Air-sea rescue sparked after fears ferry passenger fell overboard

By Jon Moreno

EMERGENCY services on both sides of the Solent were called out during the early hours of this morning following a report a ferry passenger heading for the Isle of Wight fell overboard.

Ryde Arena campaigners form ice rink company

Ryde Arena campaigners form ice rink company

By James Woolven

A NEW company has been set up that hopes to purchase the lease for Ryde Arena, in order to put the ice rink back in the hands of the community.

Police appeal for witnesses to dangerous driver in Ventnor

By Jon Moreno

POLICE on the Isle of Wight are appealing for two witnesses who saw someone driving dangerously through Ventnor this week.

Shanklin Foodbank closing

By Bonnie McLaren

THE SHANKLIN branch of the Isle of Wight Foodbank will be closing next week.

Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

By Haydn Taylor

AS WINTER fades and makes way for spring, things are getting busy on the Isle of Wight this weekend — there’s art, chocolate, dancing, and horse racing, plus plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.


Football: Mixed day for Isle of Wight senior sides

Football: Mixed day for Isle of Wight senior sides

EAST Cowes Vics earned a dramatic 4-3 win against Pewsey Vale to give their survival chances a huge boost today (Saturday).

Football fixtures for March 25, 28 and 29


Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division: Amesbury Town 2, Newport 3; Cowes Sports 0, Team Solent 2.
Division 1: East Cowes Vics 4, Pewsey Vale 3.

‘Edgy’ new team

A NEW race team hopes to give IW athletes the edge.
Team Spy has assembled some of the Island’s top talent to compete in a variety of events, including time trials, marathons and triathlons.

Cricket: ECB initiative to find future stars

FIVE to eight year olds will be encouraged to take up cricket, as part of a new initiative launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).


Space, and views, for families

Space, and lots of it, is always wanted by growing families and there is plenty on offer at attractive Bracklesham, in Sandown.

Pro-link person needed as MP

From George Bristow, Brading:
Andrew Turner MP seeks assurances the new owners of Red Funnel must guarantee lower fares and more regular and later crossings, this is good news and shows he understands how important the link to the Island is.

A year on, works not finished

From Mr P M Bennett, Winford:
Last year, I received a letter dated March 17, 2016, which stated Island Roads were to commence resurfacing work near my home.


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