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"02.12.2016 13:52:53" iwcp.co.uk Get behind Small Business Saturday and help Isle of Wight businesses TOMORROW is Small Business Saturday — a chance for Islanders to show support for local traders. It's the perfect weekend to do some Christmas shopping and support #IsleofWight businesses at the same time
"02.12.2016 11:09:32" iwcp.co.uk Disgraced councillor quits after animal cruelty conviction DISGRACED Brading Town councillor, Tony Toogood, has quit as a member of the authority after admitting two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. Disgraced councillor quits after animal cruelty conviction
"02.12.2016 10:49:38" iwcp.co.uk Hats off to woolly wonders Thanks to @Funkystips and Sienna Anderson for sharing these pics of mysterious knitwear appearing around the #IsleofWight over the last couple of days
"02.12.2016 09:52:33" Timeline Photos Thanks to Alison Le Noury for sharing her close encounter with one of the friendly foxes at Alum Bay.
"02.12.2016 09:33:53" iwcp.co.uk London role for former Isle of Wight chief fire officer THE former chief fire officer of the Isle of Wight has landed a senior role with London Fire Brigade. Latest role for Isle of Wight firefighter
"02.12.2016 08:32:41" iwcp.co.uk Jimmy Carr set for Shanklin Theatre shows ONE OF the country's top comedians, Jimmy Carr, is to perform on the Isle of Wight next year, with tickets going on sale on Monday. Another big name comedian is heading to Shanklin Theatre
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"01.12.2016 16:10:15" iwcp.co.uk Road closed after crash A TWO-CAR crash resulted in the closure of Dodpits Lane , near Shalfleet, earlier today (Thursday). Road closed after crash
"01.12.2016 15:59:17" iwcp.co.uk Pride comes to the Isle of Wight THE Isle of Wight will host its very own Pride event for the first time on July 15, next year, in Ryde. A Pride event is to happen on the #IsleofWight for the first time next year
"01.12.2016 15:30:16" iwcp.co.uk Police campaign to keep roads safe this Christmas A MONTH-LONG campaign starts this week to help prevent the destruction caused by drink and drug driving. Last year, 7,606 people were breathalysed across the #IsleofWight and Hampshire, and 215 people were arrested.
"01.12.2016 15:01:26" iwcp.co.uk Violence against women tackled at conference A CONFERENCE hoping to establish the Isle of Wight as a leader in tackling domestic abuse was held yesterday (Wednesday). Last year an estimated 1.4 million women experienced some form of domestic abuse in the UK, whilst 31 percent of women aged 18 to 24 report being sexual abused in childhood.
"01.12.2016 13:27:03" iwcp.co.uk Offensive weapon charge for Ryde man A MAN from Ryde has been charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon, affray, and assault by beating after an altercation in Cowes last night (Wednesday). Police were called to an altercation between two men in Cowes.
"01.12.2016 12:48:39" Timeline Photos Thanks to Robert Whapham for sharing this morning's beautiful sunrise in Seaview with us
"01.12.2016 12:39:46" iwcp.co.uk MP responds to governor's 'breaking point' fears for Isle of Wight schools CLAIMS Isle of Wight schools and colleges are at breaking point, because of massive funding problems, have prompted a response from MP Andrew Turner. Following a governor's impassioned plea to Andrew Turner to help schools — find out how the #IsleofWight MP has responded
"01.12.2016 10:51:47" iwcp.co.uk World Aids Day — campaign raising awareness of need for testing IT IS World AIDS Day today (Thursday) and on the Isle of Wight, community organisations are working together to raise awareness of the importance of testing. #IsleofWight: World Aids Day — campaign raising awareness of need for testing
"01.12.2016 10:21:26" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post The weather might be cold, but the colours have been spectacular on the #IsleofWight in recent days.
Here are some pictures from Sienna Anderson to prove it.
"01.12.2016 09:21:10" iwcp.co.uk Hundreds of gifts already donated for Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal ISLANDERS have already shown their generosity after the launch Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal launch. Hundreds of gifts already donated for IOW Christmas Toy Appeal — find out how you can help
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"01.12.2016 08:29:15" iwcp.co.uk Vote for ferry firm's charity of the year 2017 ONE of three Isle of Wight charities will soon be named Red Funnel charity of the year for 2017, and the ferry company wants the public to vote for a winner. Vote for #IsleofWight ferry firm's charity of the year 2017
"30.11.2016 17:14:58" iwcp.co.uk Crash off Staplers Road TWO cars had to be recovered following a crash on the outskirts of Newport today (Tuesday). Did you witness this crash? Police have appealed for witnesses to call 101
"30.11.2016 17:06:11" iwcp.co.uk Tories defend Solent Deal opposition ISLANDERS will not like the Solent Deal because it is not a good deal, according to Isle of Wight Conservative councillors. Islanders will not like the Solent Deal because it is not a good deal, according to Isle of Wight Conservative councillors.
"30.11.2016 14:55:56" iwcp.co.uk Teenager fled after scooter crash A RIDER fled the scene after two scooters crashed on Ningwood Hill in Cranmore on Monday. Teenager fled after scooter crash
"30.11.2016 13:08:23" iwcp.co.uk Funding deal could boost Camp Hill prison redevelopment project BOSSES at the Isle of Wight Council have won £50,000 of government funds to help the authority make better use of publicly owned land assets — which could include the redevelopment of the former Camp Hill prison. A £50k grant from government will be used to come up with a detailed plan to better use public sites on the #IsleofWight — including the former Camp Hill prison.
"30.11.2016 12:25:48" iwcp.co.uk Homecoming gig for Isle of Wight musician HE HAS supported Joan Armatrading and toured with Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes, but Isle of Wight musician Steve Young will return to his roots next month. Fancy seeing a top #IsleofWight musician perform a special homecoming gig next month?
Good news, we have a pair of tickets to Steve Young UK's Wight Rock gig on December 9 to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning, just like this post. We'll
"30.11.2016 12:17:13" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink worker's life-saving efforts recognised THE life-saving efforts of a Wightlink worker have been recognised by the Isle of Wight ferry company. "Without Brian's intervention, the consequence could have been catastrophic, he was so very calm and measured in his actions and an absolute credit to the company." — Stephen Mills, Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries
"30.11.2016 09:55:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Bridget Gabbitas for sharing this view of Priory Bay with us - taken on Monday.
"30.11.2016 09:46:47" iwcp.co.uk Yarmouth Old Gaffers back this summer with new sponsors THE Old Gaffers Festival will return to Yarmouth in June after Visit Isle of Wight and Wightlink stepped up as sponsors. Good news for one of the #IsleofWight's favourite events
"30.11.2016 09:17:57" iwcp.co.uk Warning as sub-zero temperatures are set to continue on the Isle of Wight TEMPERATURES on the Isle of Wight are set to stay low until Friday, the Met Office has warned. "The weather has been relatively mild so far this winter so this week's drop in temperatures may catch people out." — public health director Rida Elkheir.
"30.11.2016 08:53:54" iwcp.co.uk Sextortion victim considered suicide POLICE are campaigning to raise awareness of sextortion — a form of cybercrime and blackmail during which victims are lured into performing sexual acts in a front of webcam or a camera on a smartphone. "If this video is released on to Facebook, what would I do? What's going to happen with my job? What will my friends think?
"I thought about suicide, it would have been too embarrassing. I would not have been able to face anyone." — a Sextortion victim
"29.11.2016 20:30:20" iwcp.co.uk Scooter fire in Yarbridge CREWS were called out to a scooter on fire in Yarbridge this evening (Tuesday). Firefighters from Ryde and Sandown tackled the blaze on Marshcombe Shute after receiving five emergency calls from members of the public.
"29.11.2016 19:06:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Oliver West for sharing these fantastic pics of friendly foxes at Alum Bay.
"29.11.2016 17:31:11" iwcp.co.uk Latest batch of Isle of Wight bikes on their way to Africa ISLANDERS thinking of getting someone a new bike for Christmas are being asked to donate the old one to a charity helping people in Africa. Getting a new bike for Christmas?
This #IsleofWight charity would love your old one
"29.11.2016 16:11:35" iwcp.co.uk Child of the Year 2016 Child of the Year 2016 Child of the Year is back — brought to you by the Isle of Wight County Press, in association with Fraser Portraits.
Photoshoots are taking place at Morrisons in South Street, Newport, from today, until Saturday, December 3.
This year's categories are:
"29.11.2016 15:54:36" twitter.com Island Roads on Twitter “There will be a full salt run commencing at 18:00 tonight” It's going to be another chilly night tonight
"29.11.2016 15:30:36" RAF Chinook helicopter training on the Isle of Wight VIDEO: RAF pilots demonstrate incredible low-flying skill during an exercise on the Isle of Wight.
"29.11.2016 15:06:48" iwcp.co.uk Needles Old Battery recharged by Island Roads VOLUNTEERS from Island Roads have helped to preserve an iconic Isle of Wight site. "Those who care about our special place, those who have loved it previously, and those who are yet to enjoy it will benefit from their commitment. Thanks to Island Roads, we had great fun with an enthusiastic team who we hope will continue to support the
"29.11.2016 14:05:05" iwcp.co.uk Crash off Staplers Road TWO cars had to be recovered following a crash on the outskirts of Newport today (Tuesday). Arrest after Newport crash
"29.11.2016 13:01:46" iwcp.co.uk Crash off Staplers Road TWO cars had to be recovered following a crash on the outskirts of Newport today (Tuesday). Crash off Staplers Road
"29.11.2016 12:42:17" Timeline Photos Thanks to Neil Southwell for sharing this shot of today's exercise. More details here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/raf-and-isle-of-wight-emergency-services-work-together-96927.aspx
"29.11.2016 10:51:57" iwcp.co.uk Independent Arts Christmas song to help isolated Islanders A NEW Christmas single with, an important message at its heart, will be released by Isle of Wight charity Independent Arts this week. Check out this new charity song from Independent Arts, with a very important message behind it.
"29.11.2016 09:31:51" iwcp.co.uk RAF and Isle of Wight emergency services work together IF YOU spot an RAF Chinook helicopter airlifting what looks like a small shipping container (Tuesday), don't panic — it's only a training exercise. Keep your eye out for an unusual flight over the #IsleofWight today
"29.11.2016 08:55:43" iwcp.co.uk Wight AID foundation donates £50,000 to Isle of Wight charities THE Wight AID Foundation has granted £50,000 to Isle of Wight charities in its first round of grant applications. Find out about the new foundation helping #IsleofWight charities
"28.11.2016 16:44:51" iwcp.co.uk Totland's Turf Walk footbridge to be upgraded WORK to upgrade a footbridge at Totland is due to take place over the next two weeks. Turf Walk footbridge to be upgraded #IsleofWight
"28.11.2016 12:02:22" iwcp.co.uk Rap for waste contractor over bins BIN men working for Island waste contractor Amey have been given a rap over knuckles after footage emerged of a refuse collector throwing waste containers back on to the kerb. Footage has emerged of a refuse collector throwing waste containers back on to the kerb.
"28.11.2016 11:40:47" iwcp.co.uk Cowes couple arrested on suspicion of £100,000 VAT fraud AN ISLE of Wight business couple have been arrested in connection with a suspected VAT fraud, believed to be more than £100,000. A 40-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were arrested at a residential property in Cowes on Friday.
"28.11.2016 09:51:44" iwcp.co.uk Work on The Needles lighthouse could affect visibility THE main light at The Needles lighthouse will be affected by maintenance work from Thursday. The light could be affected for up to four days.
"28.11.2016 08:34:54" iwcp.co.uk Rod Stewart to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2017 THE legendary Rod Stewart will headline Sunday at next year's Isle of Wight Festival.In a UK festival exclusive, organisers this morning (Monday) confirmed Rod will close next year's Seaclose Park event. Rod Stewart will headline Sunday night at next year's Official Isle of Wight Festival #IsleofWight
"27.11.2016 17:27:10" iwcp.co.uk Teenage motorcyclist injured in crash Young man hospitalised following motorcycle collision in Newport Teenage motorcyclist injured in crash
"27.11.2016 12:56:29" iwcp.co.uk Stranded yacht rescued from Osborne Bay A YACHT stranded in Osborne Bay was rescued by Cowes RNLI last night (Saturday). #IsleofWight: Stranded yacht rescued from Osborne Bay
"27.11.2016 12:48:47" iwcp.co.uk Suspicious motorcycle fire in Newport Isle of Wight police are investigating a suspicious motorcycle fire in Newport. Suspicious motorcycle fire in Newport
"27.11.2016 08:49:27" iwcp.co.uk Forum for Isle of Wight homeless THE launch of the Bus Shelter comes two weeks after the inaugural homelessness forum, which includes representatives from public sector organisations and charities on the Island that deal with homelessness. "The forum is about acknowledging there is a homeless problem on the Island. We will be working with our housing team, community safety team, Aspire and the Salvation Army in a co-ordinated effort to help these people." – Cllr Julia Baker-Smith
"26.11.2016 19:24:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These incredible photos of Casper the lion have been shared by Isle of Wight Zoo
"26.11.2016 18:30:02" iwcp.co.uk Elderly man rescued from waist deep mud A MAN became trapped in several feet of mud at Fort Victoria Country Park this afternoon (Saturday). Elderly man rescued from waist deep mud
"26.11.2016 18:26:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Fabulous #photography of #IsleofWight #wildlife, shared with us by Ricky Ashanollah.
"26.11.2016 16:28:59" iwcp.co.uk Three men arrested on suspicion of drug offences THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences on the Isle of Wight. #IsleofWight: Three men arrested on suspicion of drug offences
"26.11.2016 14:59:46" iwcp.co.uk Motorcycle crash on Canteen Road A MOTORCYCLE was involved in a collision this morning (Saturday) on Canteen Road. #IsleofWight: Motorcycle crash on Canteen Road
"26.11.2016 14:58:01" iwcp.co.uk Ferry staff were no 'Cruellas' Following your report regarding 'Dancing Jim' of Red Funnel, who meets and greets with great style and aplomb, I would also like to sing the praises of their staff, in particular those on board the Red Osprey last Thursday. Did you spot these cute passengers on Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries last week
"26.11.2016 12:21:00" iwcp.co.uk Sophie's shop gets festive makeover KISSYPUPPY'S Christmas shop has been launched by two of Sophie Rolf's best friends. #IsleofWight: Sophie's shop gets festive makeover
"26.11.2016 10:48:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this sunrise in Shanklin with us.
"26.11.2016 09:49:00" iwcp.co.uk VIP plans for Isle of Wight ferries? CROSSING The Solent in the lap of luxury usually involves shelling out a huge sum to buy your own super-yacht. Could you soon be travelling club class across the Solent?
"26.11.2016 08:00:44" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend CHRISTMAS is only a month away and the weekend is jam packed with festive cheer, and craft fairs abound across the Isle of Wight. It's the perfect weekend to pick up some early and unique Christmas presents, with lots of festive fairs taking place around the #IsleofWight
"25.11.2016 19:39:01" recyclenow.com Electrical items | Recycle Now What to do with Electrical items Want to recycle electrical items but don't know if you can? To check if you can recycle electricals at home or to find out where your nearest recycling facilities are, use our handy Recycling Locator tool. Check local If you're planning on ditching some old electronic equipment to make room for your new Black Friday bargains, here's some advice on recycling
"25.11.2016 17:14:23" Timeline Photos Pick up a copy of today's Isle of Wight County Press for a free 32pg Christmas Gift Guide featuring great gift ideas from Island businesses.
Plus, the latest on plans for St George's Park, a Led Zep legend's hot rod finds its way to the Island and five
"25.11.2016 17:00:10" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Beautiful pictures of sunset in Sandown, thanks to Marie Louise Events Photography for sharing.
"25.11.2016 16:00:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight writer's script set for big screen A MYSTERIOUS true tale of the disappearance of three Scottish lighthouse keepers, which has been transformed into a script co-written by a Cowes actor, is getting the Hollywood treatment. "It's a complete dream come true. This sort of thing doesn't happen with your first attempt." — Joe Bone, on the news top actors including Gerard Butler are lined up to appear in a film based on his script.
"25.11.2016 15:09:20" iwcp.co.uk Deborah Napier sentenced for murder of Jolyon Wray DEBORAH Napier has been given a life sentence for the murder of Jolyon Wray and told she will spend at least 13 and a half years in jail. "We would like to thank Jolyon Wray's family for their support throughout the prosecution and the witnesses who gave evidence at the trial. We hope that the conviction brings some closure for them." — CPS prosecutor Bernadette Kearney on today's
"25.11.2016 14:49:26" iwcp.co.uk Man seriously injured in Ryde attack A 51-year-old man was seriously injured in a late night attack this week, prompting an appeal for witnesses from Isle of Wight police. Did you witness this attack? Please contact police on 101
"25.11.2016 12:44:04" iwcp.co.uk Deborah Napier sentenced for murder of Jolyon Wray DEBORAH Napier has been given a life sentence for the murder of Jolyon Wray and told she will spend at least 13 and a half years in jail. Deborah Napier sentenced for murder of Jolyon Wray
"25.11.2016 11:55:07" iwcp.co.uk Blooming good idea from Pop Up Soup Kitchen THE Pop Up Soup Kitchen used flower power to bring a smile to the faces of Islanders this morning (Friday). Here's the story behind the bunches of flowers left at spots around the Isle of Wight today
"25.11.2016 10:33:43" iwcp.co.uk Motorcycles and car crash at Coppins Bridge TWO motorcycles and a car collided on Coppins Bridge this morning (Friday). Details of this morning's crash at Coppins Bridge.
"25.11.2016 10:07:23" Timeline Photos Sienna Anderson had some company when she watched the sun rise in Bembridge yesterday.
"25.11.2016 09:54:31" iwcp.co.uk Help stop the spread of diarrhoea and vomiting on the Isle of Wight WITH outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) reported, the Isle of Wight Council has issued health tips on how to stay well this winter. Important tips on how to avoid getting ill this winter, courtesy of the #IsleofWight Council
"25.11.2016 09:14:54" iwcp.co.uk Beautiful South Award celebrations for Isle of Wight tourism businesses Isle of Wight businesses had plenty to celebrate at last night's Beautiful South tourism awards. Congratulations to all the Isle of Wight winners at the Beautiful South Tourism Awards!
"25.11.2016 08:46:32" iwcp.co.uk Independents hit out at Conservatives over Isle of Wight devolution THE Isle of Wight Council's ruling Independent group has accused Island Tories of trying to scupper the proposed Solent Devolution Deal for political reasons — and costing the Isle of Wight millions of pounds in government funding. With Solent devolution put on a back burner by the government, the Independents have accused Island Conservatives of putting the #IsleofWight economy at risk.
"24.11.2016 17:14:22" iwcp.co.uk Woman found guilty of murdering Isle of Wight man Jolyon Wray DEBORAH Napier has been found guilty of the murder of Isle of Wight man Jolyon Wray today (Thursday). UPDATE
Police react to the verdict in today's murder trial.
"I hope today's guilty verdict goes some way to giving Jolyon's family closure and that they can now put the terrible events of this day behind them." — Investigating officer, Detective
"24.11.2016 15:35:08" iwcp.co.uk Woman found guilty of murdering Isle of Wight man Jolyon Wray DEBORAH Napier has been found guilty of the murder of Isle of Wight man Jolyon Wray today (Thursday). Woman found guilty of murdering #IsleofWight man Jolyon Wray
"24.11.2016 15:07:27" iwcp.co.uk 'We're the original love Island' THE Isle of Wight's romantic side is being showcased for a new Visit Isle of Wight tourism campaign. "We're the original love Island" — Visit Isle of Wight's latest campaign to bring more visitors to the Island
"24.11.2016 13:21:35" iwcp.co.uk Top award for Isle of Wight bus driver A SOUTHERN Vectis driver has been named Top National Bus Driver at the UK Bus Awards. He pulled out all the stops to win...
"24.11.2016 12:16:46" iwcp.co.uk US ambassador's Isle of Wight visit revealed in tweet WHILE all the focus may be on Donald Trump's suggestion Nigel Farage could make a good British ambassador to the United States, it has emerged US ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, paid a visit to the Isle of Wight. Why did the US ambassador to the UK visit the #IsleofWight?
"24.11.2016 10:41:32" iwcp.co.uk For sale: Gipsy caravan star of Isle of Wight carnivals A GIPSY caravan that was of one of the stars of this year's Sandown Carnival is for sale. Looking for an unusual gift? Sandown Carnival might have the answer (but you'll need a lot of wrapping paper).
"24.11.2016 10:02:41" iwcp.co.uk Age Friendly Island joins World Health Organisation network THE AGE Friendly Island programme has been recognised by the World Health Organisation. Hard work by groups across the Island to improve life for older residents on the #IsleofWight, has been recognised at an international level.
"24.11.2016 09:37:19" Timeline Photos Sienna Anderson has managed to make Sandown in November look warm - but she assures it wasn't! Still beautiful however...
"24.11.2016 08:51:26" iwcp.co.uk Motorcyclist injured in Horsebridge Hill crash A MOTORCYCLIST was injured this morning (Thursday) following a crash involving a van on Horsebridge Hill, between Cowes and Newport. There were long delays between Newport and Cowes this morning, following this crash
"23.11.2016 17:16:52" iwcp.co.uk NHS plan could lead to more Isle of Wight patients travelling to the mainland A REVIEW of healthcare could see more Isle of Wight patients sent to the mainland for specialist NHS treatment. Find out about major changes planned for the NHS
"23.11.2016 17:10:08" youtube.com Swan Levitt - Singularity Second single from Swan Levitt - Available now via Organ Records on all online platforms and retailers. Produced by Boe Weaver at Studio Humbug. 'Singularity... Isle of Wight musician Swan Levitt has released his second single.
You can hear it here
"23.11.2016 16:52:38" iwcp.co.uk NHS plan could lead to more Isle of Wight patients travelling to the mainland A REVIEW of healthcare could see more Isle of Wight patients sent to the mainland for specialist NHS treatment. NHS plan could lead to more #IsleofWight patients travelling to the mainland
"23.11.2016 15:41:13" twitter.com Southern Vectis on Twitter “Good news everyone! The temporary lights at Parkhurst have been removed. Traffic is flowing smoothly. Route 1 is operating as you would wish”
"23.11.2016 15:33:25" iwcp.co.uk Brading diversion due to water leak A WATER leak in Brading has forced an emergency road closure. #IsleofWight: Brading diversion due to water leak
"23.11.2016 15:01:00" iwcp.co.uk Dinosaur Isle on show at major European event DINOSAUR Isle's fossil collection received special recognition at Europe's biggest fossil and mineral show. An #IsleofWight museum has been causing a stir at a major European show
"23.11.2016 14:46:00" Peekaboo oyster on the Isle of Wight SNAP
If you want to get your hands on the pearl, you better move fast.
Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing.
"23.11.2016 14:29:15" iwcp.co.uk Long delays between Newport and Cowes DRIVERS have been enduring commuting misery along the Cowes to Newport road as temporary traffic lights cause delays of up to an hour. Some good news about the roadworks between Cowes and Newport that have been causing big delays
"23.11.2016 14:11:47" iwcp.co.uk Turbine maker hosts jobs fair for Isle of Wight opportunities WIND turbine blade maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will hold an Isle of Wight jobs fair on Saturday. New year, new job?
No experience necessary...
"23.11.2016 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Martin Perry for sharing this shot of Freshwater Bay with us — taken between yesterday's downpours.
"23.11.2016 12:56:57" iwcp.co.uk Newport Football Club given notice to leave St George's Park NEWPORT Football Club has been told to quit St George's Park by August next year UPDATE
Newport FC chairman Stuart Ross has responded to the news they will have to move out of St George's Park, but he is not saying much
"23.11.2016 12:49:04" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing these pics of a popular visitor to Bembridge.
We've spoken to the RSPCA, who have said the seal appears to be fine and is thought to be part of a nearby mainland colony
"23.11.2016 12:45:02" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Christmas Festival welcomes Masterchef champion Jane Devonshire MASTERCHEF champion of champions Jane Devonshire will showcase her culinary skills at the Cowes Christmas Festival next month. Head along to Cowes Christmas Festival next month and you will be in for a culinary treat
"23.11.2016 12:25:01" iwcp.co.uk Santa Dash returns in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice THE Earl Mountbatten Hospice Santa Dash is just around the corner and there is still time to register online. Grab your fake beard and funny hat, the Santa Dash is back...
"23.11.2016 10:46:16" iwcp.co.uk Newport Football Club given notice to leave St George's Park NEWPORT Football Club has been told to quit St George's Park by August next year #IsleofWight: Newport Football Club given notice to leave St George's Park
"23.11.2016 09:49:07" iwcp.co.uk Long delays between Newport and Cowes DRIVERS have been enduring commuting misery along the Cowes to Newport road as temporary traffic lights cause delays of up to an hour. Bad news if you have been caught in the traffic between Cowes and Newport.
It's set to continue...
"23.11.2016 09:22:48" iwcp.co.uk Schools at breaking point warns Isle of Wight chair of governors in letter to Andrew Turner MP EDUCATION improvement on the Isle of Wight is on a knife edge and schools are at breaking point, according to the chairman of governors at the biggest school trust on the Island. "Our colleges as well as many others on the Island are now at breaking point.
"Those who have made necessary cuts are finding that there is nowhere left to find savings, others are running with unlicensed, seemingly unmanageable debts running into the
"22.11.2016 16:55:26" Hogshead Newport Our Quiz Night crew attempted the Mannequin Challenge last Thursday. Enjoy!
#mannequinchallenge Check out this #IsleofWight mannequin challenge by the quiz teams at Hogshead Newport.
See others from Wight Jewels GB and Ryde Academy here:
"22.11.2016 15:54:42" iwcp.co.uk Chance to learn more about adoption ADOPTION experts from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are coming together for a special information and recruitment event. If you have ever considered adopting a child, this is your chance to find out more...
"22.11.2016 14:22:42" iwcp.co.uk Long Lane Christmas lights set to sparkle for Isle of Wight charities ONE of the Isle of Wight's favourite Christmas lights displays will have its official switch on next week. They're a popular part of Christmas for many on the #IsleofWight.
Find out who will be benefitting from Terry Ramplin's display this year...
"22.11.2016 12:56:37" iwcp.co.uk Tennis: Plan to encourage young Isle of Wight aces SCHOOLS on the Isle of Wight have joined a new scheme to serve up tennis to teenagers. SPORT
With Andy Murray celebrating becoming World No. 1, #IsleofWight schools are hoping for some tennis successes of their own
"22.11.2016 12:09:53" Timeline Photos After days of bad weather, things are finally starting to brighten up on the #IsleofWight.
Many thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this shot with us.
"22.11.2016 12:03:44" iwcp.co.uk Road could be closed for days due to burst main A BURST water main has forced an emergency road closure in Cowes. The diversion could be in place until Friday
"22.11.2016 11:45:22" iwcp.co.uk Concern over Isle of Wight mental health services COMMUNITY Mental health services on the Isle of Wight are among the worst in the country, according to a report by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission. "We believe that this focus on ensuring that every individual has a care plan and every member of staff has received enhanced training in the care programme approach will result in improved results in future years." — John Doherty, clinical director for
"22.11.2016 10:47:50" iwcp.co.uk One person taken to St Mary's Hospital after car overturns A CAR overturned in the West Wight last night (Monday), according to Isle of Wight fire and rescue service. Firefighters were called at 9.45pm
"22.11.2016 09:53:27" iwcp.co.uk Killing followed abuse, Isle of Wight murder trial defendant claims A LIFE of sexual abuse, alcoholism, anxiety and depression led to the moment murder suspect Deborah Napier stabbed her partner Jolyon Wray, she has claimed. The defendant in an #IsleofWight murder trial has given evidence.
"22.11.2016 08:30:05" iwcp.co.uk Two Isle of Wight war memorials listed TWO Isle of Wight war memorials have been listed by Historic England. These historic memorials have been listed by Historic England
"21.11.2016 18:59:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Dave Brenchley (of https://scotshot.smugmug.com/) for this great shot taken off Yaverland beach on Saturday.
"21.11.2016 16:36:46" iwcp.co.uk Bus shelter to help Isle of Wight homeless launched SLEEP is just the beginning, but the hard work is about to start for Kev Newton and the volunteers who will man Sanctuary, the world's first mobile home for the homeless. The world's first mobile home for the homeless has opened its doors.
"21.11.2016 16:21:18" iwcp.co.uk Weather warning: Storm Angus brings strong winds to Isle of Wight STRONG winds will hit the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Tuesday), as Storm Angus sweeps across the country. There could be disruption to travel services, the Met Office has warned.
"21.11.2016 14:45:42" iwcp.co.uk New members join Cowes Town Council TWO new members have joined Cowes Town Council. New members join #Cowes Town Council
"21.11.2016 14:09:38" iwcp.co.uk Festive fun at Cowes Christmas lights switch-on CHRISTMAS lights covered Cowes in a sea of colour on Saturday. The lights run from Birmingham Road to The Parade.
"21.11.2016 12:02:42" iwcp.co.uk Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society helps careers to grow THE Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society (RIWAS) has awarded funding to four Island students through its Rural Careers Fund. Royal #IsleofWight Agricultural Society helps careers to grow
"21.11.2016 10:42:47" Timeline Photos Thanks to Douglas Cox for this stunning, atmospheric shot of the wreck of the SS Carbon at Compton Bay. Douglas took this picture during the extra low tides caused by the supermoon.
"21.11.2016 10:38:57" iwcp.co.uk Work to improve Isle of Wight nature spot BIG changes are coming to the Pan Mill Meadows nature reserve in Newport. Find out what's in store for the Pan Mill Meadows nature reserve.
"21.11.2016 09:23:36" iwcp.co.uk Pudsey thanks Shalfleet pupils for Children in Need donations PUDSEY thanked children and staff at Shalfleet Primary School for their Children in Need fundraising efforts. A mufti day and cake sale raised £225 for the charity.
"20.11.2016 16:17:58" iwcp.co.uk Chamber of Commerce awards return to recognise best of Isle of Wight business THE best of Isle of Wight business is set to be celebrated at Cowes Yacht Haven. Chamber of Commerce awards return to recognise best of #IsleofWight business
"20.11.2016 13:53:00" iwcp.co.uk Hatred is not the answer Much of last week's news made depressing reading. Massive funding cuts for our schools, a serious assault at our prison, the usual crop of despicable crime and, perhaps most dispiriting of all, the number of Island children needing social service support Hatred is not the answer...
"20.11.2016 13:15:15" iwcp.co.uk Yellow weather warning for the Isle of Wight HEAVY rain and strong winds are forecasted tomorrow (Monday) on the Isle of Wight in the wake of Storm Angus. Met Office weather warning for tomorrow on the Isle of Wight
"20.11.2016 12:17:58" iwcp.co.uk Lights of Love services on the Isle of Wight COMMUNITIES across the Isle of Wight will be come together in memory of lost loved ones at the Light of Love services next month. Lights of Love services on the #IsleofWight
"20.11.2016 09:15:32" iwcp.co.uk Landlord calls time at Isle of Wight pub THE pub which gained worldwide notoriety for its controversial signs, The Fleming Arms, in Binstead, has closed due to the financial pressures of running it. Landlord calls time at #IsleofWight pub
"19.11.2016 19:37:00" Thanks to Cllr. Karl Love - Love IOW for sharing a bird's eye view of the #IsleofWight this week
"19.11.2016 18:21:02" iwcp.co.uk Football fixtures for November 19 Football fixtures for November 19 Football: Catch up with today's (Saturday's) football results on the #isleofwight
"19.11.2016 17:17:00" twitter.com Monkey Haven on Twitter “these guys would make a great band! Tirana as lead singer and the Gibbon's as backing singers! https://t.co/EWfc7jjYza” Remember the Funky Gibbon? Check out the real thing at Monkey Haven
"19.11.2016 15:51:01" iwcp.co.uk Christmas Osmonds style – warm and fuzzy THE Osmonds will be performing at Shanklin Theatre in the Andy Williams Christmas Extrava-ganza variety show. The Osmonds are coming to Shanklin Theatre...
"19.11.2016 13:48:00" iwcp.co.uk Memories of Leonard LEONARD Cohen's death last week sparked memories of the Canadian singer-songwriter's appearance on the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival stage. Thanks to #IsleofWight photographer Ken Beken, for sharing this shot of the late Leonard Cohen, performing at the 1970 Official Isle of Wight Festival
"19.11.2016 12:25:00" iwcp.co.uk Sticky situation for Children in Need at Wroxall Primary School TEACHERS at Wroxall Primary School found themselves in a sticky situation yesterday (Friday) in aid of Children in Need. 10/10 for these teachers, raising money for Children in Need at Wroxall Primary School
"19.11.2016 10:28:00" iwcp.co.uk Inspiring Isle of Wight pilot Mary Ellis recognised for wartime service Aviator Mary Ellis, who transported planes during the Second World War, was honoured with a smile from the Queen at the Royal Festival of Remembrance. "When you consider that she had to land in camouflaged air fields in atrocious conditions with no weapons and completely defenceless, you realised what a talented pilot she was."
"19.11.2016 10:16:17" iwcp.co.uk Football: FA Women's Premier League award for Isle of Wight footballer A FOOTBALLER on the Isle of Wight has won a top award from the FA Women's Premier League. An #isleofwight footballer has been recognised alongside the country's elite players at an awards ceremony at Wembley.
"19.11.2016 09:31:41" iwcp.co.uk Future uncertain for Staples Isle of Wight THE OFFICE supply company, Staples, has been sold, leaving the future uncertain for the Isle of Wight branch. The office supply company, Staples, has been sold, leaving the future uncertain for the Isle of Wight branch.
"19.11.2016 07:35:47" iwcp.co.uk Major investment as Rapanui makes the switch to Freshwater ECO fashion brand Rapanui hopes to create up to 20 new jobs in the next two years after making the switch to a new site in Freshwater. Find out about major investment and new jobs at #IsleofWight business Rapanui
"18.11.2016 18:02:00" Timeline Photos Beautiful Bembridge Windmill, shared with us by Soul Photography.
"18.11.2016 17:24:30" iwcp.co.uk Investigation after car damaged by Wightlink ferry deck AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a car was damaged by the moving mezzanine deck on one of the Wightlink ferries. A full investigation has been launched according to Wightlink.
"18.11.2016 16:56:57" iwcp.co.uk Councillor and estranged wife banned from keeping dogs A COUNCILLOR on the Isle of Wight and his estranged wife have been banned from keeping dogs for life. "They were covered in matted fur and no oxygen could get to the skin, which meant they developed a skin disease, sores and eye infections. You couldn't make out their facial features through the fur. They would have been in pain. It was long-term
"18.11.2016 16:01:22" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Stunning autumn colours in East Cowes, photographed by Noel Pinacate
"18.11.2016 15:43:15" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight charity appeals for help to care for 'most neglected dog' AN ANIMAL charity on the Isle of Wight has appealed for help to care for the 'most neglected dog' they have ever seen. Can you help Friends of the Animals care for Georgie - the most neglected dog they have seen in 30 years.
"18.11.2016 12:00:29" iwcp.co.uk Marine Conservation Zone could protect Isle of Wight seagrass FIVE hundred acres of seagrass meadow, off the Isle of Wight, could be protected as part of a Marine Conservation Zone. "The 50 Marine Conservation Zones being recommended by the government's scientific advisers are essential to ensure we are protecting examples of all habitats," Melissa Moore, of the Marine Conservation Society.
"18.11.2016 10:53:11" iwcp.co.uk Ryde Mardi Gras will celebrate Indian independence THE theme for next year's Mardi Gras in Ryde has been revealed as Reflections of India — helping to mark 70 years of Indian independence. Here's an early entry for your 2017 diary...
"18.11.2016 09:48:31" iwcp.co.uk Rugby derby day for Hurricanes and Isle of Wight TONIGHT two of the Isle of Wight's rugby teams will go head-to-head at Fairway, Sandown, for the first of the season's derby matches. Tonight two Island rugby teams will go head-to-head in the first derby match of the season.
Sandown & Shanklin Rugby Football Club take on Isle of Wight Rugby Football Club
"18.11.2016 08:18:13" media.giphy.com gph.is The #IsleofWight Christmas IOW Christmas Toy Appeal 2017 launches today.
Find out how you can get involved here:
"17.11.2016 16:53:57" iwcp.co.uk Pupils asked to help pick the Isle of Wight's best teacher THE best teacher on the Isle of Wight will be determined by primary school students, thanks to an English Heritage competition. Who is the #IsleofWight's best teacher?
"17.11.2016 15:37:20" Hovertravel services are back on after the earlier disruption caused by the weather.
"17.11.2016 14:11:19" Hovertravel services have been suspended due to adverse weather
"17.11.2016 13:35:22" iwcp.co.uk Questions over payments to Isle of Wight UKIP councillor UKIP could be asked to repay the EU £148,000 in 'misspent funds,' including £18,000 paid to an Isle of Wight Councillor — according to a report in The Guardian. Find out what this #IsleofWight councillor told us after The Guardian raised questions over EU cash
"17.11.2016 13:05:20" iwcp.co.uk Police awards recognise those going the extra mile on the Isle of Wight POLICE officers, civilian staff and members of support organisations on the Isle of Wight have been honoured at the Hampshire Constabulary's District Awards ceremony. "We have seen great acts of bravery, in which vulnerable people have been helped — in some cases from potentially life-threatening incidents." — Supt Sarah Jackson.
"17.11.2016 12:21:41" iwcp.co.uk Get your hands on a piece of Isle of Wight history — Cowes Floating Bridge is for sale BIDS are now being accepted to own a piece of Isle of Wight history — the Cowes floating bridge is for sale. The Cowes floating bridge is up for sale.
What would you do with it?
"17.11.2016 11:24:03" iwcp.co.uk Island Roads rebuilding Ryde route WORK to reconstruct and resurface Harding Road, Ryde, will start today (Thursday). This Ryde road will be closed for a month, while Island Roads rebuilds it
"17.11.2016 10:10:07" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel's 'dancing man' scoops ferry company employee award A DANCING Red Funnel worker has been recognised for his impressive moves by the Isle of Wight ferry company. Load ferry's like nobody is watching...
Well done on the award Jim.
( The Wight)
"17.11.2016 09:12:46" iwcp.co.uk Chance to ask questions about Cowes police station move COWES residents will have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have in advance of the imminent police station move. From November 24th, Police in Cowes will share a base at the fire station in Victoria Road.
This is Islanders' chance to find out more.
"17.11.2016 08:49:05" iwcp.co.uk Flood alert for parts of the Isle of Wight A FLOOD Alert has been issued for parts of the Isle of Wight today (Thursday). Flood alert for parts of the #IsleofWight
"17.11.2016 08:48:39" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post She had to get her feet wet, but we think it was worth it!
Thanks to Sienna Anderson for these sunset shots taken on Shanklin Beach this week.
"16.11.2016 19:00:16" www.iwcp.co.uk Woman killed partner while on phone to police, Ryde murder trial told A WOMAN stabbed her partner to death while on the phone to the police, a court has been told today (Wednesday). Woman killed partner while on phone to police, Ryde murder trial told
"16.11.2016 17:18:59" iwcp.co.uk Council on course to resettle Syrian refugee families on the Isle of Wight next year REFUGEE families fleeing the brutal Syrian conflict could be resettled on the Isle of Wight from February next year. "I am delighted to report, following my paper to executive in September of this year, that a substantial amount of work has been undertaken to develop the necessary arrangements to enable the Island to be in a position to make an offer to the Home Office
"16.11.2016 15:58:25" iwcp.co.uk Innovative Earl Mountbatten Hospice work highlighted at conference INNOVATIVE work at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice will be highlighted at this week's Hospice UK conference starting today (Wednesday). "Our staff and volunteers have adapted to changing practices very well and being asked to present their skills and experience to the conference shows how far we have come in a short space of time." — Nigel Hartley, Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
"16.11.2016 15:34:52" Timeline Photos Here's the bomb that's been causing all the problems in Portsmouth harbour today.
Details here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/unexploded-bomb-at-portsmouth-harbour-96798.aspx
"16.11.2016 14:37:01" iwcp.co.uk Unexploded bomb at Portsmouth Harbour AN UNEXPLODED bomb in Portsmouth Harbour disrupted Wightlink ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight today (Wednesday). Police have lifted the cordon at Portsmouth Harbour
"16.11.2016 13:41:38" iwcp.co.uk Appeal to help Isle of Wight family struggling with 'nightmare' travel challenges A CHARITY has appealed for people to help them support an Isle of Wight family facing a 'nightmare' situation. Find out how you could help an #IsleofWight family struggling with 'nightmare' travel challenges
"16.11.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Ian Elvin for sharing last night's beautiful Ventnor sunset with us.
"16.11.2016 12:41:11" iwcp.co.uk Unexploded bomb at Portsmouth Harbour AN UNEXPLODED bomb in Portsmouth Harbour may disrupt Wightlink ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight later today (Wednesday). Wightlink services have now been affected by the unexploded bomb at Portsmouth Harbour. Details here:
"16.11.2016 10:55:57" iwcp.co.uk Unexploded bomb at Portsmouth Harbour AN UNEXPLODED bomb in Portsmouth Harbour may disrupt Wightlink ferry services to and from the Isle of Wight later today (Wednesday). More details on the unexploded bomb in Portsmouth Harbour
"16.11.2016 10:33:34" twitter.com Portsmouth Port on Twitter “We are currently experiencing delays due to discovery of unexploded WW2 bomb in Portsmouth Harbour. Will update asap.” Wightlink have told us this is not affecting their services at the moment
"16.11.2016 09:31:52" iwcp.co.uk Paddles and saddles at the ready for new Isle of Wight challenge A NEW fundraising challenge will see people racing on bikes, on foot and in canoes across the Isle of Wight to help save and change children's lives. If you want to take on a challenge in 2017 and help fund vital research into conditions and illnesses effecting children, Action Medical Research might have the answer...
"16.11.2016 09:04:17" iwcp.co.uk Double or nothing for Isle of Wight Classic Boat Musuem THE Isle of Wight Classic Boat Museum has appealed for donations to repair its roof. There's a great chance to help an #IsleofWight museum this week, but you will have to be quick
"15.11.2016 17:16:44" Timeline Photos Sunday night's stunning sunset was captured by Sienna Anderson
She told us the story behind this great photo: "I was busy photographing the rising moon but when I turned round I saw the most amazing sunset.
"I ran through countless cowpats to capture
"15.11.2016 15:22:24" iwcp.co.uk New chairman for Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats LIBERAL Democrats on the Isle of Wight have said they are hoping for a 'bold and positive' future following the selection of a fresh committee. New chairman for #IsleofWight Liberal Democrats
"15.11.2016 14:51:26" iwcp.co.uk Urgent appeal after sex assault yards from police station AN URGENT appeal has been issued by Isle of Wight police after a woman was sexually assaulted yesterday morning (Monday), just yards from Newport Police Station. A woman has been sexually assaulted just a few yards from Newport Police Station.
"15.11.2016 13:19:07" iwcp.co.uk Fight outside takeaway investigated by Isle of Wight police A LATE night brawl outside a takeaway has prompted a police appeal for information. "We believe there were a large number of people in the takeaway at the time of the incident who may have information, which could help with our enquiry."
"15.11.2016 12:58:43" iwcp.co.uk Downing Street day for Fight for the Wight campaigners FIGHT for the Wight went straight to the heart of government today (Tuesday) when the Isle of Wight funding campaign petition was presented to 10 Downing Street. The Fight for the Wight message was delivered straight to Downing Street today
"15.11.2016 12:30:30" iwcp.co.uk Prison officers walk-out of Isle of Wight over 'dangerous' jails concerns FURIOUS prison officers at HMP Isle of Wight staged a walk-out today (Tuesday) as part of nationwide industrial action about safety concerns. "The issue is, it is dangerous within the prisons and the National Offender Management Service is doing nothing about it." — Glenn Holmes, #IsleofWight Prison Officers Association
"15.11.2016 12:13:42" iwcp.co.uk Tidal energy centre a step closer thanks to deal A TIDAL energy centre off the Isle of Wight is expected to be operational within four years, thanks to a deal with global manufacturers. Find out the latest on a tidal energy centre off the #IsleofWight
"15.11.2016 10:44:15" iwcp.co.uk Have your say on Isle of Wight waste collections ISLANDERS are being asked for the their views on the new Isle of Wight waste service, run by Amey. This is a rubbish survey...
"15.11.2016 10:01:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight charity hit by thieves — again THIEVES have targeted an Isle of Wight charity twice in two weeks — less than six months after cash and a computer were stolen in a break-in. "We're not given any public funding whatsoever and all of our income is derived from donations, and this is potentially a source of donations that will have to stop." — Heath Monaghan, Aspire Ryde
"15.11.2016 08:58:12" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin Rotary Club's fundraiser shelved THE biggest Rotary club fundraiser on the Isle of Wight — which annually benefits local good causes — has been shelved for a year. Shanklin Rotary Club's fundraiser shelved
"14.11.2016 17:18:01" iwcp.co.uk Accolade for Isle of Wight GP who inspires doctors WIGHT Hot Pipes bagpipe player Dr Kieron Cooney is used to making a bit of noise with his hobby. Accolade for #IsleofWight GP Dr Kieron Cooney.
"14.11.2016 15:36:57" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Simon Pusey and Viki Taylor for these great photos of the super moon. See more readers' pictures at: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/super-photos-of-super-moon-96787.aspx
"14.11.2016 13:59:19" iwcp.co.uk Crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel A SPLIT second using your mobile phone at the wheel could result in devastating consequences, the police have warned. Have you ever used your mobile phone while driving?
This week officers across the #IsleofWight, Hampshire and Thames Valley have joined a nationwide crackdown on those using their phones while driving #itsnotworththerisk
"14.11.2016 13:13:27" iwcp.co.uk Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Generous Islanders help children in Moldova AROUND 2,400 shoeboxes filled with gifts from generous Islanders are on their way to children in Moldova. Christmas Shoebox Appeal: "It's a very worthwhile cause and Island people really are generous." John Povey of Vectis Sunrise Rotary, Isle of Wight
"14.11.2016 10:42:14" iwcp.co.uk Remembrance Sunday: The Isle of Wight remembers THE Isle of Wight fell silent as the dead of both world wars and conflicts across the world since were honoured yesterday (Sunday). The #IsleofWight fell silent yesterday in memory of fallen veterans #RemembranceSunday (Picture by Rob Whapham)
"14.11.2016 09:32:33" iwcp.co.uk Three-car collision causes tailbacks LARGE queues built up during this morning's rush hour after a three-car collision close to the Horseshoe pub at Northwood. Three-car collision in Northwood this morning. #IsleofWight
"14.11.2016 09:18:03" Timeline Photos Today's #supermoon will orbit closer to Earth than it has done for almost 70 years.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon is closest to Earth and can be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter.
Tonight's #IsleofWight weather forecast is cloudy, but if you
"14.11.2016 08:31:07" iwcp.co.uk Rookley park plans 'a mini housing estate SELLING off 16 holiday cottages at Rookley Country Park would create a 'mini housing estate', according to parish councillors. Liz Wills, vice-chair of Rookley Parish Council, said: "If that plot of land came in front of us with that layout, with those type of houses in that area, I wouldn't even consider it."
"13.11.2016 20:36:00" iwcp.co.uk Frank James Memorial Hospital work delayed WORK to turn the Frank James Memorial Hospital into flats still has not started, despite developers saying they would begin in October. Work delayed.
"13.11.2016 19:54:41" iwcp.co.uk New single for Isle of Wight star BeX SINGER-songwriter, BeX, is set to launch her second single and the Isle of Wight County Press has been given early access. Check out the new single:
"13.11.2016 17:36:12" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters tackle tree fire near Isle of Wight College Firefighters extinguish trees near Newport college Firefighters tackle tree fire near #IsleofWight College
"13.11.2016 11:45:29" iwcp.co.uk Free Isle of Wight event to celebrate women in Parliament WOMEN are invited to mark UK Parliament Week by finding out more about the history of women in parliament. Find out more:
"13.11.2016 09:09:14" iwcp.co.uk Get involved in the Ventnor Boxing Day Swim IF YOU'RE looking to burn off a heavy Christmas dinner, why not take part in the Ventnor Boxing Day Swim. Whose ready to take the plunge?
"12.11.2016 20:22:17" iwcp.co.uk New director on Isle of Wight NHS board A NEW member has been recruited to the board of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Find out who the latest person is to join the Isle of Wight NHS Trust board.
"12.11.2016 18:04:51" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Amnesty launches Write for Rights THIS year's 'Write for Rights' campaign has been launched by the Isle of Wight Amnesty International group. Are you moved to write a letter of support?
"12.11.2016 17:46:00" iwcp.co.uk Last gasp goal makes weekend for one Isle of Wight football team THERE was both cup and league action for two of the Isle of Wight's senior football teams this weekend. Find out how Newport and Vics got on today.
"12.11.2016 13:52:54" iwcp.co.uk Controversy over housing plans for Rookley ROOKLEY Parish Council refused to stand in the way of plans to build 21 homes on farmland, despite pleas from villagers to save the countryside. There was a heated meeting this week:
"12.11.2016 11:00:00" iwcp.co.uk Historic England listings for Isle of Wight war memorials TWO of the Island's war memorials have been listed by Historic England. Find out which two Isle of Wight memorials have been chosen.
"These memorials will gain a place on the National Heritage List for England to tell the story of this country's sacrifice and struggle."
"12.11.2016 08:54:36" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend A RANGE of plays, art exhibitions, and Remembrance Sunday services are on this weekend. Plenty going on this weekend, from art exhibitions to stand up comedy.
Of course, on Sunday there are various Remembrance services for those who wish to pay their respects to fallen veterans.
"11.11.2016 15:20:52" iwcp.co.uk Minor collision in Shanklin Two cars collided in Shanklin
"11.11.2016 14:27:34" iwcp.co.uk Chance to remember lost loved ones on the Isle of Wight A SPECIAL Time to Remember service will be held today (Friday) to remember loved ones. The service is replacing the former Lights of Love service, which was previously held in December.
"11.11.2016 11:52:57" iwcp.co.uk Hovertravel compensation after issues with new crafts A COMPENSATION scheme has been launched and an old hovercraft has been called back into action this week after faults with the new crafts caused delays. Customers can now claim compensation from Hovertravel if they are affected by delays due to technical issues.
"11.11.2016 11:39:37" iwcp.co.uk Driver injured after crash near Sainsbury's A DRIVER was injured after a crash near Sainsbury's supermarket in Newport this morning (Friday). The #IsleofWight Ambulance Service treated the driver at the scene of the crash.
"11.11.2016 09:43:01" iwcp.co.uk Remembrance Day show and tell at Quay Arts A POP-UP display of First World War artefacts and clothing will form part of a special Remembrance Day event at Quay Arts tonight (Friday). Visitors are welcome to bring some of their own objects and join in the 'show and tell' event.
"11.11.2016 09:18:32" iwcp.co.uk Man airlifted from Ryde after 'medical episode' A MAN who suffered a 'medical episode' was transferred by air ambulance from Ryde to Southampton yesterday (Thursday). The man was transferred to Southampton General Hospital.
"10.11.2016 16:44:42" iwcp.co.uk Police search for driver who swerved into hedge A MAN who drove his car into a hedge — damaging an ornamental well — is being sought by police. A passing tractor driver helped the driver remove his vehicle from the hedge, only for him to drive off without leaving any details.
"10.11.2016 16:13:36" iwcp.co.uk Lloyds Bank to close three Isle of Wight branches LLOYDS Bank is set to close three of its branches on the Isle of Wight. The closures mean three towns will be left without any traditional high street banks.
"10.11.2016 14:54:24" iwcp.co.uk Water problem affecting 200 Carisbrooke homes solved AROUND 200 homes in Carisbrooke were without water this morning (Thursday) due to a faulty valve. The issue was caused by a faulty pressure relief valve on a water pipe.
"10.11.2016 13:36:07" iwcp.co.uk Help available if Seaview's new 4G masts cause TV problems FREE help is at hand for TV viewers if new 4G mobile phone masts cause interference in the Seaview area. The signal could result in some Freeview channels being lost.
"10.11.2016 11:57:31" iwcp.co.uk Tour the Houses of Parliament with Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner ISLANDERS are being encouraged to enter a ballot for up to two tickets for a trip to London, including a tour of the Houses of Parliament. There's still time to enter the ballot.
"10.11.2016 10:23:06" iwcp.co.uk Prisoner attacks officers with weapon at HMP Isle of Wight A POLICE investigation has been launched after prison officers at HMP Isle of Wight were seriously assaulted by a prisoner with a sharp weapon. An investigation has been launched after a prisoner attacked officers at HMP #IsleofWight
"10.11.2016 08:51:51" iwcp.co.uk Pledge by new owners of popular cafe A FORMER McDonald's manager and a waitress have put their industry experience to good use and taken over a popular cafe. "An ex-girlfriend told me I made the best sandwiches and I should open a sandwich shop, and it's taken a few years but here I am." — Rob Johnston, owner of Town Choice.
"09.11.2016 21:08:01" Timeline Photos Looks like it might be another chilly day tomorrow. Make sure you wrap up warm, like these chaps, shared with us by ScotShot.
"09.11.2016 16:11:45" iwcp.co.uk Time to make a swift Brexit, UKIP Isle of Wight tells Andrew Turner UKIP has called for Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner to do all he can to speed up Brexit. "Andrew Turner should do all he can to speed the process along and give the negotiators the widest range of options so that the future can begin." — UKIP #IsleofWight
"09.11.2016 13:45:01" iwcp.co.uk Flu jab advice for pregnant women PREGNANT women have been advised to get a flu jab by the NHS. If you're pregnant, the NHS has some important advice about the flu
"09.11.2016 12:53:22" iwcp.co.uk Disruption for Hovertravel passengers HOVERTRAVEL customers have been offered compensation and refunds after technical reasons led to services being cancelled today (Wednesday). #IsleofWight: Disruption for Hovertravel passengers
"09.11.2016 12:27:15" iwcp.co.uk No action yet over 'road rage' incident caught on camera POLICE have said they will not be taking any action over an alleged 'road rage' incident — unless someone comes forward and lodges a complaint. "If somebody reports that they have been the victim of a crime, we will look into it." — Hampshire Constabulary
"09.11.2016 09:40:23" iwcp.co.uk Warning over sickness and diarrhoea DO NOT visit St Mary's Hospital, nursing or residential homes if you have suffered from vomiting and diarrhoea in the last 48 hours. "We would ask members of the public who have had diarrhoea and vomiting to refrain from visiting St Mary's unless they have been clear of the symptoms for at least 48 hours." — A spokesman for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.
"09.11.2016 09:15:35" iwcp.co.uk 'President' Trump has his eyes set on the Isle of Wight HIS candidacy for the US presidency has been controversial enough…but bombing the Isle of Wight? Should the #IsleofWight be worried about the US election result?
"09.11.2016 09:05:40" iwcp.co.uk 300-mile ride hits £4,291 mark A DETERMINED Isle of Wight cyclist has completed a 300-mile charity ride in 11 hours and 17 minutes. "The fact I was getting over the flu really did not help and at the 150-mile mark, I honestly thought I had bitten off far more than I could chew." — Ian Gregory
"09.11.2016 08:50:07" twitter.com IOWRuralPolice on Twitter #IsleofWight Police seized these items in Sandown, in October and believe may have been stolen from a motor vehicle.
If you recognise them you can call 101
"08.11.2016 16:58:18" iwcp.co.uk Council defends new Isle of Wight social care boss appointment THE Isle of Wight's new social care boss, who quit her last job amid criticism and controversy, has been defended by the local authority. Council defends new #IsleofWight social care boss appointment
"08.11.2016 16:29:31" iwcp.co.uk Premier Inn plans approved for Sandown PREMIER Inn hotel plans that could create 65 jobs in Sandown have been approved by the Isle of Wight Council. Find out the latest on plans to build a new Premier Inn in Sandown
"08.11.2016 16:02:07" iwcp.co.uk Labour councillor challenges funding cuts that could lead to pharmacy closures A CALL for the council to challenge government cuts to pharmacies has been made by Labour member Cllr Geoff Lumley. This #IsleofWight Councillor believes cuts to pharmacy funding will hit Island communities.
Find out about what he hopes to do about it
"08.11.2016 15:15:33" iwcp.co.uk Excellent news for Isle of Wight beaches THE Isle of Wight continues to have some of the cleanest bathing beaches in the country, according to the latest DEFRA water quality statistics. Find out which #IsleofWight beaches made the grade when it came to water quality in the latest figures
"08.11.2016 13:54:18" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Soul Photography for sharing these shots of a peaceful looking Shanklin seafront
"08.11.2016 12:35:43" iwcp.co.uk M&S reveals details of store closures THE future of the Isle of Wight's M&S stores remains unclear after the business announced major changes today (Tuesday). What's in store for M&S on the #IsleofWight?
Read the latest here
"08.11.2016 11:35:00" iwcp.co.uk Homecoming gig for Isle of Wight musician HE HAS supported Joan Armatrading and toured with Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes, but Isle of Wight musician Steve Young will return to his roots next month. Homecoming gig for #IsleofWight musician
"08.11.2016 10:42:39" iwcp.co.uk Reports reveal concerns about Isle of Wight children MORE than 7,400 children on the Isle of Wight are living in poverty, a report has revealed. Hundreds of children on the #IsleofWight are suffering abuse or neglect, thousands are living in poverty.
Find out what two national organisations want the government to do about it.
"08.11.2016 09:15:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Rob Whapham for sharing this beautiful Ryde sunset with us on Twitter, taken on Monday.
"08.11.2016 08:39:23" iwcp.co.uk Mardi Gras appeal THE New Carnival Company has appealed for help to salvage something from the washout that was this year's Mardi Gras. #IsleofWight: The team behind the Ryde Mardi Gras needs Islanders' help. Here's how you can get involved
"07.11.2016 19:07:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this fantastic picture of the 'Palms of Sandown' from Sandown's firework display.
"07.11.2016 16:44:09" iwcp.co.uk Pedestrian hit by car in Newport A PEDESTRIAN suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car in Newport. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.
"07.11.2016 16:41:34" Timeline Photos Thanks to Martin Perry for sharing this beautiful photograph of the sunrise at Freshwater Bay.
"07.11.2016 15:48:33" iwcp.co.uk Families flock to sell-out Spooks and Sparks fireworks event A SPOOKS and Sparks fireworks display in Newport proved so popular organisers had to turn people away. #IsleofWight families flock to sell-out Spooks and Sparks fireworks event
"07.11.2016 15:42:32" Timeline Photos Island Roads will be gritting tonight (Monday). It will be a full salt run consisting of major roads and bridge decks at Stag Lane and Hunnycross Way, Newport. Gritting will start at 8pm.
"07.11.2016 15:27:03" iwcp.co.uk Calls to revive Isle of Wight walking festivals TOURISM organisation Visit Isle of Wight has been urged to revive next year's walking festivals. "The council's decision shows how drastic government cuts now are with the council losing its capacity to support our tourist industry." — Isle of Wight Labour Party secretary, Ed Gouge.
"07.11.2016 14:55:13" iwcp.co.uk Sweet success for Isle of Wight Beekeepers' Honey Show THE Isle of Wight Beekeepers' Association's annual Honey Show was buzzing with quality entries. #IsleofWight beekeepers showcased their honey, fudge, mead, and cakes at the annual show.
"07.11.2016 13:27:02" iwcp.co.uk Anti-Freeze fund launched to warm up Isle of Wight families AN ANTI-FREEZE campaign has been launched with the goal of raising £10,000 to prevent Island families being cold this winter. "The problem is that some 11,000 Islanders will spend this winter making the stark choice between eating or heating." — Ray Harrington-Vail, of The Footprint Trust.
"07.11.2016 10:15:15" iwcp.co.uk Dolphin calf washes up on Compton beach A DOLPHIN calf washed up on Compton beach on Sunday morning. Its body was found by a father and daughter who were on a surfing lesson.
"07.11.2016 08:41:06" iwcp.co.uk Arcade Fire to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2017 ARCADE Fire will headline Saturday at next year's Isle of Wight Festival. #IsleofWight: Arcade Fire to headline Official Isle of Wight Festival 2017
"06.11.2016 16:33:20" iwcp.co.uk Police warning after suspicious man approached boy in Ryde POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a suspicious man approached a ten-year-old boy in Ryde. Residents have been told to remain vigilant and remind children of stranger danger.
"06.11.2016 15:53:40" iwcp.co.uk Design a card for hotel to send at Christmas THE spirit of Christmas comes early to a Ventnor hotel. Design a card for hotel to send at Christmas
"06.11.2016 14:35:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These fantastic pictures of Sandown's fireworks have been shared with us by Gary Bennett.
"06.11.2016 13:32:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Some more pictures of the Yarmouth fireworks, this time thanks to Jamie Williams.
"06.11.2016 13:28:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Adam Karlsen for sharing his pictures of Yarmouth's fireworks, last night.
"06.11.2016 12:44:01" iwcp.co.uk Donations fly into school thanks to new Isle of Wight Airport owner SHANKLIN schoolchildren are flying high thanks to a donation from Isle of Wight Airport owner Danial Subhani. Donations fly into school thanks to new #IsleofWight Airport owner
"06.11.2016 11:26:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Not the Serengeti - sunset on the #IsleofWight.
Shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"06.11.2016 10:35:00" iwcp.co.uk Life or death, we must talk There can be few people who will not, at some stage of their lives, be affected, either directly or indirectly, by the moral dilemma of whether to legalise assisted dying. Charlotte Hofton writes...
"06.11.2016 08:41:00" iwcp.co.uk Somme's end marked by Isle of Wight event THE centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme will be marked by an event organised by the Isle of Wight county committee of the Royal British Legion. An #IsleofWight event will be held to mark the centenary of the end of this bloody battle
"05.11.2016 21:28:05" iwcp.co.uk Jet ski crashes into Red Jet on the Solent RED Funnel passengers were shocked when a jet ski crashed into the Red Jet this afternoon (Saturday). This must have been scary for the 45 passengers onboard, as well as the jet ski rider!
"05.11.2016 21:22:50" iwcp.co.uk Football fixtures for November 5 and 8 Football fixtures for November 5 and 8 Football: A round-up of all today's (Saturday's) Island football results.
"05.11.2016 21:17:17" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to James Reed for sharing his view of Sandown's fireworks with us.
"05.11.2016 17:15:00" youtube.com Woofering Heights: a film to help relax dogs stressed by fireworks and loud noises MORE THAN has created the first film for dogs that is scientifically designed with the intention of reducing stress caused by fireworks and loud noises. Guid... If you are wondering how to keep your pets calm during fireworks displays tonight, More Than might have the answer.
They claim this film, created with the help of a veterinary expert and featuring the voice of actor David Tennant, has been designed to
"05.11.2016 16:31:46" iwcp.co.uk Level 42 legend inducted into venue's Wall of Fame LEVEL 42's Mark King has been inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall's Wall of Fame. #IsleofWight: Level 42 legend inducted into venue's Wall of Fame
"05.11.2016 12:19:00" iwcp.co.uk Young Isle of Wight architects given innovative cliff challenge ARCHITECTS of the future are being challenged to come up with an innovative new way of transporting people from the top of Shanklin cliff down to the beach as an alternative to the lift. Can you rise to this #IsleofWight architects' challenge?
"05.11.2016 11:23:00" iwcp.co.uk Fireworks night on the Isle of Wight THERE will be fireworks displays and fun around the Isle of Wight over the coming days, to mark Guy Fawkes Night. Looking for a fireworks display tonight? Find out about events in Sandown, Cowes, Yarmouth, Ryde and Newport
"05.11.2016 10:17:00" iwcp.co.uk Friends of the Animals cheer home success IT'S been years in the making. Find out about some fantastic news for #IsleofWight charity Friends of the Animals I.O.W - Registered Charity No: 1000249
"05.11.2016 07:59:56" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend Art exhibitions, fireworks, the Isle of Wight Honey Show, music, model railways and more. Don't worry if fireworks aren't your thing - the #IsleofWight has lots more to offer this weekend
"04.11.2016 19:03:01" Timeline Photos Ryde Sands looking fantastic last night.
Picture by Sienna Anderson
"04.11.2016 17:18:13" iwcp.co.uk Marks and Spencer tight-lipped over future of Isle of Wight stores HIGH street clothing and food giant, Marks and Spencer, has declined to comment on rumours it is planning to shut dozens of its stores, and phase out clothing at others, in the biggest shake-up at the company for years. Marks and Spencer tight-lipped over future of #IsleofWight stores
"04.11.2016 16:58:27" iwcp.co.uk Attempted robbery in busy high street POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery during the middle of the day in Ryde High Street on Wednesday. "If you saw anything, please contact me on 101 quoting 44160414435." — PC Leah Fearn,Newport CID
"04.11.2016 15:34:47" iwcp.co.uk New Isle of Wight social care boss quit last job following investigation concerns THE new boss of social care on the Isle of Wight quit her last job after a report criticised her department's handling of an investigation into a doctor, following patient deaths. Dr Carol Tozer, who has been appointed as the Isle of Wight Council's new director of adult social care, resigned as the chief officer of Guernsey's Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) in April after 19 months in the job.
"04.11.2016 15:23:48" iwcp.co.uk Southampton acts join Isle of Wight talent for Quay Arts showcase Isle of Wight music label Chalkpit Records will be hosting two live music nights at Quay Arts. Head to The Quay Arts tonight to see some great #IsleofWight and Southampton talent
"04.11.2016 14:51:54" iwcp.co.uk Green travel scheme for Isle of Wight A GREEN travel scheme, encouraging visitors to leave their cars at home, has been launched by Isle of Wight tourism bosses. Thanks to a £40,000 government grant, tourism board Visit #IsleofWight has launched the Travel Ambassador Green Star Scheme, to help hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks and other accommodation providers promote sustainable travel to their guests.
"04.11.2016 12:22:18" iwcp.co.uk Evacuation at St Mary's Hospital due to fire PEOPLE were evacuated from St Mary's Hospital today (Friday) due to a small fire in the X-ray department. #IsleofWight: Evacuation at St Mary's Hospital due to fire
"04.11.2016 12:08:54" iwcp.co.uk Hovercraft rescued off the Isle of Wight Thanks to Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat for sharing more pics of yesterday's hovercraft rescue.
See link for details
"04.11.2016 10:59:48" iwcp.co.uk Flats plans for Isle of Wight pub A FORMER pub and restaurant may be turned into flats and a holiday let if a planning application is successful. What's the future for this Isle of Wight pub?
"04.11.2016 09:07:34" iwcp.co.uk Camp site blaze FIREFIGHTERS were called to an East Cowes camp site after a blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning (Friday). #IsleofWight: Camp site blaze
"03.11.2016 21:54:53" Timeline Photos Thanks to Martin Perry for sharing this amazing picture of The Needles, taken this morning.
"03.11.2016 17:23:21" iwcp.co.uk Hovercraft rescued off the Isle of Wight A HOVERCRAFT was rescued off the Isle of Wight this afternoon (Thursday). It had been hit by a rogue wave and was sinking, when Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat was called to help.
"03.11.2016 17:10:33" iwcp.co.uk Fireworks night on the Isle of Wight THERE will be fireworks displays and fun around the Isle of Wight over the coming days, to mark Guy Fawkes Night. Looking for a fireworks display on the #IsleofWight?
Here's a guide to some of the events happening this weekend
"03.11.2016 16:35:32" iwcp.co.uk Keep ditches clear message to Isle of Wight landowners LAND and property owners are being reminded to take steps to help stop flooding on Isle of Wight roads this winter. "We all have statutory duties to help prevent and tackle flooding, but the general public — particularly those whose land includes or adjoins a watercourse — also have a vital role to play." — Cllr Phil Jordan.
"03.11.2016 15:33:14" iwcp.co.uk Cat's eyes cause delays TRAFFIC delays built up around Arreton today (Thursday) as cat's eyes were laid by Island Roads. #IsleofWight: Cat's eyes cause delays
"03.11.2016 13:04:59" iwcp.co.uk Disruption to come as Blackwater roadworks start this week TWO sections of main road in the Blackwater area are due to be improved by Island Roads. See the story for full details, including diversion routes
"03.11.2016 12:22:03" iwcp.co.uk Pharmacy cuts rethink call rejected by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner CALLS to rethink funding cuts that could lead to the closure of eight Isle of Wight pharmacies have been rejected by MP Andrew Turner. #IsleofWight MP Andrew Turner said he voted against the motion because it opposed reforms to make better use of pharmacists' skills and taxpayers' money.
"03.11.2016 11:29:30" iwcp.co.uk Mural marks Duke of Edinburgh Award anniversary A SPRAY CAN artist, whose work can be seen in countries from Spain to Brazil, has created a mural a little closer to home — celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Check out #IsleofWight artist Tony Trowbridge Is Not Dead Yet's latest work at West Wight Sports and Community Centre
"03.11.2016 10:45:21" iwcp.co.uk Damien Nettles: Walk recreates his last known steps SUPPORTERS of the Nettles family, from across the Isle of Wight, came together in Cowes last night (Wednesday), for a walk retracing his last know steps on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance. "Somebody knows something in Cowes and we have a lot of information which can't be put in the public domain. I think he met a grisly end. I think he crossed somebody he should not have done." — Damien Nettles walk organiser Lynn Hammond.
"03.11.2016 08:53:41" iwcp.co.uk Inquest hears details of homeless woman's death A WOMAN who had been living in a tent near Shanklin seafront, died from hanging, an inquest was told yesterday (Wednesday). Maxine Beverley Thompson, who was well known in the town, had been living in a tent beside toilets close to the Pirate's Cove crazy golf on the Esplanade, Isle of Wight Coroner's Court heard.
"02.11.2016 19:27:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Serenity and stunning stars on show thanks to Soul Photography
"02.11.2016 17:02:47" iwcp.co.uk Damien Nettles: A 20 year mystery — the interactive timeline Follow the 20 year search for truth in the Damien Nettles case through an interactive timeline created by the Isle of Wight County Press. Since Damien disappeared on November 2, 1996, the #IsleofWight County Press has worked with the Nettles family to raise the profile of the case, following each twist in the two-decade mystery.
Now, for the first time, we have brought together 20 years of
"02.11.2016 15:07:43" iwcp.co.uk Teenager recognised for Isle of Wight conservation efforts TEENAGE conservation campaigner Joshua Aitken-Dunkeld has won a top award for trying to make East Cowes a better place. "This award is one of the best things that's happened to me, it feels a bit like a dream. I love this building to bits and we're one step closer to getting it saved." — Joshua Aitken-Dunkeld.
"02.11.2016 14:29:35" iwcp.co.uk Flu vaccine for Isle of Wight children PRIMARY school children across the Isle of Wight will be able to take advantage of an extended flu vaccination programme. "I cannot emphasise enough the importance of making sure that our children are protected."
"02.11.2016 13:02:40" iwcp.co.uk Damien Nettles: A mother's search for the truth Valerie Nettles, the mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles, speaks of the painful impact his disappearance has had on their family — and appeals for answers. 20 years on since #damiennettles disappeared, read the story of his mother's search for the truth
"02.11.2016 10:53:50" iwcp.co.uk Driver taken to hospital after Bembridge crash A MAN was taken to hospital after a crash involving a car and a lorry in Bembridge this morning (Wednesday). The man suffered minor injuries.
"02.11.2016 10:18:15" iwcp.co.uk Youngsters trick or treat for Isle of Wight Foodbank donations KIND-HEARTED youngsters went trick or treating for donations for the IW Foodbank on Halloween, instead of sweets for themselves. When it came to Halloween, these children had a treat for the Isle of Wight foodbank
"02.11.2016 09:28:20" iwcp.co.uk Big bang theory — Isle of Wight chemistry departments get a visit from the bomb squad SCIENCE departments on the Isle of Wight had a visit from the bomb squad this week, after new rules about storing chemicals were brought in. Big bang theory — Isle of Wight chemistry departments get a visit from the bomb squad
"02.11.2016 09:04:34" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight family work highlighted nationally WORK to support families on the Isle of Wight has been heralded as a potential model for the rest of the country. "Families told us that they liked the 'one stop shop' support and services delivered through children's centres and wanted that to be available as their children grew up; particularly through adolescence." — Kathy Marriott, area director for children and
"01.11.2016 19:13:00" Building the world's most powerful turbine blade on the Isle o... Find out about the latest good news for jobs on the #IsleofWight, thanks to this project here:
"01.11.2016 17:14:44" iwcp.co.uk Damien Nettles' file remains open, say police on eve of 20th anniversary ON THE eve of the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles, police have said the file remains open. #IsleofWight: Tomorrow marks 20 years since Damien Nettles disappeared - here's what police have said about the case
"01.11.2016 15:59:55" iwcp.co.uk Police called after street fight FIVE people were involved in an altercation at Sandown's High Street in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police called after street fight
"01.11.2016 14:53:02" iwcp.co.uk Sandown Bay project enjoys Bags of Help from Tesco A COMMUNITY initiative to help revitalise the coastal landscape and public green spaces in the Bay area has been awarded £8,000 by Tesco's Bags of Help programme. Sandown Bay project enjoys Bags of Help from Tesco — find out how could give it an even bigger boost
"01.11.2016 13:38:25" iwcp.co.uk Tennis: Ghostly games at Ryde club IT'S not every day you see witches, devils and pumpkins playing tennis. Tennis: Ghostly games Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
"01.11.2016 12:44:53" iwcp.co.uk Wind turbine jobs boost for the Isle of Wight SEVENTY jobs have been created at a wind turbine production facility on the Isle of Wight. "This truly is a win-win-win scenario. A win for UK jobs. A win for UK industry. A win for cost competitive, secure, low carbon power generation in the United Kingdom." — Jens Tommerup chief executive at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
"01.11.2016 12:27:23" iwcp.co.uk Liquidation firm's warning over Ryde Arena refunds RYDE Arena Ltd bosses have placed the company in liquidation and warned people they may not get their money back for show tickets and skating vouchers and lessons. "Some customers of the company have bought tickets for shows at Ryde Arena which will not now take place. Other customers have paid in advance for skating vouchers and lessons which the company will not now be able to honour.
"The company is unable to
"01.11.2016 11:42:19" iwcp.co.uk Appeal for new volunteers as Isle of Pink group disbands THE charity group behind breast cancer fundraising event Isle of Pink is disbanding. "Whilst we remain supporters of the charity, changes in our circumstances mean we sadly no longer have time to dedicate to running the group." — Pink on Wight chairwoman Leanne Phillips.
Find out how you could help below
"01.11.2016 10:42:31" iwcp.co.uk Southern Vectis bus drivers learn about every day struggle of older passengers SUITS that simulate sight and mobility problems have helped Southern Vectis bus drivers on the Isle of Wight understand the challenges faced by elderly passengers. He might look more like a crime fighting superhero, but this Southern Vectis - the island's buses driver is learning an important lesson about old age
"01.11.2016 08:50:58" iwcp.co.uk Field of remembrance at Carisbrooke Castle A SPECIAL 'field of remembrance' will once again be opened to the public at Carisbrooke Castle to commemorate those in the uniformed services who lost their lives in service of their country. Crosses can be purchased at the castle, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
"31.10.2016 19:33:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Allan James Marsh Lrps for sharing this great photo of The Last Night of the Proms at Shanklin Theatre.
"31.10.2016 17:00:56" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: Fog could affect cross-Solent travel FOG could cause disruption to cross-Solent travel this evening (Monday) and tomorrow morning (Tuesday). The Met Office has issued a weather warning for fog for this evening and tomorrow morning which could affect cross-Solent travel. #IsleofWight
"31.10.2016 16:38:02" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post LATEST GALLERIES: Carisbrooke College awards night, Bite the Wight dinner for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust and primary school cross country. #IsleofWight
"31.10.2016 16:21:48" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight College students put on show at Robin Hill's Electric Woods PERFORMING arts students at IW College were given the opportunity to put on a show at Robin Hill's Electric Woods. The #IsleofWight College students organised everything, from costumes to script adaptation.
"31.10.2016 13:16:41" iwcp.co.uk All hands on deck for RNLI youngsters at Cowes lifeboat station YOUNGSTERS from the RNLI's junior organisation, Storm Force, were given an insight into the life-saving work of the charity at the Cowes lifeboat station this weekend. "As a result of the frenetic few hours they spent at the station I hope we have encouraged these families to continue to support the RNLI, and perhaps the young people themselves to become volunteers one day."
"31.10.2016 11:12:39" iwcp.co.uk New vein scanner makes life easier at Sevenacres FRIENDS of St Mary's Hospital have bought an expensive bit of kit for the Afton Ward at the hospital's Sevenacres site. The Accuvein Scanner uses infra-red technology to find veins just below the skin, enabling staff to more accurately insert needles.
"31.10.2016 11:05:26" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks To Noel Pinacate for sharing these stunning autumnal pictures taken in Carisbrooke.
"31.10.2016 10:39:56" iwcp.co.uk Official re-opening for Isle of Wight Bus Museum THE IW Bus Museum was officially re-opened in Ryde by the town's mayor, Cllr Henry Adams. Official re-opening for #IsleofWight Bus Museum
"31.10.2016 10:09:37" iwcp.co.uk Frightful night for Ghost Runners BRAVE souls grabbed their Halloween outfits and head torches to take on the Ghost Runner event at Parkhurst Forest. Frightful night for #IsleofWight Ghost Runners
"30.10.2016 17:49:00" iwcp.co.uk Charity contributes special minibus to Isle of Wight school ST George's School has been presented with a new accessible minibus by The Lord's Taverners, to enable students to go on more trips. Charity contributes special minibus to #IsleofWight school
"30.10.2016 17:35:48" iwcp.co.uk Island is among few to show increase in cash raised for Poppy Appeal THE IW has been named among a handful of counties to show an increase in the amount collected for the Poppy Appeal last year. #IsleofWight is among few to show increase in cash raised for Poppy Appeal
(Picture by Sienna Anderson)
"30.10.2016 14:47:01" yoppul.co.uk Compton in Canada, Bjork shocks Island producer by playing his song Compton White was "shocked, scared and surprised" when Bjork dropped his song mainland during her show in Montreal last night (Tuesday, October 26). The Islander took to twitter to give a shout out to the famous singer-songwriter. It looks like #IsleofWight producer Compton White can add Björk to his growing list of fans
"30.10.2016 10:28:00" yoppul.co.uk Yoppul Investigates: The pressure to be perfect, #instagram and #esteem in the modern world TEENAGE girls in the UK are unhappy. Even if you don't keep up with the news, it's difficult to avoid the headlines stating young women are stressed and depressed. But don't just take my word for it — yoppul did some research and spoke to girls on the yoppul investigates:
A recent government survey of more than 30,000 people revealed more than a third of teen girls were suffering from anxiety and depression. While mental health problems aren't limited to just girls, the number is more than double the
"30.10.2016 09:21:01" iwcp.co.uk 'Think twice before you flush' — message from Southern Water SOUTHERN Water and the Isle of Wight Council joined forces to help educate Islanders about the build-up of fat, oil, grease and unflushables in sewers. Apologies if you are having breakfast, but Southern Water has an important message...
"30.10.2016 08:07:56" iwcp.co.uk Latest Isle of Wight Alzheimer Cafe opens ALZHEIMER Cafe IW has opened its seventh establishment on the Island following its success as a pilot project. The charity recently opened its latest cafe, ACE7, near Sainsbury's in Newport, as the latest meeting place for people aged between 40 and 65 with early-onset dementia (EOD).
"29.10.2016 20:10:19" giphy.com giphy.com http://giphy.com/gifs/warnerarchive-classic-film-warner-archive-l0MYOUI5XfRk4LLWM?ref=fbt&__FB_PRIVATE_TRACKING__=%7B%22loggedout_browser_id%22%3A%22a60279ff879337f5149bf4003cdcaa69d2af27b1%22%7D Don't forget - clocks go back tonight
"29.10.2016 18:01:05" iwcp.co.uk Charlotte walks with her fears ISLE OF WIGHT Zoo director Charlotte Corney is preparing to face her biggest. When it comes to creatures, Isle of Wight Zoo boss Charlotte is not scared of much...
But there is something
"29.10.2016 16:41:00" iwcp.co.uk Television historian will give talk on Helen of Troy THE face that launched a thousand ships, or a shaven headed, bare-breasted warrior princess whose sexual appetite was matched only by her insatiable bloodlust? Or perhaps both? "Helen has always been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world and there has never been a moment when she has gone off the radar.
"All civilisations have wanted to write about her and ask about her and I'm trying to get to the bottom of
"29.10.2016 15:28:58" iwcp.co.uk T-rex with a life of its own A PROMOTIONAL film showing Blackgang Chine's animatronic T-rex dinosaur spring into life has clocked up nearly 50,000 views online. VIDEO Find out how Blackgang Chine- Land of Imagination brings its dinosaurs to life
"29.10.2016 14:05:00" iwcp.co.uk Congratulations on 40 years of popular band From R. Hall, East Cowes: Re the article on the 40th anniversary of Medina Marching Band (CP, Weekender 21-10-16). LETTER
Remembering the early days of Medina Marching Band (I.O.W)
"29.10.2016 11:12:01" iwcp.co.uk Chance to meet new Green Party leader THE co-leader of the Green Party will host a public meeting at the Riverside Centre in November. New co-leader of Green Party of England and Wales Jon Bartley will be on the #IsleofWight next month
"29.10.2016 09:04:00" iwcp.co.uk Bereavement support launched for Isle of Wight children and families A NEW bereavement service for children and families has been launched by the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and IW charity KissyPuppy. #IsleofWight families dealing with the most difficult news will be helped by this
"29.10.2016 08:44:19" iwcp.co.uk Football: Silverware shared in youth tournament HONOURS were shared following the conclusion of the Youth Trophy Tournament on Sunday. Youth football: Silverware shared out.
"29.10.2016 07:02:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend THE STEAM Railway's Halloween Fright Night and Carisbrooke Castle's Spooky Castle annual events return this weekend but if Halloween is not your thing the Island has plenty more to offer. WHAT'S ON: Spooky fun at Isle of Wight Steam Railway & Carisbrooke Castle, plus great events at The Quay Arts, Shanklin Theatre, Robin Hill and more
"28.10.2016 17:52:01" iwcp.co.uk If you don't need it donate it Winter is approaching and older Island residents will soon be receiving their winter fuel payments. LETTER
If you don't need your Winter Fuel Payment, it could be used to help others
"28.10.2016 16:25:50" iwcp.co.uk Building collapse fears lead to road closure FEARS about the stability of a three-storey building have led to a road closure in Sandown. UPDATE: Latest on the Sandown road closure due to building stability fears, via HSS Hire & Traffic Management - Isle of Wight
"28.10.2016 16:13:09" iwcp.co.uk Crash at Whippingham Emergency services were called to a crash involving four vehicles this afternoon (Thursday). #IsleofWight: Crash at Whippingham
"28.10.2016 15:39:48" iwcp.co.uk Thorntons closing High Street shop THORNTONS chocolate and coffee shop, in Newport, is closing. Bad news for chocolate fans
You'll have to head to Portsmouth or Southampton if you want to shop at Thorntons soon.
"28.10.2016 15:04:34" iwcp.co.uk McCarthy and Stone back Royal British Legion AS REMEMBRANCE Sunday approaches, developers McCarthy and Stone have pledged their support to the Royal British Legion. McCarthy and Stone back Royal British Legion
"28.10.2016 13:56:57" iwcp.co.uk Growing business boosted by accreditation HSS Traffic Management, based in Ryde, has been boosted by new accreditation. "It has been a great year for us, not only because we have moved to a spacious new depot but because we have been able to offer even more Islanders full-time employment," Jeff Anderson, head of HSS Hire & Traffic Management - Isle of Wight
"28.10.2016 12:04:28" iwcp.co.uk Get involved in Newchurch Lantern Parade Shakespeare's fantasy comedy As You Like It is the inspiration for this year's Newchurch Lantern Trail, with children encouraged to make their own lanterns and illuminated rabbits and take part. For those who want to create their own illuminated rabbit to place on the trail, there will be workshops at All Saints' Church Hall, Newchurch, tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 12.30pm.
"28.10.2016 11:20:50" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post This rusty old pump helped win the war, now there's an appeal to help restore it.
Here's how you can help:
"28.10.2016 10:49:28" iwcp.co.uk Award for police and mental health partnership A PROJECT that combines policing and mental health care has been recognised at the national Nursing Times awards ceremony. "The results are amazing. We have seen dramatic reductions in admissions to our acute psychiatric wards and emergency department, in police call outs and ambulance deployments."
"28.10.2016 08:56:58" iwcp.co.uk 'Don't kill our beautiful Isle of Wight' — Fight for the Wight message going to government THOUSANDS of people who fear budget cuts are killing our beautiful Island, and have watched with horror as vital services for our most vulnerable people are slashed to the bone, have taken a stand and pledged to Fight for the Wight. Much has changed since Fight for the Wight launched, but the message remains the same — it's time for government to give the Island a fair deal.
Thanks to all those who have backed the campaign and stood up for the #IsleofWight
"28.10.2016 07:27:21" iwcp.co.uk Bar and hotel closes A NEWPORT bar, restaurant and hotel has closed. Signs went up in the window this week
"27.10.2016 16:08:16" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These fantastic pictures of the misty weather have been shared with us by Soul Photography
"27.10.2016 15:23:45" iwcp.co.uk Hovercraft out of service after stone smashes window HOVERCRAFT passengers heading to the Isle of Wight were shocked when a stone crashed through a window of the passenger area this afternoon (Thursday). "The craft returned to Ryde and nobody was hurt. No-one at Hovertravel can remember anything like this happening before."
"27.10.2016 14:25:02" iwcp.co.uk Halloween search for help for Earl Mountbatten Hospice THE Earl Mountbatten Hospice is no Little Shop of Horrors — despite launching a recruitment drive for retail volunteers this Halloween. Halloween search for help for Earl Mountbatten Hospice
"27.10.2016 13:04:36" iwcp.co.uk Crash on Middle Road EMERGENCY crews were called after a car crashed on the Middle Road, near Calbourne Mill, this morning (Thursday). #IsleofWight: Crash on Middle Road
"27.10.2016 11:49:55" Timeline Photos Thanks to Simon Roncoroni for sharing his beautiful view with us this morning.
"27.10.2016 11:24:24" Timeline Photos Thanks to @isleofwightmark for sharing this shot of a sunny start in Sandown with us on Twitter.
"27.10.2016 11:17:44" iwcp.co.uk Building collapse fears lead to road closure FEARS about the stability of a three-storey building have led to a road closure in Sandown. UPDATED:
Find out the latest on the unstable building in Sandown
"27.10.2016 11:08:08" iwcp.co.uk Holiday park electric shock victim airlifted to hospital A MAN was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Wednesday) after suffering an electric shock at a Sandown holiday park. Holiday park electric shock victim airlifted to hospital
"27.10.2016 10:13:38" iwcp.co.uk Charity calls for action to deal with unpaid child maintenance PARENTS on the Isle of Wight are owed almost £6million in unpaid child maintenance, one of the highest figures in Britain, a national charity has claimed. "The failure of the CSA to collect these millions of pounds of child maintenance means that children are going without and single parents have been left poorer." — Gingerbread chief executive, Fiona Weir.
"27.10.2016 08:41:32" iwcp.co.uk Coronation Street villain gives Shanklin Theatre something to smile about CORONATION Street star Brian Capron presented Shanklin with its South East England in Bloom award yesterday (Wednesday). He played one of TV's most infamous villains, but Brian Capron showed his nice side at Shanklin Theatre this week
"27.10.2016 08:17:54" iwcp.co.uk Building collapse fears lead to road closure FEARS about the stability of a three-storey building have led to a road closure in Sandown. Council officers are due to meet on site today (Thursday) to examine the building, according to HSS.
"27.10.2016 07:48:00" iwcp.co.uk MP criticised by Lib Dems for EU vote MP Andrew Turner was among the majority of the members who voted against a motion to ensure EU nationals living in the UK can continue to work and live here after Brexit. #IsleofWight: MP criticised by Lib Dems for EU vote
"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.