100 Years Ago - June 22, 1912
A young girl was badly injured when she was knocked down by a cyclist.
The child was crossing Medina Avenue, Newport, when she was struck.
The cyclist stopped and helped the girl, who said she felt fine. However, it was discovered she had suffered a broken collar bone in the incident.
On hearing what happened, the cyclist visited the girl to see how she was faring.
A man was charged with stealing a cricket shirt, woollen vest and pants valued at 7s 6d.
The man, from Portsmouth, took the items while on a visit to the Island and decided to slip them into his bag, before taking them back to the mainland.
A witness spotted the man taking the items and they were traced back to the defendant.
He was remanded in custody.
A sensational and daring robbery was reported from Haylands Post Office.
A man called into the store and pretended to be from the Post Office and asked to check the orders and other details.
However, when the postmistress turned her back, he disappeared with all he could lay his hands on, valued at £19.
Despite the claims made by the postmistress and further investigations, no-one was caught.
75 Years Ago - June 26, 1937
Alarm was raised in Shanklin when a bomb was discovered on the beach.
Longshoreman Mr J. Moorman picked up the aerial bomb at Luccombe, where it had been washed up by the tide.
It was said to be about 2ft 6 ins long and had 1935 stamped on its base.
An air force launch from Haslar collected the find.
An elderly woman suffered a bad injury after she was hit on the head by a stone.
The woman, from Newport, was walking along Sandown Esplanade when she was struck on the head by a stone, which was thought to have been thrown or fell from a cliff.
She suffered a bad cut to her head and was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital.
The train line was closed between Bembridge and St Helens so major repair work could be carried out.
The work included driving 14 reinforced concrete piles into the river bed.
Passengers were conveyed between the two villages by Southern Vectis omnibuses.
50 Years Ago - June 23, 1962
Thousands of pounds of damage was caused to a property when fire destroyed its roof.
The chalet-style bungalow, in Newport Road, Sandford, was unoccupied when a blaze broke out in the roof space.
Flames were spotted by a resident, who called the fire brigade.
It was thought an electrical fault was to blame.
A Yarmouth resident complained after his house was damaged by an aircraft passing overhead.
The man said slates were moved on the house and serious damage was caused to outbuildings with heavy iron guttering and slates falling.
He also said he saw two pigeons drop from a tree on to his lawn and crouch down with their heads close to the ground, remaining in that position until the aircraft had passed.
An RAF helicopter took part in a search for two youths who were reported missing in a pedalo.
According to the longshoreman at Sandown, the craft had not been seen since the afternoon.
The pedalo was found aground below Cliff Terrace, Chale.
The youths were presumed to be safe as no-one was reported missing.
25 Years Ago - June 26, 1987
A couple had to be airlifted to safety after their vessel overturned in rough seas in The Solent.
The drama began when their 30ft catamaran, Siam, capsized and the pair were plunged into the water.
It was first thought the vessel was on fire, when distress signals were mistaken for flames.
The pair were cold, wet and shaken, but returned to shore unharmed.
The Lowther sub-post office and general store, Upper Ventnor, was closed after fears it could collapse due to land movement.
A surveyor ordered it to close on grounds of public safety and a temporary office opened for one day only in a flat nearby, to pay out pensions and make other urgent payments.
A high explosive charge found in a park by a small boy sent a 100ft column of water into the air when bomb disposal experts set it off at sea.
A Totland County Primary School pupil made the discovery, which looked like a car shock absorber.
It was identified as a 1972 detonator charge used in target drones for shooting practice from naval warships.
10 Years Ago - June 21, 2002
An old stone bridge that began to collapse into the River Medina, Newport, threatening a major gas main, was dismantled.
It meant the future of the old crossing at Coppins Bridge roundabout hung in the balance.
Engineers and gas workers worked through the night to make the bridge stable and turn off gas supplies, while the IW Council decided the next steps to be taken.
The Island came to standstill with World Cup fever as England faced Brazil for a place in the semi-finals.
Factories and offices either opened late or arranged for staff to watch the big match on television, while schools invited pupils in early to catch the action, which kicked off at 7.30am.