the new floating bridge have been built on the Isle of Wight – this reader thinks so
"11.03.2017 12:56:07" iwcp.co.uk Thick fog disrupts some Isle of Wight ferries Isle of Wight ferries run despite the Solent fog
"11.03.2017 10:58:06" iwcp.co.uk Judi Dench takes up Osborne House role A MEMBER of acting royalty — Dame Judi Dench — has become patron of the group that supports Osborne House. Dame Judi Dench has become a patron of Osborne House — she filmed Victoria and Abdul there last summer #IsleofWight
"11.03.2017 10:11:01" Timeline Photos Sienna Anderson assures us this was taken at sunset.
We're sure it's out there... somewhere!
"11.03.2017 09:03:57" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight teacher banned after leukaemia lie and drunken behaviour A TEACHER from the Isle of Wight, who lied about having leukaemia and repeatedly arrived at work smelling of alcohol, has been banned from teaching indefinitely. This Isle of Wight teacher was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute.
Find out why below
"11.03.2017 08:42:01" iwcp.co.uk Mr Ray Rowsell The funeral service takes place at the IW Crematorium on Wednesday, March 22, at noon. A FORMER Island county councillor, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for his work in the community, has died at the age of 87.
"11.03.2017 07:29:24" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend THIS weekend you can take your pick of ale, education, murder mystery, and music — there's a wide variety of activities to make the most of across the Isle of Wight starting with a very special birthday. Great gigs at Medina Theatre, Shanklin Theatre & The Quay Arts, science in Sandown, Isle of Wight & variety in Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Check out some of the great things to do on the Isle of Wight this weekend
"10.03.2017 17:18:09" iwcp.co.uk V-Dub Island acts revealed V-DUB organisers have revealed some of the acts heading to this year's event. Tickets available from County Press Shop
"10.03.2017 16:04:39" iwcp.co.uk Foodbank appeals for help to make Mothers' Day special WITH Mothers' Day approaching Isle of Wight Foodbank is calling on local people to make a donation of toiletries and treats for mums facing crisis. "No mum should feel like they've let their children down because something outside their control, like illness or an unexpected bill, has thrown the family into crisis.
"That's why we give not only emergency food, but also compassionate support and hope
"10.03.2017 15:00:12" iwcp.co.uk Fog causes Isle of Wight travel delays DENSE fog has led to delays for Isle of Wight ferry and hovercraft passengers today (Friday). If you're planning on heading to the mainland today, you might need to leave extra time
"10.03.2017 14:13:46" iwcp.co.uk Sandham Gardens redevelopment backed by Isle of Wight Council PLANS to transform Sandham Gardens and boost tourism have been backed by the Isle of Wight Council. There are hopes the plans could lead to regeneration in Sandown — could it also be a step closer to Nando's arriving
"10.03.2017 13:19:45" iwcp.co.uk Appeal after Isle of Wight race winner's bike stolen POLICE are hunting for four youths who stole a bike, used by a sportsman to twice win the Isle of Wight triathlon, last night (Thursday). Can you help re-unite an #IsleofWight athlete with his race bike?
(and help catch the people that stole it)
"10.03.2017 12:49:17" iwcp.co.uk X Factor hopefuls audition at Quay Arts ISLE of Wight X Factor hopefuls descended on Quay Arts today (Thursday) for the first round of mobile auditions. It's a yes from us
Good luck everyone!
"10.03.2017 11:55:10" County Press Shop V-Dub Island tickets have arrived today! Prices are held from last year, and as always include camping. Adult tickets £42.50, Family tickets £80. No booking fee through us!
This year the event is 11-14th August. The organiser tells me they're going very Good news V-Dub Island fans — you can now pick up tickets from our shop in Pyle Street.
News on this year's acts is expected soon. Watch this space.
"10.03.2017 11:35:34" iwcp.co.uk Isle Jump trampoline park up for sale THE ISLE of Wight's only trampoline park — Isle Jump — is up for sale. Be prepared for lots of ups and downs
"10.03.2017 10:57:28" iwcp.co.uk Plans to make Brook Beach path safe THE National Trust has said it hopes to make a path at Brook Beach safe by the end of the month. If you've visited Brook Beach recently and been worried about the state of the path, don't worry, there are plans to make it safe soon
Thanks to Greg Chapman at Condensed Histories for getting in touch.
"10.03.2017 09:58:34" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin Cliff Lift to re-open — later than hoped SHANKLIN'S iconic cliff lift will now re-open in May — weeks later than its hoped for Easter opening. Shanklin Cliff Lift will re-open.
But not when the Isle of Wight Council had hoped...
"10.03.2017 09:26:59" iwcp.co.uk Calling Isle of Wight photographers — find out how you could help the Earl Mountbatten Hospice PHOTOGRAPHERS on the Isle of Wight are being invited to showcase their skills and help the Earl Mountbatten Hospice at the same time. Know a talented Isle of Wight photographer — tag them and let them know about this great opportunity.
"10.03.2017 08:38:00" iwcp.co.uk Charity calls for compassion following death of Isle of Wight man A CHARITY calling for compassion in the law surrounding the right to end your own life has spoken out in the wake of an Isle of Wight man's death. Are the laws surrounding assisted dying compassionate enough?
This charity says cases like the death of an Isle of Wight man are far from isolated and people are being left to die in traumatic circumstances.
"09.03.2017 19:30:00" Timeline Photos No flash, just splash
Thanks to Roger J Millward for sharing a great shot of Gurnard seafront with us.
"09.03.2017 19:17:01" iwcp.co.uk Child sex dinner lady jailed after appeal A FORMER dinner lady who had sex with a schoolboy on her kitchen floor, has been jailed following an appeal by the Attorney General's office. "Gaining a child's trust and abusing it in this way is unacceptable. The original sentence failed to take proper account of the seriousness of the offence and the impact it has had on the victim and his family.
"I hope the Court's decision to impose an
"09.03.2017 17:11:20" iwcp.co.uk High risk avian flu areas on the Isle of Wight PARTS of the Isle of Wight have been designated as high risk areas for avian flu. High risk avian flu areas on the Isle of Wight — find out if you are in an affected area
"09.03.2017 16:55:11" iwcp.co.uk Missing man taken to hospital POLICE have confirmed that a missing man who was found among rocks on a Ventnor beach on Sunday was taken to St Mary's Hospital. The man was found on among the rocks on Ventnor beach
"09.03.2017 14:38:50" iwcp.co.uk Child sex dinner lady jailed after appeal A FORMER dinner lady who had sex with a schoolboy on her kitchen floor, has been jailed following an appeal by the Attorney General's office. Do you agree with the new sentence?
"09.03.2017 12:58:08" iwcp.co.uk Budget welcomed by Andrew Turner, but small business group raises concerns MP Andrew Turner has welcomed yesterday's (Wednesday) budget, highlighting measures to help small businesses and the NHS. Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner has welcomed yesterday's budget, but the Federation of Small Businesses has raised concerns — what did you think?
"09.03.2017 12:00:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Councillor goes for a spin to celebrate Shopmobility milestone MOBILITY scooter hire organisation and training provider Isle of Wight Shopmobility reached an important landmark as it welcomed its 100th trainee — Cllr Julie Jones-Evans. VIDEO
See Julie Jones-Evans go for a spin on the streets of Newport to mark a major milestone for Isle of Wight Shopmobility
"09.03.2017 11:02:55" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Week fireworks' future remains in doubt after town council rejects takeover COWES WEEK organisers have said it is unlikely the iconic fireworks display will go ahead in the same way as previous years this August. It's one of the best loved features of Cowes Week — should someone step in to save the fireworks?
"09.03.2017 10:44:49" iwcp.co.uk Call for Isle of Wight community to help tackle child sexual exploitation THE fight against child sexual exploitation will hit the streets of Newport next week as part of a national day to combat abuse. "Child sexual exploitation can happen anywhere. Just one child becoming a victim of these practices is reason enough for us to join the fight against CSE and I'd encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse." — Derek Benson, chair of the
"09.03.2017 09:54:15" Timeline Photos Can you guess where on the Isle of Wight this is?
Thanks to Tanya Rock for sharing.
"09.03.2017 09:11:32" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight marchers take part in NHS protest MARCHING under a banner of 'no cuts, no closures, no privatisation,' campaigners from the Isle of Wight travelled to London on Saturday (4) to take part in a national rally to defend the NHS. Unison fears there could be a massive erosion in Island-based NHS Services.
Find out more here
"09.03.2017 08:47:27" iwcp.co.uk 'Sweetheart deal' evidence prompts call for apology FRESH evidence of a 'sweetheart deal' between the Conservative government and Surrey County Council has prompted renewed criticism of Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner from Labour Cllr Geoff Lumley. Love does not appear to be in the air for Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner and councillor Geoff Lumley over the Surrey 'sweetheart deal'
"08.03.2017 17:09:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight footballer at heart of International Women's Day effort Isle of Wight footballer at heart of International Women's Day effort The Equal Playing Field players, from more than ten countries, include former Canadian national Sasha Andrews and former German World Cup star Petra Landers.
"08.03.2017 16:18:26" iwcp.co.uk Explore Sandown Bay's scientific side THE chance to explore the rich marine and prehistoric worlds of Sandown Bay is on offer this weekend. See Sandown Bay in a new way this weekend ( Island Visions Photography)
"08.03.2017 15:24:38" iwcp.co.uk Secretary of State agrees to meet councillor and MP over prison plans JUSTICE secretary Liz Truss has told government officials dealing with regeneration plans for the former Camp Hill prison to 'get on with it.' 'Get on with it' — Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss, on plans for the former Camp Hill prison
"08.03.2017 14:30:44" iwcp.co.uk Son tried to help seriously ill father's suicide A SON tried to help his father kill himself to escape the devastating motor neurone disease, an Isle of Wight inquest has heard today (Wednesday). Just months after being diagnosed with the chronic degenerative disease, Jim Maguire, a former prison governor asked his devoted son to help him die.
"08.03.2017 13:26:37" Timeline Photos VIDEO
See the shocking moment a drunk driver narrowly misses smashing into another car, before ploughing through railings and plunging into the River Medina.
"08.03.2017 12:53:51" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight dad left in permanent pain after St Mary's Hospital doctors miss condition A DEVASTATED dad on the Isle of Wight, left in constant pain due to mistakes made by doctors at St Mary's Hopital, has called for lessons to be learned. "It was a catastrophic error and Steven and his family will have to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives."
"08.03.2017 09:40:58" iwcp.co.uk Farmers stress need for fair ferry fares at Wightlink meeting THE need for affordable ferries has been stressed at a meeting between Isle of Wight farmers and Wightlink. "As Island farmers, we have a competitive disadvantage to our mainland counterparts owing to the extra costs of transport to and from the Isle of Wight." — Isle of Wight NFU chairman and commercial livestock farmer, Matt Legge.
"08.03.2017 08:46:48" iwcp.co.uk Man gets more than he bargained for after trying to hitch lift with Isle of Wight police POLICE gave more than a lift to a man who tried to hitch a ride with them on the Isle of Wight last night (Tuesday). Probably give this guy's idea a 'thumbs down'
"08.03.2017 08:30:00" iwcp.co.uk Conservative cash claims branded 'ridiculous spin' by Island Independents TORY claims the Isle of Wight has not been a victim of government austerity, having received millions of pounds in extra government grants, have been rubbished as 'ridiculous spin' by a senior opposition councillor. "It's like playing chess with a pigeon" — Cllr Julia Baker-Smith, Island Independents leader.
"07.03.2017 19:40:01" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Isle of Bright — thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing these incredible photos with us
"07.03.2017 17:26:37" Timeline Photos Island Visions Photography sacrificed a lie-in to take this stunning sunrise shot this morning.
We think it was worth it...
"07.03.2017 17:07:59" iwcp.co.uk Children in Need cash for Isle of Wight charity YOUNGSTERS on the Isle of Wight are set to benefit from a £73,480 BBC Children in Need grant to the charity Home-Start. Find out how BBC Children in Need is helping an Isle of Wight charity
"07.03.2017 16:16:52" iwcp.co.uk Towie star heading to the Isle of Wight nightclub TOWIE star Pete Wicks is heading to the Isle of Wight this weekend, to make an appearance at Newport nightclub Moda. The Only Way is...
"07.03.2017 15:40:14" iwcp.co.uk Closer collaboration hopes for Isle of Wight education and business BUSINESS leaders and education providers have met in a bid to boost growth and job opportunities on the Isle of Wight. Can businesses and schools work together more closely to boost the Isle of Wight economy?
"07.03.2017 14:48:37" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight cow's award great news for farm A COW raised on the Isle of Wight has been crowned Guernsey Cow of the Year. Needless to say, she was over the moon
"07.03.2017 13:12:35" iwcp.co.uk PM meets with Isle of Wight Council leader ISLE of Wight Council leader Cllr Dave Stewart has met with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Isle of Wight issues. UPDATED: Isle of Wight Council leader responds to criticism from Island Independents
"07.03.2017 12:08:49" iwcp.co.uk Coppins Bridge river plunge drink driver sentenced A DRINK DRIVER who ploughed through railings at Coppins Bridge, landing in the River Medina, has been handed a suspended jail sentence by Isle of Wight Magistrates this morning (Tuesday). A drink driver who smashed through railings at Coppins Bridge and landed in the River Medina appeared before Isle of Wight Magistrates this morning.
Find out what happened to her here
"07.03.2017 11:40:14" iwcp.co.uk A stitch in time for Isle of Wight newborns and animals VOLUNTEERS are needed to help make hats for newborn babies and blankets for animal charities. Find out how your knitting skills could help newborns and rescued animals on the Isle of Wight.
"07.03.2017 10:34:39" iwcp.co.uk Main road to close for weeks DRIVERS face weeks of disruption later this month when Southern Water returns to carry out work on Newport Road, Cowes. There could be long delays when this starts on Monday.
Find out more here
"07.03.2017 09:10:10" iwcp.co.uk Labour prepares for big Isle of Wight Council election battle LABOUR will contest 31 wards in May's Isle of Wight Council election — the most for 20 years. Labour has two councillors on the Isle of Wight — will it be more come May?
"07.03.2017 08:25:38" iwcp.co.uk PM meets with Isle of Wight Council leader ISLE of Wight Council leader Cllr Dave Stewart has met with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Isle of Wight issues. The two met — for the second time — in London last week to discuss the Conservatives taking interim control of the #IsleofWight Council as well as ambitions for the Island and Brexit.
"06.03.2017 16:43:14" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Floating Bridge leaves the Isle of Wight THE FLOATING Bridge has left the Isle of Wight. The #IsleofWight Council said the old floating bridge could be used for a number of projects. Any ideas?
"06.03.2017 16:29:49" iwcp.co.uk Find out about apprenticeships on the Isle of Wight THE BENEFITS of apprenticeships will be highlighted at two events on the Isle of Wight this month. Two events will be held on the #IsleofWight — one for employers and one for those interested in starting an apprenticeship.
"06.03.2017 16:18:31" iwcp.co.uk Football: Hampshire Cup final double header for Isle of Wight teams HAMPSHIRE cup finals involving two Isle of Wight football teams will be held as part of a double header next month. Football: Two Isle of Wight football teams will feature in a Hampshire Cup double header next month.
"06.03.2017 15:29:48" iwcp.co.uk Freeman of Newport honour for historian Bill AS a venue for making Bill Shepard the first freeman of Newport in recent times it could hardly have been more appropriate. Bill said it was a great honour. Congratulations!
"06.03.2017 15:28:16" iwcp.co.uk Determined boy with cerebral palsy to take on Walk The Wight again A RESILIENT boy, who was told he may never walk, is taking on the Walk The Wight challenge for a second year in a row. We have updated our story about brave Benjamin with extra contact details. His family are selling raffle tickets to raise money for the hospice.
"06.03.2017 14:50:25" iwcp.co.uk Business opportunities offered by Isle of Wight Council BUDDING entrepreneurs on the Island are being asked to look at business opportunities being offered by the Isle of Wight Council. The opportunities are based around the Island and offer a chance to put business skills to creative use.
"06.03.2017 13:14:53" iwcp.co.uk Thieves target Newport business POLICE on the Isle of Wight are investigating a break-in at a business premises in Newport. Detectives were at the premises earlier today.
"06.03.2017 10:46:55" iwcp.co.uk Seal spotted at Wootton Creek AN unusual visitor has paid a visit to Wootton Creek to do a spot of fishing — a young seal. The Island's co-ordinator for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue group has explained what the seal was up to.
"06.03.2017 09:38:22" iwcp.co.uk Nettlecombe Farm Holidays named top spring break by Sun on Sunday AN ISLAND self-catering business has topped the charts with a national newspaper. Great to see an #IsleofWight business getting national recognition.
"06.03.2017 09:07:45" Timeline Photos This little guy popped up at Wootton Creek over the weekend. Thanks to Becky Shaw for sharing the photo with us.
"05.03.2017 15:42:59" iwcp.co.uk Man overcharged as BT thinks Isle of Wight is in the Channel Islands BT has admitted it got its wires crossed over the location of the Isle of Wight. It could have been worse. They could have confused us with the Isle of Man.
"05.03.2017 12:13:14" iwcp.co.uk Finland triumph for Isle of Wight's iron man THE Island's very own iron man, Dave Berridge, has just returned from his latest gruelling adventure — a freezing race through the Arctic region of Finland. "At 57, he still gives the youngsters a run for their money."
"05.03.2017 08:26:47" iwcp.co.uk Brothers to row the Atlantic for skin cancer charity TWO brothers, who grew up in Seaview, are taking on a gruelling 3,000-mile rowing challenge of a lifetime, both to raise cash for a skin cancer charity and awareness of the disease. "If they succeed, Jude is likely to become a record holder as the first vegan to complete this journey, shining the spotlight on endurance events for vegans."
"04.03.2017 17:35:05" iwcp.co.uk Football: Mixed day for Isle of Wight sides in Hampshire cups TWO Isle of Wight teams will play in Hampshire cup finals this season, while two others crashed out in today's semi-finals. Football: Two Isle of Wight sides into Hampshire cup finals.
"04.03.2017 15:26:08" iwcp.co.uk Charity cyclist Ian Gregory does the Isle of Wight proud GUNVILLE cyclist Ian Gregory has his feet on his pedals again this year — as he embarks on another fundraising quest to raise cash for Prostate Cancer UK. Next up for Ian, the 240-mile Trans Kernow in Cornwall.
"04.03.2017 12:27:41" iwcp.co.uk Determined boy with cerebral palsy to take on Walk The Wight again A RESILIENT boy, who was told he may never walk, is taking on the Walk The Wight challenge for a second year in a row. Proud mum Sarah said: "We are so, so proud of him. His attitude is inspiring to many people and he's always smiling, even when struggling."
"04.03.2017 08:25:48" iwcp.co.uk Friends of Frank James Hospital refuse to hand over keys until developers agreed work date VOLUNTEERS are ref-using to hand over the keys for the Frank James Memorial Hospital site to the owners until they agree a date for development work to begin. Tanja Rebel, a member of the Friends of Frank James, said: "Until I get clear assurances from the owners... I will not hand over the keys."
"04.03.2017 07:42:38" iwcp.co.uk Rugby: Vectis plea for new players VECTIS Rugby Club is on the hunt for new players. Do you have children in Year 8 who fancy playing rugby?
Vectis Rugby Club is on the hunt for new players.
"03.03.2017 17:11:07" iwcp.co.uk Rainbow gala fundraiser for Isle of Wight Pride A RAINBOW gala dinner, featuring entertainment from international performers, will raise funds for the first Isle of Wight Pride event. Organiser Matt Bundy said: "Although I've arranged this event, I was one of the first to buy my tickets. I can't wait to attend — it's going to be a highlight of the year!"
"03.03.2017 15:31:27" iwcp.co.uk Campaigners launch Isle of Wight fixed link company CAMPAIGNERS battling for a fixed-link between the Island and the mainland have set up a company to further their cause. The campaigners pressing for a fixed link have set up their own company, find out more here
"03.03.2017 13:00:17" iwcp.co.uk Chimney fire in Ryde A CHIMNEY fire has today (Friday) prompted a call to the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. If you've spotted a fire engine heading towards Corbett Road, this is why.
"03.03.2017 11:20:55" Timeline Photos Some of you may have noticed the confusing answers to last week's sudoku. While tea may be the answer to many things, sudoku isn't one of them so here's the real completed grid.
"03.03.2017 10:48:40" iwcp.co.uk Nurse uses experience of lymphoedema to raise awareness on Isle of Wight A NURSE is using her personal experience to highlight National Lymphoedema Awareness Week, which starts on Sunday. Nurse uses experience of lymphoedema to raise awareness on #IsleofWight
"02.03.2017 15:42:02" iwcp.co.uk Man seriously injured after attempted robbery in Newport A MAN was seriously injured after an attempted robbery in Newport today (Thursday). UPDATE: A man has been detained by police.
"02.03.2017 15:04:37" iwcp.co.uk Man seriously injured after attempted robbery in Newport A MAN was seriously injured after an attempted robbery in Newport today (Thursday). Police officers are still at the scene.
"02.03.2017 14:53:57" iwcp.co.uk Potentially hazardous containers wash up on Isle of Wight beaches COUNCIL health and safety officers have warned people to be on their guard after a number of containers which could be dangerous washed-up on Island beaches. The #IsleofWight Council has urged people not to touch them as they could be dangerous.
"02.03.2017 13:50:03" iwcp.co.uk Former council leader hits back at Isle of Wight MP's criticism FORMER Isle of Wight Council leader, Cllr Jonathan Bacon, has hit back after he was criticised by the Island's MP. Former #IsleofWight Council leader, Cllr Jonathan Bacon, has hit back after he was criticised by the Island's MP.
"02.03.2017 11:17:38" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Week fireworks could be cancelled COWES Week's popular fireworks display may not go ahead this year. The Cowes Week fireworks display may not go ahead this year. Would you miss it?
"02.03.2017 10:50:48" iwcp.co.uk Government Minister Sajid Javid to visit Isle of Wight GOVERNMENT Minister Sajid Javid will visit the Isle of Wight this month, to hear the Island's case for a fairer funding deal. #IsleofWight MP Andrew Turner said he invited Mr Javid to the Island some time ago to try to secure extra funding, but those efforts had been hampered by 'mixed messages' from the Island Independents formerly leading the Isle of Wight Council.
"02.03.2017 09:37:37" iwcp.co.uk Daisy Chains charity to close Sandown Kids Cafe DAISY Chains, the Isle of Wight charity that helps children with long-term health conditions, has announced it is closing its Sandown Kids Cafe due to rising costs. This will affect a lot of #IsleofWight families. Find out why the charity made the decision below.
"02.03.2017 08:37:07" iwcp.co.uk Blue Peter award and TV appearance for Isle of Wight author A RECEPTION class teacher from the Isle of Wight with a dream of becoming a full time children's author, has taken a giant leap towards making it a reality after winning the coveted Blue Peter Book Award for his new story. Look out for Kieran on the show tonight.
"01.03.2017 16:36:50" iwcp.co.uk Off duty firefighter saves passenger aboard Isle of Wight ferry WHEN a fellow ferry passenger suffered a suspected heart attack, off duty firefighter Stuart McDonald stepped in to save the day. Stuart McDonald said: "Luckily, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time."
"01.03.2017 15:38:38" iwcp.co.uk X Factor auditions heading to the Isle of Wight THE next singing sensation could be discovered on the Isle of Wight when the X Factor auditions come to the Island next week. The X Factor auditions are coming to the #IsleofWight.
Tag a friend who should apply!
"01.03.2017 15:14:03" iwcp.co.uk Wight AID funding for Isle of Wight charities SIX Isle of Wight charities have received a share of £20,000 from the Wight AID Foundation. #IsleofWight charities have received a share of £20,000.
"01.03.2017 14:17:39" Timeline Photos Ryde Pier in all its glory. Thanks to Noel Pinacate for sharing his work with us.
"01.03.2017 13:16:41" iwcp.co.uk Community to repair damage to Smallbrook Stadium after vandals strike THE COMMUNITY will help repair the damage at Smallbrook Stadium tomorrow (Thursday) after vandals broke in several times over the weekend. UPDATE: A teenage girl and boy have been arrested in connection with the incident. Read the full story below.
"01.03.2017 12:05:17" iwcp.co.uk Young boy taken to hospital after Winford crash A YOUNG boy was taken to hospital after a crash in Winford this morning (Wednesday). Young boy taken to hospital after Winford crash
"01.03.2017 11:54:39" iwcp.co.uk Community to repair damage to Smallbrook Stadium after vandals strike THE COMMUNITY will help repair the damage at Smallbrook Stadium tomorrow (Thursday) after vandals broke in several times over the weekend. The stadium was broken into several times over the weekend. A 'share and repair' event will be held tomorrow night.
"01.03.2017 08:48:28" iwcp.co.uk East Cowes named fifth best place to live in England EAST Cowes has been named the fifth best place to live in England. East Cowes residents are waking up to some good news. Do you agree with the ranking?
"01.03.2017 08:09:10" Timeline Photos A beautiful sunset over Sandown, captured by Scott Hedley.
"28.02.2017 19:31:07" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight councillors stick to their guns over Red Funnel Isle of Wight councillors re-think Red Funnel and Ryde
"28.02.2017 18:57:43" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight councillors stick to their guns over Red Funnel Isle of Wight councillors re-think Red Funnel and Ryde
"28.02.2017 15:46:49" iwcp.co.uk New music festival coming to Robin Hill A new music festival is cooming to Robin Hill in September An exciting new event coming to Robin Hill in September.
"28.02.2017 15:43:58" iwcp.co.uk New music festival coming to Robin Hill A new music festival is coming to Robin Hill in September An exciting new event coming to Robin Hill in September.
"28.02.2017 15:25:34" iwcp.co.uk Christ the King College dances into Rock Challenge final A DRAMATIC dance routine inspired by a tragic love story did the Isle of Wight proud as Christ the King College booked a place in the Southern Open Final of Rock Challenge last night (Monday). Christ the King headteacher, Pat Goodhead, said she was absolutely thrilled with the result.
"28.02.2017 14:17:28" iwcp.co.uk Police continue search for missing Robert Gibson on Isle of Wight POLICE looking for missing London man Robert 'Robbie' Gibson, who was last seen on the Isle of Wight in June 2016, continued to search for him today (Tuesday). Officers have returned to the coastal path off Luccombe Road today.
"28.02.2017 13:18:17" Timeline Photos Talk about Fantastic Mr Fox! Thanks to County Press reader Kevin Cant for sharing this photo with us.
"28.02.2017 11:29:59" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight's first religious academies trust could be on the way CHURCH of England and Catholic schools on the Isle of Wight could be brought together into a single academies trust. There will be a feasibility study to see if a joint Anglican and Catholic trust could be established to improve school standards.
"28.02.2017 11:15:22" iwcp.co.uk Two-car crash on Briddlesford Road BRIDDLESFORD Road was blocked after two cars collided this morning (Tuesday). The crash happened near to Headhunter Laser Combat.
"28.02.2017 09:48:32" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Post Office finds a permanent home THE LONG running quest to find a new, permanent home for Cowes Post Office looks likely to be on the verge of being solved. What are your thoughts on the new location?
"28.02.2017 08:16:56" iwcp.co.uk Burst main leaves homes in Ryde and Wootton without water PEOPLE have been left without water in Ryde and Wootton this morning (Tuesday) after two water mains burst. Have you been affected?
"28.02.2017 08:10:47" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival 2017: The Kooks, Scouting for Girls, Melanie C & more join line-up ISLE of Wight Festival bosses have announced the latest acts joining the packed 2017 line-up, including Scouting for Girls, The Kooks, The Pretenders, Melanie C, and Lucy Spraggan. What do you think of the latest #IsleofWight Festival acts?
"27.02.2017 18:27:10" iwcp.co.uk Woman cut out of car after crash on Brading Down Road A WOMAN was trapped inside her car after a crash on Brading Down Road earlier tonight (Monday). Woman cut out of car after crash on Brading Down Road
"27.02.2017 14:30:33" iwcp.co.uk Car crash closes Ashey Road A COLLISION with a telegraph pole closed Ashey Road, Ryde, earlier today (Monday). Car crash closes Ashey Road
"27.02.2017 14:07:53" iwcp.co.uk New Cowes Floating Bridge launch delayed again THE NEW £3.2 million Cowes Floating Bridge has been unveiled. We will have to wait even longer for the new Floating Bridge. Are you missing the service?
"27.02.2017 11:57:25" iwcp.co.uk Hedgelaying Competition celebrates 25 years on the Isle of Wight THE Isle of Wight Hedgerow Group's 25th annual Hedgelaying Competition was celebrated on Saturday at New Barn Farm in Calbourne. Great to see #IsleofWight Young Farmers joining in with the event.
"27.02.2017 10:13:21" iwcp.co.uk Fire at Rookley Co-op STAFF and customers at the Co-operative in Rookley were evacuated after a fire broke out in the Main Road shop. Thankfully everyone made it out of the building safely.
"27.02.2017 09:32:54" iwcp.co.uk Popular Isle of Wight acts perform at The King Lud Folk Festival FOLK fans flocked to The King Lud over the weekend for the pub's Folk Festival. Did you head down to The King Lud at the weekend?
"27.02.2017 08:48:06" iwcp.co.uk Unions urge Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner to tackle education cuts ISLE of Wight MP Andrew Turner has been urged to tackle the government on education cuts that could spell 'disaster' for Island schools. Union leaders have warned the cuts could be a 'disaster' for the #IsleofWight
"27.02.2017 08:15:05" Timeline Photos Sienna Anderson was up early to capture this great shot in Ryde.
"26.02.2017 17:42:17" iwcp.co.uk Fire at Rookley Co-op STAFF and customers at the Co-operative in Rookley were evacuated after a fire broke out in the Main Road shop. Staff and customers evacuated from Rookley Co-op after fire broke out
"26.02.2017 17:11:01" Timeline Photos Martin Perry has shared this impressive reminder of Storm Doris with us.
"26.02.2017 15:06:00" Timeline Photos The worldwide web - a great pic shared with us by Keith Walker.
"26.02.2017 13:08:00" Timeline Photos You won't find a better view (but you will need your wellies).
Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing
"26.02.2017 12:05:32" iwcp.co.uk Animal magic works wonders at Bembridge care home CUTE fluffy rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, a lizard and even a snake proved a hit with residents at Inver House residential home, Bembridge. Cuddly creatures make the day for care home residents.
"26.02.2017 12:03:42" iwcp.co.uk Pancakes galore for Shrove Tuesday races THE West Wight will go flipping crazy on Tuesday with two separate sets of Pancake Day races. Pancake Day is not just a flash in the pan on the Isle of Wight.
"26.02.2017 11:57:01" Timeline Photos Beautiful blossom at Carisbrooke Priory, shared with us by Adie Trueman
"26.02.2017 11:24:22" iwcp.co.uk Cowes lifeboat launched to assist man in the water off The Parade COWES lifeboat was launched in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) to assist a man in the water off The Parade. Cowes lifeboat was called out in the early hours of this morning
"26.02.2017 09:05:48" iwcp.co.uk Horse racing: Toast to Tommo's win VECTIS Racing have toasted their first win at Kempton. Toast to Tommo - great result for Vectis Racing
"26.02.2017 07:54:01" Timeline Photos Ventnor looks gorgeous in this picture shared with us by Andrew Day
"25.02.2017 21:01:01" yoppul.co.uk Fashion 'Weak': get the Moschino look for (a lot) less To the delight of fashion fans around the world, yesterday Moschino unveiled their latest collection at Milan Fashion Week. Dubbed "garbage couture for a garbage world" by New York Magazine, the Italian fashion house's AW17 collection - modelled by the When the yoppul fashion desk saw the latest Moschino collection unveiled this week, we couldn't help but think they'd been inspired by our stationary cupboard.
What do you think?
"25.02.2017 20:39:45" iwcp.co.uk 'Mindless vandalism' at Smallbrook stadium THE Island Speedway team have said they are heartbroken after a number of buildings at Smallbrook Stadium were broken into yesterday (Friday). Break in at Smallbrook Stadium yesterday.
"25.02.2017 19:17:43" iwcp.co.uk Comedy to beat tumours A COMEDY night to help Island families affected by brain tumours is to be staged at Ryde Fire Station on Sunday, March 5. Have you heard the one about the comedy night at Ryde Fire Station?
"25.02.2017 19:15:35" iwcp.co.uk Comedy to beat tumours A COMEDY night to help Island families affected by brain tumours is to be staged at Ryde Fire Station on Sunday, March 5. Comedy to beat tumours
"25.02.2017 19:04:01" Timeline Photos Sunset at Seaview – a wonderful image shared with us by Island Visions Photography
"25.02.2017 14:50:01" Timeline Photos A spectacular sunset shared with us by Jason Grant
"25.02.2017 14:13:26" iwcp.co.uk Newport cemeteries tidy-up a step closer NEWPORT'S cemeteries are a step closer to being tidied up. Newport cemeteries tidy-up a step closer
"25.02.2017 13:41:00" iwcp.co.uk VIDEO: Fire on board ship off the Isle of Wight AN American car carrier ship is due to anchor off the Isle of Wight, before heading back to Southampton, after a fire broke out in the early hours of today (Friday). This ship is back safely in Southampton now - see the moment specialists were winched on to the vessel to help deal with the fire
"25.02.2017 10:43:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Justine Edwards for sharing this fantastic floral display in Gurnard with us - spring is round the corner!
"25.02.2017 08:16:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend FROM Minecraft to folk music festivals, there's an eclectic mix of things to wile away the hours on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Fine wines at The Royal Hotel & Minecraft at The Quay Arts – just couple of ways you could spend your Isle of Wight weekend.
Find out more here
"25.02.2017 07:23:46" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin Cliff lift will re-open – pledge CONCERNS the Shanklin cliff lift will not re-open at Easter have been raised by hoteliers. Will the lift be dogged by problems again?
"24.02.2017 20:38:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These moody shots of Newport, taken during Storm Doris, have been shared with us by Noel Pinacate
"24.02.2017 17:30:52" iwcp.co.uk Could Cyndi Lauper join Rod Stewart at Isle of Wight Festival 2017? COULD pop sensation Cyndi Lauper be heading to the Isle of Wight Festival this year? VIDEO: Could Cyndi Lauper join Rod Stewart at Official Isle of Wight Festival 2017?
"24.02.2017 16:36:28" iwcp.co.uk Chance to make your own Minecraft Newport MINECRAFT fans on the Isle of Wight have been invited to take part in a project to build their own virtual version of Newport. Don't like Newport? Make it better (in Minecraft)
"24.02.2017 15:10:29" iwcp.co.uk Fire on board ship off the Isle of Wight AN American car carrier ship is due to anchor off the Isle of Wight, before heading back to Southampton, after a fire broke out in the early hours of today (Friday). Fire on board ship off the Isle of Wight
"24.02.2017 14:46:54" Timeline Photos A stunning moonrise in Bembridge, shared with us by Island Visions Photography
"24.02.2017 14:34:23" iwcp.co.uk Shotgun charge after Ventnor hotel incident A MAN has been charged after an incident involving a shotgun at a Ventnor hotel. UPDATE
Magistrates have remanded him in custody
"24.02.2017 13:46:00" Ryde Arena protest in London Ryde arena protest in London
See full details here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/isle-of-wight-skaters-take-ryde-ice-rink-fight-to-london-hq-of-investment-company-97763.aspx
"24.02.2017 13:36:38" Ryde Arena users protesting in London against closure of rink
Full details here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/isle-of-wight-skaters-take-ryde-ice-rink-fight-to-london-hq-of-investment-company-97763.aspx
"24.02.2017 13:31:15" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight skaters take Ryde Ice Rink fight to London HQ of investment company YOUNG ice skaters from the Isle of Wight — backed by Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and MP Andrew Turner — are staging a demonstration outside the London offices of the global property investment company that locked them out of Ryde Arena this "Overnight and with no warning, AEW destroyed the dreams of thousands of Islanders whose lives have been changed by skating, not to mention 30 full and part-time jobs lost."
"24.02.2017 12:28:00" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested after search for stolen car THE hunt for a stolen car saw police descend on Bonchurch yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. Man arrested after search for stolen car
"24.02.2017 11:33:12" iwcp.co.uk Shotgun charge after Ventnor hotel incident A MAN has been charged after an incident involving a shotgun at a Ventnor hotel. Police have named the man involved in the incident
"24.02.2017 10:30:48" iwcp.co.uk Mainland support for struggling Isle of Wight Ambulance Service MAINLAND ambulances may be brought in to help deal with growing pressures on the Isle of Wight. Since April 2016, there have been more than 10,000 emergency admissions to St Mary's Hospital, and more than 15,000 calls for an ambulance.
"24.02.2017 09:44:40" iwcp.co.uk Child of the Year winners revealed in today's Isle of Wight County Press WHO has won the Isle of Wight County Press Child of the Year contest? Child of the Year winners revealed in today's Isle of Wight County Press
"24.02.2017 08:48:37" iwcp.co.uk Record freight growth for Red Funnel RECORD growth figures have been announced by the partnership of Red Funnel and the Isle of Wight hauliers Steve Porter Transport Group. Red Funnel says it has enjoyed a record 2016 after seeing five per cent growth in its freight carryings, resulting in the company now transporting over half of all cross-Solent freight — making it the market leader.
"23.02.2017 16:30:42" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested in connection with East Cowes car damage POLICE investigating criminal damage to 16 vehicles in East Cowes have arrested a man. A man has been arrested after 16 cars were damaged in East Cowes last week
"23.02.2017 15:32:40" iwcp.co.uk Car overturns in Northwood EMERGENCY services were alerted shortly before 2pm after a car crashed onto its side at a Northwood road junction this afternoon (Thursday). Three people were in the car when it overturned
"23.02.2017 15:18:37" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Bus Shelter in line for Island Roads support ISLAND Roads staff have chosen their Isle of Wight charity of the year. Isle of Wight Bus Shelter in line for Island Roads support
"23.02.2017 14:49:01" iwcp.co.uk Storm Doris: Isle of Wight travel information Latest Storm Doris Isle of Wight travel information. Red Jets due to return at 2.45pm from Southampton and 3.15pm from Cowes. Hovertravel still suspended
"23.02.2017 14:23:07" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post It's easy to see why people love driving along the Military Road.
Thanks to Noel Pinacate for sharing these beautiful images with us.
"23.02.2017 13:01:15" iwcp.co.uk Palm oil challenge by Isle of Wight Green Party GREEN Party members on the Isle of Wight are challenging themselves, and the public, to live palm oil free next month. "Maximising profits is more important to many food manufacturers than our health." — Maggie Nelmes, Isle of Wight Green Party
"23.02.2017 11:23:54" iwcp.co.uk Call to recognise Isle of Wight's tidal energy importance A PRESSURE group for the renewable energy sector is calling on the government to recognise the importance of tidal energy development on the Island and the Solent. "The UK is the global leader in wave and tidal energy. This is a cutting edge industry creating much-needed jobs in the Solent and the Isle of Wight." — RenewableUK chief executive Hugh McNeal
"23.02.2017 11:05:20" Isle of Wight County Press Red Jet service is expected to remain suspended until 12.30pm according to Red Funnel.
Hovertravel also suspended - update due at 11am. Important information for travellers
"23.02.2017 10:39:16" iwcp.co.uk Storm Doris: Isle of Wight travel information Latest Storm Doris Isle of Wight travel information. Red Jet service is expected to remain suspended until 12.30pm according to Red Funnel.
Hovertravel also suspended - update due at 11am.
"23.02.2017 09:37:07" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested at Isle of Wight hotel over firearm fears POLICE arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of having a firearm in a Ventnor hotel last night (Wednesday). Police arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of having a firearm in a Ventnor hotel last night.
"23.02.2017 08:59:46" Timeline Photos Dive, Dive, Dive
Ricky Ashanollah has shared this incredible kingfisher image, taken on Sunday.
"23.02.2017 08:25:30" iwcp.co.uk Catch up with live travel information via the CP homepage Keep up to date with the latest news and Storm Doris travel information. Hovertravel and Red Jet services have been suspended, but other cross-Solent services are running.
Get live travel updates via the Twitter feed on the CP homepage www.iwcp.co.uk
"22.02.2017 20:32:49" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council Budget 2017/18: Live updates Live updates from the Isle of Wight Council budget setting meeting tonight (Wednesday). Catch up with the key points from tonight's Isle of Wight Council budget meeting – including how much council tax is set to rise
"22.02.2017 17:22:27" iwcp.co.uk Fixed link feasibility study survey launched FIXED link campaigners on the Isle of Wight have launched a survey to find out what people think about a study being undertaken into the issue. The online survey asks whether people think alternatives to the current cross-Solent travel options should be investigated, whether a study should be launched, and what issues residents would want a study to focus on.
"22.02.2017 17:16:11" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council Budget 2017/18: Live updates Live updates from the Isle of Wight Council budget setting meeting tonight (Wednesday). Follow our live coverage below.
"22.02.2017 17:10:43" iwcp.co.uk Second man arrested over Shanklin fire A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with last Saturday's flat fire in Shanklin High Street. Latest on the fire in Shanklin at the weekend
"22.02.2017 15:53:04" iwcp.co.uk Investigation after stolen safe found in Isle of Wight field INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a safe was discovered in a field in Shorwell. Can you help police solve this Isle of Wight mystery?
"22.02.2017 15:13:18" iwcp.co.uk Unexploded ordnance causes travel disruption for Wightlink ferries WIGHTLINK sailings from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth have been disrupted this morning (Wednesday) after an unexploded ordnance was discovered at Portsmouth Harbour. VIDEO: See the moment a WWII shell found at Portsmouth Harbour is detonated by bomb disposal experts
"22.02.2017 15:00:16" iwcp.co.uk Ventnor International Festival line-up takes shape THE VENTNOR International Festival line-up is taking shape ahead of the summer spectacle. Find out some of the acts already announced for the Ventnor International Festival 2017
"22.02.2017 13:04:40" iwcp.co.uk 'Isle of Wight ideal for advanced manufacturing' says offshore turbine company WIND energy company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has said 70 new staff, employed after their latest recruitment drive, have now started work at the Stag Lane facility. "The response to the jobs fair and quality of subsequent applicants has reinforced our belief that the Isle of Wight is the ideal place for our production operation, and indeed for any advanced manufacturer."
"22.02.2017 10:56:09" iwcp.co.uk Storm Doris forecast to bring strong winds to Isle of Wight STRONG winds from Storm Doris are forecast to hit the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Thursday), prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning. "Gusts of 50-60mph are expected widely across the warning area, with the risk of 70 mph on coasts and hills." — Met Office weather warning for the Isle of Wight.
"22.02.2017 10:51:05" iwcp.co.uk Return of the Mac: McDonald's re-opens after refurbishment MCDONALD'S in Newport has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment. Return of the Mac
"22.02.2017 10:10:57" iwcp.co.uk Careers advice sessions thanks to Isle of Wight women's centre IF you're a young woman aged between 16 and 19 in need of career advice, drop into the WOW Women's Centre, in St James's Street, Newport. Careers advice sessions thanks to Isle of Wight women's centre
"22.02.2017 09:14:31" iwcp.co.uk Cutting cut as part of Tory Isle of Wight Council budget plans COST-CUTTING plans to reduce the maintenance of grass verges will make the Isle of Wight more beautiful, it has been claimed. The Tory leadership at Isle of Wight Council wants to cut cutting.
"22.02.2017 08:23:00" iwcp.co.uk Unexploded ordnance causes travel disruption for Wightlink ferries WIGHTLINK sailings from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth have been disrupted this morning (Wednesday) after an unexploded ordnance was discovered at Portsmouth Harbour. UPDATE: Wightlink services are getting back to normal after the earlier disruption
"22.02.2017 07:18:20" Timeline Photos Here's the WWII shell causing problems for Isle of Wight travellers this morning.
Fishbourne and Ryde ferries affected.
"22.02.2017 06:37:45" iwcp.co.uk Unexploded ordnance causes travel disruption for Wightlink ferries WIGHTLINK sailings from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth have been disrupted this morning (Wednesday) after an unexploded ordnance was discovered at Portsmouth Harbour. It is not yet known how long the disruption will last
"21.02.2017 17:06:57" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Beautiful reminders of why we love the Isle of Wight - thanks to Sienna Anderson
"21.02.2017 16:32:56" iwcp.co.uk Firearms officers in Red Jet exercise FIREARMS officers boarded a Red Jet ferry in Southampton today (Tuesday) in a dramatic training exercise. Firearms officers in Red Jet exercise
"21.02.2017 15:30:34" iwcp.co.uk Chef's death at Bangkok Airport was suicide concludes Isle of Wight Coroner A CHEF threw himself from a first-floor balcony at Bangkok Airport in Thailand, an inquest on the Isle of Wight heard today (Tuesday). Chef's death at Bangkok Airport was suicide concludes Isle of Wight Coroner
"21.02.2017 13:31:10" iwcp.co.uk Woman hit by car in Newport High Street A WOMAN is believed to have suffered a head injury after a collision involving a car on Newport High Street this afternoon (Tuesday). UPDATE: Elderly woman taken to hospital after Newport High Street collision
"21.02.2017 13:24:16" iwcp.co.uk Island Independents unveil alternative Isle of Wight Council budget CALLING for 'care and compassion, not desks and pens,' the Island Independents have published their alternative Isle of Wight Council budget. "The proposals concentrate on the interests and needs of residents rather that the slash and burn approach of the Con-Ukip administration, who have proposed cuts for social care that are dangerous, speculative and create serious risks for people in need."
"21.02.2017 12:38:27" iwcp.co.uk Woman hit by car in Newport High Street A WOMAN is believed to have suffered a head injury after a collision involving a car on Newport High Street this afternoon (Tuesday). Woman hit by car in Newport High Street
"21.02.2017 12:05:59" iwcp.co.uk Supermarket hit by vandals A SUPERMARKET was hit by vandals in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). Supermarket hit by vandals
"21.02.2017 11:38:21" iwcp.co.uk Common People festival to feature Isle of Wight acts BESTIVAL'S Common People festival is to feature some fantastic Isle of Wight talent. Find out which top Isle of Wight acts will be heading to Common People Southampton this summer
"21.02.2017 11:02:15" iwcp.co.uk Waterside Pool to welcome Bondi Rescue star Trent BONDI Rescue star Trent 'Maxi' Maxwell will be teaching lifeguard skills on a special visit to Ryde's Waterside Pool this summer. A special guest will be heading to Waterside Pool this summer...
and you could be there
"21.02.2017 09:23:30" iwcp.co.uk Awards for dedicated staff at St Mary's Hospital STAFF at St Mary's Hospital who went the extra mile for patients were praised at an awards ceremony. Time to celebrate the fantastic work of these dedicated people
"21.02.2017 08:45:54" iwcp.co.uk Sinking of the SS Mendi tragedy remembered off the Isle of Wight WARSHIPS of the Royal Navy and the South African navy are due to visit the site of the sinking of the troop ship SS Mendi to commemorate the disaster today (Tuesday). Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the worst naval tragedies to have happened off the Isle of Wight.
Find out more here
"20.02.2017 19:26:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this fantastic shot of Bembridge Harbour at night
"20.02.2017 17:30:01" iwcp.co.uk Activists gather in St Thomas' Square for world social justice day Isle of Wight activists gather in Newport for the United Nations world social justice day Islanders in solidarity for world social justice day
"20.02.2017 16:38:48" iwcp.co.uk Smaller council tax rise proposed by Labour and Lib Dems AN ALTERNATIVE budget, avoiding a massive council tax hike and £1.7 million of cuts proposed by the Conservative-led Isle of Wight Council administration, has been put forward by Labour and Lib Dem Councillors. "We believe most hard-pressed Islanders cannot afford a five per cent increase at a time when wages are depressed and inflation rising. Government should be properly funding adult social care and the NHS."
"20.02.2017 16:16:13" iwcp.co.uk Sustainable travel awards for Isle of Wight schools CYCLING, scooting, and walking to school has earned green awards for a number of the Island's primary schools. The programme has proved successful at a number of #IsleofWight schools.
"20.02.2017 16:09:18" Timeline Photos Thanks to Alice Williams for sharing this great photo of the sun shining on crocuses in Newchurch
"20.02.2017 15:49:10" iwcp.co.uk Tories accused of 'blowing' Asda cash by opposition Isle of Wight Councillors OPPOSITION Isle of Wight Councillors have launched a broadside ahead of this week's budget meeting, claiming the Conservative-led alliance in charge at County Hall plans to blow the £17.5 million Asda cash on 'frivolities.' "A small amount of the Asda money could buy us some time this year to keep services running while the council gets back on its feet following years of central government austerity, yet now we are told that money is to be frittered away on frivolous things
"20.02.2017 15:07:24" iwcp.co.uk New Mobile Household Recycling Centre for Isle of Wight A NEW Mobile Household Recycling Centre will be popping up across the Island from next week. The #IsleofWight Council hopes the new facility will save residents a trip to the tip.
"20.02.2017 14:27:14" iwcp.co.uk Coppins Bridge crash woman charged with drink driving A WOMAN is due to appear in court next month accused of drink-driving following an accident where a car plunged into the River Medina at Coppins Bridge, Newport in the early hours of Saturday. Shanklin woman charged with drink driving following an accident where a car plunged into the River Medina at Coppins Bridge #IsleofWight
"20.02.2017 12:07:22" iwcp.co.uk MP Caroline Lucas wants to turn the Isle of Wight Green Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas sets sights on Isle of Wight Find out what Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas has planned for the Isle of Wight
"20.02.2017 10:02:58" iwcp.co.uk Families flock to Sandman Snowman competition ONE of the Isle of Wight's more quirky events, the Sandman Snowman competition, was held in Shanklin yesterday (Sunday). Who says you need snow to build a snowman?
"20.02.2017 09:36:43" iwcp.co.uk Teenager quizzed over Shanklin fire A TEENAGER was arrested by police on suspicion of arson following the devastating fire in Shanklin early on Saturday morning. Teenager arrested on suspicion of arson #IsleofWight
"20.02.2017 09:15:14" iwcp.co.uk Crew sickness cancels Wightlink's car ferries Wightlink Portsmouth-Fishbourne ferries cancelled through crew sickness
"19.02.2017 18:02:01" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These fantastic shots of the Needles have been shared with us by Oliver West.
"19.02.2017 17:21:22" iwcp.co.uk Funding secures future of Isle of Wight world music festival PLANS are being finalised for Mondomix 2017 after organisers won a second round of National Lottery Arts Council funding. Funding secures future of Isle of Wight world music festival MONDOMiX Festival 2017
"19.02.2017 16:52:01" iwcp.co.uk Overworked and underpaid teachers are appreciated From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Newport:Thank you County Press for the reports of the initiatives the interim administration of the IW Council is taking further to drive up education outcomes on the Island in the interests of all our children and the Island's LETTER
"I consider our teachers are overworked, underpaid and under appreciated."
"19.02.2017 15:39:01" Timeline Photos Double Rainbow!
Thanks to Keith Walker for sharing this colourful pair.
"19.02.2017 13:19:30" iwcp.co.uk Harbour dredging delayed until after summer WORK to begin dredging the eastern channel in Cowes Harbour has been delayed until the end of summer 2017, according to Cowes Harbour Commission. Harbour dredging delayed
"19.02.2017 11:21:01" Timeline Photos The evening sunshine, seen from the Downs by Sienna Anderson.
"19.02.2017 10:17:01" Timeline Photos Freshwater Bay in yesterday's wonderful sunshine - shared with us by Manda Tinsley
"19.02.2017 09:23:05" iwcp.co.uk Footprint Trust appeals for Nationwide customers' votes THE Footprint Trust has been nominated by Nationwide Building Society customers to feature in the society's Community Match programme. Community Match is a local charity voting scheme and The Footprint Trust Charity is encouraging Islanders to vote for it with tokens issued in the Newport, Ryde and Shanklin branches.
"19.02.2017 08:04:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight charity in the driving seat thanks to Red Funnel RED Funnel has provided transport of a different kind to an Isle of Wight charity. Isle of Wight charity Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW in the driving seat thanks to Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries
"18.02.2017 19:50:00" iwcp.co.uk Youngsters have nowhere to go From Sam Turner, Sandown:Interesting to see the story about the FA scheme for grassroots football, '£1.5 million to grow the game' (CP, 10-02-17). LETTER
"With grassroots football already in decline across the nation and with foreign nationals dominating the top flight, it no longer pays for any youngster in Britain to dream of becoming a footballer in England's top leagues."
Do you agree?
"18.02.2017 18:41:02" iwcp.co.uk Victim taken to hospital after blaze in Shanklin Man taken to hospital after fire at flats in Shanklin "It is only when something like this happens that you realise how lucky we are with our emergency services."
"18.02.2017 18:23:50" iwcp.co.uk Woman arrested after Coppins Bridge river crash A 29-year-old woman has been arrested after a car plunged into the River Medina, at Coppins Bridge, in the early hours of this morning. This was the scene in Newport where a car crashed through railings and landed in the river.
Police have arrested the driver
"18.02.2017 18:06:29" iwcp.co.uk Decadeance organises new night for cancer charity THE man behind the hugely popular Isle of Wight fundraiser Decadeance is hosting a new night, in aid of the Oracle Cancer Trust, next month. There's a very personal reason behind this great night for a good cause
"18.02.2017 17:56:56" Timeline Photos Thanks to Amanda Barsdell for this super sunny shot from Yaverland.
"18.02.2017 14:37:01" Timeline Photos Bembridge Harbour looking beautiful under the stars - thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing.
"18.02.2017 13:34:05" iwcp.co.uk Ryde firefighters rising to Everest challenge BEAR Grylls, Chris Bonnington and Sir Edmund Hillary famously climbed Everest but a team of Ryde firefighters aim to get their names into the record books by ascending the equivalent height of the mountain 13 times in two days using a ladder. Check out this incredible charity challenge by Isle of Wight firefighters
"18.02.2017 11:47:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Justine Edwards for these pics of the cloudy end to the day in Cowes yesterday
"18.02.2017 09:37:13" Timeline Photos Thanks to Les Lockhart for sharing a stunning Alum Bay scene with us, taken on Thursday.
"18.02.2017 08:58:07" iwcp.co.uk Victim taken to hospital after blaze in Shanklin Person taken to hospital after fire at flats in Shanklin Seven people evacuated including one taken to hospital after fire in Shanklin.
"18.02.2017 08:38:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend IT'S the first day of Spring Half Term, and things are starting to get busy on the Isle of Wight with pantomimes, art, and even a Fawlty Towers dinner. There are some great things to do on the Isle of Wight this weekend.
Here's a quick guide
"18.02.2017 08:02:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Adie Trueman for sharing this pic of beautiful snowdrops at Carisbrooke Priory.
"18.02.2017 07:39:11" iwcp.co.uk Artist's work helps hospice THERE is still time to visit Anne Axford's exhibition of paintings at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Anne is exhibiting a mixture of work throughout this month, including gold leaf, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.
"18.02.2017 07:24:12" iwcp.co.uk MP Andrew Turner backs wind turbine blades project SOME 30 MPs, peers and dignitaries have backed the Parliamentary Blades Project, celebrating the success of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. "MHI Vestas has invested significantly in their facility here and employs more than 300 people on the Island." – Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner.
"17.02.2017 17:10:01" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Pick up a copy of today's Isle of Wight County Press for full coverage of the IWPride launch, surfers' tribute to Dave Gray and a great Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries offer.
Plus a guide to half term activities and family dining.
"17.02.2017 17:05:49" Timeline Photos Here's the device that caused problems in Portsmouth this morning.
More details here:
"17.02.2017 16:45:11" iwcp.co.uk Blackgang car park rapist admits more offences A 36-year-old man, who previously admitted raping a teenager in a beauty spot car park, has pleaded guilty to more sex offences today (Friday). He appeared before Portsmouth Crown Court
"17.02.2017 15:34:47" iwcp.co.uk Curious sea creatures wash up on Appley Beach DOZENS of curious sea creatures have washed up Appley Beach. Curious sea creatures wash up on Appley Beach
"17.02.2017 14:45:45" iwcp.co.uk Scooter rider injured in collision A MAN has been taken to St Mary's Hospital after an accident involving a scooter in Fishbourne this afternoon (Friday). Scooter rider injured in collision
"17.02.2017 12:47:11" iwcp.co.uk Prisoner assault on HMP Isle of Wight teacher investigated A BRUTAL attack by an HMP Isle of Wight inmate on a prison teacher is being investigated by police. The attack came amid rising concerns about an increase in violence in Britain's jails and a lack of prison staff.
"17.02.2017 12:00:04" iwcp.co.uk Rock Challenge success for Isle of Wight schools Isle of Wight schools have won awards for their performances at Rock Challenge and J-Rock in Southampton this week. Gurnard Primary School and Priory School impressed judges in Southampton this week
"17.02.2017 10:58:09" iwcp.co.uk New programme to develop community volunteers on the Isle of Wight COMMUNITY Action Isle of Wight, has launched a new mentoring project. "This is an amazing opportunity for everyone involved. Participants get tailored support to achieve their goals." — Amy Milford-Wood, Community Action Isle of Wight
"17.02.2017 10:30:50" Timeline Photos The sunrise in Shanklin was pretty special this morning.
Here's the proof, thanks to Island Visions Photography for sharing. Check out his forecast for the weekend in today's CP.
"17.02.2017 09:36:50" iwcp.co.uk Vandals branded 'moronic' after attack on Alverstone Mead nature reserve 'MORONIC' vandals have struck again at the Alverstone Mead nature reserve. "I've been a weekly visitor there for nearly two years sometimes three or four times a week to photograph the squirrels and to see the damage was awful." — Zoe Cox
"17.02.2017 08:58:20" Timeline Photos A stunning Compton sunset shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"17.02.2017 08:41:00" iwcp.co.uk Wartime mine discovered in Portsmouth Harbour BOMB disposal teams were due to blow up a mine of the Island this morning (Friday, February 17) after it was dredged-up in Portsmouth Harbour. Wartime mine discovered in Portsmouth Harbour ( Ben Rue)
"16.02.2017 17:29:34" iwcp.co.uk Homes plans for Yarmouth police station FURTHER details about plans for the former Yarmouth Police Station have been released. Find out more about plans for the former police station in Yarmouth
"16.02.2017 15:04:05" iwcp.co.uk Crime fighting cash for Isle of Wight projects ISLE of Wight organisations have received a share of £231,950 to help make a difference to peoples' lives on the Island. Find out which Isle of Wight projects are in line for thousands of pounds of funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner.
"16.02.2017 13:49:15" iwcp.co.uk Cars damaged in East Cowes SIXTEEN vehicles parked in East Cowes were allegedly damaged overnight on Wednesday and Thursday by youths, according to police. The damage, in Adelaide Grove and Vectis Road, includes smashed wing mirrors, damaged windscreen wipers, and a broken windscreen. A car door has also been dented.
"16.02.2017 13:35:08" iwcp.co.uk European tour for Isle of Wight punk act Grade 2 PUNK act Grade 2 have are heading out on a tour of Europe next month. Looks like it is going to be a busy few months for Isle of Wight punk band Grade 2
"16.02.2017 12:08:21" iwcp.co.uk Yarmouth Bridge to close for maintenance YARMOUTH Bridge is set to shut for several days at the end of march, for annual maintenance. #IsleofWight: Yarmouth Bridge to close for maintenance
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"16.02.2017 11:48:31" iwcp.co.uk Girl injured in Cowes car incident A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl suffered minor injuries following an accident with a car in Ash Grove, Cowes yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). Girl injured in Cowes car incident
"16.02.2017 11:37:46" iwcp.co.uk Cameo of Cowes closing after 45 years CLOTHING institution Cameo of Cowes is closing after 45 years of trading. "We are hoping to clear most of our 'mountains' of stock by the end of August, so don't miss out on all the bargains." — Cameo owner, Joan Holland.
"16.02.2017 10:57:40" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke College improves behaviour and results according to Ofsted BEHAVIOUR has improved and so have results at Carisbrooke College according to Ofsted inspectors in a report published today (Thursday). Find out what Ofsted inspectors had to say about Carisbrooke College following their latest visit
"16.02.2017 09:31:22" iwcp.co.uk Man treated for smoke inhalation AN ELDERLY man was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after cooking left on a stove began belching out fumes at his flat in Lea Road, Lake yesterday evening (Wednesday). Man treated for smoke inhalation
"16.02.2017 08:44:55" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Gorgeous Sandown sunlight captured on camera and shared with us by Jeanette Powell.
"16.02.2017 08:43:50" Timeline Photos Ryde Pier looks incredible in this picture, shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"16.02.2017 08:32:42" iwcp.co.uk Row over rural bus cuts continues THE three parish councils affected by the Southern Vectis timetable axe accused the bus company of refusing to discuss a financial package to reinstate the hourly summer Route 6 service. "We have a high proportion of bus pass holders on this route — disabled as well as elderly people — who are suffering quite severe hardship and expense as a result of the present skeleton service." — parish councillors on cuts to the Route 6.
"15.02.2017 17:23:04" iwcp.co.uk PC World on the move NEWPORT'S PC World is closing — to merge with a much bigger Curry's store nearby. Where in the world...
"15.02.2017 16:06:39" iwcp.co.uk Fresh search for Undercliff Drive solution launched by Isle of Wight Council leader UNDERCLIFF Drive needs to reopen according to Tory council leader Cllr Dave Stewart, who has commissioned a feasibility study into the options. "I have said to the council it's a priority to find a cost-effective solution because the situation cannot continue. The road needs to be back in operation." — Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart.
"15.02.2017 13:00:28" Timeline Photos This fabulous photo has been shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"15.02.2017 12:35:59" iwcp.co.uk More dementia training needed for Isle of Wight carers HOME carers need more training to look after people with dementia, a report has found. "A lack of consistency of carers leads to confusion with dementia patients, and this was something that relatives brought up."
"15.02.2017 11:28:26" iwcp.co.uk Power cut means candlelit dinners for Valentine's Day in Ventnor A POWER cut hit 1,700 properties in Ventnor last night (Tuesday), including the Millbay pub, where diners were treated to impromptu candlelit Valentine's Day dinners. Diners at the The Millbay made the most of a power cut on Valentine's night
"15.02.2017 09:38:55" iwcp.co.uk Girlguiding search for Isle of Wight volunteers GIRLGUIDING Isle of Wight is looking for adult volunteers to help out in units across the Island. Could you help Girlguiding on the Isle of Wight?
"15.02.2017 09:02:32" iwcp.co.uk Osborne House in the running for romantic accolade OSBORNE House is in the running to be declared the country's most romantic museum. Is Osborne House the country's most romantic museum?
"14.02.2017 17:18:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight regeneration team meets with developers in London THE REGENERATION team charged with making the most of the Isle of Wight's assets has met with developers in London. "SiteMatch is a bit like 'speed-dating' for regeneration.
"It was a chance for us to put the Isle of Wight ambitions on the map and to get people talking about some of the great opportunities that have already been identified."
"14.02.2017 16:42:42" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel refit good news for Isle of Wight jobs THE EAST Cowes shipyard which built Red Funnel's new Red Jet 6 has won the contract to re-fit Red Jet 3. "By removing her engines prior to lifting, we have found a way to refit her in East Cowes and provide further support for marine jobs on the Isle of Wight." — Kevin George, Red Funnel chief executive.
"14.02.2017 16:10:30" iwcp.co.uk 'Much has been achieved' — Ofsted praise for Medina College INSPECTORS have praised school leaders at Medina College for improvement efforts. "His determined, personable and effective leadership has promoted much greater collaboration between staff at Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges and he has sensibly welcomed support by Hampshire local authority advisers."
"14.02.2017 13:59:41" iwcp.co.uk Hovertravel launches investigation after issues with new craft HOVERTRAVEL has launched an investigation after one of its hovercraft fell flat this morning (Tuesday). The two new multi-million pound craft have been dogged by technical problems since introduction in the summer.
"14.02.2017 13:25:06" iwcp.co.uk CAMRA members reveal the Isle of Wight pub of the year CAMRA members have revealed their choices for Isle of Wight pub of the year and beer of the year. Would this be your choice for Isle of Wight pub of the year?
"14.02.2017 12:31:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight police investigation after garage, wall and car damaged A CAR ploughed into a garden wall, damaging a garage and a car on Sunday. Isle of Wight police investigation after garage, wall and car damaged
"14.02.2017 11:37:52" iwcp.co.uk Valentine's Day love letters to Isle of Wight's best beaches Valentine's Day letters to Isle of Wight beaches have expressed children's love for them. Find out why children ♥ #IsleofWight beaches
"14.02.2017 10:26:09" iwcp.co.uk Wight BID court orders issued to Isle of Wight businesses MORE than 100 businesses on the Isle of Wight have been issued with court orders, calling for them to pay the controversial Wight BID levy. Liability orders, demanding the businesses pay the tourism marketing levy, were issued by Isle of Wight magistrates yesterday to 101 businesses.
"14.02.2017 09:22:14" iwcp.co.uk Car left hanging over supermarket car park wall A CAR mounted the pavement and landed on the edge of a wall in a supermarket car park this morning (Tuesday). Thankfully, no-one was hurt
"14.02.2017 08:48:25" iwcp.co.uk Monkey magic as Isle of Wight haven wins VisitEngland award THE Isle of Wight Monkey Haven has won a VisitEngland Gold award, considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Last month the Monkey Haven won gold at the Beautiful South Awards for 2016/17 and the rescue centre has also topped TripAdvisor's things to do on the Isle of Wight list for the past two years.
"13.02.2017 19:16:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Gary Bennett for sharing these photos of stormy conditions in Bembridge today #IsleofWight
"13.02.2017 16:33:47" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Lib Dems reveal English Isles policy THE Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have put forward plans for an English Isles Policy. The plans include a fixed link feasibility study.
"13.02.2017 15:53:34" iwcp.co.uk The Pointer Inn named one of Britain's best pubs for Sunday lunch THE Pointer Inn has been named one of Britain's best pubs for Sunday lunch by a national newspaper. Well, that's the weekend sorted!
"13.02.2017 13:47:00" iwcp.co.uk Volunteers praised at Cowes RNLI gathering VOLUNTEERS at Cowes Lifeboat Station turned their attention from lifesaving at sea to welcoming visitors on land. Great to see volunteers getting the recognition they deserve.
"13.02.2017 11:43:26" iwcp.co.uk Man trapped in car following crash near Brading Man cut free from car after it crashed into ditch near Brading Here's the latest on the man who was trapped in his car after a crash at Beaper Shute.
"13.02.2017 11:22:33" iwcp.co.uk Speedway: GB Lions head to Smallbrook TOP speedway stars will take part in a three-day training camp at Smallbrook from tomorrow (Tuesday). Speedway: GB Lions @gbyouthspeedway head to Smallbrook @IslandSpeedway
"13.02.2017 10:48:44" iwcp.co.uk Solidarity against NHS cuts at Frank James Memorial Hospital event A GATHERING will be held at Frank James Memorial Hospital to show solidarity with those marching against health cuts in London. Those who can't attend the national protest in London can show their support at the East Cowes event.
"13.02.2017 09:18:44" iwcp.co.uk Armed police descend on Havenstreet ARMED police descended on Havenstreet yesterday (Sunday) following reports of three men in the area with a rifle. Armed police call out in Havenstreet and Rookley
"12.02.2017 23:16:35" iwcp.co.uk Man trapped in car following crash near Brading Man cut free from car after it crashed into ditch near Brading
"12.02.2017 18:49:01" iwcp.co.uk Argument to allow term-time breaks From Sally Davies, East Cowes:I have in general a deal of respect for those in public office, and am content to assume that decisions they make are made with good reason. LETTER
"A large number of families depend on tourism for their livelihood, so it is impossible for them to take breaks during the Easter and summer holiday periods."
"12.02.2017 18:45:21" iwcp.co.uk Two taken to hospital following Carisbrooke car accident Car accident in Carisbrooke in which two people were taken to hospital
"12.02.2017 15:47:32" iwcp.co.uk Seedy Sunday will come to the Island next year WELL, Seedy Sunday may not have transpired this year but I will be throwing my wholehearted support into an inaugural event for 2018. GARDENING
Plans to bring Seedy Sunday to the Isle of Wight
"12.02.2017 13:51:53" iwcp.co.uk Out of the shed, into the community centre JOIN Men in Sheds at West Wight Sports and Community Centre on Thursday, to help redecorate the centre. Out of the shed, into the community centre
"12.02.2017 10:32:34" iwcp.co.uk Chimney fire in Niton Firefighters called to chimney fire in Niton
"12.02.2017 10:26:44" iwcp.co.uk Help battle against Himalayan balsam VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help tackle the spread of Himalayan balsam on the Isle of Wight. Gift to Nature is gathering a posse of volunteers for a spot of balsam bashing
"12.02.2017 08:42:31" iwcp.co.uk Grants to help youngsters make a positive impact THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) has launched a new fund to help young people make a difference in the community. Know a young person on the #IsleofWight helping to make it a better place to live?
They could be in line for funding
"11.02.2017 21:49:59" iwcp.co.uk Man injured in Lake car accident Man knocked down by car in Lake
"11.02.2017 19:44:01" iwcp.co.uk Praise for NHS dentist From Diana Wood, Ryde:I would like to sing the praises of the My Dentist service in Cross Street, Ryde. LETTER
Service with a smile?
"11.02.2017 19:37:44" iwcp.co.uk VIDEO:Film reveals the beauty — and the devastation — caused by coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight THE unstoppable tide of erosion eating away at the Isle of Wight's coastline has been documented in a stunning short film. The Progress Film Company project reveals the beauty — and the devastation — caused by coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight.
Watch it here
"11.02.2017 17:58:05" iwcp.co.uk Completion date revealed for Carisbrooke College rebuilding The plans were approved this month. Find out when Carisbrooke College will get a building fit for the 21st century
"11.02.2017 14:06:33" iwcp.co.uk Police seeking road rage witnesses Police looking for witnesses to a road rage incident in Wootton
"11.02.2017 11:26:00" iwcp.co.uk Islanders made it an Isle of Wight Day to remember forever The Islanders who decked their homes and businesses in bunting for the first IW Day were rewarded at the launch for the 2017 event. With plans already taking shape for Isle of Wight Day 2017, this was a chance to thank those who helped make the first one special
"11.02.2017 09:43:00" iwcp.co.uk Award for Isle of Wight nurses who tackled fire started by patient TWO nurses have been praised after they extinguished a fire caused by a patient setting an oxygen tube alight at St Mary's Hospital. Take a bow, Kristie and Kate
"11.02.2017 07:29:19" iwcp.co.uk Hovertravel flies to the aid of Isle of Wight air ambulance HOVERTRAVEL has become official partner of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. #IsleofWight travel company Hovertravel Ltd is backing the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Find out how
"10.02.2017 16:52:30" iwcp.co.uk Keziah Flux-Edmonds: Memorial garden will help healing process Plans for a memorial garden in memory of Keziah Flux-Edmunds are taking shape in East Cowes. "It was said by her schoolteacher she would often be the child who would go and sit with a child if they were upset, and try to encourage them to play, so the fact it will be a play area, and somewhere where people can enjoy and have fun, she would be
"10.02.2017 16:23:53" iwcp.co.uk "The crew were brilliant." TWO people have been rescued from the water after their boat capsized off in the Solent this afternoon (Friday). "In situations like this, you can not wait for assistance, you have to act immediately." Captain Alex Procopuk, on this afternoon's Wightlink Rescue
Follow the link for a full interview and more details
"10.02.2017 15:21:26" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue TWO people have been rescued from the water after their boat capsized off in the Solent this afternoon (Friday). UPDATED: Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue
"10.02.2017 14:47:58" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue TWO people have been rescued from the water after their boat capsized off in the Solent this afternoon (Friday). Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue
"10.02.2017 12:14:41" iwcp.co.uk Chance to help Roll Out the Barrel help some of the world's poorest people THE Roll Out the Barrel charity is to host a night to raise awareness and funds to help third world communities. This Isle of Wight charity wants to help people in some of the world's poorest communities.
Find out how you could help them do it...
"10.02.2017 10:30:26" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Enterprise College principal steps down IMPROVING Cowes Enterprise College will be aiming to go from strength-to-strength under a new principal. "While I'm sad to be reducing the time I spend at Cowes, I'm proud of the solid foundations in place for sustained improvement.
"Cowes Enterprise College is quickly becoming a school of choice, with Year 7 applications up 13 per cent since 2014." — John
"10.02.2017 10:15:31" iwcp.co.uk Green Party co-leader celebrates Isle of Wight's Inspiring Women THE Isle of Wight's Inspiring Women group will storm the beaches this month, supported by one of the country's leading politicians. Green Party co-leader celebrates Isle of Wight's Inspiring Women
"09.02.2017 21:05:31" Isle of Wight County Press A man has been found dead by police at a house in Newport.