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"20.02.2017 16:38:48" iwcp.co.uk Smaller council tax rise proposed by Labour and Lib Dems AN ALTERNATIVE budget, avoiding a massive council tax hike and £1.7 million of cuts proposed by the Conservative-led Isle of Wight Council administration, has been put forward by Labour and Lib Dem Councillors. "We believe most hard-pressed Islanders cannot afford a five per cent increase at a time when wages are depressed and inflation rising. Government should be properly funding adult social care and the NHS."
"20.02.2017 16:16:13" iwcp.co.uk Sustainable travel awards for Isle of Wight schools CYCLING, scooting, and walking to school has earned green awards for a number of the Island's primary schools. The programme has proved successful at a number of #IsleofWight schools.
"20.02.2017 16:09:18" Timeline Photos Thanks to Alice Williams for sharing this great photo of the sun shining on crocuses in Newchurch
"20.02.2017 15:49:10" iwcp.co.uk Tories accused of 'blowing' Asda cash by opposition Isle of Wight Councillors OPPOSITION Isle of Wight Councillors have launched a broadside ahead of this week's budget meeting, claiming the Conservative-led alliance in charge at County Hall plans to blow the £17.5 million Asda cash on 'frivolities.' "A small amount of the Asda money could buy us some time this year to keep services running while the council gets back on its feet following years of central government austerity, yet now we are told that money is to be frittered away on frivolous things
"20.02.2017 15:07:24" iwcp.co.uk New Mobile Household Recycling Centre for Isle of Wight A NEW Mobile Household Recycling Centre will be popping up across the Island from next week. The #IsleofWight Council hopes the new facility will save residents a trip to the tip.
"20.02.2017 14:27:14" iwcp.co.uk Coppins Bridge crash woman charged with drink driving A WOMAN is due to appear in court next month accused of drink-driving following an accident where a car plunged into the River Medina at Coppins Bridge, Newport in the early hours of Saturday. Shanklin woman charged with drink driving following an accident where a car plunged into the River Medina at Coppins Bridge #IsleofWight
"20.02.2017 12:07:22" iwcp.co.uk MP Caroline Lucas wants to turn the Isle of Wight Green Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas sets sights on Isle of Wight Find out what Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas has planned for the Isle of Wight
"20.02.2017 10:02:58" iwcp.co.uk Families flock to Sandman Snowman competition ONE of the Isle of Wight's more quirky events, the Sandman Snowman competition, was held in Shanklin yesterday (Sunday). Who says you need snow to build a snowman?
"20.02.2017 09:36:43" iwcp.co.uk Teenager quizzed over Shanklin fire A TEENAGER was arrested by police on suspicion of arson following the devastating fire in Shanklin early on Saturday morning. Teenager arrested on suspicion of arson #IsleofWight
"20.02.2017 09:15:14" iwcp.co.uk Crew sickness cancels Wightlink's car ferries Wightlink Portsmouth-Fishbourne ferries cancelled through crew sickness
"19.02.2017 18:02:01" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These fantastic shots of the Needles have been shared with us by Oliver West.
"19.02.2017 17:21:22" iwcp.co.uk Funding secures future of Isle of Wight world music festival PLANS are being finalised for Mondomix 2017 after organisers won a second round of National Lottery Arts Council funding. Funding secures future of Isle of Wight world music festival MONDOMiX Festival 2017
"19.02.2017 16:52:01" iwcp.co.uk Overworked and underpaid teachers are appreciated From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Newport:Thank you County Press for the reports of the initiatives the interim administration of the IW Council is taking further to drive up education outcomes on the Island in the interests of all our children and the Island's LETTER
"I consider our teachers are overworked, underpaid and under appreciated."
"19.02.2017 15:39:01" Timeline Photos Double Rainbow!
Thanks to Keith Walker for sharing this colourful pair.
"19.02.2017 13:19:30" iwcp.co.uk Harbour dredging delayed until after summer WORK to begin dredging the eastern channel in Cowes Harbour has been delayed until the end of summer 2017, according to Cowes Harbour Commission. Harbour dredging delayed
"19.02.2017 11:21:01" Timeline Photos The evening sunshine, seen from the Downs by Sienna Anderson.
"19.02.2017 10:17:01" Timeline Photos Freshwater Bay in yesterday's wonderful sunshine - shared with us by Manda Tinsley
"19.02.2017 09:23:05" iwcp.co.uk Footprint Trust appeals for Nationwide customers' votes THE Footprint Trust has been nominated by Nationwide Building Society customers to feature in the society's Community Match programme. Community Match is a local charity voting scheme and The Footprint Trust Charity is encouraging Islanders to vote for it with tokens issued in the Newport, Ryde and Shanklin branches.
"19.02.2017 08:04:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight charity in the driving seat thanks to Red Funnel RED Funnel has provided transport of a different kind to an Isle of Wight charity. Isle of Wight charity Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW in the driving seat thanks to Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries
"18.02.2017 19:50:00" iwcp.co.uk Youngsters have nowhere to go From Sam Turner, Sandown:Interesting to see the story about the FA scheme for grassroots football, '£1.5 million to grow the game' (CP, 10-02-17). LETTER
"With grassroots football already in decline across the nation and with foreign nationals dominating the top flight, it no longer pays for any youngster in Britain to dream of becoming a footballer in England's top leagues."
Do you agree?
"18.02.2017 18:41:02" iwcp.co.uk Victim taken to hospital after blaze in Shanklin Man taken to hospital after fire at flats in Shanklin "It is only when something like this happens that you realise how lucky we are with our emergency services."
"18.02.2017 18:23:50" iwcp.co.uk Woman arrested after Coppins Bridge river crash A 29-year-old woman has been arrested after a car plunged into the River Medina, at Coppins Bridge, in the early hours of this morning. This was the scene in Newport where a car crashed through railings and landed in the river.
Police have arrested the driver
"18.02.2017 18:06:29" iwcp.co.uk Decadeance organises new night for cancer charity THE man behind the hugely popular Isle of Wight fundraiser Decadeance is hosting a new night, in aid of the Oracle Cancer Trust, next month. There's a very personal reason behind this great night for a good cause
"18.02.2017 17:56:56" Timeline Photos Thanks to Amanda Barsdell for this super sunny shot from Yaverland.
"18.02.2017 14:37:01" Timeline Photos Bembridge Harbour looking beautiful under the stars - thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing.
"18.02.2017 13:34:05" iwcp.co.uk Ryde firefighters rising to Everest challenge BEAR Grylls, Chris Bonnington and Sir Edmund Hillary famously climbed Everest but a team of Ryde firefighters aim to get their names into the record books by ascending the equivalent height of the mountain 13 times in two days using a ladder. Check out this incredible charity challenge by Isle of Wight firefighters
"18.02.2017 11:47:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Justine Edwards for these pics of the cloudy end to the day in Cowes yesterday
"18.02.2017 09:37:13" Timeline Photos Thanks to Les Lockhart for sharing a stunning Alum Bay scene with us, taken on Thursday.
"18.02.2017 08:58:07" iwcp.co.uk Victim taken to hospital after blaze in Shanklin Person taken to hospital after fire at flats in Shanklin Seven people evacuated including one taken to hospital after fire in Shanklin.
"18.02.2017 08:38:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend IT'S the first day of Spring Half Term, and things are starting to get busy on the Isle of Wight with pantomimes, art, and even a Fawlty Towers dinner. There are some great things to do on the Isle of Wight this weekend.
Here's a quick guide
"18.02.2017 08:02:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Adie Trueman for sharing this pic of beautiful snowdrops at Carisbrooke Priory.
"18.02.2017 07:39:11" iwcp.co.uk Artist's work helps hospice THERE is still time to visit Anne Axford's exhibition of paintings at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Anne is exhibiting a mixture of work throughout this month, including gold leaf, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.
"18.02.2017 07:24:12" iwcp.co.uk MP Andrew Turner backs wind turbine blades project SOME 30 MPs, peers and dignitaries have backed the Parliamentary Blades Project, celebrating the success of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. "MHI Vestas has invested significantly in their facility here and employs more than 300 people on the Island." – Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner.
"17.02.2017 17:10:01" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Pick up a copy of today's Isle of Wight County Press for full coverage of the IWPride launch, surfers' tribute to Dave Gray and a great Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries offer.
Plus a guide to half term activities and family dining.
"17.02.2017 17:05:49" Timeline Photos Here's the device that caused problems in Portsmouth this morning.
More details here:
"17.02.2017 16:45:11" iwcp.co.uk Blackgang car park rapist admits more offences A 36-year-old man, who previously admitted raping a teenager in a beauty spot car park, has pleaded guilty to more sex offences today (Friday). He appeared before Portsmouth Crown Court
"17.02.2017 15:34:47" iwcp.co.uk Curious sea creatures wash up on Appley Beach DOZENS of curious sea creatures have washed up Appley Beach. Curious sea creatures wash up on Appley Beach
"17.02.2017 14:45:45" iwcp.co.uk Scooter rider injured in collision A MAN has been taken to St Mary's Hospital after an accident involving a scooter in Fishbourne this afternoon (Friday). Scooter rider injured in collision
"17.02.2017 12:47:11" iwcp.co.uk Prisoner assault on HMP Isle of Wight teacher investigated A BRUTAL attack by an HMP Isle of Wight inmate on a prison teacher is being investigated by police. The attack came amid rising concerns about an increase in violence in Britain's jails and a lack of prison staff.
"17.02.2017 12:00:04" iwcp.co.uk Rock Challenge success for Isle of Wight schools Isle of Wight schools have won awards for their performances at Rock Challenge and J-Rock in Southampton this week. Gurnard Primary School and Priory School impressed judges in Southampton this week
"17.02.2017 10:58:09" iwcp.co.uk New programme to develop community volunteers on the Isle of Wight COMMUNITY Action Isle of Wight, has launched a new mentoring project. "This is an amazing opportunity for everyone involved. Participants get tailored support to achieve their goals." — Amy Milford-Wood, Community Action Isle of Wight
"17.02.2017 10:30:50" Timeline Photos The sunrise in Shanklin was pretty special this morning.
Here's the proof, thanks to Island Visions Photography for sharing. Check out his forecast for the weekend in today's CP.
"17.02.2017 09:36:50" iwcp.co.uk Vandals branded 'moronic' after attack on Alverstone Mead nature reserve 'MORONIC' vandals have struck again at the Alverstone Mead nature reserve. "I've been a weekly visitor there for nearly two years sometimes three or four times a week to photograph the squirrels and to see the damage was awful." — Zoe Cox
"17.02.2017 08:58:20" Timeline Photos A stunning Compton sunset shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"17.02.2017 08:41:00" iwcp.co.uk Wartime mine discovered in Portsmouth Harbour BOMB disposal teams were due to blow up a mine of the Island this morning (Friday, February 17) after it was dredged-up in Portsmouth Harbour. Wartime mine discovered in Portsmouth Harbour ( Ben Rue)
"16.02.2017 17:29:34" iwcp.co.uk Homes plans for Yarmouth police station FURTHER details about plans for the former Yarmouth Police Station have been released. Find out more about plans for the former police station in Yarmouth
"16.02.2017 15:04:05" iwcp.co.uk Crime fighting cash for Isle of Wight projects ISLE of Wight organisations have received a share of £231,950 to help make a difference to peoples' lives on the Island. Find out which Isle of Wight projects are in line for thousands of pounds of funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner.
"16.02.2017 13:49:15" iwcp.co.uk Cars damaged in East Cowes SIXTEEN vehicles parked in East Cowes were allegedly damaged overnight on Wednesday and Thursday by youths, according to police. The damage, in Adelaide Grove and Vectis Road, includes smashed wing mirrors, damaged windscreen wipers, and a broken windscreen. A car door has also been dented.
"16.02.2017 13:35:08" iwcp.co.uk European tour for Isle of Wight punk act Grade 2 PUNK act Grade 2 have are heading out on a tour of Europe next month. Looks like it is going to be a busy few months for Isle of Wight punk band Grade 2
"16.02.2017 12:08:21" iwcp.co.uk Yarmouth Bridge to close for maintenance YARMOUTH Bridge is set to shut for several days at the end of march, for annual maintenance. #IsleofWight: Yarmouth Bridge to close for maintenance
( Steve Baker)
"16.02.2017 11:48:31" iwcp.co.uk Girl injured in Cowes car incident A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl suffered minor injuries following an accident with a car in Ash Grove, Cowes yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). Girl injured in Cowes car incident
"16.02.2017 11:37:46" iwcp.co.uk Cameo of Cowes closing after 45 years CLOTHING institution Cameo of Cowes is closing after 45 years of trading. "We are hoping to clear most of our 'mountains' of stock by the end of August, so don't miss out on all the bargains." — Cameo owner, Joan Holland.
"16.02.2017 10:57:40" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke College improves behaviour and results according to Ofsted BEHAVIOUR has improved and so have results at Carisbrooke College according to Ofsted inspectors in a report published today (Thursday). Find out what Ofsted inspectors had to say about Carisbrooke College following their latest visit
"16.02.2017 09:31:22" iwcp.co.uk Man treated for smoke inhalation AN ELDERLY man was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after cooking left on a stove began belching out fumes at his flat in Lea Road, Lake yesterday evening (Wednesday). Man treated for smoke inhalation
"16.02.2017 08:44:55" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Gorgeous Sandown sunlight captured on camera and shared with us by Jeanette Powell.
"16.02.2017 08:43:50" Timeline Photos Ryde Pier looks incredible in this picture, shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"16.02.2017 08:32:42" iwcp.co.uk Row over rural bus cuts continues THE three parish councils affected by the Southern Vectis timetable axe accused the bus company of refusing to discuss a financial package to reinstate the hourly summer Route 6 service. "We have a high proportion of bus pass holders on this route — disabled as well as elderly people — who are suffering quite severe hardship and expense as a result of the present skeleton service." — parish councillors on cuts to the Route 6.
"15.02.2017 17:23:04" iwcp.co.uk PC World on the move NEWPORT'S PC World is closing — to merge with a much bigger Curry's store nearby. Where in the world...
"15.02.2017 16:06:39" iwcp.co.uk Fresh search for Undercliff Drive solution launched by Isle of Wight Council leader UNDERCLIFF Drive needs to reopen according to Tory council leader Cllr Dave Stewart, who has commissioned a feasibility study into the options. "I have said to the council it's a priority to find a cost-effective solution because the situation cannot continue. The road needs to be back in operation." — Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart.
"15.02.2017 13:00:28" Timeline Photos This fabulous photo has been shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"15.02.2017 12:35:59" iwcp.co.uk More dementia training needed for Isle of Wight carers HOME carers need more training to look after people with dementia, a report has found. "A lack of consistency of carers leads to confusion with dementia patients, and this was something that relatives brought up."
"15.02.2017 11:28:26" iwcp.co.uk Power cut means candlelit dinners for Valentine's Day in Ventnor A POWER cut hit 1,700 properties in Ventnor last night (Tuesday), including the Millbay pub, where diners were treated to impromptu candlelit Valentine's Day dinners. Diners at the The Millbay made the most of a power cut on Valentine's night
"15.02.2017 09:38:55" iwcp.co.uk Girlguiding search for Isle of Wight volunteers GIRLGUIDING Isle of Wight is looking for adult volunteers to help out in units across the Island. Could you help Girlguiding on the Isle of Wight?
"15.02.2017 09:02:32" iwcp.co.uk Osborne House in the running for romantic accolade OSBORNE House is in the running to be declared the country's most romantic museum. Is Osborne House the country's most romantic museum?
"14.02.2017 17:18:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight regeneration team meets with developers in London THE REGENERATION team charged with making the most of the Isle of Wight's assets has met with developers in London. "SiteMatch is a bit like 'speed-dating' for regeneration.
"It was a chance for us to put the Isle of Wight ambitions on the map and to get people talking about some of the great opportunities that have already been identified."
"14.02.2017 16:42:42" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel refit good news for Isle of Wight jobs THE EAST Cowes shipyard which built Red Funnel's new Red Jet 6 has won the contract to re-fit Red Jet 3. "By removing her engines prior to lifting, we have found a way to refit her in East Cowes and provide further support for marine jobs on the Isle of Wight." — Kevin George, Red Funnel chief executive.
"14.02.2017 16:10:30" iwcp.co.uk 'Much has been achieved' — Ofsted praise for Medina College INSPECTORS have praised school leaders at Medina College for improvement efforts. "His determined, personable and effective leadership has promoted much greater collaboration between staff at Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges and he has sensibly welcomed support by Hampshire local authority advisers."
"14.02.2017 13:59:41" iwcp.co.uk Hovertravel launches investigation after issues with new craft HOVERTRAVEL has launched an investigation after one of its hovercraft fell flat this morning (Tuesday). The two new multi-million pound craft have been dogged by technical problems since introduction in the summer.
"14.02.2017 13:25:06" iwcp.co.uk CAMRA members reveal the Isle of Wight pub of the year CAMRA members have revealed their choices for Isle of Wight pub of the year and beer of the year. Would this be your choice for Isle of Wight pub of the year?
"14.02.2017 12:31:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight police investigation after garage, wall and car damaged A CAR ploughed into a garden wall, damaging a garage and a car on Sunday. Isle of Wight police investigation after garage, wall and car damaged
"14.02.2017 11:37:52" iwcp.co.uk Valentine's Day love letters to Isle of Wight's best beaches Valentine's Day letters to Isle of Wight beaches have expressed children's love for them. Find out why children ♥ #IsleofWight beaches
"14.02.2017 10:26:09" iwcp.co.uk Wight BID court orders issued to Isle of Wight businesses MORE than 100 businesses on the Isle of Wight have been issued with court orders, calling for them to pay the controversial Wight BID levy. Liability orders, demanding the businesses pay the tourism marketing levy, were issued by Isle of Wight magistrates yesterday to 101 businesses.
"14.02.2017 09:22:14" iwcp.co.uk Car left hanging over supermarket car park wall A CAR mounted the pavement and landed on the edge of a wall in a supermarket car park this morning (Tuesday). Thankfully, no-one was hurt
"14.02.2017 08:48:25" iwcp.co.uk Monkey magic as Isle of Wight haven wins VisitEngland award THE Isle of Wight Monkey Haven has won a VisitEngland Gold award, considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Last month the Monkey Haven won gold at the Beautiful South Awards for 2016/17 and the rescue centre has also topped TripAdvisor's things to do on the Isle of Wight list for the past two years.
"13.02.2017 19:16:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Gary Bennett for sharing these photos of stormy conditions in Bembridge today #IsleofWight
"13.02.2017 16:33:47" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Lib Dems reveal English Isles policy THE Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have put forward plans for an English Isles Policy. The plans include a fixed link feasibility study.
"13.02.2017 15:53:34" iwcp.co.uk The Pointer Inn named one of Britain's best pubs for Sunday lunch THE Pointer Inn has been named one of Britain's best pubs for Sunday lunch by a national newspaper. Well, that's the weekend sorted!
"13.02.2017 13:47:00" iwcp.co.uk Volunteers praised at Cowes RNLI gathering VOLUNTEERS at Cowes Lifeboat Station turned their attention from lifesaving at sea to welcoming visitors on land. Great to see volunteers getting the recognition they deserve.
"13.02.2017 11:43:26" iwcp.co.uk Man trapped in car following crash near Brading Man cut free from car after it crashed into ditch near Brading Here's the latest on the man who was trapped in his car after a crash at Beaper Shute.
"13.02.2017 11:22:33" iwcp.co.uk Speedway: GB Lions head to Smallbrook TOP speedway stars will take part in a three-day training camp at Smallbrook from tomorrow (Tuesday). Speedway: GB Lions @gbyouthspeedway head to Smallbrook @IslandSpeedway
"13.02.2017 10:48:44" iwcp.co.uk Solidarity against NHS cuts at Frank James Memorial Hospital event A GATHERING will be held at Frank James Memorial Hospital to show solidarity with those marching against health cuts in London. Those who can't attend the national protest in London can show their support at the East Cowes event.
"13.02.2017 09:18:44" iwcp.co.uk Armed police descend on Havenstreet ARMED police descended on Havenstreet yesterday (Sunday) following reports of three men in the area with a rifle. Armed police call out in Havenstreet and Rookley
"12.02.2017 23:16:35" iwcp.co.uk Man trapped in car following crash near Brading Man cut free from car after it crashed into ditch near Brading
"12.02.2017 18:49:01" iwcp.co.uk Argument to allow term-time breaks From Sally Davies, East Cowes:I have in general a deal of respect for those in public office, and am content to assume that decisions they make are made with good reason. LETTER
"A large number of families depend on tourism for their livelihood, so it is impossible for them to take breaks during the Easter and summer holiday periods."
"12.02.2017 18:45:21" iwcp.co.uk Two taken to hospital following Carisbrooke car accident Car accident in Carisbrooke in which two people were taken to hospital
"12.02.2017 15:47:32" iwcp.co.uk Seedy Sunday will come to the Island next year WELL, Seedy Sunday may not have transpired this year but I will be throwing my wholehearted support into an inaugural event for 2018. GARDENING
Plans to bring Seedy Sunday to the Isle of Wight
"12.02.2017 13:51:53" iwcp.co.uk Out of the shed, into the community centre JOIN Men in Sheds at West Wight Sports and Community Centre on Thursday, to help redecorate the centre. Out of the shed, into the community centre
"12.02.2017 10:32:34" iwcp.co.uk Chimney fire in Niton Firefighters called to chimney fire in Niton
"12.02.2017 10:26:44" iwcp.co.uk Help battle against Himalayan balsam VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help tackle the spread of Himalayan balsam on the Isle of Wight. Gift to Nature is gathering a posse of volunteers for a spot of balsam bashing
"12.02.2017 08:42:31" iwcp.co.uk Grants to help youngsters make a positive impact THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) has launched a new fund to help young people make a difference in the community. Know a young person on the #IsleofWight helping to make it a better place to live?
They could be in line for funding
"11.02.2017 21:49:59" iwcp.co.uk Man injured in Lake car accident Man knocked down by car in Lake
"11.02.2017 19:44:01" iwcp.co.uk Praise for NHS dentist From Diana Wood, Ryde:I would like to sing the praises of the My Dentist service in Cross Street, Ryde. LETTER
Service with a smile?
"11.02.2017 19:37:44" iwcp.co.uk VIDEO:Film reveals the beauty — and the devastation — caused by coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight THE unstoppable tide of erosion eating away at the Isle of Wight's coastline has been documented in a stunning short film. The Progress Film Company project reveals the beauty — and the devastation — caused by coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight.
Watch it here
"11.02.2017 17:58:05" iwcp.co.uk Completion date revealed for Carisbrooke College rebuilding The plans were approved this month. Find out when Carisbrooke College will get a building fit for the 21st century
"11.02.2017 14:06:33" iwcp.co.uk Police seeking road rage witnesses Police looking for witnesses to a road rage incident in Wootton
"11.02.2017 11:26:00" iwcp.co.uk Islanders made it an Isle of Wight Day to remember forever The Islanders who decked their homes and businesses in bunting for the first IW Day were rewarded at the launch for the 2017 event. With plans already taking shape for Isle of Wight Day 2017, this was a chance to thank those who helped make the first one special
"11.02.2017 09:43:00" iwcp.co.uk Award for Isle of Wight nurses who tackled fire started by patient TWO nurses have been praised after they extinguished a fire caused by a patient setting an oxygen tube alight at St Mary's Hospital. Take a bow, Kristie and Kate
"11.02.2017 07:29:19" iwcp.co.uk Hovertravel flies to the aid of Isle of Wight air ambulance HOVERTRAVEL has become official partner of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. #IsleofWight travel company Hovertravel Ltd is backing the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Find out how
"10.02.2017 16:52:30" iwcp.co.uk Keziah Flux-Edmonds: Memorial garden will help healing process Plans for a memorial garden in memory of Keziah Flux-Edmunds are taking shape in East Cowes. "It was said by her schoolteacher she would often be the child who would go and sit with a child if they were upset, and try to encourage them to play, so the fact it will be a play area, and somewhere where people can enjoy and have fun, she would be
"10.02.2017 16:23:53" iwcp.co.uk "The crew were brilliant." TWO people have been rescued from the water after their boat capsized off in the Solent this afternoon (Friday). "In situations like this, you can not wait for assistance, you have to act immediately." Captain Alex Procopuk, on this afternoon's Wightlink Rescue
Follow the link for a full interview and more details
"10.02.2017 15:21:26" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue TWO people have been rescued from the water after their boat capsized off in the Solent this afternoon (Friday). UPDATED: Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue
"10.02.2017 14:47:58" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue TWO people have been rescued from the water after their boat capsized off in the Solent this afternoon (Friday). Wightlink ferry crew praised after Solent rescue
"10.02.2017 12:14:41" iwcp.co.uk Chance to help Roll Out the Barrel help some of the world's poorest people THE Roll Out the Barrel charity is to host a night to raise awareness and funds to help third world communities. This Isle of Wight charity wants to help people in some of the world's poorest communities.
Find out how you could help them do it...
"10.02.2017 10:30:26" iwcp.co.uk Cowes Enterprise College principal steps down IMPROVING Cowes Enterprise College will be aiming to go from strength-to-strength under a new principal. "While I'm sad to be reducing the time I spend at Cowes, I'm proud of the solid foundations in place for sustained improvement.
"Cowes Enterprise College is quickly becoming a school of choice, with Year 7 applications up 13 per cent since 2014." — John
"10.02.2017 10:15:31" iwcp.co.uk Green Party co-leader celebrates Isle of Wight's Inspiring Women THE Isle of Wight's Inspiring Women group will storm the beaches this month, supported by one of the country's leading politicians. Green Party co-leader celebrates Isle of Wight's Inspiring Women
"09.02.2017 21:05:31" Isle of Wight County Press A man has been found dead by police at a house in Newport.
"09.02.2017 20:56:28" iwcp.co.uk 1,500 households without power in Ryde area AROUND 1,500 households were without power this evening (Thursday) in the Ryde area. Power cuts affect hundreds of houses in the Ryde area.
"09.02.2017 17:57:10" iwcp.co.uk Man found dead at Newport house A MAN has been found dead by police at a property on Sherwood Road, Newport. A man has been found dead by police at a house in Newport.
"09.02.2017 15:46:34" iwcp.co.uk Under fire Isle of Wight MP accuses Labour councillor of getting it wrong over 'sweetheart deal' LABOUR'S, Geoff Lumley, has slammed Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner over his alleged failure to secure extra cash for the Island. Find out how MP Andrew Turner has responded to claims he has not done enough to secure extra cash for the Isle of Wight
"09.02.2017 13:54:39" iwcp.co.uk Tories accused of riding the coat tails of schools' successes over Isle of Wight education pledge A CONSERVATIVE pledge to make all Isle of Wight schools good or outstanding if they are elected to power in May has been branded disingenuous by Island Independents. "The Island Conservatives know that the upward trend of educational standards on the Island isn't down to them, yet, now the hard work undertaken by schools to fix the mess left by the Conservatives has been done, they step in on the coat tails of the
"09.02.2017 12:21:39" iwcp.co.uk Best of Isle of Wight produce for sail on Wightlink Ferries DELICIOUS Island produce will be showcased on Wightlink's flagship ferry tomorrow (Friday) to celebrate its new shop. You're in for an Isle of Wight treat if you're sailing from Fishbourne tomorrow
"09.02.2017 10:32:23" iwcp.co.uk Former human rights lawyer appointed new Isle of Wight Youth Trust director THE Isle of Wight Youth Trust has appointed a new director after the long-serving previous holder of the post, Eileen Monks. "We will be looking at how we continue to support young people and provide high quality services but I also wanted to pay tribute to Eileen Monks who has been director for more than 16 years." — new Isle of Wight Youth Trust director Mairead Healy
"09.02.2017 10:07:26" iwcp.co.uk Rob da Bank's Number One Island returns to Tapnell Farm tonight ROB da Bank's Number One Island returns tonight (Thursday) with a line-up of incredible Isle of Wight talent set to perform at Tapnell Farm. Great line-up of Isle of Wight talent at Rob da Bank presents Number One Island tonight.
Standing room only at The Cow Co.
"09.02.2017 09:26:17" iwcp.co.uk Get ready for Isle of Wight Pride ISLE of Wight Pride launches tomorrow (Friday). Get ready for IWPride Launch Party
"09.02.2017 07:31:25" iwcp.co.uk Bestival 2017: Ticket deal for Islanders and headline acts revealed BESTIVAL organisers have revealed all four headliners for the event's move to Lulworth Castle this year — with The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Jamie T and the Pet Shop Boys, set to star. #Bestival 2017: Ticket deal for Islanders and headline acts revealed
"08.02.2017 20:52:24" iwcp.co.uk Car fire near Alverstone FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a car fire near Alverstone this evening (Wednesday). Firefighters have attended a car fire near Alverstone this evening.
"08.02.2017 20:32:48" iwcp.co.uk Fire at flat in Wroxall FIREFIGHTERS were called to the scene of a property fire in Wroxall this evening (Wednesday). Firefighters were called out this evening to a flat fire in Wroxall.
"08.02.2017 16:58:49" iwcp.co.uk Tories make 'good or outstanding' pledge for all Isle of Wight schools EVERY Isle of Wight school will be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted — if Tories gain overall control at County Hall in the May election. "Young people deserve the best education at the Island's 51 schools, and businesses deserve to be able to pick the best local candidates with the right educational skills." — Cllr Dave Stewart, Isle of Wight Council leader.
"08.02.2017 16:20:08" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight NHS counting the cost of surge in patient numbers TREATING around twice the number of patients it expected to this year, the Isle of Wight NHS is facing a £12 million deficit — almost £7.5 million more than hoped. "We have nearly double the number of medical patients than expected.
"We need to have one consultant per 20 to 30 beds, so we simply have to hire extra staff to look after extra patients." — Mark Pugh, Isle of Wight NHS.
"08.02.2017 15:00:51" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Here are some of the great entries to Environment Agency's #beautyofthebeach competition.
Details here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/which-isle-of-wight-beach-do-you-love-the-most-97596.aspx
"08.02.2017 14:05:02" iwcp.co.uk Planning inquiry for Red Funnel's East Cowes plans A PLANNING Inquiry will determine whether Red Funnel's plans for a new ferry terminal and marshalling yard in East Cowes, it has been confirmed. #IsleofWight: Planning inquiry for Red Funnel's East Cowes plans
"08.02.2017 11:16:05" iwcp.co.uk Ewe dunnit? Isle of Wight police's bizarre appeal after mystery flock of sheep appears in field POLICE on the Isle of Wight have appealed for information after a flock of around 60 sheep mysteriously appeared in a field. Flocks and robbers? Latest twist in #sheepgate - they've 'mysterioulsy disappeared' now, according to Isle of Wight police
"08.02.2017 11:09:23" iwcp.co.uk Controversial spit guards to be used by frontline Isle of Wight police POLICE on the Isle of Wight will be issued with controversial spit guards to protect themselves from infectious diseases. Human rights group Liberty says they belong in horror stories, but police say they are vital tool to protect officers.
Follow the link to find out more and have your say in our online poll
"08.02.2017 10:49:32" iwcp.co.uk £250,000 for Isle of Wight regeneration plans REGENERATION plans for the Isle of Wight have been boosted by a £250,000 government grant. Find out how the council plans to spend £250,000 of government regeneration cash
"08.02.2017 09:58:41" iwcp.co.uk Controversial spit guards to be used by fronline Isle of Wight police POLICE on the Isle of Wight will be issued with controversial spit guards to protect themselves from infectious diseases. Human rights group Liberty says they belong in horror stories, but police say they are vital tool to protect officers.
Follow the link to find out more and have your say in our online poll
"08.02.2017 08:42:26" iwcp.co.uk Ewe dunnit? Isle of Wight police's bizarre appeal after mystery flock of sheep appears in field POLICE on the Isle of Wight have appealed for information after a flock of around 60 sheep mysteriously appeared in a field. Ewe dunnit? #IsleofWight police's bizarre appeal after mystery flock of sheep appears in field
"07.02.2017 17:32:57" iwcp.co.uk Plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime on the Isle of Wight THE balance between encouraging a vibrant atmosphere, but tackling alcohol-related crime, will be at the heart of a plan being drawn up on the Isle of Wight as part of a Home Office scheme. What should the Isle of Wight do about alcohol-related crime?
"07.02.2017 15:49:35" iwcp.co.uk Paris, Rome, the Taj Mahal — Isle of Wight lines up with the world's most romantic destinations THE Daily Telegraph has named the Isle of Wight as one of the most romantic holiday spots in the world — alongside the likes of Paris, Rome and the Taj Mahal. Good news if you were looking for somewhere romantic to spend Valentine's Day — you can stay on the Isle of Wight!
"07.02.2017 14:38:19" iwcp.co.uk Island's got talent plan for second Isle of Wight Day Isle of Wight Day will return in September with a 'people's parade.' Find out about plans for the next Isle of Wight Day, including...
Island's Got Talent
"07.02.2017 12:01:13" iwcp.co.uk Which Isle of Wight beach do you love the most? THERE is just one day left to enter a competition celebrating the region's beaches. Which Isle of Wight beach do you love the most?
( Island Visions Photography)
"07.02.2017 11:35:06" iwcp.co.uk Fourth arrest after Parkhurst Road assault A FOURTH man has been arrested following an assault on Parkhurst Road, Newport, on Sunday. Fourth arrest after Parkhurst Road assault
"07.02.2017 11:19:33" Timeline Photos Bembridge RNLI station looks fantastic in this glorious picture by Sienna Anderson
"07.02.2017 10:16:24" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival manager cleared of rape AN Isle of Wight Festival manager and police officer and has been found not guilty of rape. It follows a trial at Chichester Crown Court
"07.02.2017 09:46:14" iwcp.co.uk Speedway: New announcer revealed by Wightlink Warriors ISLAND speedway has a new voice ahead of the 2017 season. SPORT
Following the sad news of Brynn Williams' death in December, a new announcer has taken over at the Isle of Wight Warriors
"07.02.2017 09:23:04" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Mardi Gras has something to celebrate thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding The New Carnival Company has been awarded a grant of £28,400 of Heritage Lottery Funding for the the 2017 Indian-themed Isle of Wight Mardi Gras parade. Party time for Isle of Wight Mardi Gras!
"07.02.2017 08:49:20" iwcp.co.uk Unison Isle of Wight to march at NHS cuts protest PEOPLE from the Isle of Wight are being urged to take part in a national demonstration against NHS cuts. Under a banner of 'no cuts, no closures, no privatisation,' it has been organised in protest to NHS and social care cuts.
"06.02.2017 18:14:49" iwcp.co.uk Fire at farm in Shorwell FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a farm in Shorwell last night (Sunday). Firefighters responded to a fire at a farm in Shorwell last night
"06.02.2017 17:17:19" iwcp.co.uk Darcey Bussell launches dance class on the Isle of Wight FAMED ballet dancer Darcey Bussell visited the Isle of Wight today (Monday) to launch a new fitness class. Darcey is at Ventnor Winter Gardens.
"06.02.2017 16:57:10" iwcp.co.uk Two injured in Brading crash TWO vehicles crashed in Brading earlier today (Monday). Two injured in Brading crash
"06.02.2017 16:40:19" Timeline Photos Thanks to Dave Brenchley of ScotShot for this fantastic shot of this morning's sunrise taken from Hope Beach in Shanklin #IsleofWight
"06.02.2017 15:10:52" iwcp.co.uk Police appeal following 'stolen' van crash A BUILDERS' van, believed to have been stolen, was found crashed and abandoned in a residential road. The van had been significantly damaged and was found with the engine still running.
"06.02.2017 12:11:54" iwcp.co.uk Serious Case Review published following death of Keziah Flux-Edmonds THE death of Keziah Flux-Edmonds, drowned in the bath by her father, could not have been predicted, an investigation has found. Keziah's death could not have been predicted, an investigation has found.
"06.02.2017 11:30:14" iwcp.co.uk Bosnian rescue dog found dead on Isle of Wight AN APPEAL to find a rescue dog that went missing just hours after arriving on the Isle of Wight from Bosnia has been called off, after the dog was found dead. "Her death indeed was more humane and quicker than she would have faced if she were not rescued."
"06.02.2017 10:54:44" iwcp.co.uk Three arrested after Parkhurst Road assault THREE men have been arrested after a man was assaulted on Parkhurst Road, Newport. The victim suffered serious injuries and remains at St Mary's Hospital.
"06.02.2017 09:50:55" iwcp.co.uk Call for Isle of Wight Youth Commissioners YOUNG people are being asked for their views on how the Isle of Wight is policed. Young people with experience of the police and criminal justice systems, as an offender, victim or any other interaction are welcome to apply.
"05.02.2017 17:32:01" iwcp.co.uk Pop-up Soup Kitchen's appeal to Isle of Wight businesses THE founder of the Isle of Wight Pop-up Soup kitchen wants it to pop up in a new location. Pop-up Soup Kitchen's appeal to Isle of Wight businesses
"05.02.2017 15:21:36" iwcp.co.uk Appeal to help find man missing since November ISLANDERS are being urged to keep a look out for a Hampshire man, who disappeared from his home last year. Appeal to help find man missing since November
"05.02.2017 11:55:01" Timeline Photos After the disappointment of having to cancel last year's Classic Isle due to bad weather, preparations are underway to bring it back this year.
Sienna Anderson took this promotional shot at new venue, Barton Manor
"05.02.2017 10:36:01" iwcp.co.uk New technology will help Wightlink punctuality WIGHTLINK'S timekeeping could improve when it becomes the first ferry firm in the UK to use a sophisticated new mooring system. New technology will help Wightlink punctuality
"05.02.2017 08:44:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Scott Newman for sharing some great stormy seas pics with us this weekend.
"05.02.2017 07:22:16" iwcp.co.uk £1.3m to get us out of our cars SUSTAINABLE travel on the Isle of Wight has been given a boost thanks to a government grant of £1.3 million. Find out how they plan to spend the money on the Isle of Wight
"04.02.2017 16:59:11" iwcp.co.uk Plea to help Isle of Wight foundation to fulfill charity dream A £3,000 appeal has been launched for Isle of Wight businesses to back a calendar, which is designed to be the springboard to launch a charity. An inspirational Islander has appealed for help.
Find out how you can get involved here...
"04.02.2017 14:48:01" Timeline Photos Yesterday's stormy seas in Sandown, courtesy of Jason Grant
"04.02.2017 13:35:01" Timeline Photos Another stunning Isle of Wight scene from Sienna Anderson
"04.02.2017 12:31:37" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight police issue drone guidelines following concerns POLICE have issued advice on the use of drones to tackle concerns about privacy and safety. Following complaints about a drone flying in the Godshill area earlier this month, causing a nuisance, the Island's Country Watch team has advised they must not be flown above 400ft in altitude or 500 metres away from the person controlling them.
"04.02.2017 09:59:33" iwcp.co.uk Shop windows smashed in Newport SHOP windows were smashed in Newport in the early hours of the morning (Saturday). A police appeal has been launched. Did you see anything?
"04.02.2017 09:26:30" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend IT'S the beginning of February, and while the weather forecast is bleak, there's still plenty to do on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this beautiful picture with us.
If you don't like the look of the weather this weekend, there are lots of things to do on the Isle of Wight this weekend that won't involve getting soggy...
"04.02.2017 07:15:59" iwcp.co.uk Homes plan for former Isle of Wight police station A former police station could be converted into houses if plans lodged with the Isle of Wight Council are given the green light. Fancy living in a former #IsleofWight police station?
"03.02.2017 16:55:48" iwcp.co.uk School admissions changes to help improve Island education ADMISSIONS policies at Isle of Wight schools could be changed to help improve retention and recruitment of high quality teachers and staff. "We're determined to make the Isle of Wight a beacon of excellence in teacher training and career development, somewhere the best teachers in the country want to come and work." — Cllr Chris Whitehouse
"03.02.2017 15:12:36" iwcp.co.uk Compton steps closed due to safety concerns STEPS leading to Compton Beach have been closed due to safety fears today (Friday). "Due to the ongoing land movement, the temporary steps which were put in ahead of a larger scheme which will be undertaken by Island Roads on the outfall pipe, are now deemed to be unsafe for public use."
"03.02.2017 14:41:00" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke Castle pay and display parking plan from English Heritage ENGLISH Heritage has applied for planning permission to install a pay and display machine in its car park at Carisbrooke Castle. "We do realise many dog walkers use the car park and may be disappointed that they will no longer be able to park for free, but by buying a parking ticket they will be contributing to the care and protection of Carisbrooke Castle for many generations to
"03.02.2017 14:11:57" iwcp.co.uk Happy Valentine's Day — time to check your blood pressure IT MAY sound less romantic than flowers and candlelit dinners, but checking your blood pressure could save your life. Get your blood pumping this Valentine's Day
"03.02.2017 12:26:09" iwcp.co.uk Have your say on Isle of Wight crime The Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is asking residents for their views on what its priorities for the coming year should be. What crime issues do you think need tackling on the Isle of Wight?
"03.02.2017 11:00:48" iwcp.co.uk New writers for the Isle of Wight County Press — plus the solution to missing crossword clues THE Isle of Wight County Press has today (Friday) launched a new double-page opinion and competition section in the Weekender section. Find out about some new additions to our Weekender team
"03.02.2017 10:55:47" Timeline Photos Chickens come home to roost after crossword error (4,2)
Apologies to all those trying to complete this week's crossword — due to a technical error, two clues were missed off the page.
Here they are:
28 Ring - made of potato skin? (4)
29 Doer about
"03.02.2017 09:57:32" iwcp.co.uk Re-united after 16 years A FATHER has had an emotional reunion with his two daughters, after 16 years and 9,500 miles apart, thanks to backers of an online campaign. See the moment an Isle of Wight dad is re-united with his daughters after 16 years in this film by Talktotippers
"03.02.2017 09:42:40" iwcp.co.uk Valentine's Day fundraiser for cancer equipment Lake woman organises Valentine's Night fundraiser in aid of £30,000 cancer equipment Please support this worthy cause which will benefit Island cancer patients.
"03.02.2017 09:35:41" Timeline Photos If the Met Office is right, we could be in for some windy weather later (http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/strong-wind-warning-for-isle-of-wight-97524.aspx?mn=3)
This was the scene in Freshwater Bay this morning, shared with us by Martin
"03.02.2017 08:56:01" iwcp.co.uk Southern Vectis rural bus cuts on hold for consultation PLANS to cut a rural bus service have been put on hold after an agreement between Southern Vectis and Isle of Wight Council leader Cllr Dave Stewart. The latest in the row over Route 6
"02.02.2017 17:39:26" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke College school plans approved by Isle of Wight Council PLANS for new school buildings at Carisbrooke College have been approved by the Isle of Wight Council tonight (Thursday). Carisbrooke College school plans have been approved by the Isle of Wight Council tonight
"02.02.2017 16:13:07" iwcp.co.uk Search for dog rescued from Bosnian death pound A DESPERATE appeal has been made to track down a dog, rescued from cruelty in Bosnia, which disappeared just hours after arriving on the Isle of Wight. "She is a feral dog and as such petrified of people.
"She is used to being feral so could be anywhere on the Island by now." Amber Wilcox
"02.02.2017 15:50:10" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight health bosses £12 million funding woes HEALTHCARE commissioners on the Isle of Wight have responded to council calls for financial support by flagging up their own funding woes. "The CCG clearly wishes it was able to continue to support the Isle of Wight Council over and above the required level but it is not in a position to do so." — Helen Shields, chief officer.
"02.02.2017 15:16:45" iwcp.co.uk Robin Hill's Electric Woods hit by bad weather FORECASTS for bad weather tomorrow (Friday) have put paid to plans for an Oriental extravaganza due to take place at Robin Hill tomorrow (Friday). Robin Hill's Electric Woods hit by bad weather
"02.02.2017 14:21:30" iwcp.co.uk Praise for teenage education opportunities on the Isle of Wight EDUCATION and training opportunities on the Isle of Wight for 16 and 17 year olds are the best in the south east according to a new report. Some good news about Isle of Wight education
"02.02.2017 13:10:29" iwcp.co.uk Ferry sailings cancelled by Red Funnel ESSENTIAL car ferry maintenance has caused cancellation of four East Cowes-Southampton crossings tonight (Thursday). Four cancelled sailings tonight are back on
"02.02.2017 11:33:18" iwcp.co.uk Ferry sailings cancelled by Red Funnel ESSENTIAL car ferry maintenance has caused cancellation of four East Cowes-Southampton crossings tonight (Thursday). Essential car ferry maintenance has caused cancellation of four East Cowes-Southampton crossings tonight (Thursday).
"02.02.2017 10:55:37" iwcp.co.uk Praise for 'remain' politicians who backed Brexit bill, from Isle of Wight MP MPS who campaigned to remain in the EU, but who last night (Wednesday) backed the government's EU withdrawal bill, have been praised by Brexit supporter Andrew Turner. "Many Remain MPs last night honourably voted to respect the referendum result. Our Prime Minister is one, and to be fair so is the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, I respect them for that." — Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner, following last night's
"02.02.2017 10:00:06" iwcp.co.uk Great Winter Nurdle Hunt on the Isle of Wight THE Great Winter Nurdle Hunt takes place on Friday, and a team will be scouring an Isle of Wight beach to track down the tiny plastic pellets found in their millions around the coastline. The Great Nurdle Hunt is heading to the Isle of Wight this weekend
Find out more (including what a nurdle is!) here...
"02.02.2017 08:35:39" iwcp.co.uk Tanker fire fears led to coastguard shout off the Isle of Wight THE bright lights of a tanker anchored off the Isle of Wight were last night (Wednesday) mistaken for a fire, prompting a call to the coastguard. Tanker fire fears led to coastguard shout off the #IsleofWight
"01.02.2017 16:52:49" iwcp.co.uk Cuts to care packages, youth services and children's centres revealed in Isle of Wight budget plans SET against a back-drop of political turmoil and austerity-ravaged funding, the Conservative-led Isle of Wight Council administration has today (Wednesday) revealed its budget plans for the coming year. Find out what services are in the firing line as the Isle of Wight Council tries to save £7.5 million this year.
"01.02.2017 15:43:34" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters' fast actions saved man after cardiac arrest FIREFIGHTERS who raced to the aid of a man suffering a cardiac arrest outside Newport Fire Station have been thanked for their life-saving efforts. Firefighters have warned it could have been a very different story after recent vandalism attacks on defibrillators.
"01.02.2017 15:08:48" iwcp.co.uk Southern Vectis criticised by council over Isle of Wight bus cuts SOUTHERN Vectis has been challenged for “unacceptable” behaviour over its arbitrary decision to cut a rural bus service in half. "The Isle of Wight Council is a significant customer of Southern Vectis and for them to treat both this council and local town and parish councils in this way is, as far as I am concerned, totally unacceptable." — Isle of Wight Council leader Cllr Dave
"01.02.2017 13:01:17" iwcp.co.uk Cold snap leads to energy bills help for Isle of Wight residents INCREASING worries about energy bills during the recent cold snap are being tackled by an Isle of Wight initiative. Find out how the The Footprint Trust Charity could help you with your energy bills
"01.02.2017 11:02:46" iwcp.co.uk "Fascism doesn't always look like goose stepping and jackboots" — Trump travel ban protest DESPITE grim weather, Isle of Wight residents turned out in force last night (Tuesday) to show solidarity with refugees and protest against US president Donald Trump's recent travel ban on seven mainly Muslim countries. 'Fascism doesn't always look like goose stepping and jackboots' — Isle of Wight Green Party leader Vix Lowthion at last night's protest.
"01.02.2017 09:51:24" iwcp.co.uk Council's plea over adult social care funding on the Isle of Wight COUNCIL bosses have urged the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help fund and protect adult social care on the Island. "It is difficult for the council to replace such a significant amount of funding, and its loss can only impact on the delivery of social services to the most vulnerable within our community." — Cllr Richard Priest.
"01.02.2017 09:26:39" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Tales from the riverbank.
Thanks to Noel Pinacate for sharing these shots, that manage to make the Island look beautiful despite the gloomy weather.
"01.02.2017 09:07:56" iwcp.co.uk Warnings over impact of Supreme Court school term-time holiday fines ruling from Jon Platt JON Platt has said there could be a surge in parents taking their children out of state-maintained schools if Supreme Court judges rule against him following yesterday's (Tuesday) battle with the Isle of Wight Council and the Department for Education. "Going forward I predict thousands of parents will opt to de-register their children from school and either put them in private education or home educate as these rules don't apply to private schools or children who are home educated." — Jon Platt, on the
"31.01.2017 17:36:34" iwcp.co.uk Football: Isle of Wight goalkeeper signs for Luton Town GOALKEEPER Stuart Moore has sealed a deadline day move to Sky Bet League 2 side Luton Town. Football: Isle of Wight goalkeeper signs for @LutonTown
"31.01.2017 17:22:21" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight dad Jon Platt 'not confident' of victory in Supreme Court holiday school fines battle JON Platt, the father at the centre of the Supreme Court battle with the Isle of Wight Council and Department for Education over school holiday fines, has said he is not confident of victory after today's (Tuesday). Find out what Isle of Wight dad Jon Platt had to say after today's Supreme Court hearing
"31.01.2017 16:49:01" iwcp.co.uk 'Thanks for supporting Wight Challenge' ORGANISERS of the Wightlink Wight Challenge have thanked Islanders for raising more than £250,000 over the event's lifetime. "There has always been a tremendously friendly atmosphere on the day and the comradery is second to none, with teams stopping to help other teams in trouble. And the secret was 'enjoy yourselves, go carefully, and remember it's a challenge not a race'."
"31.01.2017 15:16:53" iwcp.co.uk Eco energy first for Isle of Wight firms DEMONSTRATING its commitment to the environment and sustainability, Reynolds and Read is leading by example. "I think this is great example of the Island being first in the country to push eco energy." — Danny Fisher, Pure Green Energy
"31.01.2017 13:41:47" iwcp.co.uk Waterside Trust bags the cash thanks to Tesco RYDE'S Waterside Pool has been awarded £2,000 from Tesco's Bags of Help scheme. Find out what Waterside Community Trust plans to spend the cash on
"31.01.2017 12:17:46" iwcp.co.uk Strong wind warning for Isle of Wight VERY strong winds could hit the Isle of Wight on Friday and the Met Office has issued a weather warning. "There is the potential for very strong winds to cross parts of England and Wales on Friday, with gusts of 60 to 70 mph in places and perhaps over 80 mph in exposed coastal areas."
"31.01.2017 12:10:01" Timeline Photos Many thanks to Kev Cant for sharing this shot — taken in Bembridge.
"31.01.2017 11:44:15" iwcp.co.uk LIVE: Supreme Court on school fines — Jon Platt v Isle of Wight Council and Department for Education Live coverage from today's (Tuesday) Supreme Court case on school fines, involving Jon Platt, the Isle of Wight The DfE has been outlining its case against Jon Platt this morning, calling on interpretations of laws dating back to 1870.
Follow the case and watch the proceedings live here
"31.01.2017 10:30:04" iwcp.co.uk LIVE: Supreme Court on school fines — Jon Platt v Isle of Wight Council and Department for Education Live coverage from today's (Tuesday) Supreme Court case on school fines, involving Jon Platt, the Isle of Wight The Supreme Court case over school fines is about to start.
Follow the case and watch it live here
"31.01.2017 09:48:18" iwcp.co.uk Have your say on Island Roads ISLAND Roads is set to carry out its annual customer survey this month (February). Now's your chance to have a say about the work Island Roads is doing.
"31.01.2017 08:54:10" iwcp.co.uk Jon Platt v Isle of Wight Council & the Department for Education — a guide to the Supreme Court case A guide to today's Supreme Court case over school fines for unauthorised absence, between the Isle of Wight Council, the Department for Education and Jon Platt. Parents across the country will be watching this case closely.
Find out what it's all about here
"30.01.2017 21:53:46" Isle of Wight County Press Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zara Larsson, The Vamps & more join Official Isle of Wight Festival line-up
"30.01.2017 16:21:36" iwcp.co.uk New defibrillator at Brading Haven Yacht Club attracts 100 volunteers AN INCREDIBLE 100 volunteers have been trained to save lives using a community defibrillator. What an amazing response. Find out more about the new life-saving campaign that has been launched.
"30.01.2017 16:12:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Gary Bennett for sharing this brilliant picture of a red squirrel #IsleofWight
"30.01.2017 15:07:51" iwcp.co.uk Football: Sky Bet League 2 award for Isle of Wight's Dan Butler FOOTBALLER Dan Butler's superb goal for Newport County on Saturday earned him the Sky Bet League 2 Goal of the Weekend award. Football: EFL League Two award for Isle of Wight's Dan Butler
Video — see Dan Butler's wonder goal.
"30.01.2017 13:47:52" iwcp.co.uk Car fire at holiday park sparks police appeal A CAR was discovered ablaze in Bembridge on Friday, prompting a police appeal for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact Newport CID on 101.
"30.01.2017 13:28:12" iwcp.co.uk Grants available from Isle of Wight Foundation GROUPS working to reduce social exclusion on the Island can apply for a grant of up to £16,000 from the Isle of Wight Foundation. #IsleofWight groups can apply from Friday.
"30.01.2017 10:31:55" iwcp.co.uk Protest against Donald Trump's Muslim and refugee travel ban planned for Isle of Wight THE Isle of Wight will add its voice to the global condemnation of President Donald Trump's travel ban on mainly Muslim citizens and refugees, at a demonstration tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Will you be attending tomorrow night's protest?
"30.01.2017 08:04:58" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival 2017: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zara Larsson, The Vamps & more join line-up Find out the latest acts joining the Isle of Wight Festival 2017 line-up Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zara Larsson, The Vamps & more join Official Isle of Wight Festival line-up
"29.01.2017 21:55:00" Timeline Photos Laura's trying to re-unite this chap with it's owner
"29.01.2017 21:35:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Paul Hales for sharing this Island character with us.
"29.01.2017 21:14:10" iwcp.co.uk Mr Steve Sleight Mr Sleight, who died at his home in Britannia Way, East Cowes, had an infectious enthusiasm and passion for the very latest in what he dubbed 'bleedin' edge' technologies. Well-known Cowes author, broadcaster, sailor and boatbuilder, Steve Sleight, has died aged 64, after a long illness.
"29.01.2017 16:20:17" iwcp.co.uk Boost for Isle of Wight animal charity team ISLE of Wight charity Wild Bird Aid is flying high having been granted charitable status. "The costs are endless, every bag of food, aviary, vet bill, but hopefully having charitable status will help our cause."
"29.01.2017 13:19:00" iwcp.co.uk Why didn't bus firm consult? From Rodney Archer, Chale Green: I attended the public meeting of the IW Bus and Rail Users Group in Newport last Saturday. LETTER
Find out more about the cuts in the current edition of the Isle of Wight County Press
"29.01.2017 11:57:01" iwcp.co.uk A mark of respect by true gent From Rosemary Goodfellow, Shanklin:I was travelling through Shanklin on Monday, January 16, with other family members as part of a cortege. LETTER
This small gesture meant a lot to one #IsleofWight family
"29.01.2017 10:55:00" iwcp.co.uk Are you ready to join Walk the Wight 2017? DUST off your boots and get ready for the IW's largest fundraising event — Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight.The countdown has started and the hospice is encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to the event on Sunday, May 14. Time to start training - Walk the Wight registration is open!
"29.01.2017 08:38:19" iwcp.co.uk Limitless Lives — new charity will help Isle of Wight children coping with serious illnesses AN AMBITIOUS Island teenager has set up a charity to help children with life-limiting illnesses. This new charity will help #IsleofWight children
"28.01.2017 18:09:08" iwcp.co.uk Call for Isle of Wight youth to take on Junior Challenge HELP Island youth charity Challenge and Adventure celebrate 25 years of work on the Isle of Wight by taking part in this year's Junior Challenge the Wight. Call for #IsleofWight youth to take on Junior Challenge for Challenge & Adventure
"28.01.2017 12:46:05" iwcp.co.uk Gurnard murder suspect released without charge Isle of Wight murder suspect released from custody without charge Gurnard murder suspect released without charge - police are no longer treating the incident as suspicious
"28.01.2017 11:18:19" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend WHETHER it's catching a film or sampling the myriad of pickled delights at this year's Pickle Wars, make the most of what the Isle of Wight has to offer this weekend. Morris dancing, music, movies and... pickled onions!
"28.01.2017 10:58:31" iwcp.co.uk VIDEO: Isle of Wight youngster's year of fundraising inspired by grandad A NINE year old has embarked on a year of fundraising for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice — in memory of her grandfather. VIDEO: Isle of Wight youngster's year of fundraising inspired by grandad
"27.01.2017 17:05:12" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel 'won't give up' on East Cowes plans RED Funnel boss Kevin George has vowed the company will not give up on its redevelopment plans for East Cowes. "We remain committed to providing a better ferry service for our customers, and an improved terminal at East Cowes is a fundamental part of our plans." — Red Funnel chief executive Kevin George.
"27.01.2017 16:46:07" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of murder after incident in Gurnard A SANDOWN man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a major emergency services call out in Gurnard this evening (Thursday). UPDATE
Man remains in custody after death of Gurnard woman
"27.01.2017 16:07:13" iwcp.co.uk Council tax precept rise plan to protect policing on the Isle of Wight RESIDENTS could be paying more for policing on the Isle of Wight and Hampshire soon. The decision was made earlier today. Find out what happened here: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/council-tax-precept-rise-plan-to-protect-policing-on-the-isle-of-wight-97473.aspx
"27.01.2017 15:53:47" iwcp.co.uk Testing time for new £20 million Coastguard helicopter THE new £20 million Coastguard helicopter that will help keep people on the Isle of Wight safe took part in a major exercise off the Island yesterday (Thursday). #IsleofWight: Testing time for new £20 million Coastguard helicopter
(Pics by Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat)
"27.01.2017 14:17:26" iwcp.co.uk Supreme Court school fine law changes should be Parliament's job, says Isle of Wight MP CALLS for Parliament to deal with any change in the law — needed after Tuesday's school fine Supreme Court clash between the Department for Education, Isle of Wight Council and Jon Platt — have been made by MP Andrew Turner. "If the Government win the case, the law will retrospectively criminalise the actions of tens of thousands of parents." — Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner.
"27.01.2017 13:35:36" iwcp.co.uk Ryde businessman appeals for driver to stop blocking shop A FRUSTRATED businessman has been trying to track down the owner of a car parked outside his jewellery shop. Parking issues will be on the agenda for this council
"27.01.2017 13:25:51" iwcp.co.uk Crash on Forest Road POLICE and paramedics have responded to a car crash on Forest Road this afternoon (Friday). #IsleofWight: Crash on Forest Road
"27.01.2017 12:19:14" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of murder after incident in Gurnard A SANDOWN man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a major emergency services call out in Gurnard this evening (Thursday). #IsleofWight: Neighbours have spoken of their shock after last night's events in Gurnard
"27.01.2017 11:43:30" iwcp.co.uk Family prepares for emotional reunion A FATHER is preparing for an emotional re-union with his two daughters, thanks to backers of an online campaign. Tomorrow will be a very big day for this former soldier
"27.01.2017 10:18:27" iwcp.co.uk Council tax precept rise plan to protect policing on the Isle of Wight RESIDENTS could be paying more for policing on the Isle of Wight and Hampshire soon. Would you be happy to pay more council tax, if it helped protect policing on the Isle of Wight?
"27.01.2017 09:16:24" iwcp.co.uk New measures, but Isle of Wight schools still below average A NEW system for measuring the performance of secondary schools has shown many Isle of Wight schools fall below the national average, even when compared against schools with like-for-like pupil ability. Find out how your school did in the latest GSCE league tables — including new attainment measures.
"26.01.2017 23:17:01" iwcp.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of murder after incident in Gurnard A SANDOWN man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a major emergency services call out in Gurnard this evening (Thursday). Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Gurnard woman dies
"26.01.2017 22:54:03" iwcp.co.uk Car overturns in Bembridge after skidding on ice A CAR overturned in Bembridge after the driver lost control on road ice. Road ice causes crash in Bembridge
"26.01.2017 22:34:40" iwcp.co.uk Emergency services respond to Gurnard incident EMERGENCY services descended on Gurnard this evening (Thursday) with one person being taken to hospital.
"26.01.2017 16:21:34" iwcp.co.uk Bouldnor Battery saved from collapse thanks to grant A £70,000 grant for emergency works could save Bouldnor Battery from collapse. "Without our grant there was a real risk of further deterioration and even collapse of parts of the structure." — Clare Charlesworth of Historic England.
"26.01.2017 16:16:12" iwcp.co.uk Bouldnor Battery saved from collapse thanks to grant A £70,000 grant for emergency works could save Bouldnor Battery from collapse. "Without our grant there was a real risk of further deterioration and even collapse of parts of the structure.
"The military heritage of the Isle of Wight is a significant reminder of the importance of this stretch of Britain's coastline during the
"26.01.2017 15:43:08" Timeline Photos Thanks to Peter Chapman for sharing this pic of a spoonbill, taken near Yarmouth.
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"26.01.2017 14:10:54" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner welcomes paper on Brexit plans ISLAND MP, Andrew Turner, has welcomed the announcement in Parliament yesterday (Wednesday) that there will be a White Paper published on the government's plan for Brexit. Mr Turner said that nobody 'should be in any doubt' that this week's Supreme Court ruling would impede or hold up Brexit.
"26.01.2017 13:41:02" iwcp.co.uk Solent Deal plans dropped after politicians fail to agree SOLENT Deal plans for a 'super council' have been dropped after council leaders and MPs from the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton failed to agree on key issues. Island Independents described the news as beyond 'extremely disappointing', but council leader Dave Stewart said it could open up new possibilities for the Isle of Wight.
"26.01.2017 13:19:48" iwcp.co.uk The Range announces opening date for Cowes store THE Range has announced the opening date for its first Isle of Wight store, in Cowes. Latest update on plans for the new The Range store for the Isle of Wight
"26.01.2017 12:08:56" iwcp.co.uk Inspired on the Isle of Wight — author lands six-figure book deal A CRIME author, who uses a caravan on the Island as his inspiration to write, has just signed a six-figure deal for a series of thriller novels set in former communist East Germany. What do you think of when you think about Bembridge?
For one writer the answer seems to be the Cold War, murder and intrigue...
"26.01.2017 10:24:09" iwcp.co.uk Grants to help keep independent Isle of Wight lifeboats afloat TWO independent Isle of Wight lifeboat charities are celebrating a government cash injection this week. Great news for these Isle of Wight lifeboats
"26.01.2017 10:00:50" twitter.com A Sense of Order on Twitter “@UglyFruitAndVeg Check out the Strawberry I got from Kroger!” Look what Visit Isle of Wight spotted on Twitter.
Remind you of anywhere?
"26.01.2017 09:22:33" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke car fire A CAR fire broke out in Carisbrooke last night (Wednesday). #IsleofWight: Carisbrooke car fire
"26.01.2017 09:01:25" iwcp.co.uk 'Bulldozing' allegations prompt angry Tory reaction ACCUSATIONS they 'bulldozed' a vote to avoid appointing a scrutiny chair, have prompted an angry response from the new Isle of Wight Council Tory administration. The fall-out from last week's Tory takeover at County Hall has continued.
Find out the latest here, including suggestions of a 'cover up'
"25.01.2017 17:37:54" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Sandown Bay Academy student Lottie Bromwell for sharing these pics of this morning's frosty start.
"25.01.2017 17:13:14" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council could pull out of Supreme Court Jon Platt case, says minister JUST days before the Isle of Wight Council, backed by the Department for Education, is set to challenge Jon Platt in the Supreme Court, a letter has emerged that shows the authority could withdraw from the case. UPDATED: Find out what the DfE has said about today's developments in the Jon Platt case
"25.01.2017 16:45:34" iwcp.co.uk Should walk-in services at St Mary's Hospital be scrapped? Isle of Wight NHS wants to know your view PLANS to scrap the daytime walk-in services at St Mary's Hospital are at the centre of a consultation launched today (Wednesday). Should walk-in services at St Mary's Hospital be scrapped? The Isle of Wight NHS wants to know your view
"25.01.2017 16:18:44" iwcp.co.uk Pickle Wars returns PICKLE Wars, the crunch battle to find the Isle of Wight's best pickled onion, returns on Sunday. It's one of the most hotly contested competitions on the Isle of Wight.
Pickle Wars is back...
"25.01.2017 14:44:46" iwcp.co.uk Councillors call a halt to Ryde development Ryde homes plan refused by councillors Councillors call a halt to Ryde development — but it might not mean the end for these plans
"25.01.2017 14:34:54" iwcp.co.uk Councillors defy planning officers over Red Funnel Isle of Wight councillors have defied a planning recommendation over Red Funnel's plans UPDATED: Last night's #IsleofWight Council decision to oppose Red Funnel plans, will be re-visited next month
"25.01.2017 14:28:13" iwcp.co.uk New Carisbrooke College fails to get green light Carisbrooke College multi-million pound plan is delayed by IW Council UPDATE Plans for new school buildings at Carisbrooke College will now be considered on February 2
"25.01.2017 12:54:37" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council could pull out of Supreme Court Jon Platt case, says minister JUST days before the Isle of Wight Council, backed by the Department for Education, is set to challenge Jon Platt in the Supreme Court, a letter has emerged that shows the authority could withdraw from the case. "This shows that we should be very careful about Conservative allegations and promises and also shows their tendency to make bold claims and statements without understanding the situation." — former Isle of Wight Council leader Jonathan Bacon.
"25.01.2017 12:33:44" iwcp.co.uk New website and technology for Ventnor Heritage Centre thanks to grant VENTNOR and District Local History Society is celebrating after receiving more than £30,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the town's heritage centre. New website and technology for Ventnor Heritage Centre thanks to grant
"25.01.2017 11:52:24" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council could pull out of Supreme Court Jon Platt case, says minister JUST days before the Isle of Wight Council, backed by the Department for Education, is set to challenge Jon Platt in the Supreme Court, a letter has emerged that shows the authority could withdraw from the case. Isle of Wight Council could pull out of Supreme Court Jon Platt case, says minister.
But the father at the centre of the proceedings, says it could be too late...
"25.01.2017 10:28:02" iwcp.co.uk New Carisbrooke College fails to get green light Carisbrooke College multi-million pound plan is delayed by IW Council The Isle of Wight Council planning committee last night (Tuesday) ran out of time to debate the application by Carisbrooke College for its new 600-place two and three storey building to replace some of the current collection of buildings the majority of
"25.01.2017 09:34:34" iwcp.co.uk Island Roads resurfacing plans for 2017 A GREATER focus on residential roads is planned by Island Roads in 2017. "Given the poor state of the roads inherited by Island Roads it will clearly take time to bring the network up to the required standard." — Kevin Smith, Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce.
"25.01.2017 09:11:57" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post In case you mist it...
Thanks to Soul Photography for sharing these incredible fog photographs.
"25.01.2017 08:44:48" iwcp.co.uk LIVE: Fog causes more delays for Isle of Wight travellers Get the latest Isle of Wight travel news. Latest #IsleofWight travel info and live updates
"25.01.2017 07:11:29" iwcp.co.uk Fog causes more delays for Isle of Wight travellers FOG has caused delays for Isle of Wight travellers for the third day running today (Wednesday Fog causes more delays for Isle of Wight travellers
"24.01.2017 19:05:05" iwcp.co.uk Councillors defy planning officers over Red Funnel Isle of Wight councillors have defied a planning recommendation over Red Funnel's plans Councillors rejected the plans - prompting a warning from a top officer
"24.01.2017 16:04:18" iwcp.co.uk IN PICTURES: Fog covers the Isle of Wight It wasn't great for travellers, but the fog made for some fantastic photographs — see more Jamie Russell pics here
"24.01.2017 14:45:47" iwcp.co.uk Jon Platt Supreme Court battle to go ahead — despite Isle of Wight councillor's call it should have been dropped A SUPREME Court clash between Jon Platt and the Isle of Wight Council, over school absence fines, is set to go ahead next Tuesday — despite the new councillor in charge of education criticising it. Find out what the new councillor in charge of education has to say about the Isle of Wight Council's Supreme Court battle with Jon Platt over school fines, due to take place next week.
"24.01.2017 13:04:27" iwcp.co.uk Sandown restaurant worker arrested after immigration operation HOME Office immigration officers arrested a restaurant worker on Friday. Sandown restaurant worker arrested after immigration operation
"24.01.2017 12:48:28" iwcp.co.uk Wight AID grants for Isle of Wight charities CHARITIES have received £21,000 in the second wave of grants from Wight AID Foundation. Find out which #IsleofWight charities are the latest to benefit from Wight Aid
"24.01.2017 12:17:08" iwcp.co.uk Warning to music fans after Bestival ticket scam MUSIC festival fans have been warned about the risks of buying tickets from disreputable sources after a teenager was jailed for 21 months for a Bestival ticket scam that left hundreds of people out of pocket. Planning a summer of music festivals? You might want to read this first...
"24.01.2017 11:01:51" iwcp.co.uk Queen's Gallantry Medal for life-saving police officer THE heroism of an Isle of Wight policeman who risked his life to save a woman who jumped in to the Solent has been recognised with one of the most prestigious honours — the Queen's Gallantry Medal. Read the incredible story of a rescue that has earned this police officer the Queen's Gallantry Medal
"When he reached her, he stretched out towards her but she kicked him in the chest. He eventually managed to get hold of the female but she pushed him
"24.01.2017 10:30:13" iwcp.co.uk Extraordinary meeting called to deal with Isle of Wight Council committee concerns JUST a week in to the new Tory-led Isle of Wight Council regime and an extraordinary meeting has been called to deal with concerns about how key committees are run. "The scrutiny chair is the lead role in ensuring that policy is democratic and that those setting it are held to account and not allowed to make decisions without proper examination." — Island Independents group leader Julia Baker-Smith.
"24.01.2017 08:47:59" iwcp.co.uk Fog disrupts Isle of Wight travel DENSE localised freezing fog patches lingering in parts of the Isle of Wight and across the Solent is causing some travel disruption this morning (Tuesday). Wightlink's Yar - Lym service is now running, but with 45 minute delays
Thanks to Ian Elvin for sharing this pic
"24.01.2017 06:44:48" iwcp.co.uk Second fog warning issued for Isle of Wight A SECOND fog warning has been issued for the Isle of Wight, meaning further travel disruption could be on the cards. Fog is causing more travel disruption this morning.
The Yarmouth to Lymington Wightlink service will be suspended until midmorning, while other Wightlink services are running subject to disruption.
Red Funnel said there were delays of around 15 minutes
"23.01.2017 20:32:34" iwcp.co.uk Shed fire in Newport Fire crews extinguished a shed fire in Newport
"23.01.2017 17:44:41" Timeline Photos Thanks to Jamie Russell of Island Visions Photography for sharing this stunning shot of the fog seen from Ventnor Down this morning #IsleofWight
The Met Office has issued another warning for fog from 5pm today to 11am tomorrow (Tuesday). More details at
"23.01.2017 16:32:58" iwcp.co.uk Second fog warning issued for Isle of Wight A SECOND fog warning has been issued for the Isle of Wight, meaning further travel disruption could be on the cards. Driving conditions will be difficult and journeys are likely to take longer than usual, the Met Office said.
"23.01.2017 14:30:34" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters called to Bembridge Airport FIREFIGHTERS were called to Bembridge Airport earlier today (Monday). Firefighters called to Bembridge Airport
"23.01.2017 11:48:00" iwcp.co.uk Prison officer Nick Medlin death: Suspect enters plea A MAN charged with killing an Isle of Wight prison officer has denied manslaughter. The suspect appeared at Winchester Crown Court this morning.
"23.01.2017 10:47:58" iwcp.co.uk Remembering former Isle of Wight Council leader Morris Barton TRIBUTES from all shades of the political spectrum have followed the death at the age of 76 of Morris Barton, who held the record as the longest serving leader of any council in the country. He held the record as the longest serving leader of any council in the country.
"23.01.2017 10:16:56" iwcp.co.uk Fog and ice cause travel disruption across the Isle of Wight FREEZING fog and icy roads have been causing traffic chaos, which have led to some accidents around the Isle of Wight this morning (Monday). There's been several collisions on the roads and disruption to the ferry services.
"23.01.2017 09:58:43" iwcp.co.uk Tributes paid to Isle of Wight Councillor Colin Richards TRIBUTES have been paid to Cllr Colin Richards, who died at the weekend. He was described as a man of great character by colleagues at the #IsleofWight Council.
"23.01.2017 09:46:31" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight police crackdown on phones use Isle of Wight police warn drivers of mobile phone crackdown
"23.01.2017 08:51:34" Timeline Photos As a respite to the fog, here's a beautiful sunny picture from Nigel Hamer of Wight Landscapes Photography of the causeway at Freshwater on Thursday morning where the Yar at low tide had large patches of ice #IsleofWight
"22.01.2017 17:09:45" iwcp.co.uk Met Office fog warning for the Isle of Wight Isle of Wight warned by Met Office of possible disruption caused by fog
"22.01.2017 13:49:02" iwcp.co.uk Take part in Isle of Wight Big Garden Birdwatch THE RSPB is asking Isle of Wight residents to spend an hour watching and recording birds in their garden as part of this year's Big Garden Birdwatch. Take part in Isle of Wight Big Garden Birdwatch
"22.01.2017 11:22:17" iwcp.co.uk Morris Barton's death announced Former Isle of Wight Council leader Morris Barton has died.
"22.01.2017 10:13:00" iwcp.co.uk Blazing barn tackled by Isle of Wight firefighters Isle of Wight firefighters attending a large barn on fire at Calbourne Blazing barn tackled by #IsleofWight firefighters
"22.01.2017 10:03:40" iwcp.co.uk Morris Barton's death announced Former Isle of Wight Council leader Morris Barton has died. Sad news this morning about an Isle of Wight political stalwart
"22.01.2017 08:55:27" iwcp.co.uk Blazing barn tackled by Isle of Wight firefighters Isle of Wight firefighters attending a large barn on fire at Calbourne
"22.01.2017 07:21:24" iwcp.co.uk Cash to help Isle of Wight youth ORGANISATIONS can apply for grants from the Isle of Wight Council to help deliver services for young people on the Island. Applications for grants of up to £20,000 can be made via the council's website.
"21.01.2017 17:18:31" iwcp.co.uk Emergency services called to Arreton car crash Emergency services called to a car crash at Main Road, Arreton
"21.01.2017 15:06:06" iwcp.co.uk Piecing together incredible Isle of Wight dinosaur discovery Fossilised dinosaur remains are being prepared and examined by experts at Dinosaur Isle. Piecing together incredible Isle of Wight dinosaur discovery
"21.01.2017 12:47:04" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters extinguish kitchen fire Isle of Wight fire crews extinguish kitchen fire
"21.01.2017 12:45:01" iwcp.co.uk Firefighters extinguish kitchen fire Isle of Wight fire crews extinguish kitchen fire
"21.01.2017 12:10:13" iwcp.co.uk New vehicle helps Isle of Wight children THANKS to a donation from KissyPuppy, the Sophie Rolf Trust, children using services at Earl Mountbatten Hospice now have access to flexible transport.
"21.01.2017 09:30:46" Procam films Take a closer look at how the new Asda site is coming along Take a bird's eye look at the work going on to build the new Isle of Wight ASDA, thanks to this footage from Procam films
"21.01.2017 08:30:49" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend IT'S going to be a cold weekend, but there is plenty going on to tempt you away from the sofa on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Check out some of the awesome things happening in the Isle of Wight this weekend
"20.01.2017 22:09:05" Isle of Wight County Press VIDEO: Let #IsleofWight band Kingz Of Vocals take your mind off the freezing weather
"20.01.2017 16:50:48" iwcp.co.uk Home Office immigration raid leads to arrest at Isle of Wight car wash IMMIGRATION Enforcement Officers have arrested an Albanian man after a raid at an Isle of Wight car wash. Home Office immigration raid leads to arrest at #IsleofWight car wash
( Neil Amos)
"20.01.2017 16:37:12" iwcp.co.uk VIDEO: Let Isle of Wight band Kingz of Vocals take your mind off the freezing weather DESPITE the icy temperatures this week, the Isle of Wight looks more like the Caribbean in the latest video by Isle of Wight act Kingz of Vocals, released this month. VIDEO: Let #IsleofWight band Kingz Of Vocals take your mind off the freezing weather
"20.01.2017 16:13:24" iwcp.co.uk Tory-led cross-party executive for Isle of Wight Council revealed THE new look administration at County Hall has been revealed following Wednesday's election of Tory Cllr Dave Stewart as leader. "This is not cross-party and the Tories wouldn't offer me a bucket of water if I was in a burning shed." — Cllr Geoff Lumley on the new administration at the #IsleofWight Council.
"20.01.2017 14:38:13" iwcp.co.uk No let up in the war of words between UKIP and Labour on the Isle of Wight THE war of words between Labour and UKIP members of the Isle of Wight Council has continued. It's fair to say these councillors do not see eye-to-eye
"20.01.2017 13:01:44" iwcp.co.uk Newport Minster plans boosted by grant PLANS to create a shop, introduce better seating, new toilets and heating at Newport Minster have been boosted by a £5,000 grant. "It will help the church to develop plans and costings ahead of an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the final phase of repairs, as well as helping shape plans for toilets, comfortable seating, a meeting room, new vestries and storage space, a
"20.01.2017 12:32:12" iwcp.co.uk Tory-led cross-party executive for Isle of Wight Council revealed THE new look administration at County Hall has been revealed following Wednesday's election of Tory Cllr Dave Stewart as leader. Find out who is in charge of what at County Hall after the change in leader this week
"20.01.2017 11:00:22" iwcp.co.uk Grant for Isle of Wight Law Centre homelessness project A HUGE cash injection to Isle of Wight Law Centre has come as fantastic news for the Island charity and the people it helps. The money is set to enhance the charity's Private Rented Sector Access service, which works with private landlords to rehouse homeless people and provide ongoing support and advice, stopping them going through the "revolving door" of homelessness.
"20.01.2017 10:40:20" iwcp.co.uk Assaults against NHS staff fall on the Isle of Wight ASSAULTS on NHS staff on the Isle of Wight have fallen. "Two criminal offences prosecuted by the trust this year were successful in ensuring that there is a zero tolerance to criminal activity." — Connie Wendes, #IsleofWight NHS Trust
"20.01.2017 10:03:53" Timeline Photos Recognise these two skaters?
An SD card with their picture on it was found near Cowes skatepark.
If you know the owner, please get in touch and we'll arrange for its return.
"20.01.2017 09:11:25" iwcp.co.uk Two taken to hospital after Carisbrooke crash TWO people were taken to hospital following a crash on the outskirts of Carisbrooke last night (Thursday). Two taken to hospital after Carisbrooke crash
"20.01.2017 08:35:28" iwcp.co.uk 'Enough is enough' say objectors to Ryde development PROTESTORS who mounted a vigorous campaign against a Ryde development have reacted with dismay that it has been recommended for approval by planners. Isle of Wight Council officers have recommended that 80 homes can be built on fields at Westridge Farm despite wide-ranging objections led by Ryde Town Council.
"19.01.2017 16:30:35" iwcp.co.uk Rise in Isle of Wight drink drive arrests DRINK drive arrests on the Isle of Wight rose by the highest rate in the region, according to figures released by Hampshire Constabulary this week. "It's disappointing that we continue to find so many people drink driving.
"The effects of it are so dangerous and it's not worth the risk- there is no excuse for it. These figures show that we remain committed to targeting those who cause death on our
"19.01.2017 14:58:11" iwcp.co.uk Skeleton: Bronze medal for Murray SKELETON star Kim Murray has won a bronze medal for Team GB. The Isle of Wight's skeleton star Kim Murray has today (Thursday) won a bronze medal for Team GB.
"19.01.2017 14:19:42" iwcp.co.uk From the best burger to where to soak up the sounds — My Isle of Wight Award winners revealed DOZENS of the Isle of Wight's top tourism businesses crammed into The Cow Co restaurant at Tapnell Farm last night (Wednesday) to celebrate the best in the industry on the Island. From the best burger to where to soak up the sounds — Myisleofwight winners revealed.
See the link for the full list of winners
"19.01.2017 13:58:25" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight charity workers caught up in Gambia crisis AS THE Gambian political crisis worsened this week, an Isle of Wight charity worker has described the chaotic scenes she witnessed as she fled the country along with thousands of others. Lisa, who along with Derick runs Pencil Cottage and Jingle Bells in Shanklin Old Village, described how they were told to leave immediately on Wednesday morning.
"19.01.2017 12:53:51" Fire on board Wightlink ferry off the Isle of Wight We've been sent this footage from today's fire on board a Wightlink ferry, off the Isle of Wight.
Full details here:
"19.01.2017 12:27:43" iwcp.co.uk Antiques Road Trip to feature Isle of Wight next week ANTIQUES Road Trip's latest Isle of Wight adventure will be on screens next week. Good news for Antiques Road Trip fans, we've been told the #IsleofWight will feature on Monday and Tuesday next week.
"19.01.2017 12:19:12" iwcp.co.uk Benefit cuts to disabled Islanders 'a sign of things to come' — new Island Independents leader fears NEW ISLAND Independents group leader Cllr Julia Baker-Smith has hit out a decision to cut council tax benefits for disabled people. Benefit cuts to disabled Islanders 'a sign of things to come' — new Island Independents leader fears
"19.01.2017 11:11:42" iwcp.co.uk Fire on Wightlink ferry A FIRE broke out on a Wightlink ferry this morning (Thursday). Wightlink has issued a statement following this morning's #IsleofWight ferry fire.
See it here (Pic by Dean Johnson)
"19.01.2017 10:17:26" iwcp.co.uk Fire on Wightlink ferry Latest details on the fire on board a Wightlink ferry. UPDATED: The fire on board the Wightlink ferry was in an air conditioning unit, according to fire service
"19.01.2017 10:08:17" iwcp.co.uk Fire on Wightlink ferry A FIRE broke out on a Wightlink ferry this morning (Thursday). UPDATE: Latest on the Wightlink ferry fire.
Thanks to Dennis Houghton for this picture
"19.01.2017 10:01:03" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post On the rocks at Binnel Bay and pastel skies at Yaverland — fantastic #IsleofWight #Photography shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"19.01.2017 09:47:02" iwcp.co.uk Fire on Wightlink ferry A FIRE broke out on a Wightlink ferry this morning (Thursday). #IsleofWight: Fire on Wightlink ferry
"19.01.2017 09:33:34" iwcp.co.uk New Conservative Isle of Wight Council leader appoints fellow Tory as deputy NEW Conservative Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart has made his first appointment, naming Cllr Stuart Hutchinson as his deputy. More changes are expected tomorrow
"19.01.2017 09:15:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight schools will be £1m worse off than first feared according to unions SCHOOLS on the Isle of Wight will be £1 million worse off than first feared following government funding reforms, teaching unions have warned. "#IsleofWight schools are being forced to make decisions no headteacher or governing body should have to make including reducing the number of school staff and teachers, increasing class sizes, and reducing the range of subjects offered simply to balance
"19.01.2017 08:40:34" iwcp.co.uk New well-being sessions to thanks Earl Mountbatten Hospice SUPPORTING people to improve their own well-being is the aim of a series of free, pop-in sessions at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Those with a life-limiting illness, friends, family & carers, are welcome at these new Earl Mountbatten Hospice sessions
"19.01.2017 08:34:44" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Festival 2017: Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Texas, The Undertones and more join the bill ISLE of Wight Festival organisers have revealed ten more acts joining the 2017 line up, including Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Texas and the Undertones. Check out the latest names joining the Official Isle of Wight Festival bill
"18.01.2017 23:20:13" iwcp.co.uk Tories take Isle of Wight Council leadership THE Tories tonight (Wednesday) secured the Isle of Wight Council leadership, following a spectacularly ill tempered meeting that saw one councillor leave after he was warned the police would be called. UKIP Councillors were branded 'neo-fascists' at tonight's meeting to elect a new leader.
"18.01.2017 20:31:44" www.twitter.com IW County Press (@iwcponline) | Twitter The latest Tweets from IW County Press (@iwcponline). Isle of Wight County Press online. Island news updated daily. Isle of Wight It's been a tempestuous night at county hall, where there has been a change in leadership.
You can follow live updates on Twitter via www.twitter.com/iwcponline and we'll bring you the full story later.
"18.01.2017 20:09:27" twitter.com IW County Press on Twitter “Cllr Dave Stewart has been elected leader with 19 votes to Cllr Ian Stephens' 15 votes. #IW #fullcouncil” The #IsleofWight Council now has a Conservative leader.
"18.01.2017 17:37:23" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight schools will £1m worse off than first feared according to unions SCHOOLS on the Isle of Wight will be £1 million worse off than first feared following government funding reforms, teaching unions have warned. "#IsleofWight schools are being forced to make decisions no headteacher or governing body should have to make including reducing the number of school staff and teachers, increasing class sizes, and reducing the range of subjects offered simply to balance
"18.01.2017 15:31:03" iwcp.co.uk New well-being sessions to thanks to Earl Mountbatten Hospice SUPPORTING people to improve their own well-being is the aim of a series of free, pop-in sessions at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Those with a life-limiting illness, friends, family & carers, are welcome at these new Earl Mountbatten Hospice sessions
"18.01.2017 13:15:10" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing this superb sunrise with us, taken yesterday.
Sienna said: "Watched this stunning sunrise with a lovely homeless man that I met this morning, very special moment and I will be taking flask of coffee for him on my
"18.01.2017 13:03:03" iwcp.co.uk Council defers decision to sell building after outcry PLANS to sell off one of its buildings, which sparked a petition signed by 1,300 people, have been deferred by Bembridge Parish Council. After 1,300 people signed a petition opposed to the sale, the council has deferred its decision.
"18.01.2017 12:22:19" iwcp.co.uk Island Independents to fight for control of Isle of Wight Council A FIGHTBACK has been launched by the Island Independents after former Isle of Wight Council deputy leader Cllr Steve Stubbings, who quit this week together with leader Cllr Jonathan Bacon, claimed the group had fallen apart. After tonight's full council meeting, there should be a new leader in place at County Hall, but will it be a Conservative or an Island Independent?
"18.01.2017 10:42:14" iwcp.co.uk Job loss threat at Gurit's Isle of Wight operation COMPOSITES manufacturer, Gurit UK, has confirmed that it has launched a consultation which could result in job losses at its Isle of Wight plant at St Cross Business Park. The company confirmed it had launched a consultation this week.
"18.01.2017 10:27:08" iwcp.co.uk Fisherman's Isle of Wight dolphin footage makes a splash FANTASTIC footage of frolicking dolphins off the Isle of Wight has proved a hit on Facebook. Check out Allen Longland's fantastic footage of dolphins off the #IsleofWight
...and keep an eye out for the baby one
Fisherman's #IsleofWight dolphin footage makes a splash
"17.01.2017 17:18:19" iwcp.co.uk Lifeboats get together in Cowes LIFEBOATS from across the Solent and the Isle of Wight gathered in Cowes at the weekend. Lifeboats get together in Cowes (Nick Edwards/ Cowes RNLI Lifeboat)
"17.01.2017 16:48:42" iwcp.co.uk Antiques Road Trip to feature Isle of Wight next week ANTIQUES Road Trip's latest Isle of Wight adventure will be on screens next week. Fans of Antiques Road Trip can see James Braxton and Raj Bisram go head-to-head on the #IsleofWight next week.
"17.01.2017 16:01:39" iwcp.co.uk Lifeboat rescues injured teenager A 17-YEAR-OLD boy, who hit his head when his dinghy capsized, was saved by rescuers on Saturday. Independent lifeboat rescues injured teenager
"17.01.2017 15:13:41" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight hunt fight footage released online SHOCKING footage has emerged of a fight between members of the Isle of Wight Foxhounds and a protest group. VIDEO: #IsleofWight hunt fight footage released online
"17.01.2017 14:45:42" iwcp.co.uk Swimming: Isle of Wight steps in to help GB team A TRAINING camp for GB's Down syndrome swimming team was able to go ahead — thanks to the Isle of Wight. Swimming: Isle of Wight steps in to help GB team
"17.01.2017 13:21:40" iwcp.co.uk Carisbrooke College plans go before Isle of Wight Council MULTI-MILLION pound plans to rebuild Carisbrooke College will go before the IW Council planning committee next Tuesday. Planning officers have recommended granting the proposal conditional permission.
"17.01.2017 12:24:30" iwcp.co.uk NME Award nomination for Isle of Wight Festival The Isle of Wight Festival is in the running for an NME Award. If you love the Official Isle of Wight Festival, you can help them win another award
"17.01.2017 11:28:40" iwcp.co.uk Red Funnel redevelopment plans for East Cowes recommended for approval RED Funnel redevelopment plans for East Cowes, that would not involve demolishing homes and businesses in Dover Road, will be discussed by Isle of Wight Council planners next week. The ferry firm has lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate against the refusal of the plans for a new terminal with marshalling facilities, up to 100 homes, shops, leisure and commercial premises and a 60 bedroom hotel.
But in tandem, it has made
"17.01.2017 10:47:31" iwcp.co.uk Green Party co-leader to visit the Isle of Wight as party prepares to challenge for council seats GREEN Party co-leader Dr Caroline Lucas will visit the Isle of Wight next month. Will the Green Party play a role on the #IsleofWight Council after the election in May?
"17.01.2017 10:08:38" iwcp.co.uk Jail for Isle of Wight man who preyed on young girls A 63 YEAR OLD from the Isle of Wight has been jailed for seven and a half years for historic sex offences carried out on the mainland. His victims were aged between 6 and 11.
"17.01.2017 09:15:19" iwcp.co.uk Mental health policing project up for awards A PIONEERING project which links up mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight has received national recognition. "We have seen dramatic reductions in admissions to our acute psychiatric wards and emergency department, in police call outs and ambulance deployments." — Vicki Haworth, Isle of Wight NHS Trust.
"16.01.2017 21:15:25" iwcp.co.uk Fresh Isle of Wight police search for missing London man Robert Gibson POLICE looking for London man Robert 'Robbie' Gibson, who was last seen on the Isle of Wight in June 2016, will search an area in Shanklin this week. Police have released a video of the search.
"16.01.2017 20:04:35" iwcp.co.uk Fire crews called to Ryde incident THREE fire engines were called to a suspected house fire in Ryde earlier this evening (Monday). Crews were called to the scene at 7.23pm.
"16.01.2017 18:16:19" iwcp.co.uk 'I'm ready to lead Isle of Wight Council,' says Tory boss A CONSERVATIVE coalition could be on the cards at the Isle of Wight Council, following the departure of the leader and his deputy. "The Conservatives will meet with other groups tomorrow morning to thrash out a deal to form a temporary administration."
"16.01.2017 16:52:49" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council resignations continue — Gordon Kendall latest to leave ANOTHER ISLE of Wight Councillor has quit the executive, hot on the heels of leader Jonathan Bacon and deputy Steve Stubbings. "The government is screwing and screwing local government, and the Island does not have the resilience to cope with it. Jonathan has made the case to government plenty of times, and I don't see why I should carry on doing the government's dirty work."
"16.01.2017 15:51:44" iwcp.co.uk Cantina Ventnor named one of The Guardian's top 50 breakfast places CANTINA Ventnor, one of the Island's smallest restaurants, has been listed by The Guardian newspaper as one of the country's top breakfast destinations. Apparently it is "a superbly tasty little restaurant, dinky and unassuming" — sounds good to us!
"16.01.2017 12:19:33" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council has 'fallen apart,' claims former deputy leader DESCRIBING the Island Independents as a failed dream following his resignation, Cllr Steve Stubbings has warned the Isle of Wight faces a slow death due to the government's 'war on the poor.' "I find it almost unimaginable that it could get any worse. The only thing that can happen is that the Island will die a slow death."
"16.01.2017 09:47:57" iwcp.co.uk Shock resignation of Isle of Wight Council leader and deputy ISLE of Wight Council leader Jonathan Bacon and deputy Steve Stubbings have quit — saying they can no longer deal with the government's continued austerity-driven cuts. "Steve and I have done our best to lead the council through the difficulties it faces, but, in the face of the unwillingness of government to lift a finger to help and the preference for too many elected members to act negatively rather than try and help,
"16.01.2017 05:56:54" www.iwcp.co.uk Fresh Isle of Wight police search for missing London man Robert Gibson POLICE looking for London man Robert 'Robbie' Gibson, who was last seen on the Isle of Wight in June 2016, will search an area in Shanklin this week. Fresh Isle of Wight police search for missing London man Robert Gibson http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/fresh-isle-of-wight-police-search-for-missing-london-man-robert-gibson-97347.aspx#.WHxf99NWJvo.twitter
"16.01.2017 00:01:04" Timeline Photos Police looking for London man Robert Gibson will begin searching an area of Isle of Wight coastline today.
See www.iwcp.co.uk for details.
"15.01.2017 21:10:53" www.iwcp.co.uk Landowners face up to big challenges of 2017 BREXIT, business rates and plans for the coast path will be key challenges, says Susie Sheldon, chairman of the Country Landowners' Association's (CLA) Isle of Wight branch. Landowners face up to big challenges of 2017
"15.01.2017 16:07:10" www.iwcp.co.uk Earl Mountbatten Hospice to mark 35th anniversary MARKING its 35th anniversary, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice is celebrating its growth and achievements over the years. Earl Mountbatten Hospice to mark 35th anniversary
"15.01.2017 09:58:33" www.iwcp.co.uk Swimathon returns to the Isle of Wight SWIMATHON, the world's biggest annual fundraising swim, is back on the Island for 2017. Swimathon returns to the Isle of Wight
"15.01.2017 08:31:45" www.iwcp.co.uk Crowdfunding bid for West Wight Sports Centre climbing wall A campaign to build an indoor climbing wall in the West Wight is looking to raise £20,000 through an online fundraising drive. Crowdfunding bid for West Wight Sports Centre climbing wall
"15.01.2017 07:26:46" Timeline Photos This wonderful shot has been shared with us by Adrian Brown.
"14.01.2017 17:59:11" www.iwcp.co.uk Island's UKIP politician quits party OUTSPOKEN UKIP politician Iain McKie, who came second at the last general election, has quit the party.Objecting to the direction of the party, both nationally and on the Island, Mr McKie slammed UKIP as undemocratic. Island's UKIP politician quits party
"14.01.2017 15:22:57" Timeline Photos Thanks to Wight Landscapes Photography for sharing a terrific shot of Totland Pier.
"14.01.2017 14:04:11" www.iwcp.co.uk New reptilarium for Isle of Wight A UNIQUE tourist attraction, a reptilarium, is due to be launched in the West Wight around Easter.The IW Reptilarium is a proposed all weather venue situated at the site of the old Marine Aquarium at Fort Victoria Country Park, Freshwater. New reptilarium for the #IsleofWight
"14.01.2017 09:54:51" www.iwcp.co.uk 'Hooked' bird saved from death A CHARITY has urged the fishing community to take their rubbish home after a herring gull was found with a hook through its beak and another lodged in its throat.The bird, nicknamed Oswald, was rescued by the Wootton Bridge-based Wild Bird Aid charity on Plea to #IsleofWight fishing community after 'hooked' bird saved
"14.01.2017 08:39:05" www.iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this week THE days are short, but the nights are long so this weekend is a great chance to head to the pub and take in some live music, from classical to classic rock. The sun is out and there is plenty to enjoy on the #IsleofWight this weekend
"13.01.2017 21:47:03" Timeline Photos Check out this super selfie from one of the colourful characters at the Isle of Wight Monkey Haven.
"13.01.2017 16:36:18" iwcp.co.uk New single from Swan Levitt MUSICIAN Swan Levitt, who was featured on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 last weekend, has released his latest single. Good news for anyone who enjoyed Swan Levitt's session on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show last weekend, he's released a new track...
"13.01.2017 15:25:16" iwcp.co.uk Sandown eyesore sold NEW APARTMENTS and a restaurant could be heading to Sandown seafront after the sale of the Wight City complex. What does the future have in store for this #IsleofWight now it has been sold?
"13.01.2017 14:53:33" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Sienna Anderson for braving the cold to bring us these fantastic photographs.
"13.01.2017 13:16:24" twitter.com Island Roads on Twitter “Highwood Lane, Rookley is now open”
"13.01.2017 13:15:09" iwcp.co.uk Hammer attack investigated by Isle of Wight police A HAMMER attack on a man in Sandown is being investigated by Isle of Wight police. Police Staff Investigator Laura Taylor, from Newport CID, said: "We are looking for anyone who saw this incident, possibly from a passing vehicle, to come forward."
"13.01.2017 12:59:14" iwcp.co.uk Meet the freaks — new food craze for 2017 FORGET the Cronut and the freak shake, say hello to the latest food craze for 2017 — meet the freak cakes, created by an Isle of Wight baker. If you've just started a new diet, we're sorry.
#IsleofWight baker Petticoats & Frills Cakes has created a new food craze we think could rival the Cronut...
"13.01.2017 11:31:24" iwcp.co.uk New chain heading to Isle of Wight high street The new shop will open in the former Thorntons store on Newport High Street. Find out which store is going to fill this spot in Newport High Street.
"13.01.2017 11:00:19" iwcp.co.uk Teenager missing since November A 16 -YEAR-OLD from the Isle of Wight has been missing since, November 29, according to police. UPDATE: Brandon Atkins has been found safe and well
"13.01.2017 10:30:05" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Councillor's assurances over Syrian refugee housing PLANS to resettle five Syrian refugee families on the Island have been approved by Isle of Wight Council bosses. Plans to resettle five Syrian refugee families on the Island have been approved by Isle of Wight Council bosses.
They are due to arrive in April, after the plans were unanimously supported at last night's meeting of the council executive.
"13.01.2017 09:54:54" UFO over the Isle of Wight Was this really aliens over the #IsleofWight?
See the full story here:
"13.01.2017 09:25:43" twitter.com Island Roads on Twitter “Highwood Lane, Rookley remains closed due to flooding”
"13.01.2017 08:30:50" Timeline Photos This wonderful shot of snow on the downs at Ventnor has been shared with us by Island Visions Photography.
Not only is he very good at taking photos, but you can check out his local weather forecast for the weekend in today's Isle of Wight County
"13.01.2017 08:24:27" iwcp.co.uk "We just cannot go on this way" — top doctor's warning for future of Isle of Wight health service ELECTIVE surgery at St Mary's Hospital has ground to a halt, and top surgeons fear the Isle of Wight could lose the service all together if the bed crisis continues. 'We just cannot go on this way' — top doctor's warning for future of #IsleofWight health service
"13.01.2017 06:43:29" Wightlink has cancelled the 7.30am sailing from Fishbourne due to a mechanical problem.
"12.01.2017 21:03:47" twitter.com Island Roads on Twitter “Harding Shute Ryde has been closed due to flooding”
"12.01.2017 17:22:35" iwcp.co.uk Emergency services called after car overturns TWO people were injured after a car overturned this afternoon (Thursday). Emergency services called after car overturns
"12.01.2017 16:47:57" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: Sit back and enjoy the Ventnor sunset — wherever you are DRONE film company Procam Films will be broadcasting a live aerial view of sunset in Ventnor tomorrow (Friday). #IsleofWight: Sit back and enjoy the Ventnor sunset — wherever you are, thanks to Procam films
"12.01.2017 15:45:19" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight Council considers cost-cutting for harbour contract OPTIONS to cut the £112,000 cost of maintaining Ventnor Haven are being explored by the Isle of Wight Council. The plans are due to be discussed tonight (Thursday) at a meeting of the #IsleofWight Council executive.
"12.01.2017 13:24:20" Timeline Photos Enjoy the total serenity of this shot of Freshwater Bay, shared with us by Martin Perry.
"12.01.2017 12:37:41" iwcp.co.uk Three days or three weeks — trying to see a GP on the Isle of Wight WAITING times to see a doctor vary enormously across the Isle of Wight, with some Islanders waiting three and a half days while others must wait three weeks, according to an independent watchdog. How long did you have to wait for your last GP's appointment?
"12.01.2017 11:32:01" iwcp.co.uk New beach huts made available by Isle of Wight Council at Colwell ISLANDERS looking to spend the summer enjoying one of the Isle of Wight's most beautiful spots have the chance to get their hands on new beach huts being leased by the council. Fancy spending the summer in a new beach hut at a beautiful #IsleofWight beach?
"12.01.2017 10:41:43" iwcp.co.uk Care home residents evacuated after fire CARE home residents had to be evacuated during the night after a small fire broke out in Ryde. #IsleofWight: Care home residents evacuated after fire
"12.01.2017 09:47:26" iwcp.co.uk Pride plans take shape for the Isle of Wight AN Isle of Wight Pride launch party will be packed with live music and entertainment as plans for the summer smash take shape. "My vision for Isle of Wight Pride is for it to be an opportunity for us to take pride in how far we have come but to also highlight that there is still work to be done." — IWPride chairman Joe Plumb.
Plans for the event are taking shape - find out more,
"11.01.2017 18:10:50" Hose Rhodes Dickson Auction Rooms Just heard that the episode of @AntiqueRoadTrip featuring us will be shown on Monday 23rd Jan at 4.30 - exciting! After the announcement about Antiques Roadshow coming to Osborne, more good news for fans of collectables.
"11.01.2017 17:50:34" iwcp.co.uk Shanklin to Derbyshire by train more than flight to LA A TRAIN journey from the Isle of Wight to Derbyshire has been named the most expensive in the country. #IsleofWight rail journey the most expensive in the country
"11.01.2017 16:45:25" iwcp.co.uk Rob da Bank launches monthly Isle of Wight music night — Number One Island A NEW night showcasing the best Isle of Wight music talent, created by Bestival curator Rob da Bank, kicks off next week. Good news for fans of #IsleofWight music (and burgers) from Rob da Bank and The Cow Co.
"11.01.2017 15:48:57" iwcp.co.uk Teenager missing since November A 16 -YEAR-OLD from the Isle of Wight has been missing since, November 29, according to police. Do you know where Brandon is?
Please contact Hampshire Constabulary.
"11.01.2017 14:37:35" iwcp.co.uk Southampton treatment for Isle of Wight patients PATIENTS on the Isle of Wight are set to be offered treatment in Southampton in the latest bid to ease pressure on St Mary's Hospital. "Whilst we will be able increase day surgery here at St Mary's Hospital on the Island, a number of elective surgeries, requiring a stay of one night or more, may be achieved more quickly at the Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, reducing the delay for
"11.01.2017 13:26:16" iwcp.co.uk Snow warning for the Isle of Wight SNOW could be on its to the Isle of Wight on Thursday, the Met Office has warned. UPDATED: Snow warning for the Isle of Wight
"11.01.2017 13:15:41" iwcp.co.uk Major Asda roadworks due to finish in March WORK on St George's Way, as part of the Asda development, should finish in March as planned, the Isle of Wight Council has said. Find out the latest on the Asda roadworks, including changes due to come into effect on Monday.
"11.01.2017 11:01:55" iwcp.co.uk Hovertravel boss apologises as new craft come out of service HOVERTRAVEL boss Neil Chapman has apologised to Isle of Wight travellers after the cross-Solent firm was forced to take its new £10m hovercraft out of service. They cost £10m and only launched last summer, but the new Hovertravel hovercraft are coming out of service.
Find out more here
"11.01.2017 09:55:23" iwcp.co.uk Jon Platt V Isle of Wight Council: School fines case will go to Supreme Court this month THE five Supreme Court justices who will rule on the Isle of Wight Council v Jon Platt school fines case have been appointed and a date confirmed. The government funded Isle of Wight Council case against Jon Platt over school fines will be heard on January 31.
"11.01.2017 08:34:17" iwcp.co.uk Latest preparations for arrival of Syrian refugee families on the Isle of Wight NEWS the Island will offer a home to families fleeing Syria has been met with an 'overwhelming response for help and support' according to an Isle of Wight Council report. Councillors will hold their latest discussions this week, in preparation for the arrival of the families on the #IsleofWight.
"10.01.2017 17:03:05" iwcp.co.uk Drugs and drink found in Isle of Wight driver's system after fatal crash DRINK and drugs were found in the system of a man killed in a crash on Whippingham Road, an inquest at Isle of Wight Coroner's Court heard today (Tuesday). Jonathan Legge, 46, of Kings Road, East Cowes, was seen by other drivers to be driving his Vauxhall Corsa erratically at about 80 miles per hour just before the crash on March 1, 2016.
"10.01.2017 15:43:06" iwcp.co.uk Fire and rescue exercise at Isle of Wight Airport ISLE of Wight Fire and Rescue will be conducting a training exercise at Sandown Airport this evening (Tuesday). If you see lots of fire engines at #IsleofWight Airport tonight - don't panic
"10.01.2017 15:14:42" iwcp.co.uk Bricklayer died of head injury AN INQUEST has opened following the death of a bricklayer, who fell from the first floor of a building and suffered a serious injury head injury. Bricklayer died of head injury
"10.01.2017 14:56:09" twitter.com Environment AgencySE on Twitter “Send us a snap of your Isle of Wight love letter for a chance to win your own bit of beachside heaven this summer! #BeautyoftheBeach” The Environment Agency wants your love letters to the #IsleofWight
"10.01.2017 13:35:58" iwcp.co.uk Inquest opens into Isle of Wight prison officer's death AN INQUEST into the death of prison officer Nick Medlin, who died on Christmas Day in Ventnor was opened and adjourned at the Isle of Wight Coroner's Court today (Tuesday). Inquest opens into #IsleofWight prison officer's death
"10.01.2017 13:13:56" iwcp.co.uk Snow warning for the Isle of Wight SNOW could be on its to the Isle of Wight on Thursday, the Met Office has warned. Snow warning for the #IsleofWight
"10.01.2017 12:50:50" Timeline Photos This glorious Shanklin sunrise has been shared with us by Sienna Anderson
"10.01.2017 12:16:39" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight marine business braced for busiest ever period A NEW HQ and expansion has been announced by a Cowes-based marine firm. 2017 looks set to be a big year for this #IsleofWight business
"10.01.2017 11:43:36" iwcp.co.uk Town council agrees to freeze council tax precept NEWPORT parish will continue to have one of the lowest precepts on the Isle of Wight after councillors agreed not to raise it for 2017/18. Cllr Geoff Lumley, finance lead for Newport Parish Council, said: "Once again Newport shows that it can step in to to cover services the Isle of Wight Council can no longer provide and support events, projects and organisations in the parish without
"10.01.2017 10:58:33" iwcp.co.uk Round Britain 2017 — the Ellen MacArthur Trust's most exciting ever project THE Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced details of what it has called its most ever exciting ever project — a round Britain sailing relay involving 100 young people. #RoundBritain2017 — the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's most exciting ever project
"10.01.2017 09:54:19" iwcp.co.uk Wightlink deal for Wight Crystal water Wight Crystal has become the preferred supplier of bottled water for Isle of Wight ferry company Wightlink. Wightlink head of business operation, Sean Millward, said: "There are so many first-class goods produced and supplied by Island companies and we are delighted to be offering our customers more and more opportunities to enjoy them."
"10.01.2017 09:52:41" iwcp.co.uk Fans to meet Isle of Wight speedway stars A SPECIAL event will be held for speedway fans on the Isle of Wight to get a first look at the Wightlink Warriors 2017 squad. Speedway fans on the Isle of Wight will have a chance to meet Wightlink Warriors stars at a special event in April.
"10.01.2017 08:44:57" iwcp.co.uk Views sought on Isle of Wight Council finances PEOPLE'S views are being sought over Isle of Wight Council spending priorities — and where £7.5 million savings should be made. "While we aim to secure public services for the Island, we also recognise to do so we must change the way we approach the council's funding and financial management." — #IsleofWight Council leader Jonathan Bacon.
"09.01.2017 17:03:52" iwcp.co.uk Second phase of major drainage works underway in Bembridge WORK is underway on the second phase of a major project to improve the highway drainage in Bembridge. Drainage works in Bembridge underway
"09.01.2017 15:24:18" iwcp.co.uk Appeal to find Isle of Wight man's stolen Vespa THE owner of a black Vespa is appealing for information after it was stolen from outside his home. Can you help?
"09.01.2017 14:46:31" iwcp.co.uk Man allegedly assaulted near Sandown train station A MAN was allegedly assaulted near Sandown train station this morning (Monday). Police were called to Sandown this morning.
"09.01.2017 14:17:00" iwcp.co.uk Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Newport crash A MAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a motorcycle crash in the early hours of Sunday morning. No other vehicles were thought to be involved.
"09.01.2017 14:03:46" iwcp.co.uk Careers event at St Mary's Hospital THOSE interested in working for the NHS can find out what life is like at St Mary's Hospital next week. Fancy a career in healthcare? Here's your chance to find out what life is like at St Mary's Hospital.
"09.01.2017 11:20:46" iwcp.co.uk Morris dancers gather for wassailing tradition THERE may have been no shotguns fired into its branches and no flaming torches but an apple tree was blessed in traditional fashion to fruit well. The tradition dates back to pagan times.
"09.01.2017 10:11:14" iwcp.co.uk Rural crime under spotlight at Isle of Wight conference RURAL crime will be on the agenda when Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane visits the Isle of Wight next month. "This is a chance for your voices and views to be heard whether you live, work or run a business in rural areas." — Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane.
"08.01.2017 15:17:00" iwcp.co.uk Witness appeal following assault on bus POLICE are appealing for witnesses of an assault that took place on a bus in the early hours of New Year's Day. Police are looking for witnesses of an assault in Ventnor
"08.01.2017 13:59:41" www.iwcp.co.uk Reviving the caves of deepest, darkest Dodnor WHO remembers playing in the Mummies Caves? Reviving the caves of deepest, darkest Dodnor
"08.01.2017 10:05:12" www.iwcp.co.uk Share your memories of Bestival BESTIVAL may have gone but the event will never be forgotten. We'd love you to share your memories of Bestival
"08.01.2017 08:35:14" www.iwcp.co.uk Bid to help earthquake victims in Nepal A ROOFER from Newport will be heading out to Nepal to help in the massive rebuilding of the country following last year's earthquake. Bid to help earthquake victims in Nepal
"07.01.2017 15:12:37" iwcp.co.uk Double decker bus crash on Brading Road FIREFIGHTERS have been called to rescue a person trapped in a car after a collision with a double decker bus. Person trapped in car after collision with double decker bus near Beaper Shute
"07.01.2017 13:40:57" www.iwcp.co.uk 'Damien's Law' — call for better police training from missing teenager's mother CALLS for better police training to deal with missing people cases have been made by the mother of Damien Nettles. 'Damien's Law' — call for better police training from missing teenager's mother
"07.01.2017 10:35:37" Timeline Photos Don't forget, the floating bridge has gone. Foot passengers can travel by launch, but vehicles will have to drive round.
Thanks to Noel Pinacate for this fantastic picture.
"07.01.2017 10:06:51" www.iwcp.co.uk Visitors spending more on the Isle of Wight MORE tourists visited the Isle of Wight over the past year and spent even more money. Visitors spending more on the #IsleofWight
"07.01.2017 09:13:34" Timeline Photos Martin Perry has shared this beautiful shot of Freshwater Bay with us.
"07.01.2017 08:38:22" www.iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend THE first full weekend of the New Year is here and, though it's a quieter affair, there's still plenty on to make the most of your time off on the Isle of Wight. Looking for something to do this weekend?
Here's a quick guide to some of the great Isle of Wight events happening
"06.01.2017 17:20:44" iwcp.co.uk Ex-dinner lady sentenced for child sex A MUM of four who had sex with a 14-year-old boy was spared jail when she appeared for sentence at the Isle of Wight Crown Court today (Friday). #IsleofWight: Ex-dinner lady sentenced for child sex
"06.01.2017 14:56:31" Southwell Landscape photography Filmed from Compton bay on the Isle of Wight, UK. The moon was at it's first quarter of the year and really shined whilst rotating around the Island.
Filmed using a Nikon D500 and a 200-500mm 5.6 Nikon lens whilst resting on a Gitzo Tripod.
See the full Thanks to Southwell Landscape photography for sharing this impressive Moon video, shot from the #IsleofWight
"06.01.2017 14:41:15" iwcp.co.uk Dermot O'Leary to feature Isle of Wight acts on Radio 2 show MUSICIANS from the Isle of Wight will take to the BBC Radio 2 airwaves tomorrow (Saturday). Tune in to Dermot O'Leary tomorrow to hear some great music from Isle of Wight acts Swan Levitt & Doug Alldred & The Silver Lining
"06.01.2017 13:02:51" iwcp.co.uk Witness appeal after elderly pedestrian seriously injured POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a collision in which an elderly man suffered serious injuries. "We would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision happened or who may have seen the car prior to the collision travelling between Brading and Sandown." — PC Dom Green
"06.01.2017 12:46:32" Timeline Photos This fantastic photograph has been shared with us by Jamie at Island Visions Photography
"06.01.2017 12:03:15" iwcp.co.uk IN PICTURES: Meteor shower lights up the Isle of Wight sky A METEOR shower was caught on camera by Isle of Wight County Press reader Richard O'Sullivan this week. IN PICTURES: Meteor shower lights up the #IsleofWight sky (see link for more)
"06.01.2017 10:55:44" iwcp.co.uk Latest energy company plan could net Isle of Wight Council £300k a year THE Isle of Wight Council executive will consider whether to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in a local energy company with the hope of creating jobs and bringing in extra cash. Is this a bright idea? The #IsleofWight Council will discuss it next week
"06.01.2017 09:40:24" iwcp.co.uk Noah and the Whale musician to perform Isle of Wight show FORMER member of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale will be playing a special show at the Ventnor Exchange next year. "A return is long overdue." Find out which musician is looking forward to a trip to the #IsleofWight this month.
"06.01.2017 08:58:52" iwcp.co.uk Car overturns in Northwood A CAR overturned on Hillis Gate Road, Northwood this morning (Friday). #IsleofWight: Car overturns in Northwood
"06.01.2017 08:43:14" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight school cyber attack suspects bailed A GROUP of suspected hackers, including two teenagers, who brought down computer systems at an Isle of Wight school have been re-bailed by police. The cyber attack caused major disruption to the academy meaning staff, students and parents could not access information and records on the system.
"05.01.2017 19:49:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Rachel Pearce for sharing these shots of the mist that covered parts of the #IsleofWight last week.
Pick up a copy of tomorrow's CP for Island Visions Photography forecast for what the weather has in store for us this weekend.
"05.01.2017 16:22:10" Timeline Photos This painting-like skyline shot has been shared with us by Soul Photography.
"05.01.2017 15:15:09" iwcp.co.uk Watch timelapse film of award-winning garden taking shape AN AWARD-WINNING gardener has produced a timelapse film condensing 15 months of work into less than three minutes of online footage. Click to view. Watch timelapse film of award-winning #IsleofWight garden taking shape
"05.01.2017 14:49:37" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post "The noise was shattering and ear-splitting, in fact, unbelievable."
Here's what one CP reader had to say about the old floating bridge when it launched in 1976.
(Plus some lovely pictures by Keith Allso)
"05.01.2017 13:10:59" iwcp.co.uk Strictly star Darcey Bussell heading to the Isle of Wight STRICTLY Come Dancing star and former ballet dancer Darcey Bussell is heading to the Isle of Wight. It doesn't matter if you're more Ed Balls than Ore Oduba, you could share a floor with Strictly star Darcey Bussell when she visits the #IsleofWight.
"05.01.2017 12:36:56" iwcp.co.uk Ian Stephens reveals reasons for quitting Isle of Wight Council executive FORMER leader Ian Stephens has hit out at the current Isle of Wight Council leadership in a resignation letter. A senior councillor has called Ian Stephens' departure from the executive as a gift to the opposition.
Find out why the former council leader quit his executive role
"05.01.2017 11:41:11" Timeline Photos Tuesday's sunrise over Wootton was just a little bit beautiful.
Thanks to Ryan Trigg for sharing this pic.
"05.01.2017 11:12:18" iwcp.co.uk Bird owners told to take steps to avoid avian flu BIRD Flu fears have led to the government extending precautions until February 28. Important information for bird owners on the #IsleofWight following a recent outbreak of bird flu
"05.01.2017 10:11:46" iwcp.co.uk Strictly star Darcy Bussell heading to the Isle of Wight STRICTLY Come Dancing star and former ballet dancer Darcy Bussell is heading to the Isle of Wight. It doesn't matter if you're more Ed Balls than Ore Aduba — find out how you could share the floor with Strictly star Darcy Bussell when she heads to the #IsleofWight in February.
"05.01.2017 09:26:29" iwcp.co.uk Help meeting the cost of finding work thanks to new Isle of Wight scheme JOBSEEKERS on the Isle of Wight will benefit from a new council scheme. The #IsleofWight Council wants to make it easier to find a job.
Here's how —
"05.01.2017 08:50:24" iwcp.co.uk Police hunt burglar who struck at Isle of Wight home POLICE are seeking a daylight burglar who stole a number of high value items from an Isle of Wight home. Officers were called at 7.50pm on Tuesday by a member of the public reporting the burglary at a house in Melville Street, Ryde.
"04.01.2017 16:50:43" iwcp.co.uk Second Isle of Wight Councillor quits executive A SECOND Isle of Wight Councillor has quit the executive in the space of a month. Second #IsleofWight Councillor quits executive
"04.01.2017 15:26:05" iwcp.co.uk Driver arrested after pedestrian seriously injured A 36-year-old Isle of Wight driver has been arrested after a collision in which an elderly pedestrian was seriously injured. UPDATE An 81 year old has been airlifted to Southampton following a collision in Sandown
"04.01.2017 15:21:30" iwcp.co.uk Recognition for Isle of Wight Duke of Edinburgh Awards achievers THE efforts of Isle of Wight Duke of Edinburgh participants will be celebrated at a ceremony tonight (Wednesday). The hard work of young people on the Isle of Wight will be recognised at an awards ceremony tonight
"04.01.2017 14:13:21" twitter.com Island Roads on Twitter “We will be carrying out a full salt run this evening from 7pm.” Get ready for another chilly night on the #IsleofWight
"04.01.2017 12:27:24" iwcp.co.uk Burglars break into Newport premises TOOLS and a mountain bike have been stolen in a burglary being investigated by Isle of Wight police. Once inside, thieves stole two Makita drills with their batteries and a charger, and a red Carrera mountain bike.
"04.01.2017 10:28:24" Timeline Photos The Moon and Venus over Compton Bay, taken earlier this week and shared with us by Martin Perry.
"04.01.2017 10:00:05" iwcp.co.uk Driver arrested after pedestrian seriously injured A 36-year-old Isle of Wight driver has been arrested after a collision in which an elderly pedestrian was seriously injured. An 81-year-old man was taken to St Mary's Hospital.
"04.01.2017 09:31:13" iwcp.co.uk Government cash to support independent living on the Isle of Wight PEOPLE with learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight are set to benefit from £475,000 of government cash to help them live more independently in their own homes. "The funding will enable us to quickly progress these schemes with our partners to provide innovative solutions to barriers which have been preventing people from living more independent lives." — Cllr Steve Stubbings.
"04.01.2017 08:44:21" iwcp.co.uk Seven of the best: Isle of Wight drone films Wondering what to do with the new #drone Santa brought you? Check out some superb #IsleofWight films for inspiration
"03.01.2017 17:18:12" iwcp.co.uk Speedway: Tributes paid to Wightlink Warriors stalwart TRIBUTES have been paid to the 'voice of speedway' Bryn Williams, who died last week. SPORT
Speedway: Tributes paid to Wightlink Warriors stalwart
"03.01.2017 17:15:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Michaela Plant for sharing this fantastic shot with us, taken yesterday.
"03.01.2017 16:41:54" iwcp.co.uk Citizens Advice anticipates busy January on the Isle of Wight MORE than 500 people are expected to seek help from Citizens Advice Isle of Wight this month — and today (Tuesday) is set to be the busiest day. Today is expected to be the busiest day of the year for Citizens Advice #IsleofWight.
Here are there eight top tips on how to deal with your post Christmas finances
"03.01.2017 15:55:29" iwcp.co.uk New Year's Day dip a success for Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat DOZENS of hardy swimmers braved the cold for the New Year's Day swim at Sandown Pier. Hats off to all those who braved the water on New Year's Day in aid of Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat
"03.01.2017 14:20:21" iwcp.co.uk Police search to find van driver after crash AN ABANDONED van sparked a police search in Ventnor this morning (Tuesday), involving a police helicopter. #IsleofWight: Police search to find van driver after crash
"03.01.2017 12:35:00" Waverley Park Holiday Centre Last crossing of the old Cowes floating bridge Bonzo the dog was among those to turn out to see the final trip across the Medina by the floating bridge, shared with us by Waverley Park Holiday Centre.
A new £3.5m replacement will come into service in March and, until then, a passenger launch will
"03.01.2017 12:13:29" iwcp.co.uk New £20m Coastguard helicopter for the Isle of Wight A NEW £20 million coastguard helicopter, which will carry out search and rescue missions on the Isle of Wight, will take to the skies this month. Look what the Coastguard got for Christmas
"03.01.2017 11:34:44" iwcp.co.uk Road blocked after car overturns A CAR overturned this morning (Tuesday), prompting call outs for the Isle of Wight Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services. Road blocked after car overturns
"03.01.2017 11:12:17" iwcp.co.uk Families celebrate arrival of new year's day babies NEW Year's Day saw five babies – three boys and two girls – born at St. Mary's Hospital. #IsleofWight families celebrate arrival of new year's day babies
"03.01.2017 10:44:48" iwcp.co.uk Punks plan tribute to Isle of Wight prison officer at legendary London venue LEGENDARY London venue, the 100 Club, will host tributes to prison officer and musician Nick Medlin this week. "Nick was one of the nicest guys anyone could ever meet." — John Plain, The Boys.
"03.01.2017 10:35:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post These atmospheric shots of the SS Carbon wreck have been shared with us by Nigel Hamer.
"03.01.2017 09:12:23" Hovertravel said it is operating a shuttle service this morning, due to technical issues. Crossings are running as frequently as possible.
"03.01.2017 09:03:51" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to @MarieLouise12 for sharing some great #IsleofWight #Photography with us
"03.01.2017 08:37:54" iwcp.co.uk Plea to help vulnerable Islanders stay warm this winter AN APPEAL for urgent help to keep the Island's most vulnerable households warm has been renewed. #IsleofWight: Plea to help vulnerable Islanders stay warm this winter
"02.01.2017 18:39:12" www.iwcp.co.uk Make Jessica's dream a reality AFTER defeating cancer earlier this year, an Isle of Wight woman wants to travel to New York — and a charity is aiming to fulfil her wish. Make Jessica's dream a reality
"02.01.2017 13:28:07" www.iwcp.co.uk Island hospital services still under significant pressure St Mary's Hospital Newport is still under significant pressure in the New Year Island hospital services still under significant pressure
"02.01.2017 10:50:26" www.iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight to get new attraction? A DISUSED garden centre could flourish as a new Isle of Wight tourist attraction. #IsleofWight to get new attraction?
"02.01.2017 08:34:30" www.iwcp.co.uk Bid to save another Isle of Wight bank from closure A PETITION has been launched to try to save the Bembridge branch of Lloyds Bank, which is set to close. Bid to save another #IsleofWight bank from closure
"01.01.2017 14:22:38" www.iwcp.co.uk Last trips of floating bridge THE floating bridge will make the last of its short voyages in the new year before being retired from service. Last trips of floating bridge
"01.01.2017 11:39:46" www.iwcp.co.uk The Isle of Wight Quiz of the Year 2016 PIT your wits against our Isle of Wight Quiz of the Year 2016 and find out just how much you remember about what happened on the Island in the last 12 months. Test your #IsleofWight news knowledge in our Quiz of the Year 2016.
(If you're struggling, here's our review of 2016 to give you a helping hand https://www.facebook.com/iwcponline/posts/1356804164373493)
"01.01.2017 00:01:00" Timeline Photos
"31.12.2016 19:14:01" RMG Photography Another video project, selection of images showing mornings on the Isle of Wight.
It's a beautiful place and i'm very lucky to live here.
Don't forget to turn HD on and volume up ;)
Feel free to share
#isleofwight #pureislandhappines #video #sunrise It's been a busy year for Isle of Wight photographer Radek Gora.
He's shared this short video of some of his favourite shots with us.
"31.12.2016 13:35:07" www.iwcp.co.uk Walk-in GP service under threat HEALTH bosses are set to scrap all walk-in access to a GP at St Mary's Hospital during the day, pending a consultation on the impact on A&E. More changes could be coming at St Mary's
"31.12.2016 13:05:00" Procam films Take a flight over the fog This awesome film has been shared with us by Nathaniel Wheatley of Procam films
"31.12.2016 12:19:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Sienna Anderson took advantage of some incredible light to take these beautiful pictures.
"31.12.2016 11:25:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to Nigel Hamer for sharing a beautiful shot of a very peaceful looking Newport Harbour.
"31.12.2016 10:23:00" iwcp.co.uk Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend WITH New Year's Eve tonight (Saturday), it's simultaneously the last weekend of 2016, and the first weekend of 2017. Wondering where to see in the New Year?
Here are a few ideas...
"31.12.2016 09:11:27" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post Thanks to Scott Hedley for sharing these stunning photos with us.
"31.12.2016 09:03:45" iwcp.co.uk New Year Honours for Isle of Wight figures FOUR people on the Isle of Wight have been recognised for their outstanding efforts for the community in the New Year Honours List revealed this week. Find out which Islanders have been named in the New Year Honours.
"30.12.2016 15:21:14" iwcp.co.uk Emergency services called to Isle of Wight caravan park POLICE and paramedics rushed to an Isle of Wight caravan park earlier today (Friday), after concerns were raised about a man's welfare. Emergency services called to #IsleofWight caravan park
"30.12.2016 12:07:11" iwcp.co.uk Iconic Isle of Wight pub to close THE VOLUNTEER pub in Ventnor will close this weekend. Iconic #IsleofWight pub to close
"30.12.2016 11:19:10" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post A tale of two piers.
Thanks to Sienna Anderson for sharing these two shots, one of Yarmouth Pier and one of Totland Pier.
"30.12.2016 10:00:13" iwcp.co.uk Antiques Roadshow heading to Osborne House OSBORNE House will play host to BBC One's much-loved Antiques Roadshow next year as the series celebrates 40 years of touring the country. Ever wondered what that dusty figurine on the shelf was worth, or whether you should insure that vase?
Now is your chance to find out from the experts at BBC Antiques Roadshow
"30.12.2016 08:59:02" iwcp.co.uk Late night rescue for Cowes RNLI A FAILURE with its navigation equipment left a vessel stranded in the Solent last night (Thursday). Late night rescue for Cowes RNLI
"30.12.2016 08:42:18" iwcp.co.uk Helicopter rescue for elderly woman AN ELDERLY woman was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Thursday) after falling at Fort Victoria, near Yarmouth. She slipped on a muddy path
"29.12.2016 15:06:30" iwcp.co.uk Nick Medlin death: Suspect appears in court A MAN charged with killing Isle of Wight prison officer Nick Medlin has appeared in court. Latest on the death of Isle of Wight prison officer Nick Medlin.
"29.12.2016 11:22:03" iwcp.co.uk Vote for your favourites in the My Isle of Wight Awards TIME is running out to vote in the Red Funnel My Isle of Wight awards. Where's your favourite Island spot for a cup of tea and a slice of cake or where do you head for something special?
Who is your favourite food producer and where do like to head for a drink?
Have your say in the My Isle of Wight Awards - but be quick,
"29.12.2016 10:25:00" Photos from Isle of Wight County Press's post How do I look?
Sienna Anderson has shared these fantastic Mr Fox pictures with us.
"29.12.2016 09:45:21" Hampshire Constabulary Give burglars a frosty reception while you're away on holiday this winter.
Take a few moments to register your valuables (including any new ones Santa may have brought you!) on www.immobilise.com Escaping to the sun in the coming weeks? Here's some advice from Hampshire Constabulary
"29.12.2016 08:54:56" iwcp.co.uk Consultation on Isle of Wight controversial healthcare plans CONTROVERSIAL plans to reshape GP services, which could result in the closure of rural practices, have been put forward for public consultation. Find out how you can have a say on controversial healthcare plans
"28.12.2016 18:34:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Jeanette Powell for sharing this gorgeous shot of Sandown taken earlier today.
"28.12.2016 17:23:41" iwcp.co.uk Hospital issues 'black alert' as services struggle under pressure ST MARY'S Hospital has declared a black alert following the Christmas holiday. "If you're not sure, call NHS 111 — they'll direct you to the best place to get treatment. On the days when your GP practice is open, you should contact them as normal."
"28.12.2016 16:59:06" iwcp.co.uk Man charged after Ventnor death POLICE investigating the death of Nick Medlin in Ventnor on Christmas Day have charged a man with manslaughter. The suspect is due to appear in court tomorrow.
"28.12.2016 16:19:29" iwcp.co.uk Police called after 25 year old dies POLICE have today (Wednesday) been called to an address in Ventnor following the death of a 25-year-old woman. A file is being prepared for the coroner.
"28.12.2016 15:58:56" Timeline Photos There was a beautiful sunrise in Sandown this morning, as photographed and shared with us by Island Visions Photography.