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"26.10.2016 16:27:57" iwcp.co.uk Delay to Newport roadworks WORK on a temporary one-way system to help with changes to St George's Way, in Newport, has been pushed back. Here's the latest on the roadworks for the new Asda access
"26.10.2016 14:56:29" iwcp.co.uk Weather warning for fog on the Isle of Wight PATCHY fog is expected to develop on the Isle of Wight this evening (Wednesday) and tomorrow, the Met Office has warned. "Visibilities will be very variable, but as low as 50 to 100 metres in places."
"26.10.2016 13:32:47" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Zoo celebrates opening of new monkey enclosure CHEEKY monkeys at the Isle of Wight Zoo have settled into their £45,000 complex. A slightly unusual Property of the Week...
"26.10.2016 11:22:24" iwcp.co.uk War memorial moved by parish council A MEMORIAL to former pupils killed in the First World War, located at Barton Primary School, has been moved by Newport Parish Council. "The memorial is an important part of the social history of Newport and everyone will now be able to see it." — Cllr Geoff Lumley
"26.10.2016 08:36:31" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters called to help trapped horse FIREFIGHTERS from Ventnor, Shanklin, Ryde and Newport have been called rescue a horse which has become trapped in a trench at Southford Farm, Whitwell Road, Whitwell this morning (Wednesday). Find out the latest on this morning's horse rescue
"26.10.2016 08:22:25" iwcp.co.uk Be alert to fraudsters posing as police SCAMMERS are posing police fraud officers offering access to a fraudulent compensation fund. Scammers have been posing as the police to gain access to bank accounts.
Here's what to look out for
"26.10.2016 07:42:50" iwcp.co.uk Car fire tackled FIREFIGHTERS from Newport were called to tackle a car blaze which broke out just outside Haseley Manor, Arreton at 7.33am today (Wednesday). Car fire in Arreton area
"26.10.2016 07:36:44" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters called to help trapped horse FIREFIGHTERS from Ventnor, Shanklin, Ryde and Newport have been called rescue a horse which has become trapped in a trench at Southford Farm, Whitwell Road, Whitwell this morning (Wednesday). Firefighters were called to the farm at 8.10am
"25.10.2016 16:24:01" iwcp.co.uk Fresh invite for Hampshire to join devolution deal "By taking this decision we are ensuring that every opportunity is examined and kept open as we endeavour to secure a long-term sustainable financial future for the council and the Island as a whole." — Jonathan Bacon It's not too late for Hampshire to join the Solent devolution deal — but do they want to?
"25.10.2016 14:10:27" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel timetable changes due to maintenance ESSENTIAL terminal maintenance has led to timetable changes at Red Funnel this week. Find out about changes to Red Funnel ferry car ferry services this week.
"25.10.2016 12:34:07" Timeline Photos Thanks to Robert Gawn for sharing this shot of a South African visitor to the #IsleofWight.
It's a a convolvulus moth on a ginger plant, in Robert's Brighstone garden.
"25.10.2016 11:51:36" iwcp.co.uk Careers and jobs fair at Isle of Wight College A MAJOR careers and jobs fair, called Your Future, takes place on Thursday to give key advice to Islanders aged 14 and over. "Judging by previous years' events this will be exceptionally popular and an excellent opportunity for all those attending to gain the highest quality advice and guidance to help them progress." — Debbie Lavin, The Isle of Wight College
"25.10.2016 10:34:00" Timeline Photos Some autumn colour, courtesy of Ricky Ashanollah
"25.10.2016 09:42:20" iwcp.co.uk Free parking arranged by parish council THERE will be free parking in Avenue Road, Freshwater, while Island Roads resurfaces Princess Road, the parish council has announced. Free parking arranged by parish council
"25.10.2016 08:39:56" iwcp.co.uk Hunt for burglar who stole jewellery POLICE are hunting for a burglar after a break-in in Nettlestone where jewellery were stolen. The break-in took place at around 11.45am last Tuesday, October 18, when a man entered a house in Glynn Close.
"24.10.2016 18:41:53" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council executive votes to move forward with Solent Combined Authority EXECUTIVE members have overruled a vote by the full Isle of Wight Council on Wednesday, electing to press on with negotiations for a Story updated. More details from tonight's Isle of Wight Council meeting
"24.10.2016 18:22:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sienna Anderson for this amazingly eerie picture taken at Players beach in Binstead this morning.
"24.10.2016 17:01:28" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council executive votes to move forward with Solent Combined Authority EXECUTIVE members have overruled a vote by the full Isle of Wight Council on Wednesday, electing to press on with negotiations for a Voting results from Executive meeting
"24.10.2016 15:20:45" iwcp.co.uk Final chance for Isle of Wight devolution deal TONIGHT (Monday) the executive of the Isle of Wight Council will meet to decide whether to press on with negotiations for a #IsleofWight Council leader Cllr Jonathan Bacon and his team will meet tonight to decide whether to press on with the deal.
"24.10.2016 14:45:22" iwcp.co.uk Police and Coastguard called to Ryde incident POLICE and the Coastguard were called to help a man in the sea in Ryde earlier today (Monday). Police and Coastguard called to #Ryde incident
"24.10.2016 14:21:58" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Our latest galleries are now available online: Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend, Isle of Wight Literary Festival and the Royal visit by Prince Edward.
"24.10.2016 13:46:09" iwcp.co.uk Praise for Isle of Wight's Inshore Lifeboat Centre THE 'ultra-efficient' approach to producing and refitting lifeboats at the RNLI's East Cowes-based Inshore Lifeboat Centre was a matter of pride for the Isle of Wight, the former chairman of the national charity said. "So acorns grown here are being applied elsewhere, and you should be very proud on this Island."
"24.10.2016 12:28:54" iwcp.co.uk Police investigate Newport arson attack Isle of Wight police investigate campervan arson attack in Newport Here's the latest on the arson attack.
The incident may be linked to a spate of criminal damage.
"24.10.2016 10:42:20" iwcp.co.uk Islanders take on the Great South Run HUNDREDS of Island runners made the trip across the Solent to take part in the Great South Run in Portsmouth and Southsea this weekend. Did you take part in the Great South Run? Send your pictures and stories to email@example.com
"24.10.2016 10:30:59" iwcp.co.uk More vital signs machines at St Mary's Hospital thanks to grant MORE vital signs machines have been installed at St Mary's Hospital, thanks to a grant from the Friends. The equipment has been purchased using a £3,624 grant from the Friends of St Mary's.
"24.10.2016 10:02:16" iwcp.co.uk Alleged rape victim feels less alone thanks to Isle of Wight community KIND-HEARTED Islanders have been thanked by the mother of an alleged rape victim for sending gifts and messages of support. "Even though people do not know us, we feel less alone so thank you so much."
"24.10.2016 08:14:35" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Stuart Robertson for sharing these brilliant shots of the Orionids meteor shower, seen from Nettlestone yesterday morning.
"23.10.2016 19:36:00" iwcp.co.uk Charity wants to ease the struggle of Christmas THE Isle of Wight branch of debt charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has urged people to be more careful with their money leading up to Christmas. "There's a lot of hype from marketing people about buying the perfect Christmas, which we know in our hearts isn't real life, but we all so easily get swept up in it." – Sandra Snell, Christians Against Poverty UK
"23.10.2016 17:34:00" iwcp.co.uk Sleepout highlights Isle of Wight homelessness problem DOZENS of people spent the night in Appley Park, Ryde, to raise awareness of homelessness on the Isle of Wight. "Aspire has been dealing with homelessness for the past few years and the situation seems to be getting worse on the Isle of Wight." – Heath Monaghan, Aspire Ryde
"23.10.2016 16:54:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to @stubyrnes for sharing this fantastic pic of Appley Tower on Twitter
"23.10.2016 16:51:01" Timeline Photos Arcadia Cruise Ship passing Colwell last night. Thanks to Martin Perry for sharing.
"23.10.2016 15:47:07" Timeline Photos Hope everyone has had a relaxing Sunday - just like this chap at Isle of Wight Zoo, caught on camera by Stephen Chambers.
"23.10.2016 15:20:04" iwcp.co.uk Movie make-up tips for Halloween JOIN the Monster Academy and learn how to transform people into scary witches. Look your best/worst this Halloween!
"23.10.2016 14:07:31" iwcp.co.uk Ice hockey: Wightlink Raiders' season over WIGHTLINK Raiders' ice hockey season is over, however, they have pledged to return in the future. Ice hockey: Wightlink Raiders' season over but club vows to return
"23.10.2016 12:50:00" iwcp.co.uk Looking back at the Isle of Wight, October 14 2016 Take a look at the Isle of Wight's past, through the pages of the CP Archive FROM THE ARCHIVE
100 Years Ago - October 1916
The CP was appealing for people to donate to the County Press Tobacco Fund.
The tobacco was to be sent to Island soldiers in France, the Balkans, Persian Gulf or Egypt, sailors serving in the Navy or
"23.10.2016 09:17:21" iwcp.co.uk Police investigate Newport arson attack Isle of Wight police investigate campervan arson attack in Newport
"23.10.2016 07:25:58" iwcp.co.uk Girl power in technology VESTAS Technology, Newport, hosted a primary schools challenge day to encourage girls to get into engineering. "We want to encourage girls into STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and this is a great way of doing that." – Graeme Field, head of design and technology at Portsmouth High School.
"22.10.2016 18:37:59" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters called to free trapped driver Isle of Wight firefighters called to two car crashes Firefighters called to free trapped driver
"22.10.2016 14:42:00" iwcp.co.uk Decision could Cost-a Cowes From Wendy Wardrop, Cowes: Despite serious opposition to Costa coming to Cowes, planning permission was rubber stamped, instead of being heard by the IW Council planning committee when elected councillors could have voiced the overwhelming local opinions. LETTER
What's the real cost of Cowes' new Costa?
"22.10.2016 12:39:00" iwcp.co.uk Lucid back for Shanklin gig ISLAND band Lucid will return to Shanklin Theatre next Friday, October 28, for the third year running. One of the #IsleofWight's most popular bands are heading to Shanklin Theatre
"22.10.2016 11:49:09" www.iwcp.co.uk Digger moves in to Digger moves in to Isle of Wight ice arena Digger moves in at Ryde Arena
"22.10.2016 11:38:00" iwcp.co.uk Stereophonics' drummer's advice hard to beat for Platform One students MUSIC students from Platform One received words of wisdom from Stereophonics drummer Jamie Morrison. Stereophonics star Jamie Morrison was back on the #IsleofWight this week, to meet students from Platform One College of Music
"22.10.2016 09:29:00" iwcp.co.uk Bid to reunite Isle of Wight veteran with daughters A CAMPAIGN to re-unite a former soldier, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, with his two daughters has raised more than £2,000 in a week. "I do not have any words to describe what it would mean to see my daughters again." – veteran Roger Lyness, who has battled PTSD.
"22.10.2016 08:31:00" twitter.com Maritime&Coastguard on Twitter “Ordnance comes in all different shapes and sizes. Let the experts decide if it's safe. Don't touch it - call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.” Going for a walk on the beach this weekend?
Here's some important advice from the experts at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
"22.10.2016 07:34:29" Timeline Photos Fantastic colours at sunset, shared with us by @TheTanyaRock on Twitter
"22.10.2016 07:14:35" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend THE Isle of Wight Walking Festival Autumn Walking Weekend is back, but that is not the only thing the Island has to offer this weekend. Foodie fun at The Quay Arts, Isle of Wight Walking Festival and lots more - another busy #IsleofWight weekend
"21.10.2016 18:57:00" youtube.com The Lion and the Wolf - Heaven Forbid Taken from the album 'The Cardiac Hotel' Released: October 7th 2016 through Xtra Mile Recordings & Grand Hotel van Cleef Directed by Luke Bridgeman Written a... Check out the incredible video for #IsleofWight musician The Lion and the Wolf's track Heaven Forbid — you'll probably recognise a few of the locations, it was shot in Ventnor and Bonchurch.
Find out more, via yoppul,
"21.10.2016 16:10:17" iwcp.co.uk Man dies after Isle of Wight building site accident A CONSTRUCTION worker involved in an industrial accident at a Newport demolition site, has died. Police have released the name of the man who died in this accident
"21.10.2016 15:46:36" iwcp.co.uk Ryde Arena Ltd ceases trading RYDE Arena Ltd, the company which managed the troubled venue, has confirmed that it is to cease trading. #IsleofWight: Ryde Arena Ltd ceases trading
"21.10.2016 15:23:35" iwcp.co.uk Fuel spillage after motorbike and car crash on Fairlee Road FUEL spilled across a busy road in Newport this afternoon (Friday) after a crash involving a motorbike and car. #IsleofWight: Fuel spillage after motorbike and car crash on Fairlee Road
"21.10.2016 14:32:34" iwcp.co.uk Tools stolen from vans on the Isle of Wight POLICE are investigating the theft of tools from two Ford Transit vans last night (Thursday). The owners of the vehicles contacted police this morning (Friday) to report the stolen tools. It follows a spate of similar incidents earlier this year.
"21.10.2016 14:15:50" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke traffic problems after gas leak EMERGENCY gas works on Carisbrooke High Street have been causing delays. UPDATE
Carisbrooke High Street should be fully re-opened by 5pm according to SGN
"21.10.2016 14:00:05" iwcp.co.uk Charity offering help to save money on bills ISLE of Wight charity Footprint Trust is urging people on low incomes to claim a £140 discount on their electricity bills that they could be entitled to. Struggling to pay your bills as temperatures drop? The Footprint Trust Charity might be able to help
"21.10.2016 12:01:44" Timeline Photos Sienna Anderson braved the chilly start to the day, to take this great picture.
"21.10.2016 11:18:41" iwcp.co.uk Man dies after Isle of Wight building site accident A CONSTRUCTION worker involved in an industrial accident at a Newport demolition site, has died. The HSE and police are investigating following the death
"21.10.2016 10:23:57" iwcp.co.uk Legal expert joins Damien Nettles' team after helping family of Ben Needham THE barrister who helped secure £700,000 to continue investigations into the disappearance of toddler Ben Needham has joined the campaign to find out what happened to Damien Nettles. Legal expert joins Damien Nettles' team after helping family of Ben Needham
"21.10.2016 10:00:12" Timeline Photos A divine start to the day at Culver, caught on camera by Marie Louise Events Photography
"21.10.2016 09:50:20" iwcp.co.uk Spinlock's space agency project to save lives at sea SPINLOCK hopes technology developed as part of a £400,000 project co-funded by the European Space Agency could soon be helping save lives at sea. Cowes firm Spinlock is working with the ESA - European Space Agency to develop life-saving technology
"21.10.2016 08:26:47" iwcp.co.uk Former Ryde head speaks out over government's refugee approach DR RORY Fox, branded Britain's toughest headteacher during his time as principal at Ryde Academy, has raised concerns about government plans for dealing with child migrants coming to the UK. "What it needs is someone senior to get a grip of the situation." — Dr Rory Fox.
"21.10.2016 07:30:50" Timeline Photos Thanks to @iowlightning for sharing this great shot with us on Twitter, showing the chimneys of Kingston Power Station.
"21.10.2016 07:11:17" iwcp.co.uk Heritage at Risk Register includes 11 Isle of Wight churches and other iconic buildings See the historic sites on the Isle of Wight most at risk according to Historic England. There are 11 churches on the latest Heritage at Risk register for the #IsleofWight.
Find out which other iconic buildings and sites have been included this year
"20.10.2016 18:02:01" Kev Another offering from Guildford Ghost, the Isle of Wight in 1946. Rare view of Seaview Pier included. This wonderful video of holidaying on the #IsleofWight in the 1940s has been shared on the Isle of Wight Heritage Group
"20.10.2016 16:46:35" iwcp.co.uk Cash and jewellery stolen from Freshwater home POLICE are investigating a burglary at a house in Freshwater, in which jewellery and cash were stolen this week. "The bracelet belonged to the victim's mother, who passed away 11 years ago. It is very special to her and she would just like it returned." — PC Hayley Clayton, #IsleofWight CID
"20.10.2016 15:16:24" iwcp.co.uk Island Games: Huge sponsorship deal for Team Isle of Wight TEAM IW has been given a massive boost ahead of next year's Island Games after an Island company agreed an £18,000 sponsorship deal. Island Games: Huge sponsorship deal for Team Isle of Wight
TEAM Isle of Wight has been given a massive boost ahead of next year's Island Games, while Olympic stars have given the squad their backing.
"20.10.2016 14:53:29" iwcp.co.uk Carisrbrooke traffic problems after gas leak EMERGENCY gas works on Carisbrooke High Street have been causing delays. Engineers do not know yet when Carisbrooke High Street will be fully re-opened
"20.10.2016 13:58:10" iwcp.co.uk Bloodhound SSC hoping to follow in Isle of Wight project's fast footsteps BLOODHOUND SSC — the successor to the Isle of Wight designed and built Thrust 2 — is less than a year away from taking on its supersonic land speed challenge, the team has announced. VIDEO 33 years ago an #IsleofWight car broke the land speed record.
Now, the man behind the project hopes he is less than a year away from doing it again...
"20.10.2016 11:57:37" iwcp.co.uk Great South Run for Natasha Lambert TEENAGE sailing sensation, Natasha Lambert, is gearing up for her latest challenge — taking part in the Great South Run 5k on Saturday. Natasha, 19, of Cowes, who has cerebral palsy and controls her yacht by using only her mouth, is taking on the run to raise awareness about disabilities in the sport.
"20.10.2016 11:55:03" Timeline Photos Thanks to Ztam Photography for sharing this shot of a Spitfire over the #IsleofWight yesterday
"20.10.2016 11:22:03" iwcp.co.uk 20mph campaign backed by Isle of Wight councillors GREAT swathes of the Island could be redesignated as 20mph zones, after Isle of Wight councillors backed a plan presented by Cllr Julie Jones-Evans. More parts of the #IsleofWight could become 20mph zones after a decision by councillors
(Picture by Daniel Young)
"20.10.2016 10:25:29" iwcp.co.uk Mid-February date for new £3.2m floating bridge THE NEW £3.2 million Cowes floating bridge will be delivered to the Island slightly later than planned. See how work is progressing on the new floating bridge, plus plans for the service to be out of action early next year.
"20.10.2016 10:00:04" iwcp.co.uk Running group recognised with athletics award A RUNNING group on the Isle of Wight has won a prestigious national award. SPORT
Well done Love Running
"20.10.2016 09:34:30" iwcp.co.uk Jack up the 80s switching sites JACK Up The 80s music festival is moving from its site in Newchurch. One of the Isle of Wight's most popular event is on the move — find out where and why
"20.10.2016 08:59:41" Timeline Photos Sunset over Bembridge last night — shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"20.10.2016 08:20:42" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight councillors reject Solent Deal A PLAN to see powers devolved from government to a Solent Mayoral Combined Authority lies in tatters tonight. Could this be the end for the Solent Deal? The #IsleofWight Council executive meets on Monday to decide
"20.10.2016 07:33:02" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival 2017 confirmed THE Isle of Wight Festival will go ahead in 2017, organisers have confirmed. The Isle of Wight Festival will be back next year — find out more
"19.10.2016 21:27:26" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight councillors reject Solent Deal A PLAN to see powers devolved from government to a Solent Mayoral Combined Authority lies in tatters tonight. The future of a devolved authority with an elected mayor is now uncertain
"19.10.2016 19:11:02" Timeline Photos This heavenly sunrise at Seaview was captured by ScotShot
"19.10.2016 19:05:06" Solent Deal future in doubt:
In a tightly contested vote, a motion to ask the Executive to submit a request to the government to establish a Solent Mayoral Combined Authority has fallen at a meeting of the full Isle of Wight Council this evening.
"19.10.2016 18:11:01" Dancing Tesco's worker in Ryde After last week's Red Funnel worker showed off some impressive moves (http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/ferry-good-moves-caught-on-camera-96494.aspx), Karen Hyde has been in touch with us to share this video of a Tesco's worker making a splash at work
"19.10.2016 16:35:28" iwcp.co.uk Walk the Wight tops £300,000 target for Earl Mountbatten Hospice A £300,000 target for this year's Walk the Wight has been surpassed. #IsleofWight: Walk the Wight tops £300,000 target for Earl Mountbatten Hospice
"19.10.2016 15:20:21" iwcp.co.uk Devolution row hours before key meeting THE strongest opportunity for 'economic prosperity' is a Hampshire-wide deal, not the Solent Mayoral Combined Authority, the leader of Hampshire County Council has claimed — hours before Isle of Wight councillors have their say on the deal. Should the #IsleofWight back a devolution deal with Southampton and Portsmouth?
Councillors will discuss the plans tonight and not everyone thinks it is a good idea...
"19.10.2016 14:12:01" Timeline Photos This fantastic view, from Luccombe Down, was photographed and shared with us by Paul Emsley.
"19.10.2016 13:34:06" iwcp.co.uk Woodland owner fined after dumping ground fears THE OWNER of a piece of ancient woodland near Whippingham has been fined £660 after failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice issued by the Isle of Wight Council. The owner of a piece of ancient woodland near Whippingham has been fined £660 after failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice issued by the #IsleofWight Council.
"19.10.2016 12:00:47" iwcp.co.uk Damien Nettle's disappearance marked by 20th anniversary walk IT IS almost 20 years to the day that Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles left home and was never seen again. Organisers hope this walk will jog the memories of anyone who has information about the night Damien disappeared
"19.10.2016 09:52:27" twitter.com Osborne on Twitter Autumn colours at Osborne House
"19.10.2016 08:31:22" iwcp.co.uk Collaboration plans for police and fire service FIRE services and the police are investigating ways they can work together to improve services. "The Police and Crime Bill potentially offers us increased opportunities to improve operational effectiveness to make Hampshire, the #IsleofWight, Portsmouth and Southampton the safest places to live, work and visit." Michael Lane, Police and Crime
"19.10.2016 07:55:01" Timeline Photos This beautiful start to the day, at Bembridge RNLI station, has been shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"19.10.2016 07:44:09" Timeline Photos Here's last night's spectacular sunset, in Ryde, shared with us on Twitter by Tanya Rock
"19.10.2016 07:36:30" iwcp.co.uk Recognition for Isle of Wight NHS work with diabetic patients THE Isle of Wight NHS Trust won a second place award for its impressive results while working with diabetes patients. The Isle of Wight NHS has been recognised for its work to help diabetic patients.
"18.10.2016 15:17:34" iwcp.co.uk Stoptober hopes of helping Isle of Wight smokers SMOKERS trying to quit this month, as part of Stoptober, will be able to get help and advice from experts this month. Find out about the help for those trying to quit smoking
"18.10.2016 14:23:09" iwcp.co.uk Efforts to curb sugar consumption on the Isle of Wight SUGAR consumption on the Isle of Wight is being investigated as part of an effort to encourage healthy habits. "Local data shows us that one in five four and five-year-olds are overweight and, by the time those children are ready to move up to secondary school it is as many as one in three."
"18.10.2016 13:30:46" iwcp.co.uk HMS Victory gin launched by Isle of Wight Distillery THE first batch of Isle of Wight Distillery's HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin will be launched today (Tuesday) on board the historic vessel that gave it its name — and helped give it its flavour. The taste of Victory thanks to Isle of Wight Distillery
"18.10.2016 11:26:11" iwcp.co.uk Council's beach hut plans to go before committee TWENTY new beach huts could be on their way to Colwell Bay. The Isle of Wight Council wants to build more beach huts at Colwell — read the latest here
"18.10.2016 10:57:08" iwcp.co.uk Marine qualifications introduced at Cowes Enterprise College A HEADTEACHER hopes to tackle one of the 'tragedies of Cowes' by introducing marine industry studies. "It's one of the tragedies of Cowes, that so many young people who live within walking distance of the best sailing in the country, have no contact with a medium that could provide many of them with opportunities to work, travel and achieve. We hope, over
"18.10.2016 09:55:38" iwcp.co.uk Plans to boost foreign visitor numbers could include bringing cruise ships to Cowes MORE needs to be done to sell the Island to the rest of the world, according to the boss of the Island's tourist board Visit Isle of Wight — and that could include bringing cruise ships to Cowes. Find out how Visit Isle of Wight hopes to bring more foreign visitors to the #IsleofWight
"18.10.2016 08:19:52" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council working with others improve adoption AGENCIES from across the region, including the Isle of Wight Council and other local authorities, are working together to improve adoption services. It's #NationalAdoptionWeek — find out how you could become an adoptive parent
"For the first time, the council is joining forces with neighbouring local authorities to offer greater opportunities for matching children and adopters in our area through a
"17.10.2016 16:45:03" Timeline Photos An amazing, atmospheric shot of a rainbow taken by Michael Wort at Yaverland yesterday afternoon.
"17.10.2016 15:00:47" Timeline Photos Thanks to Viki Taylor for sharing this fantastic shot of a double rainbow at Seaview this morning.
"17.10.2016 14:19:47" iwcp.co.uk Norris Castle grounds become Isle of Wight's first Grade I listed landscape THE PARK and garden at Norris Castle has been upgraded by Historic England to Grade I, making it the Isle of Wight's first Grade I listed landscape. Great news for the #IsleofWight
"17.10.2016 13:34:15" iwcp.co.uk Crowds flock to Isle of Wight Beer and Buses event THE Island was swamped by classic buses and pub patrons this weekend, as the Beer, Buses, and Walks festival went into full swing. "Saturday lunchtime was particularly busy with all our relief buses working flat out, and we are sorry to all those that could not catch the buses that they wanted as they were full."
"17.10.2016 11:34:51" iwcp.co.uk Police appeal after teenager injured in Newport hit and run A TEENAGE girl was knocked down by a hit and run driver, sparking a police appeal for witnesses. The driver of the car — described as a white woman driving a silver Vauxhall Astra, with a child in a car seat in the back — did not stop.
"17.10.2016 11:21:49" iwcp.co.uk Top speakers attract thousands to Isle of Wight Literary Festival A PROGRAMME boasting politicians, celebrities and even erotic poets drew thousands of people to the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. There was something to tickle every literary fancy, with authors, poets, historians and journalists speaking about a range of subjects.
"17.10.2016 10:47:03" iwcp.co.uk HSBC to close two Isle of Wight branches HSBC has today (Monday) announced it will be closing two of its branches on the Isle of Wight. "These are not decisions we take lightly and we work closely with those impacted, including customers, to help them understand their options."
"17.10.2016 09:45:10" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight university would create high value jobs A UNIVERSITY on the Island would lead to good jobs and more investment in technology-based business. "Ideally, we'd like to see a new university on the Island but another option is to have an external site for an existing university."
"17.10.2016 09:19:11" iwcp.co.uk New firefighter training site plan for Sandown PLANS for a new firefighter training facility in Sandown have been lodged by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. The plans include a combustion chamber, mobile classroom, and storage shed.
"17.10.2016 08:14:52" The winners of the Level 42 competition were:
Pat Tapky, Andie Laidlaw, Penny Giddings, Jack Owens and Matt Smith.
Please could Jack Owens and Matt Smith (who we have messaged via FB) get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with a
"16.10.2016 19:11:19" iwcp.co.uk Musician up for national award A SINGER songwriter from the Isle of Wight is in the running for a top national award. Just a few hours left to vote for #isleofwight singer Lauran Hibberd, who is in the running to win a top music award.
The deadline for votes is 11pm.
"16.10.2016 17:07:57" iwcp.co.uk VIDEO Ferry good moves caught on camera THIS Red Funnel marshal's magic moves have brought joy to passengers queuing for Isle of Wight ferries. We're not sure it's the next Gangnam Style, but it makes getting on the ferry more fun
"16.10.2016 15:15:38" iwcp.co.uk Golf: Paul ticks off Ryder Cup GREENKEEPER Paul Jenkins has moved a step closer to completing his bucket list after helping to look after the Ryder Cup course. Golf: Westridge Golf Centre Paul ticks off Ryder Cup
"16.10.2016 11:35:00" iwcp.co.uk Fundraiser to Ryde Arena ice rink pay staff RYDE Superbowl will hold a fundraiser to help ensure there is enough money to cover Ryde Arena staff's pay. Have fun and help Ryde Arena staff at the same time. Win/Win
"16.10.2016 09:58:00" iwcp.co.uk National award for Isle of Wight developers A YARMOUTH construction company has won a top award and may lift a national title. These #IsleofWight builders have got something to celebrate.
"16.10.2016 08:17:34" iwcp.co.uk Lifeboats team up to rescue yacht TWO Isle of Wight lifeboats joined forces to rescue a yacht struggling with engine and rigging problems. Great display of teamwork from the Bembridge RNLI and Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat.
"16.10.2016 08:00:07" iwcp.co.uk Almost 3,000 East Wight homes hit by power cut ALMOST 3,000 homes in the Ryde area suffered a power cut this morning (Sunday). If you have no electricity this morning, it should be retored by 9am.
"16.10.2016 07:01:00" iwcp.co.uk Countryfile's Isle of Wight visit on TV tonight THE Countryfile team's recent visit to the Isle of Wight will be featured in the BBC show tonight. Find out what happens when you take a BBC presenter and tell them to chase a field of #IsleofWight goats
"15.10.2016 19:23:59" iwcp.co.uk Pedestrian hospitalised after Lake crash A WOMAN has been taken to St Mary's Hospital after being hit by a car in Lake. Emergency services have been called to a collision near the Tesco store.
"15.10.2016 18:25:13" iwcp.co.uk Unusual organ donation welcomed by St Mary's Hospital ST MARY'S Hospital staff have gratefully accepted an organ donation — with a difference. #IsleofWight: Unusual organ donation welcomed by St Mary's Hospital
"15.10.2016 14:42:46" iwcp.co.uk Fancy running for council? Could you be a councillor? That was the question aimed at enticing “community-minded local residents” to sign up for a “Be a Councillor” event at County Hall this week.
"15.10.2016 13:39:00" yoppul.co.uk AlexsLens video: Capturing a day on the Solent Videographer Alex Warren, known online as AlexsLens, captured a sunny day on the Solent in his signature cinematic style. The 18-year-old Islander was invited aboard the Salamander yacht during the Americas Cup. Here's what he had to say... How did you "I was contacted by Salamander Sailing Adventures to see if I would like to come aboard for the day. They saw my previous video “Catching The Sunset” and loved my style, so they wanted me to create a video for them about this charter."
Check out the
"15.10.2016 08:47:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight foodies' favourites make the Michelin Guide Nine eateries have been featured in the 2017 Michelin Guide for good food, including Seaview Hotel, which retained its Bib Gourmand for a second year. Planning on going out for dinner this weekend?
Try one of these great #IsleofWight eating out spots
"15.10.2016 08:37:27" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters rescue man locked in bathroom AN ISLE of Wight man had to call 999 this morning (Saturday) after becoming trapped in his bathroom. No-one needs this at 7am on a Saturday morning.
"15.10.2016 07:43:42" iwcp.co.uk Woman rescued from training ship A WOMAN aboard a sail training ship for disabled people, moored off the Isle of Wight, was rescued last night (Friday) and taken to hospital with breathing difficulties. The Cowes RNLI Lifeboat was called to Thorness Bay last night, to help a woman aboard a Jubilee Sailing Trust tall ship.
"15.10.2016 06:46:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend There will be beer, buses, books, boxing and more on the Isle of Wight this weekend From beer and buses, to boxing and books – it's set to be a busy weekend on the #IsleofWight.
Find out more here
"14.10.2016 18:07:05" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post What's for dinner?
Thanks to Ricky Ashanollah for these shots of a kingfisher catching its tea.
"14.10.2016 16:03:43" iwcp.co.uk Diesel problems for Isle of Wight drivers A SHORTAGE of diesel on the Isle of Wight has caused problems for some drivers. If you've noticed problems getting hold of diesel on the #IsleofWight over the last few days, you're not alone.
"14.10.2016 15:49:07" iwcp.co.uk Mud rescue for coastguards COASTGUARDS have been called to help rescue a group of people stuck in mud this afternoon (Friday). Mud rescue for coastguards
"14.10.2016 15:16:05" iwcp.co.uk Help for Haiti thanks to Isle of Wight effort A SHIPMENT of water filters is on its way to the hurricane-hit island of Haiti thanks to Isle of Wight efforts. "Despite being a small charity, we believe we are the first to get water filters into the disaster area. Other agencies are providing purification tablets." — Adrian Brewer, The Roll Out The Barrel Trust.
"14.10.2016 12:54:22" iwcp.co.uk Business concerns leads to debate call from Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner CONCERNS about the loss of business premises on the Isle of Wight and in other areas, should be debated in parliament, MP Andrew Turner has said. "In East Cowes, as well, no doubt, as elsewhere, the Homes and Communities Agency appears to have forgotten that its brief includes delivering much-needed business premises as well as homes, thus threatening economic development and Island homes." —
"14.10.2016 12:02:36" iwcp.co.uk Safer cycling thanks to cameras CYCLISTS on the Island will be a little safer thanks to efforts of waste collection company Amey and the Isle of Wight Council. Some cyclists are easier to spot than others.
But anyone on a bike should be easier to see for drivers of Amey's new vehicles to see thanks to new cameras.
"14.10.2016 11:00:03" yoppul.co.uk Batman is here to save the Isle of Wight from 'killer clowns' - seriously The 'killer clown' craze has swept the nation, and sightings have been reported on the Isle of Wight. But have no fear, Batman is here. He's patrolling the streets of Newport this afternoon (Thursday) and reassuring youngsters that he's ready to scare We had a visit from Batman yesterday.
Find out how the Caped Crusader is taking on the killer clown craze
"14.10.2016 10:21:56" Timeline Photos Find out the latest on the Ryde Arena situation, including an interview with Isle of Wight ice hockey star Sophie Herbert, in this week's Isle of Wight County Press.
"14.10.2016 09:41:07" iwcp.co.uk Yarmouth lifeboat helps commercial vessel YARMOUTH Lifeboat was launched this afternoon (Thursday) to the aid a 37 metre vessel suffering from engine failure. Update on the big tow in the water for Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat yesterday
"14.10.2016 09:03:12" iwcp.co.uk Miss Isle backed by Morrisons MISS Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing has received a cash injection from Morrisons supermarket. Ever wondered what the 5p is spent on when you take your shopping bag to the supermarket?
Here's the answer
"14.10.2016 08:48:38" iwcp.co.uk Royal visit as Isle of Wight Literary Festival officially gets underway THE Isle of Wight Literary Festival will officially start today (Friday) with a visit from Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Prince Edward will help get things officially started at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival today.
Find out who else will be there this weekend
"13.10.2016 17:35:06" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post This super Culver Sunset has been shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"13.10.2016 16:23:29" iwcp.co.uk Debt plan could help Isle of Wight Council free-up millions of pounds A 'DEBT repayment holiday' could help the Isle of Wight Council free-up £40 million over five years and provide a fiscal lifeline — at least until the government announces the results of its fair funding review. "This is the best chance to get to the point where the fair funding review kicks in. If that doesn't bring us what we need, well, I don't want to think about it." Cllr Jonathan Bacon.
"13.10.2016 13:20:47" iwcp.co.uk Ryde Arena could cease to be ice rink — lease would allow change of use NOTHING is stopping the leaseholders of Ryde Arena from using the building for something other than an ice rink. "We are looking for a use that is genuinely in demand from the local community and visitors, and one that is financially and environmentally sustainable." — AEW UK executive director Rachel McIsaac, on the situation at Ryde Arena.
"13.10.2016 12:02:48" iwcp.co.uk Yarmouth lifeboat helps commercial vessel YARMOUTH Lifeboat was launched this afternoon (Thursday) to the aid a 37 metre vessel suffering from engine failure. Yarmouth lifeboat helps commercial vessel
"13.10.2016 11:19:34" iwcp.co.uk £845,000 not enough to buy Solent fort HORSE Sand Fort, which lies between Nettlestone and Portsmouth, did not sell at auction as its owners hoped this week. Have a look at how this Solent fort used to look during World War 2 and find out the latest on efforts to sell it.
"13.10.2016 10:50:32" iwcp.co.uk Second World War mine destroyed in Cowes A SECOND World War mine, laid to help thwart a possible Nazi invasion, was detonated at in Cowes yesterday (Wednesday). Did you hear an explosion in Cowes yesterday?
"13.10.2016 09:19:50" iwcp.co.uk Injured worker rescued from roof FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue a seriously injured worker from a roof of an Isle of Wight demolition site. The crew used the #IsleofWight Fire and Rescue Service's aerial platform to reach the man who was said to have fallen and suffered a cardiac arrest.
"13.10.2016 09:05:00" iwcp.co.uk Council to discuss major Isle of Wight housing application RYDE Town Council considers its response to the Isle of Wight's latest major housing scheme. Discussions about plans for almost 200 homes for Smallbrook have been put back to November by Ryde Town Council.
More info and pics here
"13.10.2016 08:29:26" iwcp.co.uk More awards for Isle of Wight Festival THE Isle of Wight Festival has scooped its second national award in as many weeks. Official Isle of Wight Festival has been recognised at another national awards ceremony...
"13.10.2016 07:32:00" iwcp.co.uk Child neglect reports on the rise according to NSPCC THE number of calls concerning neglect of children on the Isle of Wight have risen by 67 per cent, according to the NSPCC. Across the UK, 33,333 contacts were passed on in 2015/16 — nearly 100 a day — compared with 23,733 in 2012/13, when the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal first came to light.
Find out the situation on the #IsleofWight here
"12.10.2016 18:18:39" Link Around the Rink The Junior Raiders made their voices heard tonight at the Link Around the Rink event outside Ryde Arena.
Read more here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/hundreds-turn-out-in-protest-over-ryde-arena-closure-96453.aspx
"12.10.2016 16:39:57" iwcp.co.uk Hundreds turn out in protest over Ryde Arena closure AROUND 300 people turned out in a show of support for Ryde Arena today (Wednesday). Hundreds turn out in protest over Ryde Arena closure
"12.10.2016 16:01:13" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight's best in the running for Beautiful South tourism awards BUSINESSES, big and small, on the Isle of Wight have been shortlisted for Beautiful South Awards for Excellence. Good luck to all the #IsleofWight businesses representing the Island at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence
"12.10.2016 15:17:39" iwcp.co.uk Charities bank on Santander support thanks to Isle of Wight effort BOSSES from Santander bank — including the UK chief executive Nathan Bostok — have raised thousands for charity by cycling and walking around the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Charities bank on Santander support thanks to #IsleofWight effort
"12.10.2016 12:40:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to @TheTanyaRock for sharing these fabulous photos of some cute #IsleofWight residents with us on Twitter
"12.10.2016 12:12:15" iwcp.co.uk Portsmouth backs devolution plan — council leader confident Isle of Wight will follow PORTSMOUTH City Council has backed plans for a Solent Combined Authority. "I am delighted that we have agreed to progress plans for a Solent Combined Authority, this is something that will deliver huge benefits for residents of Portsmouth, Southampton and the #IsleofWight." — Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council
"12.10.2016 11:27:29" iwcp.co.uk Praise for Island schools as science writer returns for Isle of Wight Literary Festival PROLIFIC science writer, Philip Ball, is returning to the Island for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Praise for Island schools as science writer returns for Isle of Wight Literary Festival
"12.10.2016 09:26:22" iwcp.co.uk Lairytales children's story project raises thousands in first few days LITTLE creatures with horrible habits are at the heart of a new Kickstarter project aimed at boosting children's language skills. Parp and the Secret Stink?
Find out about a new #IsleofWight children's story project that is a little bit different...
"12.10.2016 09:16:59" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These incredible photos of friendly foxes at Alum Bay have been shared with us by Zoe Cox
"12.10.2016 08:02:53" Isle of Wight County Press COMPETITION
The Island's favourite musical sons, Level 42, are on their Sirens 2 UK Tour and next Tuesday (October 18) they are bringing their funky pop brand to The Guildhall, Portsmouth, in their "home" gig of a tour that has seen them sell out all Time is running out to get involved in our Level 42 competition to win tickets to their Portsmouth show...
"12.10.2016 07:55:32" iwcp.co.uk 'Hate crime has a huge impact' — prosecutors launch consultation to help tackle issue HATE crime has no place within our society and the Isle of Wight community has been urged to help tackle it. "Hate crime has a huge impact, not only on the victim but the wider communities, and has no place in our society." — Steve Hoolohan, deputy chief crown prosecutor for CPS Wessex.
"11.10.2016 19:01:00" WIN Tickets to see Level 42 at Portsmouth Guildhall COMPETITION
The Island's favourite musical sons, Level 42, are on their Sirens 2 UK Tour and next Tuesday (October 18) they are bringing their funky pop brand to The Guildhall, Portsmouth, in their "home" gig of a tour that has seen them sell out all
"11.10.2016 18:04:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to ScotShot for sharing this beautiful picture of St Helens with us.
"11.10.2016 15:16:12" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council 'very concerned' by closure of Ryde Arena THE Isle of Wight Council has expressed its concerns at the closure of Ryde Arena ice rink. Find out what the #IsleofWight Council has to say about the closure of Ryde Arena
"11.10.2016 14:54:41" iwcp.co.uk Tourist rescued from Culver COASTGUARD rescuers and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance were called to help a woman with a broken ankle on Culver Down. A walk on Culver Down ended with a helicopter rescue for this holiday-maker
"11.10.2016 14:22:48" iwcp.co.uk Musician up for national award A SINGER songwriter from the Isle of Wight is in the running for a top national award. You could help talented #IsleofWight musician Lauran Hibberd scoop a national music award.
Find out how
"11.10.2016 13:46:48" iwcp.co.uk 'Killer clowns' on the Isle of Wight? THE creepy clown craze has spread across The Solent to the Island — on social media at least. Find out what police have said about reports of 'killer clown' sighting on the #IsleofWight
"11.10.2016 11:34:25" iwcp.co.uk Council to discuss major Isle of Wight housing application RYDE Town Council tonight (Tuesday) considers its response to the Isle of Wight's latest major housing scheme. The application comes after planning permission was granted for nearly 1,000 homes in the Pennyfeathers development on the opposite side of Smallbrook Lane where work has yet to start.
"11.10.2016 11:00:10" iwcp.co.uk Well known Ryde store closes WELL known Ryde business, Just Home, has announced it is closing. "We are dedicated to finding our fantastic and loyal staff new positions, and thank them for all their support."
"11.10.2016 10:50:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to the @TheTanyaRock for sharing a cracking shot of Compton with us on Twitter
"11.10.2016 10:33:10" iwcp.co.uk Plans for new houses near Isle of Wight school FORTY-NINE new homes are set to be built on land next to a Newport school, following a deal between the Isle of Wight Council and Spectrum Housing Group (SHG), prompting calls to make all of them affordable for young families and key… Unless the homes are built by March, 2018, the report warns a government housing subsidy of £1.28 million for the first scheme, or £1.47 million for the second, would be lost, potentially scuppering the entire deal.
"11.10.2016 10:11:30" iwcp.co.uk Two taken to hospital after Morton crash A PERSON trapped in one of two cars involved in a crash near Brading was freed by firefighters. #IsleofWight: Two taken to hospital after Morton crash
"11.10.2016 10:11:20" iwcp.co.uk Two taken to hospital after Morton crash A PERSON trapped in one of two cars involved in a crash near Brading was freed by firefighters. #IsleofWight: Two taken to hospital after Morton crash
"11.10.2016 09:43:01" iwcp.co.uk Community show of strength planned for Ryde Arena SUPPORTERS of Ryde Arena will stand arm in arm around the closed ice rink tomorrow (Wednesday) to show the weight of public support for the building. People will gather at 4.30pm tomorrow and link arms, standing around the Ryde Arena building.
"11.10.2016 09:12:17" iwcp.co.uk Overturned trailer blamed for Newport traffic delays LARGE traffic jams built up in and around Newport yesterday (Monday) afternoon after a large trailer being towed by a tractor overturned. Overturned trailer blamed for Newport traffic delays
"11.10.2016 08:25:00" iwcp.co.uk Talks to support future of Isle of Wight Festival OPTIONS to reduce spiralling costs of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park are being explored by the IW Council and promoter Solo which says it doesn't want to hit fans with a ticket price hike. A request for the Council to waive the fee it charges the #IsleofWight Festival to use Seaclose Park, has been withdrawn.
Find out why and what's happening now
"11.10.2016 07:52:49" iwcp.co.uk Call for 20mph speed limit on some Isle of Wight roads COUNCILLORS and residents from towns and villages across the IW attended a conference in Newport on Wednesday promoting introducing 20mph speed limits on the Island. Is it time for drivers to slow down on the #IsleofWight?
(Picture by Scott Newman.)
"10.10.2016 18:23:01" Timeline Photos A stunning sunrise at Monks Bay shared with us by Sienna Anderson of Soul Photography.
"10.10.2016 15:59:55" yoppul.co.uk Creepy clowns: harmless pranksters or society menaces? UPDATED MONDAY October 10 So it's hit. The craze of dressing up as a clown and hanging around on street corners has crossed the pond from America to the UK. Some people have taken to dressing up as a creepy clown and trying to scare passers-by out of Hampshire police have released a statement on the "killer clown" craze.
Read more on our sister site yoppul
"10.10.2016 15:11:37" Timeline Photos Thanks to Stuart Stevens for sharing this beautiful shot of sunset at The Needles last night.
"10.10.2016 14:34:24" iwcp.co.uk TV appearance for Isle of Wight mum who shares bed with her young kids A MUM of seven, who sleeps in the same bed as some of her children and breastfeeds her toddlers, featured on ITV's This Morning show earlier today (Monday). Anni said her parenting style had adapted over the years, and she believed it was natural for children to sleep in the same bed as their parents like many animals do in the wild.
"10.10.2016 14:27:23" iwcp.co.uk Island Games: Boost for games team after big cash donation A MYSTERY donation worth £1,000 has been given to Team IW towards their Island Games fundraising campaign. Island Games: Boost for Team #isleofwight after big cash donation @IOWIGA
"10.10.2016 14:21:22" iwcp.co.uk Investigation launched after ambulance gets stuck under car park roof ISLE of Wight NHS chiefs launched an investigation into how an ambulance became stuck under the car park roof of Sainsbury's supermarket in Newport. The #IsleofWight NHS Trust said the patient was treated "without delay" by paramedics and was taken to hospital by a second ambulance.
"10.10.2016 13:59:29" iwcp.co.uk Four arrested after man attacked in Cowes FOUR people have been arrested after a man was attacked and suffered a broken arm and facial injuries. The victim suffered head and facial injuries, along with a broken arm.
"10.10.2016 13:23:45" iwcp.co.uk Wight Shipyard secures £6.3 million ferry contract and creates 75 jobs WIGHT Shipyard in East Cowes has scooped its largest ever order — a £6.3 million contract with a London-based ferry company, which ordered two new high speed ferries. The two 170 capacity, 35-metre high speed ferries make up the largest order of fast passenger ferries for a UK shipyard in more than 25 years.
"10.10.2016 13:09:09" iwcp.co.uk Legal aid granted for dad taking on Isle of Wight Council over school fines SELF-APPOINTED school fines warrior Jon Platt has been granted legal aid for his Supreme Court showdown with the Isle of Wight Council. Legal aid granted for dad taking on Isle of Wight Council over school fines
"10.10.2016 11:01:22" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight NHS Trust welcomes new board member A NEW member has been recruited to the board of the Island's NHS Trust. Lena Samuels lives in Lymington and is a frequent visitor to the Island.
"10.10.2016 09:46:48" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight man in court on rape and kidknap charges A MAN arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault has appeared in Magistrates' Court this morning (Monday). Court appearance for man arrested in connection with serious sexual assault
"10.10.2016 09:35:47" iwcp.co.uk New footbridge to help prevent flooding at Newport's Lukely Brook A NEW footbridge designed to help prevent flooding at Lukely Brook in Newport has been welcomed by councillors. "Let's hope that residents of Carisbrooke and Newport can be spared any repetition of the misery of the Christmas floods of 2013."
"09.10.2016 19:45:01" iwcp.co.uk Why Eddie's the Isle of Wight's new darling Previously something of a fan of Eddie Izzard, I am now positively devoted to him. I like the way he manages to be alternative without drawing on the tediously coarse and I like the way he's honest about his transgender (“a complete boy plus girl”) "There is a great need for compassion.
"It is a quality that is inherent in the best of human beings and distinguishes us from animals who are certainly capable of showing protective care, notably where their young are concerned, but who do so from
"09.10.2016 19:15:02" Timeline Photos Thanks to Stephen Watt for sharing his fantastic view of sunset in Gurnard this evening.
"09.10.2016 18:03:49" Timeline Photos Ricky Ashanollah had to grab his camera quick to capture this shot of an unusual visitor in a friend's garden in Ryde.
"09.10.2016 16:49:56" iwcp.co.uk From India to East Cowes A TRADITIONAL Indian family is bringing an authentic taste to their new venture — Taste of India Isle of Wight. Find out about the family inspiration behind a new #IsleofWight business
"09.10.2016 16:45:39" iwcp.co.uk Ice Skating: Isle of Wight skaters keep cool for contest PODIUM positions and personal bests were achieved by Island figure skaters at an international event last week. Another example of why Ryde Arena is such an important facility for the Isle of Wight.
"09.10.2016 11:53:51" Timeline Photos Thanks to @MarieLouise12 for sharing this beautiful Autumn sunrise with us on Twitter.
"09.10.2016 09:42:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight man faces kidnap, rape and GBH charges A MAN arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault on the Isle of Wight has been charged with kidnap, rape and grievous bodily harm. Update following the report of a serious sexual assault on Friday
"09.10.2016 08:41:08" iwcp.co.uk Injured woman rescued from flat FIREFIGHTERS used an aerial ladder platform to assist the Isle of Wight ambulance service yesterday afternoon. Firefighters and paramedics worked together to help
"09.10.2016 07:36:01" Timeline Photos A beautiful end to the day at Binnel Bay. Shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"09.10.2016 07:06:33" iwcp.co.uk Incredible 400 mile challenge for Isle of Wight personal trainer IT'S an insane challenge which most of us would baulk at taking on. Enjoying a lie in? Spare a thought for this #IsleofWight man.
"People who do it start hallucinating. I don't know what to expect. The truth is, nobody knows what to expect. I don't know how my body is going to react to sleep deprivation." – Tom
"08.10.2016 19:34:32" iwcp.co.uk Football fixtures for October 8, 9 and 11 Football fixtures for October 8, 9 and 11 Football: A round up of today's Isle of Wight results.
"08.10.2016 18:48:37" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight community rallies behind victim POLICE are investigating a serious sexual assault that took place in Niton yesterday morning. A collection for flowers, cards and other items has been established for the victim of a serious sexual assault.
Remember if you saw anything that could help police with their investigations, call 101
"08.10.2016 18:23:16" iwcp.co.uk Is this the end for the Ryde Arena ice rink on the Isle of Wight? RYDE Arena Limited has informed staff today it is no longer in a position to run the Isle of Wight ice rink. Update on this week's front page story.
Ryde Arena Limited has issued a fresh statement.
"08.10.2016 17:35:15" iwcp.co.uk From Cowes Library to Strictly Come Dancing Avid Strictly Come Dancing fans, they were amazed to see their father, one-man-band Jake Rodrigues, performing to the nation on the hit BBC show. There was a surprise in store for nine-year-old Caspar and his little brother Arlo, six, when they tuned into BBC Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night.
"08.10.2016 16:39:43" iwcp.co.uk Free checks for tyre safety A LAKE business has backed a campaign to take dangerous and illegal tyres off the road. "Tyres are the main factor that is the difference between stopping in an emergency or having an accident. A worn tyre has very little grip and is an accident waiting to happen."
"08.10.2016 09:53:01" iwcp.co.uk Artists' cash for Earl Mountbatten Hospice TALENTED art students showcased their work at an exhibition in Newport and raised £200 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. "Art is all about letting go and having fun, and we certainly did that."
"08.10.2016 09:43:49" iwcp.co.uk Arrest made after serious sexual assault POLICE have arrested a man in connection with a serious sexual assault that took place in Niton yesterday (Friday). Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan said: "This was a very serious assault and we need to try to identify anyone who saw this man."
"08.10.2016 08:45:01" iwcp.co.uk Couple's thanks to charities for precious time with baby Betsy Rose A COUPLE who spent 52 precious days with their baby before her death have thanked the charities that made their time together possible. "We only had a short time with Betsy but it was very precious to us.
"Without these charities — the coastguard helicopter that flew her to hospital, or Ronald McDonald House for putting us up so we could stay with her — we wouldn't have even had that
"08.10.2016 08:04:00" iwcp.co.uk Feast of eclectic music at harp festival HARP on Wight 2016 kicked off on Thursday with events taking place at venues across Ryde over the coming days. The Harp on Wight Festival has some great events lined up for this weekend
"08.10.2016 07:20:12" iwcp.co.uk Motorsport: Isle of Wight man hoping to become king of Britain THE British round of an extreme form of off-road motorsport will be staged in Dorset this weekend, with an Isle of Wight man hoping to impress. Motorsport: Isle of Wight man hoping to become King of Britain
"08.10.2016 06:52:08" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend ATHLETES from across the country will be pushing themselves to the limit in the 60th anniversary Isle of Wight Marathon on Sunday. From fantastic music to muddy marathons - the #IsleofWight has it all this weekend
Find out about some of the great events happening on our Island...
"07.10.2016 18:46:00" yoppul Shout out to PLASTIC MERMAIDS Missed out on tickets to this weekend's PLASTIC MERMAIDS shows in Cowes?
Ease your sadness by listening to their live session for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6...
"07.10.2016 17:07:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Free guides to two great #IsleofWight events in this week's CP.
The inspirational story of Isaac Leal, a Medina College student who completed his GCSEs while undergoing brain tumour treatment and has been nominated for 2 awards.
Calls for action
"07.10.2016 16:17:50" Timeline Photos A starry night at Flowers Brook, Ventnor.
Thanks to Adrian Brown for sharing this incredible shot of the night sky with us.
"07.10.2016 16:11:15" iwcp.co.uk StreetDoctors sessions boost skills and confidence of Isle of Wight young people A TEAM from the charity StreetDoctors has visited the Isle of Wight's Youth Offending Team to give young people vital first aid training. The StreetDoctors charity has been working with young people on the #IsleofWight to teach them life-saving skills and boost their confidence
"07.10.2016 14:23:31" iwcp.co.uk Knock out night for Isle of Wight charities Blue Light Fight Night is back, raising money for Isle of Wight charities. It's 2-0 to the fire service at the moment, can the police pull it back?
"07.10.2016 13:55:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These stunning pictures of sunrise in Bembridge have been shared with us by Sienna Anderson at Soul Photography
"07.10.2016 13:02:49" twitter.com Shanklin Theatre on Twitter “Win tix to see solo Joe on the 21st October, see this week's @iwcponline Weekender for more details. https://t.co/XKT4vwGo5i @VisitIOW” Find out how you could win tickets to see Joe Brown at Shanklin Theatre, in this week's #IsleofWight County Press
"07.10.2016 12:38:27" The Wave Project – Laura Ferrett Read the full story of Laura Ferrett's incredible return to the water, thanks to the Wave Project, in this week's Isle of Wight County Press.
"07.10.2016 12:24:41" iwcp.co.uk Escaped hawk still on the loose according to red squirrel conservation charity A HAWK that escaped from an Isle of Wight home in the spring and was spotted devouring a red squirrel, is still on the loose according to a conservation charity. "To date - she is still on the loose"
"07.10.2016 11:45:21" iwcp.co.uk Isle Drive Safe charity gala dinner this weekend A CHARITY ball will take place this weekend in aid of Isle of Wight road safety charity Isle Drive Safe — Remember Evey. #IsleofWight: Find out about a great event in aid of Isle Drive Safe - Remember Evey this weekend
"07.10.2016 09:26:13" iwcp.co.uk Road works to start near Robin Hill NIGHT works will begin at Downend tonight (Friday) and will continue for seven weekday nights. Details of Island Roads latest project
"07.10.2016 07:55:52" Gary Lineker meets students at Medina College Look who dropped in to meet students at Medina College yesterday.
Find out more and see pictures here http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/gary-lineker-surprises-students-at-isle-of-wight-school-96382.aspx
"06.10.2016 18:21:00" bestofengland.com Isle of Wight | The Best of England | Inspiring Discovery We have traveled throughout the Isle of Wight to find some of the best cafes, restaurants, pubs, delis, museums and galleries to inspire you to visit this beautiful region of England. Check out these recommendations - do you agree...
"06.10.2016 16:11:27" iwcp.co.uk Plans to tackle town centre troubles EFFORTS to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve safety have led to changes to night time transport in the centre of Newport. Find out about efforts to tackle trouble in the centre of Newport
"06.10.2016 15:40:38" Timeline Photos The sunrise in Seaview was pretty fantastic this morning — if you don't believe us, Ricky Ashanollah has the evidence
"06.10.2016 15:37:05" iwcp.co.uk Pub praise after serious fire avoided A SERIOUS fire at a pub in Chale was avoided when a faulty tumble dryer caught light and the owners were quick to act on advice from a fire safety officer. "We strongly believe that it is due to this recommendation that our business was saved from serious damage with no casualties." — Andy Greenwood, Wight Mouse Inn landlord.
"06.10.2016 14:11:20" twitter.com Isle Of Wight on Twitter “One of the best ways to see the Island: #Beer, #Buses & #Walks with the @iowbusmuseum! https://t.co/hFlQjHU3nD #IsleofWight #IOW” Pick up a copy of tomorrow's Cp for a full guide to this year's event
"06.10.2016 12:01:37" iwcp.co.uk Overturned car on Ashey Road EMERGENCY services were called to an overturned car in a driveway in Ryde earlier this morning (Thursday). Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
"06.10.2016 11:40:00" iwcp.co.uk Solent mayor plan backed in consultation PLANS for a directly elected mayor have been backed in a public consultation on a Solent Mayoral Combined Authority. Find out the latest on Solent devolution plans
"06.10.2016 10:50:46" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink starts work on new Isle of Wight ferry WORK has started on a new Wightlink ferry, due to come into service between Fishbourne and Portsmouth in summer 2018. The new ship is part of Wightlink's £45 million 'Investing for the Future' programme and will be able to carry more than 1,000 passengers and up to 178 cars.
"06.10.2016 10:30:29" iwcp.co.uk Report raises questions over Isle of Wight Festival's future THE future of the Isle of Wight Festival could be in doubt unless costs can be cut. "It is vital we continue to work closely in partnership with Solo to ensure that the festival continues to thrive and develop, and to continue to bring economic and many other benefits to the Island." — #IsleofWight Council leader Cllr Jonathan Bacon.
"06.10.2016 09:24:12" iwcp.co.uk Ryde Arena closed as landlord dispute rumbles on WIGHTLINK Raiders have been forced to cancel their weekend game, after Ryde Arena was closed today (Thursday). Find out the latest on Ryde Arena, and why it has closed again this week
"06.10.2016 09:15:02" twitter.com Rockstars Cars on Twitter “Can you spot Syd Barrett at the Isle Of Wight Festival with an Invacar? anyone know which year? and Which type of Invacar? #TheSydBarrett” Does anyone know the answer?
"06.10.2016 08:54:33" iwcp.co.uk Generous community thanked in wake of Newport flats fire FRIENDS and neighbours pulled together to support the victims of last week's dramatic fire in Newport. "The community have been absolutely great and so supportive." — Kay Ounsworth, whose children were in the flats at the time the fire broke out.
"06.10.2016 08:24:57" iwcp.co.uk Plans to spare the axe from some Isle of Wight Council services — for now THE Isle of Wight Council may be able to fend off £4 million worth of savings this year — but the reprieve is temporary. Concessionary fares for disabled people will be spared the axe — and some other services could be safe for now too, according to the #IsleofWight Council.
(Thanks to readers who spotted that our previous headline had not been spared the axe — and the i
"05.10.2016 14:11:37" iwcp.co.uk Police fear driver who fled could be seriously injured POLICE are searching for a driver they believe may have been seriously injured after a car came off the road in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). Police fear driver who fled could be seriously injured
"05.10.2016 14:05:49" iwcp.co.uk Rotarians rally to help hurricane-hit Haiti PLEAS to help hurricane hit Haiti have been answered by Rotarians on the Isle of Wight. Find out about #IsleofWight efforts to help the hurricane-hit country Haiti
"05.10.2016 13:46:22" High winds have led to Red Jet services being suspended.
Hovertravel has warned customers its services could also be affected this afternoon.
"05.10.2016 11:41:59" iwcp.co.uk Labour takes to streets to oppose Isle of Wight grammar school LABOUR Party activists took to the streets at the weekend, joining a national campaign against selective education. "A few people may have benefited from grammar schools. but actually, in the 1950s, a third of pupils from deprived backgrounds left grammar school without a single O level." — Ed Gouge, Isle of Wight Labour Party
"05.10.2016 10:30:47" iwcp.co.uk Praise for Isle of Wight Council's money management — despite lack of cash THE Isle of Wight Council has planned and managed its finances well, despite its money worries, according to external auditors. Good news:
The #IsleofWight Council has been praised by auditors for managing finances.
There still isn't much money
"05.10.2016 09:00:42" iwcp.co.uk Family Traveller Award for Isle of Wight Festival THE Isle of Wight Festival has won the best family festival award at the Familty Traveller Awards 2016. "It makes all the hard work worthwhile" — John Giddings, on the Family Traveller Award for Official Isle of Wight Festival
"05.10.2016 08:25:32" iwcp.co.uk Football: New manager for East Cowes Vics EAST Cowes Vics have appointed a new manager. Football: New manager for East Cowes Vics
"05.10.2016 07:51:16" iwcp.co.uk Charity makes changes and appeals for help AN ORGANISATION which has raised thousands of pounds for Isle of Wight children's charities will focus its efforts on helping youngsters with autism and neurological conditions. "We are in desperate need of donations, sponsorships, legacy donations, time and support, whatever people are prepared to give to help raise money, our profile and people's awareness of these conditions that seems to be affecting more and more of our
"04.10.2016 18:25:02" Timeline Photos A serene St Helens Duver, captured on camera by Sienna Anderson
"04.10.2016 16:11:28" iwcp.co.uk International rescue — Isle of Wight firefighters compete against world's best TWO Island firefighters are set to travel to Brazil this month to represent the Isle of Wight at an international rescue competition. International rescue — #IsleofWight firefighters compete against world's best
"04.10.2016 15:43:32" iwcp.co.uk Chance to find out more about life as an Isle of Wight councillor WITH the Isle of Wight due to go to the polls next year for council elections, Islanders will be able to find out more about the role this month. Think you could do a better job than your #IsleofWight councillor?
"04.10.2016 15:04:09" iwcp.co.uk Founder members help celebrate 50 years of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway THREE original members of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway attended a dinner at Havenstreet to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the heritage line. The original ambition did not run as far as to restore and operate the locomotive, but over 50 years their enterprise and initiative grew into what is now a major Island attraction enjoyed by more than 100,000 visitors each year.
"04.10.2016 14:02:25" iwcp.co.uk Human rights changes welcomed by MP Andrew Turner CHANGES to how human rights laws are applied to the British armed forces, announced today (Tuesday), have been welcomed by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner. Changes to how human rights laws are applied to the British armed forces, announced today, have been welcomed by #IsleofWight MP Andrew Turner.
"04.10.2016 12:43:12" iwcp.co.uk Search on for new Cowes Week charity COWES Week organisers have launched a search for a new charity partner. "Thanks to the generosity of those attending Cowes Week we have raised over £200,000 in the last three years." — Ben Willows, UKSA
"04.10.2016 12:12:25" Timeline Photos Thanks to ScotShot photography for sharing this fantastic Culver sunrise with us, taken this morning.
"04.10.2016 11:00:20" iwcp.co.uk Earl of Wessex to open Isle of Wight Literary Festival THE Earl of Wessex is to open the Isle of Wight Literary Festival at Northwood House, in Cowes, on October 14. The royal will arrive in Cowes next week.
"04.10.2016 10:24:40" iwcp.co.uk Awards for those helping Isle of Wight communities ISLANDERS who have made a difference in their communities will be recognised at an annual awards ceremony tomorrow (Wednesday). Some important Islanders will be recognised for their work tomorrow...
"04.10.2016 09:28:39" iwcp.co.uk Gold medallist inspires Isle of Wight children PARALYMIC gold medallist Helena Lucas was on hand to inspire Year 6 pupils at UKSA. "I became an ambassador for UKSA just after 2012, I think its a brilliant scheme as so many kids live on the Island and have never been on the water - it's crazy." Paralympic sailor and UKSA ambassador Helena Lucas.
"04.10.2016 08:56:29" iwcp.co.uk Charity hopes to profit from banker's efforts A MAN from Sandown is banking on pedal power helping Action for Children. "For the past five years, I have given up my bed for one night in the year to sleep rough in a park in Reading and I thought this year I really should try something new to help the sponsorship." — #IsleofWight NatWest banker Anthony Donohue, who is
"04.10.2016 08:12:12" iwcp.co.uk Celebrating 25 years of Action on Hearing Loss Isle of Wight VOLUNTEERS and staff at Action on Hearing Loss Isle of Wight have celebrated 25 years of providing support for Islanders with hearing difficulty. "I know from the feedback our clients give us the service makes a real difference to their lives, helping them to stay independent, take control and live the life they choose." — Ann Emery for Action on Hearing Loss #IsleofWight.
"03.10.2016 15:43:53" iwcp.co.uk Bembridge knocked off top spot in village of the year competition BEMBRIDGE has been named runner-up in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight village of the year competition. Don't worry, Bembridge still has plenty of awards under its belt.
"03.10.2016 14:10:05" iwcp.co.uk Golden Retriever meeting returns to Ventnor beach THE ANNUAL golden retriever meeting on Ventnor beach took place yesterday (Sunday). More than 20 dogs enjoyed the sunny weather at the annual meeting.
"03.10.2016 13:50:38" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner 'will play his part in making Brexit a success' THE Island's MP has said he will 'play his part in making Brexit a success', following Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will progress with plans to leave the EU. Theresa May said she would trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.
"03.10.2016 09:02:45" iwcp.co.uk Islanders show their support for Macmillan coffee mornings TABLES across the Island were lined with Victoria sponges, cupcakes, and mugs of tea in honour of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning. "It's a very worthwhile cause and everyone knows someone who will need help from Macmillan at some time in their lives."
"03.10.2016 08:23:51" iwcp.co.uk Dame Judi drops in to Shanklin Theatre to watch Eddie Izzard HOLLYWOOD star Dame Judi Dench dropped by Shanklin Theatre last night to watch comedian Eddie Izzard. You know you're good when Dame Judi Dench comes to watch you....
"02.10.2016 18:06:14" iwcp.co.uk SingAbout for wellbeing INDEPENDENT Arts will be holding a special SingAbout Together session as part of the Celebrating Age Festival. The Independent Arts event is free and everyone is welcome.
"02.10.2016 16:12:02" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sienna Anderson at SoulPhotography for sharing this colourful moment after the weekend's rain.
"02.10.2016 15:14:48" iwcp.co.uk Ian eats up the miles in cycling feat AN EXTRAORDINARY cycling challenge, which emulates the rides of British cycling greats, such as Chris Froome, is heading towards a climax for an Island man. Businessman Ian Gregory, 47, has completed a self-dubbed Three-Ton Challenge by riding three cycling events, each of more than 100 miles, for charity.
"02.10.2016 11:52:40" Timeline Photos This beautiful scene at Flowers Brook has been shared with us by Adrian Brown.
"02.10.2016 10:32:52" www.iwcp.co.uk Marathon task to tackle mental health stigma A MOTHER and daughter will be taking on the Bournemouth Marathon to help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. Marathon task to tackle mental health
"02.10.2016 08:32:39" www.iwcp.co.uk Plan to improve harbour FINAL plans to re-shape Cowes Harbour have been unveiled by the town's harbour commissioners. Plan to improve harbour
"02.10.2016 06:39:00" iwcp.co.uk Who are you kidding, Adolf? Military historian Dr Robert Forczyk may be a clever fellow but he has some loopy theories. Hitler wouldn't have stood a chance...
"01.10.2016 19:24:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These fantastic photos of Portsmouth, taken from the #IsleofWight, have been shared with us by Noel Pinacate
"01.10.2016 17:39:00" iwcp.co.uk Barry Dyer A FORMER member of Bembridge Lifeboat crew, who helped to save the lives of over 300 people during more than 30 years of service, has died, aged 73. Over 30 years, as part of Bembridge RNLI, Barry Dyer helped save the lives of more than 300 people.
"01.10.2016 17:35:01" iwcp.co.uk Special service to remember babies A MEMORIAL service for babies will be held at the St Mary's Hospital chapel on Sunday. A very special service takes place at St Mary's Hospital tomorrow
"01.10.2016 15:39:57" iwcp.co.uk House fire in Cowes FIRE broke out at a house in Cowes this afternoon (Saturday), prompting the launch of three fire engines to tackle the blaze. Firefighters have successfully extinguished a house fire at Thetis Road, Cowes.
"01.10.2016 15:19:09" iwcp.co.uk Pickleball to take Island by storm? A SPORT combining tennis, badminton and table tennis has been demonstrated by the Island's champion player. Ever heard of pickleball? The #isleofwight has a champion player who has been coaching the sport on the Island.
"01.10.2016 14:35:58" iwcp.co.uk Eddie Izzard gives fee to Isle of Wight charities TWO Isle of Wight charities will benefit from the generosity of comedy star Eddie Izzard, who will donate the undisclosed fee for his stand-up show at Shanklin Theatre. When Eddie Izzard takes to the Shanklin Theatre stage, he'll be giving these #IsleofWight charities something to smile about
"01.10.2016 10:34:11" iwcp.co.uk Praise for Earl Mountbatten Hospice's dementia care FORMER Conservative Party leader Michael Howard praised the work of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice during a visit last week. "Hospices in general, and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in particular, do a fantastic job looking after people as they reach the end of their lives. We lead the world in palliative care." – Lord Howard
"01.10.2016 08:49:00" Timeline Photos It's hard to believe it was just last night Sienna Anderson managed to catch the last rays of sunshine at Bembridge Windmill.
"01.10.2016 07:50:19" Heavy rain hits the Isle of Wight Heavy rain is affecting driving conditions across the #IsleofWight this morning. Thanks to Bethany Rimington Staley for sharing this video, taken at The Mall/Drill Hall Road junction in Newport.
West Wight police had this message for
"01.10.2016 07:43:54" iwcp.co.uk 'Superstar' six year old helps save dad's life A BRAVE little girl who kept calm and called for help when her diabetic dad collapsed at the wheel of his car has been hailed a lifesaver. "She said 'daddy's not talking' and I knew immediately what had happened."
"30.09.2016 18:00:01" Timeline Photos THis fantastic shot of a kingsisher ifull flight at Newtown Creek, IOW has been shared with us by Ricky Ashanollah.
"30.09.2016 16:03:55" Timeline Photos Lovers of tea, coffee and cake have been well catered for on the #IsleofWight in recent days, with lots of people holding coffee morning events in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Check out next week's County Press for full coverage and pictures and if
"30.09.2016 15:35:21" iwcp.co.uk Watch dealer jailed for £1.25 million tax dodge A LUXURY watch dealer who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years. Darren Reay, 46, who traded online via eBay as Darren Reay Watches and also from Wight's Watches, Cowes, used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle of luxury properties, cars and designer watches.
"30.09.2016 14:59:22" iwcp.co.uk Big Sleep Out will raise awareness of homelessness A BIG sleep out to show Isle of Wight residents what it is like to be homeless is being held in Appley Park, Ryde, on October 14. "We are not pretending that spending one night out is close to what over 3,500 homeless people in England face each night.
"This is the third year we have run this event and we hope that each year it will grow and become an opportunity for you to respond
"30.09.2016 14:04:10" iwcp.co.uk New boss in the driving seat at Southern Vectis SOUTHERN Vectis has appointed a new general manager — who started his career as a bus driver. Meet the new man in charge at Southern Vectis - the island's buses
"30.09.2016 12:23:37" iwcp.co.uk Council cash to help young disabled Islanders CASH to help organisations working young disabled people on the Isle of Wight is on offer from the council. "There are many organisations on the Island that undertake vital and often unheralded work in the community in support of children with disabilities and/or additional needs." — #IsleofWight Council leader Jonathan Bacon.
"30.09.2016 10:46:20" iwcp.co.uk Man injured in Sandown teen assault A GROUP of teenagers are reported to have assaulted a man in Sandown yesterday (Thursday), leaving him with cuts to his head. The man described the teenage boys as wearing dark clothing and one of them was carrying a JD Sports bag, according to police.
"30.09.2016 08:31:33" iwcp.co.uk Latest plan for Solent tunnel fixed link revealed FIXED link campaigners have unveiled a plan to build a tunnel beneath The Solent from Whippingham to the mainland. Find out what the latest plans are for a fixed link and tell us if you think it's a good idea
"30.09.2016 06:12:13" iwcp.co.uk Controlled explosion of German bomb close to Isle of Wight AN UNEXPLODED Second World War bomb, found at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, was expected to be blown up off the east coast of the Isle of Wight this morning (Friday). The unexploded Second World War bomb was found at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
"29.09.2016 16:29:57" iwcp.co.uk Southern Water teams up with Wight Crystal AFTER a burst main in Ryde saw Southern Water bring bottled water across from the mainland, the firm has said it will work with water suppliers Wight Crystal. "We are thrilled to be working alongside Wight Crystal as well as supporting The Way Forward programme, and look forward to working even more closely together in the future." — Keith Herbert Southern Water
"29.09.2016 16:00:31" iwcp.co.uk Bring back Britannia to help with Brexit trade deals says Isle of Wight MP BRITANNIA should once again rule the waves according to Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner. "I believe that the time is right for us to examine the contribution the return of the Royal Yacht could make to our future as a global trading nation." #IsleofWight MP Andrew Turner.
"29.09.2016 14:28:02" iwcp.co.uk School bus involved in crash A SCHOOL BUS and a car crashed in Fishbourne this morning (Thursday). Update: A woman was taken to St Mary's Hospital with a rib injury.
"29.09.2016 14:07:35" iwcp.co.uk Extra Red Funnel sailings for Christmas shoppers PEOPLE travelling to the mainland for Christmas shopping and festive fun can take advantage of an increased Sunday Red Jet service between Cowes and Southampton. 86 days to go...
"29.09.2016 13:10:42" iwcp.co.uk Join the celebration for 40 years of Quay Arts QUAY ARTS will be the place to be on Sunday when the cream of Isle of Wight talent will be celebrate its 40th anniversary. It's party time at The Quay Arts
"29.09.2016 12:38:56" iwcp.co.uk Coppins Bridge resurfacing work completed RESURFACING work at Coppins Bridge has finished and restrictions have been lifted. Good news for drivers who use Coppins Bridge at night
"29.09.2016 11:16:18" iwcp.co.uk Investigation after school computer system hacked POLICE are investigating a network breach in Sandown Bay Academy's computer systems. A 57 year old has been arrested in connection with the hacking
"29.09.2016 09:57:45" iwcp.co.uk School bus involved in crash A SCHOOL BUS and a car crashed in Fishbourne this morning (Thursday). #IsleofWight: School bus involved in crash
"29.09.2016 09:35:02" iwcp.co.uk Investigation after school computer system hacked POLICE are investigating a network breach in a school's computer systems. "We can confirm we have established an internal enquiry into this situation. Hampshire Police has launched its own investigation and we are giving them our full co-operation in this process." — headteacher Claire Charlemagne
"29.09.2016 09:02:45" Timeline Photos It's pretty murky out there this morning, but this stunning picture of Borthwood Copse from Visit Isle of Wight is a nice reminder of when the weather was a little better.
"29.09.2016 08:36:33" iwcp.co.uk Fair funding case for the Isle of Wight goes to government A FRESH appeal for a fair funding deal for the Island has been made by the Isle of Wight Council. As we prepare to hand over thousands of signatures from Islanders of all walks of life, politicians, businesses, emergency services and public services, backing the Fight for the Wight campaign, the #IsleofWight Council will submit a fresh case for fair
"29.09.2016 07:48:20" Firefighters will return to Nippert Court flats this morning to investigate the cause of yesterday evening's blaze.
(Video by Olivia Churchill-Brooks)
"29.09.2016 07:31:44" iwcp.co.uk St Mary's Hospital forced to postpone surgery after difficulty discharging patients ST MARY'S Hospital has been forced to postpone some operations today (Thursday) due to 'significant pressures' and difficulty in discharging patients. St Mary's staff are urging Islanders to call NHS 111 before visiting the hospital.
"28.09.2016 20:31:42" www.iwcp.co.uk Fire at Newport flats FIRE broke out at a block of flats in Newport this afternoon (Wednesday). Five people were treated for smoke inhalation after the fire in Newport this evening.
Full details and video here
"28.09.2016 16:52:16" Thanks to Olivia Churchill-Brooks for sharing this video of the fire in Newport this afternoon.
Full details here:
"28.09.2016 16:33:05" iwcp.co.uk Motorcyclist who fled after crash may have been badly hurt POLICE have issued a fresh appeal to find a motorcyclist who fled the scene of a crash involving a motorbike and two cars on the Middle Road on Sunday. "Police believe the motorcyclist may have been badly injured, because the motorbike sustained substantial damage. The two cars were also damaged."
"28.09.2016 15:31:47" Fire at Newport flats The scene of the blaze at Nippert Court in Newport.
Full details here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/fire-at-newport-flats-96308.aspx
"28.09.2016 15:27:37" iwcp.co.uk Fire at Newport flats FIRE broke out at a block of flats in Newport this afternoon (Wednesday). #IsleofWight: Fire at Newport flats
"28.09.2016 15:17:33" iwcp.co.uk Car and motorbike crash on dual carriageway A CAR and a motorbike collided on the dual carriageway earlier today (Wednesday). Car and motorbike crash on dual carriageway
"28.09.2016 14:59:12" iwcp.co.uk Step up to the plate and help the Earl Mountbatten Hospice EARL Mountbatten Hospice is launching a campaign to encourage more volunteers to join its award-winning team. "Our John Cheverton Centre is a really important place for people to spend time together, and whether they are using our services or not. Please do consider volunteering as it would really make a big difference to the number of people we can support." —
"28.09.2016 13:50:51" iwcp.co.uk Police investigate after valuable bike stolen A BIKE believed to be worth £3,000 has been stolen from Freshwater. Police investigate after valuable bike stolen
"28.09.2016 12:15:06" iwcp.co.uk War at the heart of new Quay Arts exhibition QUAY Arts will be the temporary home of a new exhibition, Impressions of War, marking the centenary of the First World War. This image of the men of the #IsleofWight Rifles will be part of a new exhibition at The Quay Arts.
Find out more here
"28.09.2016 10:26:52" iwcp.co.uk Charity hits out at possible cuts Isle of Wight coeliacs' gluten-free prescriptions A NATIONAL charity has hit out at cuts to prescriptions for gluten-free food, being considered by Isle of Wight health bosses. Possible cuts to #IsleofWight coeliacs' gluten-free prescriptions criticised by Coeliac UK
Find out how you can have your say
"28.09.2016 09:39:14" iwcp.co.uk Changes for Isle of Wight ferry passengers during Wightlink work CHANGES affecting Isle of Wight ferry passengers have been introduced by Wightlink, while work on its Fishbourne to Portsmouth route takes place. Find out about changes for #IsleofWight ferry passengers during Wightlink work
"28.09.2016 08:25:55" iwcp.co.uk Service to help Islanders in running for national award EFFORTS to support people with hearing and sight loss on the Isle of Wight have been shortlisted for a national award. Good luck to the team behind this important #IsleofWight service
"27.09.2016 18:29:47" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Fancy something a bit different for dinner? This heron was caught tucking into some very fresh eel in Seaview by Ricky Ashanollah yesterday.
"27.09.2016 16:00:00" iwcp.co.uk Hitler's regret over Isle of Wight invasion HITLER was talked out of a plan to invade the Isle of Wight by Nazi naval commanders, a new book claims. Forget Stalingrad, was this the real turning point of the Second World War?
"27.09.2016 14:56:02" iwcp.co.uk Overturned car near Rookley A VEHICLE overturned on Bleak Down near Rookley earlier today (Tuesday). A police spokesman said the vehicle was recovered by 2.37pm and there were no reported injuries.
"27.09.2016 14:24:37" iwcp.co.uk Top writer backs Isle of Wight Youth Trust A RENOWNED writer and journalist who has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor, Little Richard — and even Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi — will make a guest appearance at a charity dinner at Ryde School. "We are delighted to see such a successful and well respected Island voice joining us in Philip Norman, and would like to thank both Philip and Ryde School for their support." — Eileen Monks, Isle of Wight Youth Trust
"27.09.2016 13:17:50" iwcp.co.uk Beaper Shute to be improved BEAPER Shute — a section of road between Ryde and Brading which is prone to accidents — will be resurfaced next month. #IsleofWight: Beaper Shute to be improved
"27.09.2016 12:43:06" iwcp.co.uk Sailing: Island clubs enjoy Isle of Wight Day relay AN Isle of Wight Day yachting relay involving all of the Island's sailing clubs has been hailed a triumph. An #IsleofWight Day yachting relay involving Island sailing clubs was a success, according to the High Sheriff.
"27.09.2016 12:16:53" iwcp.co.uk Car overturns in Seaview A CAR rolled on to its roof following an incident in Seaview earlier today (Tuesday). Car overturns in Seaview
"27.09.2016 11:44:07" iwcp.co.uk Appeal for witnesses after woman hurt in Ryde robbery POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Ryde. Can you help police?
"27.09.2016 10:21:03" iwcp.co.uk Father's urgent appeal for life-saving blood stem cell donors A MAN suffering with a rare type of leukaemia has urgently appealed for blood stem cell donors to come forward. "It is not easy to imagine being told a loved one may die, but then being given hope that one person out there may prevent that horrendous thing from happening."
"27.09.2016 09:46:57" iwcp.co.uk Final step for Ben's Imperial March IT WAS an epic trek, from the Isle of Wight to London dressed as a Star Wars storm trooper, and this weekend marked its final step. #IsleofWight: Final step for Ben's Imperial March
"27.09.2016 09:11:35" iwcp.co.uk Video reveals scale of Asda site from the air DRONE footage has revealed the extent of the project to create an access road for the new Isle of Wight Asda. Video reveals scale of Asda site from the air
"27.09.2016 09:11:06" iwcp.co.uk 22 Push Up Challenge for Isle of Wight man THE 22 Push Up Challenge has come to the Isle of Wight. Find out why this man has been doing press ups at unusual spots around the #IsleofWight
"26.09.2016 13:57:52" iwcp.co.uk Bob the Cob's wedding marks Isle of Wight Sweetcorn Fayre's tenth year THE Isle of Wight Sweetcorn Fayre celebrated its tenth year with record numbers of visitors — and the Island's wedding of the year! Bob the Cob's wedding marks #IsleofWight Sweetcorn Fayre's tenth year
"26.09.2016 11:40:11" iwcp.co.uk Lee Daniel: Inquest opened into rider's death AN INQUEST into the death of a motorcyclist killed in a crash in Brading has been opened and adjourned at the Isle of Wight Coroner's Court. An inquest into the death of a Lee Daniel, who was killed in a crash in Brading, has been opened and adjourned at the Isle of Wight Coroner's Court.
Editor's footnote: In last week's County Press newspaper report on the inquest, it was incorrectly stated
"26.09.2016 11:09:51" Timeline Photos Thanks to Ricky Ashanollah for sharing this brilliant photo of an Osprey at Newtown Creek yesterday.
"26.09.2016 09:40:49" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Day: High Sheriff 'absolutely overwhelmed' by Island's support THE ISLAND'S High Sheriff believes the inaugural Isle of Wight Day was such a success it will grow into something very special. How did you celebrate the first #IsleofWight Day?
"26.09.2016 08:50:22" iwcp.co.uk Two men arrested after woman robbed in Ryde TWO men have been arrested after a woman was robbed in Ryde. #IsleofWight: Two men arrested after woman robbed in Ryde
"26.09.2016 08:34:57" iwcp.co.uk Stranded couple and police officer rescued by Cowes RNLI A COUPLE trapped by an incoming tide, and a police officer who went to help them, were rescued by Cowes RNLI lifeboat on Sunday afternoon. #IsleofWight: Stranded couple and police officer rescued by Cowes RNLI
"26.09.2016 08:15:07" iwcp.co.uk Police helicopter search for motorcyclist who left scene of crash THE National Police Air Service helicopter searched for a motorcyclist who left the scene of a crash on Middle Road in Freshwater yesterday (Sunday). #IsleofWight: Police helicopter search for motorcyclist who left scene of crash
"26.09.2016 07:27:39" iwcp.co.uk Staircase fire in Ryde TWO Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to an incident in Ryde in the early hours of the morning (Monday). #IsleofWight: Staircase fire in Ryde
"26.09.2016 07:24:37" iwcp.co.uk New training facility for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance A NEW training facility will help to train the crew of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. New training facility for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance #IsleofWight
"25.09.2016 18:48:01" iwcp.co.uk 17,000 harvested pumpkins on their way to shops THE spectacular sight of a sea of pumpkins in an Arreton field, that has brightened up the drive home for many Islanders, disappeared this week. It will be a while before you see the incredible sea of pumpkins in Arreton again...
( Twilight Wight Photography)
"25.09.2016 16:42:58" iwcp.co.uk Discover opportunities on the water at RYS careers fair THERE will be more than 30 exhibitors at a marine careers fair organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron Foundation next week. Looking for a job on the water? This careers event will feature some top exhibitors
"25.09.2016 12:10:00" iwcp.co.uk Festival was of great ginterest to everyone BUDDING “gintellectualls” organised a festival, which was just the tonic for fans of the new generation of the spirit. The perfect tonic for the end of summer.
A gin festival at The King Lud
"25.09.2016 09:13:00" iwcp.co.uk Perfect marriage of sweetcorn and garlic AT THIS time of year — as summer becomes mellowly fruitful and slips into autumn — I always wax lyrical about sweetcorn and this year is no exception. It's the Sweetcorn Fayre in Arreton this weekend.
If you've ever fancied growing your own, gardening writer Richard Wright has some tips...
"25.09.2016 07:07:59" iwcp.co.uk Fines drop for term-time holidays CAMPAIGNER Jon Platt has uncovered a huge drop in the number of parents being fined for taking their children on holiday in term time. "The council's FOI response said this July, it issued just 24 penalties and 55 in August — an 88 per cent drop on last year.
"If that trend continues for the next 12 months, there will be 1,277 fewer penalty notices issued in this academic year than
"24.09.2016 20:47:09" Timeline Photos Thanks to Georgia Kate Day, for sharing her Isle of Wight Day view with us.
"24.09.2016 19:46:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Rotary Shoebox appeal launched THE IW Rotary Clubs have launched their annual Christmas Shoe-box Appeal. This incredible #IsleofWight appeal is back - find out how you can get involved
"24.09.2016 18:44:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Day: Island V mainland TODAY marks the first ever Isle of Wight day and to celebrate we've compiled a handy guide to some of the many things we do better than the mainland. Happy #IsleofWight Day - here are just a few of the reasons the Island is better than the mainland
"24.09.2016 12:13:00" iwcp.co.uk Keith Allen George Lacey ISLAND-born former County Press employee, IW Council chairman and Newport Football Club president, Keith Allen George Lacey, died at St Mary's Hospital, Newport, on Monday (19), aged 86. Former #IsleofWight Council chairman Keith Lacey has died.
"24.09.2016 11:49:01" twitter.com Island Roads on Twitter “IW Day parade Sat 24th September from the Quay at 17.30 to St Georges football Club. Traffic management in place 17.00-20.00. Delays likely.” Here's the route for today's Isle of Wight Day parade
"24.09.2016 10:53:00" iwcp.co.uk Roy Jones ONE OF the driving forces behind the success of the IW Rugby Football Club (IWRFC), Roy Jones has died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on Sunday (18), aged 90. "He lead from the front and was a driving force behind the scenes. Roy will be sorely missed by everyone at the club and all those who knew him in rugby circles."
"24.09.2016 10:06:00" iwcp.co.uk Macmillan coffee morning gets motoring STAFF at Leslies Motors' Northwood Honda, Northwood Garage and Wight Motors will be among those hosting events as part Macmillan fundraiser, the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, on Friday, next week. Macmillan coffee morning gets motoring
"24.09.2016 09:09:00" iwcp.co.uk Couple create quarantine zone in dining room for bat A COUPLE have created their own bat cave in their dining room to care for a creature found in the country for the first time in 14 years. An #IsleofWight couple are sharing their dining room with an unusual guest
"24.09.2016 08:23:57" Timeline Photos What a stunning start to the first ever Isle of Wight Day
Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this incredible Yaverland sunrise with us.
"24.09.2016 08:19:27" twitter.com Warren Whyte on Twitter “A very happy inaugural #IsleofWightDay Thanks to Buckinghamshire County Councillor Warren Whyte for his well wishes on Isle of Wight Day
"24.09.2016 07:34:35" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Day: Time to celebrate our Island FROM street parties and regattas to horse racing, Lego building and bake-off competitions, a host of events and activities will take place across the Island tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate the first ever Isle of Wight Day. Isle of Wight Day – Time to celebrate our Island
"23.09.2016 14:18:11" iwcp.co.uk Walk the Wight awards celebrate another successful year A CELEBRATION evening was held in honour of the stars of Walk the Wight 2016 who took part in the event in support of Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The late Peter Middleton was among those to be honoured at last night's Walk the Wight awards
"23.09.2016 13:48:10" iwcp.co.uk Coeliac sufferers on the Isle of Wight could be hit by prescription changes ISLANDERS with coeliac disease could lose their gluten-free food prescriptions if changes to the system are approved. Coeliac sufferers on the Isle of Wight could be hit by prescription changes
"23.09.2016 10:44:22" iwcp.co.uk Royal Navy behind strange lights seen off the Isle of Wight STRANGE lights spotted off the Isle of Wight coast last night (Thursday), may have been flares fired from a Royal Navy vessel. Royal Navy behind strange lights seen off the #IsleofWight
"23.09.2016 09:23:24" iwcp.co.uk Building work could start at Frank James Hospital in weeks WORK to convert the Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes into flats could start within weeks, according to campaigners who have worked to conserve it. Fifteen years ago, planning permission was first granted to convert this former #IsleofWight Hospital into flats.
Now, campaigners have been told work could start next month...
"23.09.2016 08:35:03" iwcp.co.uk Test your Caulkhead credentials with our Isle of Wight Day quiz IT is time to put your Isle of Wight credentials to the test in our fiendishly tricky Gurt Fat Quiz of the Wight. Put your Caulkhead credentials to the test with our gurt #IsleofWight Day quiz.
For the full 100 question version and the chance to win prizes from Isle of Wight Distillery, Goddards Brewery and Farmer Jacks Farm Shop, see today's County Press
"23.09.2016 07:43:21" iwcp.co.uk Chance to tap into freebies from Southern Water SOUTHERN Water will be visiting the homes, schools and small businesses to give money-saving advice to customers. #IsleofWight: Chance to tap into freebies from Southern Water
"22.09.2016 18:04:00" iwcp.co.uk Looking back at the Isle of Wight Take a look at the Island's history, thanks to the County Press Archive. From the archive:
UK relations with Russia might not be very good today, but it was a different story 75 years ago
75 Years Ago - September 20, 1941
Ryde Town Hall was full for a meeting arranged by the Russia Today Society.
"22.09.2016 16:22:02" iwcp.co.uk Immigration raid leads to arrests at Ryde business A RYDE business has been raided by immigration officials, and three workers have been arrested. "Our Immigration Enforcement teams carry out regular operations to tackle abuse of the system. We take reports of illegal working very seriously and I would urge members of the public with specific information about suspected immigration abuse to report
"22.09.2016 14:45:05" Isle of Wight Day Can someone help please - we have our wonderful Tapnell Farm Park Cow which we would like to tour the Island tomorrow.
We have a Discovery and trailer but no driver. If you have the time and have experience driving with a trailer please do contact us - Can you help?
"22.09.2016 14:28:55" iwcp.co.uk Inexperienced crew rescued from Solent THE inexperienced crew of a boat in poor condition, stranded in the Solent, were rescued by Cowes RNLI lifeboat last night (Wednesday). #IsleofWight: Inexperienced crew rescued from Solent by Cowes RNLI Lifeboat
"22.09.2016 13:27:02" iwcp.co.uk Priory Bay Estate goes on the market for £3m THE Priory Bay Estate — home to one of the Isle of Wight's best known luxury hotels — has gone on sale for £3 million today (Thursday) after the owner was unable to solve the business' £2.6 million debt. This well-known #IsleofWight hotel is up for sale
"22.09.2016 13:06:38" iwcp.co.uk Islanders gather on Appley Beach to celebrate peace day ISLANDERS gathered at Appley Beach yesterday as part of the Island's involvement in the UN's International Day of Peace. Islanders gather on Appley Beach to celebrate peace day
(Picture by Wight Drone)
"22.09.2016 11:44:25" iwcp.co.uk Swim2Bestival reveal 2016 total SWIM2BESTIVAL raised an incredible £27,700 this year, taking the ten-year-old event's fundraising total to almost £100,000. First the splash - now the cash! Well done Swim2Bestival
"22.09.2016 11:05:13" iwcp.co.uk Police warning over iTunes scam POLICE have warned people on the Isle of Wight about a scam involving iTunes vouchers. Watch out for this
"22.09.2016 10:17:50" iwcp.co.uk Derailing devo claim levelled against Tories by deputy Isle of Wight Council leader TORY members of the Isle of Wight Council have been accused of trying to 'derail' a proposed Solent devolution deal by working with Hampshire Conservatives to undermine it. "This could be seen to delay and derail the Solent devolution deal. The potential would be that the IW would be subsumed in a Conservative led Hampshire County Council." — Cllr Steve Stubbings, #IsleofWight Council.
"22.09.2016 08:11:20" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Day: Get snapping to help record history WITH the first ever Isle of Wight Day just around the corner, its mastermind High Sheriff Robin Courage, has appealed to Islanders to help record the historic occasion. The first ever Isle of Wight Day is nearly here and you could be part of a project to record the historic occasion.
"22.09.2016 07:33:25" iwcp.co.uk MP rejects 'salaries for councillors' idea BEING a local councillor should not be a full-time job with a big salary, according to Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner. Andrew Turner thinks making being a councillor a full-time job, with a salary, would be a bad idea — find out why here
"22.09.2016 07:25:08" Isle of Wight Day Adrian from the The Kings Head Yarmouth IOW was excited to share his #IsleofWightDay preparation with us. They have done a wonderful job of decorating their building with bunting and just look at all of that yummy, local Isle of Wight produce for their How will you be celebrating Isle of Wight Day?
"21.09.2016 18:09:00" RMG Photography I'm very happy with the results of my last project. This time it's not all about photography though it started with pictures. It took me 2 weeks to do this as it was a first try. It wasn't easy but i think it was worth it and i hope you will like it.
All Thanks to the very talented RMG Photography has shared his latest project with us
"21.09.2016 16:15:00" Timeline Photos This beautiful shot of a curlew in flight has been shared with us by #IsleofWight photographer Ricky Ashanollah
"21.09.2016 15:54:56" iwcp.co.uk Two trapped in overturned car TWO people are understood to be trapped in a car which has overturned on a rural road. UPDATED
Two elderly women rescued after their car overturned were not seriously injured
"21.09.2016 14:32:16" iwcp.co.uk Celebrating UN International Peace Day on the Isle of Wight ISLANDERS are showing their support for the UN's International Day of Peace today (Wednesday). A dove release in Newport was just one of the ways Islanders have been marking the UN International Day of Peace
"21.09.2016 13:38:13" iwcp.co.uk See behind the scenes of some of the weirder moments at St Mary's Hospital A MAN nailed to a large plank of wood, a woman with an animal living in her head, and a shark bite are just some of the injuries viewers can expect to see when St Mary's Hospital features on the hit E4 show Bizarre ER. If you thought the #IsleofWight was a pretty safe place to live, this TV show might be about to change all that
"21.09.2016 13:02:09" iwcp.co.uk Two trapped in overturned car TWO people are understood to be trapped in a car which has overturned on a rural road. Two fire engines and a rescue unit have been sent to help two people trapped in an overturned car.
"21.09.2016 12:19:34" iwcp.co.uk Shoppers' chance to back Isle of Wight Day thanks to free parking SHOPPERS can do their bit for local businesses on the first ever Isle of Wight Day on Saturday, thanks to the IW Council. Find out where you will be able to park for free on #IsleofWight Day, thanks to the council
"21.09.2016 11:34:43" iwcp.co.uk 'Flawed' devolution consultation under attack from Hampshire leader A STINGING attack on the Isle of Wight devolution consultation, which ended on Sunday, has been launched by the leader of Hampshire County Council. A row has broken out between Hampshire County Council leader Roy Perry and those behind the Solent Deal devolution plan
"21.09.2016 10:57:06" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Day: Free flags on offer to Island residents MILES of Isle of Wight Day bunting have already been given away in the run-up to the day. Help get the #IsleofWight Day show on the road — for free!
"21.09.2016 08:13:58" iwcp.co.uk Car fire may have been deliberate A CAR fire tackled last night (Tuesday) may have been started deliberately, according to Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. Police were called after this fire broke out
"21.09.2016 07:55:21" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Business Expo returns THE biggest business event on the Isle of Wight is back. "For many businesses, it is the ultimate event to be seen at on the IW." — Becky Harper, #IsleofWight Chamber of Commerce.
"21.09.2016 07:35:38" iwcp.co.uk £30k arts trail for Pan PAN will soon be home to a new £30,000 arts trail. "This arts trail really seeks to reflect the natural habitat within which it sits. The sculptures that will be included are truly beautiful and engaging; a lovely reflection of the natural environment within the country park." — Cllr Julia Baker-Smith,
"20.09.2016 14:42:51" iwcp.co.uk For Sale: £220 million superyacht snapped off St Helens THIS £220 million superyacht was snapped off St Helens on Sunday. Ok, if everyone on the #IsleofWight chips in, it's only £1,600 each — a bargain!
"20.09.2016 13:30:59" iwcp.co.uk Thanks to generous Islanders after Isle of Wight DIY SOS AN ARMY of Isle of Wight volunteers who helped to transform the garden of a Fishbourne woman have been thanked for their amazing efforts. "I honestly don't think me writing this will show how grateful we are for what all of you have done for us because, quite frankly, words just don't cover it." — Sarah Greenwell
"20.09.2016 10:55:40" iwcp.co.uk Even more opportunities to Go Yellow for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice THE Go Yellow fundraising drive for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice returns to the Isle of Wight next month. Here's Nigel Hartley taking one for the team at last year's Go Yellow event for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Find out how you could join him - if you dare - this year...
"20.09.2016 09:53:33" Bramble Bank cricket match 2016 Take two cricket teams and drop them in the middle of the Solent - what do you get?
One of the #IsleofWight's favourite, and weirdest, sporting occasions; the Brambles Cricket Match
"20.09.2016 09:25:38" iwcp.co.uk Good news from Ofsted after latest inspection at Isle of Wight school BRADING Primary School has been rated good by Ofsted, two years after inspectors said it needed to improve. "I am extremely proud of the whole team at Brading including all staff, governors, parents and especially the children for all their hard work." — Brading C of E Primary School Beverley Gilbert.
"20.09.2016 07:54:59" iwcp.co.uk Black Rock rescue for Yarmouth RNLI A 34ft yacht that ran aground on Black Rock, close to Yarmouth Harbour, on Saturday, was rescued by Yarmouth RNLI A 34ft yacht that ran aground on Black Rock, close to Yarmouth Harbour, on Saturday, was rescued by Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat.
"20.09.2016 07:31:52" iwcp.co.uk Final Wight Challenge goes out with a bang THE final Wight Challenge event saw 44 teams cycle, canoe, and run 29 miles to raise money for charity. An incredible #IsleofWight fundraiser was held for the final time at the weekend. Find out more here
"19.09.2016 15:04:10" iwcp.co.uk Major improvements to 1Leisure gym in Newport MAJOR improvements to the 1Leisure Tone Zone facilities at Newport are to be unveiled this week. From Thursday, there will be more space, cardio equipment, resistance machines, and weights for users of the refurbished Tone Zone at 1Leisure Medina (formerly Medina Leisure Centre).
"19.09.2016 13:38:42" iwcp.co.uk Police fail to catch wanted man in Shanklin POLICE failed to catch a wanted man in Shanklin this morning (Monday) after chasing him on foot. #IsleofWight Police were chasing him on foot earlier today.
"19.09.2016 11:28:07" iwcp.co.uk Early bird Bestival 2017 tickets go on sale EARLY bird tickets for next year's Bestival have gone on sale — and one headline act has already been booked. One headliner has already been booked for next year's Bestival and tickets are on sale now.
"19.09.2016 10:31:38" iwcp.co.uk Classic car extravaganza attracts thousands to the Isle of Wight A 'CARNUCOPIA' of motors returned to the Island drawing thousands of petrol heads and interested onlookers alike. The 15th Isle of Wight International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza came to the #IsleofWight at the weekend. (Picture by Stephanie Nicholls.)
"19.09.2016 09:11:41" iwcp.co.uk See The Brambles cricket match in the middle of The Solent IT'S one of the most unusual spectacles of the year, but one bound to bring about fits of laughter. An Englishman does like his cricket.
Click for a video of the action and plenty of pictures.
"19.09.2016 08:00:03" iwcp.co.uk Merchant Navy sailors honoured by plaque MERCHANT Navy and fishing fleet personnel who died in the Second World War and subsequent conflicts were remembered at a special service. Merchant Navy sailors were honoured by a plaque unveiled on Merchant Navy Day. #IsleofWight
"19.09.2016 07:17:39" iwcp.co.uk Smouldering wood extinguished on Ryde pier FIREFIGHTERS were called to Ryde pier last night (Sunday) to deal with a section of smouldering wood. #IsleofWight: Smouldering wood extinguished on Ryde pier
"18.09.2016 17:55:00" iwcp.co.uk Fire on Wightlink ferry A FIRE broke out on board a Wightlink ferry earlier today (Sunday). #IsleofWight: Fire on Wightlink ferry
"18.09.2016 15:51:27" iwcp.co.uk Teenage dancer wins P&O sponsorship A TALENTED teenage dancer from the Isle of Wight has won a sponsorship from cruise giant P&O to attend an academy for the performing arts. Guess which one of these is a top #IsleofWight dancer...
"18.09.2016 13:59:00" iwcp.co.uk Did those feet, in muddy boots THE front-page shocker in last week's CP must have sent many Islanders scuttling to their garden sheds in search of rakes, shears and any other horticultural tool with which they might defend their inalienable right to grow a giant marrow, pinch out their Charlotte Hofton
... on The Battle of the Brassica
"18.09.2016 11:56:00" iwcp.co.uk Contemporary artists bring their work to Island A NEW exhibition of contemporary work by British artists can be viewed at Newport's Quay Arts as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year. See work by some of Britain's best contemporary artists at The Quay Arts
"18.09.2016 10:50:00" iwcp.co.uk Bear Grylls names Isle of Wight spot in his 'Amazing Moments' top 10 BEAR Grylls has named sea cliff climbing at Culver Downs among his top ten amazing moments in Great Britain. Bear Grylls names #IsleofWight spot in his 'Amazing Moments' top 10
What would be in your list?
"18.09.2016 09:16:00" iwcp.co.uk Catch the collective's autumn show THERE is still time to view the autumn exhibition of The Ryde Art Collective. It's the last day to enjoy this exhibition
"18.09.2016 08:37:58" iwcp.co.uk Sailing relay race to celebrate Isle of Wight Day THE Lord Lieutenant of the Island, Maj Gen Martin White, will start the first ever Isle of Wight Day, with a sailing relay event from Yarmouth. Sailing relay race to celebrate #IsleofWight Day
"17.09.2016 20:49:58" iwcp.co.uk Mixed bag of results for Isle of Wight football sides COWES Sports were the Island side to secure a victory today (Saturday), as they strode to success at Westwood Park. There were plenty of goals in the football today
"17.09.2016 19:52:51" iwcp.co.uk Cowes RNLI lifeboat rescues yacht off Gurnard COWES RNLI lifeboat was called out to a 26 foot yacht with rope caught around its propeller off Gurnard today (Saturday). #IsleofWight: Cowes RNLI lifeboat rescues yacht off Gurnard
"17.09.2016 16:27:15" iwcp.co.uk Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen in Fishbourne burglary THOUSANDS of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen during a burglary in Fishbourne. #IsleofWight: Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen in Fishbourne burglary
"17.09.2016 16:01:06" iwcp.co.uk Three-day cycle ride at pub for staff STAFF at an Isle of Wight pub will cycle 12 hours a day to help raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. #IsleofWight: Three-day cycle ride at pub for staff
"17.09.2016 11:47:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sian Whyte for this beautiful #IsleofWight sunset shot
"17.09.2016 10:42:00" iwcp.co.uk Wing walk the latest high for Parkinson's UK fundraiser THE former editor of the County Press youth website, yoppul, Emily Scotcher, faced her fear of flying when she took part in a wing walk to raise funds for If you're scared of heights, maybe a wing walk is not the best idea!
"17.09.2016 08:23:00" iwcp.co.uk TripAdvisor-style rating for hospital PATIENTS at St Mary's Hospital can now rate their stay as if they were going on holiday. Fawlty Towers or Five Stars - a new TripAdvisor style rating system will let patients have their say on St Mary's Hospital.
"17.09.2016 07:02:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend A CLASSIC Car Show, triathlon, and a Mutt Strutt are just some of the events on offer on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Check out some of the fantastic events on the #IsleofWight this weekend
"17.09.2016 06:16:53" Timeline Photos Thanks to @FunkysTips (via Twitter) for sharing this great shot of Sandown Bay.
We're crossing our fingers to see some sunshine this weekend.
Don't forget you can see an exclusive forecast from #IsleofWight weather expert Island Visions Photography in
"16.09.2016 18:52:39" iwcp.co.uk Woman taken to hospital after crash on Ashey Road A 24-year-old woman was taken to St Mary's Hospital after a car crash on Ashey Road this evening (Friday). Woman taken to hospital after crash on Ashey Road
"16.09.2016 18:15:00" iwcp.co.uk Speeding driver killed our poor cat From G. and S. Davies, Ventnor: We would like through the pages of CP to speak to the person, who killed our cat on September 4 on Whitwell Road at the entrance to Foxhills. An emotional plea for drivers to slow down, from the owners of a cat killed by a speeding driver
"16.09.2016 15:32:21" iwcp.co.uk Speedway: Wight Warriors rider surprises young fan SPEEDWAY fan Callum Gouldbourn was given the surprise of his life when his hero rider turned up at his school. Video: See the moment a young speedway fan is overcome with emotion after his hero rider turned up at his school this week.
"16.09.2016 15:30:01" iwcp.co.uk Shooting stars — Astronomy Photographer of the Year accolade for Islander A PHOTOGRAPHER from the Isle of Wight has beaten 1,000 other entries to win a top award. This stunning photograph has earned an #IsleofWight photographer a top award
"16.09.2016 15:10:00" iwcp.co.uk Driver uninjured after Smallbrook crash A CAR crashed into a tree on Smallbrook Lane earlier today (Friday). #IsleofWight: Driver uninjured after Smallbrook crash
"16.09.2016 12:02:53" iwcp.co.uk Time running out to comment on Solent Deal A CONSULTATION on a deal that could see the Isle of Wight join forces with Hampshire and Southampton city councils, ends on Sunday. "A high level of response from the IW to this consultation would send a strong message to our partners and underpin our negotiating position." — Cllr Jonathan Bacon, #IsleofWight Council leader.
"16.09.2016 11:30:03" iwcp.co.uk Competition opens for Isle of Wight writers IF YOU think you've got what it takes to pen a festive tale — no matter what age you are — why not enter a Christmas writing competition in aid of the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind? Think you could you be the next Roald Dahl?
"16.09.2016 10:19:33" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Soul Photography for sharing some of her fantastic Bestival photos with us.
You can see even more great photos in our special Bestival 2016 pull-out in today's #IsleofWight County Press.
"16.09.2016 10:11:36" iwcp.co.uk Religious experience for Plastic Mermaids ahead of Isle of Wight gigs Watch Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids perform their track Alaska at St Catherine's Church in Ventnor and find out where you can see them live. WATCH: PLASTIC MERMAIDS perform Alaska at St Catherine's Church
"16.09.2016 09:00:59" iwcp.co.uk IN PICTURES: Special Chinooks make an appearance over the Isle of Wight A VERY special formation of Chinook helicopters was spotted in the skies over the Isle of Wight on Wednesday. See some incredible pictures of a special flight over the #IsleofWight this week
"16.09.2016 08:36:04" iwcp.co.uk Southern Vectis announces winter bus timetable for the Isle of Wight Southern Vectis has announced its winter bus service revisions for the Isle of Wight. If you use Southern Vectis - the island's buses, this could affect you
"16.09.2016 07:47:31" Island Visions Photography I went on a storm chase yesterday until early this morning and I managed to capture this just north of Winchester. #IsleofWight storm chaser and #IsleofWight County Press forecaster Island Visions Photography headed to the mainland to capture this incredible lightning shot.
"15.09.2016 17:39:00" iwcp.co.uk Find out about wedding fairs on the Isle of Wight A guide to Isle of Wight wedding fairs If you're heading to this weekend's Wedding Fair at the Spinnaker Hotel in Bembridge, please be aware you might need to take a little detour
Sunday, September 18, 2016
At The Spinnaker Hotel, Bembridge
(There are roadworks outside the
"15.09.2016 16:23:05" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post While we wait for those storms the Met Office warned us about (http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/stormy-weather-could-hit-isle-of-wight-met-office-warns-96160.aspx), let's enjoy a little calm, courtesy of Soul Photography
"15.09.2016 16:11:05" iwcp.co.uk WightAID — a new foundation supporting Isle of Wight causes BUSINESSES can make donations to a new Island foundation, which distributes the money to charities and good causes on the Isle of Wight. Find out about Wight Aid — a new foundation supporting #IsleofWight causes
"15.09.2016 15:03:08" iwcp.co.uk Ofsted delegation visits Isle of Wight in wake of David Hoare 'ghetto' scandal OFSTED's new interim chairman has visited the Isle of Wight today (Thursday), just weeks after his predecessor branded the Island a crime-riddled ghetto with inbreeding problems. "This meeting was an opportunity to discuss any misconceptions about the Isle of Wight that may exist. While the Island has its issues, like anywhere, including its status as a coastal area, its outcomes are improving."
"15.09.2016 14:39:21" iwcp.co.uk Community rallies to help Isle of Wight family BIG hearted skip hire man, Des Knight, from Ryde is living up to his name this weekend. "He really is my knight in shining armour."
"15.09.2016 14:04:13" iwcp.co.uk New maritime apprenticeships launched in Cowes COWES Harbour Commission is set to launch a new port operative apprenticeship scheme which will begin soon at Shepards Wharf Marina. Find out about a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in maritime careers on the #IsleofWight
"15.09.2016 12:04:22" iwcp.co.uk Dame Judi Dench filming at Osborne House for new Queen Victoria movie DAME Judi Dench has returned to Osborne House today (Thursday) for the latest stage of filming Victoria and Abdul. "The story of Victoria, Abdul and her Indian servants' time at Osborne is a fascinating, but little known one. If you're going to bring that story to life, where better place than where it actually happened." — Rob Flower, English Heritage
"15.09.2016 10:23:35" iwcp.co.uk Eddie Izzard to take a break from filming for Isle of Wight debut ONE of the biggest names in British comedy, the outspoken comedian, actor and political campaigner Eddie Izzard, has announced he will be performing a one-off stand-up show on the Isle of Wight next month. Earlier this morning we revealed Eddie Izzard was playing a surprise show on the #IsleofWight
We've just been told tickets were snapped up just an hour after going on sale!
"15.09.2016 10:02:57" iwcp.co.uk Cash seized from criminals to help Isle of Wight community projects PROCEEDS of crime cash, seized from loan sharks, is to be used to support Isle of Wight community projects. Who says crime doesn't pay... (don't worry, it's the good guys who are benefiting)
"15.09.2016 09:10:20" iwcp.co.uk Bunting bust-up — Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads defend decision ISLAND Roads and the IW Council have defended a decision to take down 'dangerous' Isle of Wight Day bunting. Watch out... bunting's about
"15.09.2016 08:21:50" iwcp.co.uk Eddie Izzard to take a break from filming for Isle of Wight debut ONE of the biggest names in British comedy, the outspoken comedian, actor and political campaigner Eddie Izzard, has announced he will be performing a one-off stand-up show on the Isle of Wight next month. We can reveal some exciting news for comedy fans this morning...
"15.09.2016 07:52:38" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Ok, we might be a little biased, but surely it's a fact that #IsleofWight sunsets are the best.
Thanks to @awearytravelle1 @HTHCowes & @TheTanyaRock (via Twitter) for the latest proof.
"15.09.2016 07:31:16" iwcp.co.uk Stormy weather could hit Isle of Wight, Met Office warns THUNDERSTORMS could hit the Isle of Wight and the Met Office has issued a weather warning for heavy rain. It's nice and sunny now, but you might need your coat and umbrella later...
"14.09.2016 16:39:16" iwcp.co.uk Risk assessment needed for Isle of Wight Day bunting, Island Roads tells council THE spirit of Isle of Wight Day has been dampened before it has even begun, as some councils have been told to take bunting down due to health and safety fears. "I was very disappointed by what Island Roads did in Lake.
"Rather than contact us or the council, they just removed it and destroyed it, which we're obviously upset about — it's not in the spirit of Isle of Wight Day." — Robin Courage, #IsleofWight Day
"14.09.2016 16:17:02" iwcp.co.uk Students enjoy new surroundings at Barton Primary School BARTON Primary School students have been getting used to their new surroundings. Take a look inside the new Barton Primary School
"14.09.2016 15:33:00" iwcp.co.uk Unusual aircraft over the Isle of Wight UNUSUAL planes have been spotted flying over the Isle of Wight this afternoon (Wednesday). Find out what this unusual plane was doing over the #IsleofWight today
"14.09.2016 14:51:10" iwcp.co.uk Second phase of Newport roadworks will take four months THE second phase of work to connect St George's Way to Pan Meadows, and create access for the new Asda, will start next month. Drivers face months of disruption when the next phase of Asda related roadworks start
Find out about a temporary one-way system here
"14.09.2016 13:59:47" iwcp.co.uk Stormy weather could hit Isle of Wight, Met Office warns THUNDERSTORMS could hit the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Thursday) and the Met Office has issued a weather warning for heavy rain. "The main risk period is during the afternoon and early evening, though a few thunderstorms are likely to rumble on into the night."
"14.09.2016 11:47:35" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight JSA claims up on last year JOBSEEKER'S Allowance claims on the Isle of Wight rose slightly compared with this time last year, figures out today (Wednesday) have shown. #IsleofWight JSA claims up on last year
"14.09.2016 10:46:26" iwcp.co.uk Charity shop staff shocked by theft STAFF at a charity shop on the Isle of Wight were left in shock after items were stolen from the premises as they were serving customers. "We are really disappointed someone felt the need to take this equipment. Our staff and volunteers do a fantastic job in our ten hospice shops and it's very upsetting when something like this happens." — Earl Mountbatten Hospice chief executive Nigel
"14.09.2016 09:14:16" iwcp.co.uk 'Good' rating for Isle of Wight primary school COWES Primary School has maintained its 'good' rating and built upon its existing strengths, according to its latest Ofsted inspection. Well done to everyone at Cowes Primary School
"14.09.2016 08:28:46" iwcp.co.uk "You guys were amazing" BESTIVAL boss Rob da Bank has pledged to improve the award-winning Isle of Wight event. "As far as the festival market goes, we can't dictate what will happen, but we can promise that Bestival will be back to its very high standards next year and we will continue to listen to you and use that feedback to improve every year." — Rob da Bank
"14.09.2016 07:35:44" iwcp.co.uk Housing bill challenge by Isle of Wight Labour LABOUR members on the Isle of Wight hope to gain national support for a call to oppose the government's Housing and Planning Bill. "Most young families will never be able to afford a mortgage, even so-called starter homes. We need more social housing for rent and a far better regulated private-rented sector. Without them we will just see the continuing profiteering by many
"13.09.2016 19:27:22" Timeline Photos Thanks to Ryan Trigg for sharing this fantastic fireworks finale photo taken at the end of Bestival
"13.09.2016 16:12:06" iwcp.co.uk Rotary stalwart dies His funeral service will be held at the Isle of Wight Crematorium, Whippingham, on Thursday at 3pm. Former County Press company accountant George Harlow — known for his charity work through Ventnor Rotary — has died, aged 68, following a three-year battle with cancer.
"13.09.2016 15:04:34" iwcp.co.uk Take part in Isle of Wight peace process ISLANDERS will have the chance to show their solidarity with the rest of the world this month, thanks to an idea from an Isle of Wight man. Give peace a chance...
"13.09.2016 14:16:00" iwcp.co.uk Dairy campaigners use scarecrows to spread the message SAVE Westridge Farm campaigners are using scarecrow to raise awareness of their fight to stop 80 homes being built on the site. "The scarecrows are a fun way of getting our message across — that this farm is an important rural asset for the whole of the Isle of Wight and should not be built on." — Save Westridge Farm Campaign.
"13.09.2016 13:52:33" iwcp.co.uk Coppins Bridge work starts this week IMPROVEMENT works to one of the Isle of Wight's busiest traffic interchanges, Coppins Bridge in Newport, is set to begin tomorrow (Wednesday). Full details on Island Roads Coppins Bridge project, which starts tomorrow
"13.09.2016 11:07:13" iwcp.co.uk Tribute to hard-working family man killed in crash THE family of Lee Daniel, who died after a crash in Brading last week, have thanked those who tried to save him. "He loved to see the world and lived life to the fullest. Lee was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend to all and a devoted daddy to Kia."
"13.09.2016 10:48:09" iwcp.co.uk Boundary Commission's latest consultation on two MPs for Isle of Wight PLANS which would see the Isle of Wight have two MPs when the 2020 general election is contested have been unveiled by the Boundary Commission for England and Wales today (Tuesday). "Instead of the largest constituency in the UK, the #IsleofWight will have two of the smallest. We are the only English constituency given any special protection, the others are Scottish Islands, Orkney and Shetland and the Western Isles." — MP Andrew
"13.09.2016 10:00:30" iwcp.co.uk Warning to watch out for fraudsters posing as police WARNINGS have been issued after reports of 'phising e-mails' posing as being sent by the City of London Police. Please be on the look out for this scam
The departments that it claims to represent include the 'Fraud Intelligence Unit' and the 'National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.'
"13.09.2016 09:07:56" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Labour calls for Ofsted-backed education task force A TASKFORCE to investigate why education standards remain low on the Isle of Wight should be set up with the help of Ofsted, the IW Labour Party has said. "Education should be a much higher priority for this current administration and a positive first step would be to establish a taskforce to take a fundamental look at the reasons why too many of our children are being held back." — Stewart Blackmore,
"13.09.2016 08:27:08" iwcp.co.uk Police praise Bestival despite rise in some crimes DRUGS with a street value of £175,000 were seized at this year's Bestival, but crime rose by ten per cent during the four-day event. #IsleofWight: Police praise Bestival despite rise in some crimes
"There seems to have been speculation on social media about thefts on site during the event, and while the number of tent thefts has increased slightly this year, we have remained
"13.09.2016 07:47:19" iwcp.co.uk Police release name of motorcyclist killed in crash POLICE have officially confirmed the name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash last Wednesday. An investigation into what happened is continuing and witnesses have been asked to contact Sgt Richard Grant at Eastleigh Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Wood (44160337720).
"12.09.2016 16:18:40" isleofwightcountypress.zenfolio.com Isle of Wight County Press Did we snap you at Bestival? Check out our galleries at http://isleofwightcountypress.zenfolio.com/
"12.09.2016 12:46:50" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Lib Dems welcome Syrian refugee plan PLANS to house Syrian refugees to the Isle of Wight have been welcomed by local Lib Dems. #IsleofWight Lib Dems welcome Syrian refugee plan
"12.09.2016 12:22:55" iwcp.co.uk Resurfacing work planned for major Isle of Wight route FURTHER improvement works to a major route on the Isle of Wight are scheduled to start later this month (September). Resurfacing work planned for major #IsleofWight route http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/resurfacing-work-planned-for-major-isle-of-wight-route-96139.aspx
"12.09.2016 10:35:40" iwcp.co.uk Toddler hit by car in Newport A YOUNG toddler knocked down by a car on the Isle of Wight yesterday (Sunday) escaped with minor injuries. #IsleofWight: Toddler hit by car in Newport
"12.09.2016 09:40:04" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested following Ryde burglaries AN ISLE of Wight man was arrested in connection with burglaries in Ryde during the early hours of Saturday. #IsleofWight: Man arrested following Ryde burglaries
"12.09.2016 09:29:04" iwcp.co.uk Bestival: A fitting finale A PRINCE 'purple rave' tribute as fireworks filled the sky ensured everyone left Bestival last night (Sunday) with smiles on their faces. IN PICTURES: Catch up with all the action from the last day of Bestival.
"12.09.2016 08:51:35" Bestival 2016: Sunday
"12.09.2016 08:43:35" iwcp.co.uk Teenage motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash in Carisbrooke A TEENAGE motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a collision with a car in Carisbrooke High Street this morning (Monday). #IsleofWight: Teenage motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash in Carisbrooke
"12.09.2016 07:24:10" iwcp.co.uk Jack's Euro tour A TWENTY year old will be embarking on the walk of a lifetime in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. #IsleofWight: Jack's Euro tour for MS Society UK
"11.09.2016 20:54:08" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “When you're walking along at @Bestival and find yourself in the middle of a carnival parade.” Some incredible carnival costumes on show at Bestival tonight.
"11.09.2016 18:20:46" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “A pleasure to see the ladies from the #isleofwight @WomensInstitute at @Bestival. And sample some cake of course.” Surely the best tea tent in the world?
"11.09.2016 17:11:48" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Amazing show from the Island's own Shademakers on the @Bestival Carnival Stage.” Isle of Wight carnival club Shademakers have been curating their own Carnival Stage at Bestival. Looking good!
"11.09.2016 15:58:16" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Great to see lots of #isleofwight people @Bestival, including the guys at the Solace Tent and West Wight Alpacas.” Hello to the Isle of Wight massive at Bestival!
"11.09.2016 14:52:00" iwcp.co.uk Embroiderers' view of the Island A VIEW of the Earth from space, a shop window packed with wedding clothes and a map of the IW featuring its landmarks are just some of the exhibits on show created by IW Embroiderers in Newport. Some of the work at the latest #IsleofWight Embroiderers show is out of this world...
"11.09.2016 14:44:15" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “From the Moonshine Border Morris Dancers to #scraptrident peace badges, you never know what you'll find at #Bestival” So much happening at Bestival today!
"11.09.2016 13:58:23" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Brilliantly moody set from @ghostpoet on the @Bestival main stage.” Just one of the top acts performing at Bestival today.
"11.09.2016 13:27:36" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “.@Bestival looking lovely in the sunshine. Lots of happy smiling faces - including the Lovebot! #Bestival” The sun is well and truly shining for the last day of Bestival. Who's watching Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul later?
"11.09.2016 11:57:58" iwcp.co.uk Protesters' anger over cutbacks PROTESTERS took to the streets of Newport to fight against cuts to disabled services on Tuesday. "If they cut the bus passes then I might not get to work every day because I may not have money at that time — I only get money on certain days of the month.
"I'm worried about the cost of travel and if you can't use the bus then you end up stuck inside
"11.09.2016 11:47:00" iwcp.co.uk Tribute to Capability A MEMBER of The Ryde Art Collective (TRAC) has embroidery work on display at Stansted Park, near Chichester. An #IsleofWight artist has taken inspiration from Capability Brown
"11.09.2016 10:13:00" Timeline Photos Did you spot a weird light/object in the sky over the #IsleofWight yesterday?
Michelle Lennox was driving through Wootton and took a picture of the clouds and noticed a mystery object in the sky.
"11.09.2016 08:53:24" iwcp.co.uk Bestival: Day 3 in pictures THE future may have landed at Bestival, but The Cure provided a blast from the past when they returned to headline the Main Stage IN PICTURES: Catch up with all the action from another day of partying Bestival
"11.09.2016 08:34:04" All the action from Day 3 at Bestival 2016 Bestival 2016: Saturday All the action from Day 3 at Bestival 2016
"11.09.2016 07:17:27" iwcp.co.uk Thumbs up for water gesture EFFORTS to help homeless people have received a round of applause from Islanders. "Fantastic local humanitarianism! Well done!"
"11.09.2016 06:20:51" iwcp.co.uk Triathlon: Couple conquer course HUSBAND and wife Joe and Mary Norman were part of an international field in the gruelling Vichy Ironman triathlon in France. They swam 2.4 miles, then cycled 112 miles, before running a marathon distance.
Find out more about an East Cowes couple's gruelling Ironman competition in France.
"10.09.2016 20:07:08" iwcp.co.uk Football fixtures for September 10 Football fixtures for September 10 Football: There were fewer fixtures than normal today (Saturday) but Cowes Sports enjoyed a big cup win, while a number of the Island clubs' reserve sides were in action.
"10.09.2016 20:02:57" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Here we go. The Cure headline the @Bestival main stage.” Here we go...
"10.09.2016 18:02:29" iwcp.co.uk Newclose cricket ground for sale for £1m THOSE interested in owning a cricket ground with a playing surface larger than Lords are in luck, as Newclose County Cricket Ground has been put on the market for £1 million. The ground was purpose built in 2008 and has an outfield, wicket, pavilion, all-weather training nets, sightscreens, ground covers, electronic scoreboards and parking.
"10.09.2016 17:41:03" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Saturday sights at #Bestival.” Congratulations to this happy couple who were married at the Bestival chapel!
"10.09.2016 15:54:27" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “The umbrella collective keeping dry @Bestival today. Is this on the market?” Don't worry, the sun will be out soon!
"10.09.2016 15:13:42" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “From Birmingham to @Bestival: @LadyLeshurr on the main stage.” From Birmingham to Bestival: Lady Leshurr on the main stage.
"10.09.2016 14:14:58" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Mad skills on show at the @NYBrassBand's dance off in Caravanserai. #Bestival” These guys are back tomorrow if you've got what it takes to win the Bestival dance off.
"10.09.2016 13:12:32" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “It's definite welly weather at @Bestival today. We'll be partying in our ponchos.” Bring your wellies and come and join the Bestival party!
"10.09.2016 13:01:18" iwcp.co.uk Bestival: Future fun continues Photos and more from Day 2 at Bestival 2016. IN PICTURES Bestival Future fun continues
See pictures from Day 2 at Bestival on the #IsleofWight
"10.09.2016 12:56:05" All the action from Day 2 at Bestival Bestival 2016: Friday All the action from Day 2 at Bestival
"10.09.2016 09:41:25" iwcp.co.uk Refugees' plight highlighted by artist A PASSIONATE art student created sand sculptures of refugees washing up on Yaverland beach to highlight their plight. Refugees' plight highlighted by artist
"10.09.2016 07:31:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend THIS weekend sees futuristic acts at Bestival, a gruelling charity swim, and a handful of village shows thrown in for good measure. It's day three of Bestival today with The Cure headlining the main stage, as well as Ride, Wolf Alice, Craig David's TS5 and The Chuckle Brothers performing.
If you fancy a change from the festival scene you can head to Niton and Whitwell Horticultural
"09.09.2016 18:31:13" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Looking good @Bestival! Follow us this weekend for news and photos from Robin Hill. Tweets by @IWCPEmily” Can't make Bestival? Shame on you! Make sure you tune into Facebook and Twitter for our coverage instead.
"09.09.2016 14:57:05" iwcp.co.uk 999 calls switch for Isle of Wight fire service PLANS to move the IW Fire and Rescue 999 fire control service from Surrey to Hampshire next year have been given the go-ahead by members of the IW Council's executive. A plan to move 999 call handling from Surrey to Hampshire was agreed last night
"09.09.2016 14:31:13" iwcp.co.uk Ofsted finds improvements at Isle of Wight primary school NINE Acres Primary School, which has battled with a number of staffing changes, is improving, but not as quickly as it could. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teachers, parents, governors, staff and children for their continued support, as a result of everyone's hard work the school is making an excellent start to becoming a good school." — headteacher Beth
"09.09.2016 13:48:53" iwcp.co.uk Respite care beds to be cut by Isle of Wight Council CONTROVERSIAL plans to reduce the number of respite beds at Westminster House have been given the go-ahead by members of the Isle of Wight Council executive. "I fully accept that in an ideal world, this would not be a decision we would be taking." — Cllr Steve Stubbings
"09.09.2016 12:58:11" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These fantastic aerial shots of Bestival have been taken by the Bournemouth-based police helicopter
"09.09.2016 11:35:52" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post IN FOCUS
Find out how #IsleofWight photographer RMG Photography captured these incredible images and see more here:
"09.09.2016 10:39:49" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested after Ryde police chase A 29-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested after a chase through Ryde yesterday (Thursday). "The guys both ran, one through the school, the other into the neighbouring house. There were tonnes of ummarked police cars all running around Ryde."
"09.09.2016 10:34:00" iwcp.co.uk Bestival: Hot Chip get the Big Top bouncing Sets from Hot Chip and Glass Animals help kick off day one at Bestival 2016 on the Isle of Wight In Pictures: Bestival kicks off in style
"09.09.2016 10:00:13" Pictures from the first day of Bestival 2016 Bestival 2016: Thursday Pictures from the first day of Bestival 2016
"09.09.2016 09:06:39" iwcp.co.uk Help for refugees fleeing Syria conflict agreed by Isle of Wight councillors PLANS by the Isle of Wight Council to house up to five Syrian refugee families on the Isle of Wight have been given the green light by members of the authority's ruling Independent executive. "I was immensely encouraged that scrutiny gave their unanimous approval to this. The message it sends out to the people of the Isle of Wight is that it is a cross chamber proposal and does not come from a 'lefty' administration." — Cllr Steve Stubbings
"09.09.2016 08:11:46" iwcp.co.uk Tractor accident leads to power cut A TRACTOR crashed into an electricity pole yesterday (Thursday), leaving homes in the Winford area without power. Tractor accident leads to power cut
( James Reed)
"08.09.2016 17:47:17" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Feeling stressed?
These beautiful pictures from SoulPhotography should help.
"08.09.2016 16:29:56" iwcp.co.uk Bestival: Thousands make the most of sunny start THOUSANDS of people have arrived on the Isle of Wight for the opening day of Bestival, enjoying a sunny start to the award winning Isle of Wight event. In PIctures: Thousands make the most of sunny start Bestival
"08.09.2016 16:22:02" Pictures from the first day at Bestival 2016 Bestival: Thursday Pictures from the first day at Bestival 2016
"08.09.2016 14:47:55" iwcp.co.uk Help for older drivers on the Isle of Wight HELP and advice is at hand for older drivers on the Isle of Wight. "At the event you will find advice on brushing up your skills, booking a driving assessment, getting advice on health and wellbeing issues, renewing your licence and much more." — Sgt Rob Heard, of the #IsleofWight Older Drivers Forum.
"08.09.2016 12:54:50" iwcp.co.uk Clean up help for Cowes Sea Cadets COWES Sea Cadets have been given a helping hand to clean up their headquarters. #IsleofWight: Clean up help for Cowes Sea Cadets
"08.09.2016 11:15:00" yoppul.co.uk Bestival must-sees: Exclusive interview with Katy B Katy B has been very busy since her last visit to Robin Hill five years ago. Find out how the #IsleofWight cured Bestival-bound star Katy B of eczema... maybe... sort of... possibly.
Plus, find out about her wild ride from 16 year old singing sensation to chart-topping superstar