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UPDATE: TREES DOWN AND FERRIES DISRUPTED AS STORMY WEATHER HITS

Trees are falling across main roads and cross-Solent travel is disrupted as stormy weather hits, with winds of up to 75mph expected across the Isle of Wight tonight (Bank Holiday Monday).   Island Roads are already dealing with fallen trees on St John’s Road in Wroxall, Melville Street in Ryde, School Green Road in Freshwater […]
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UPDATED: YACHT AGROUND ON RYDE SANDS PROMPTS COASTGUARD CALLOUT

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team members were called into action after a 42ft sailing yacht ran aground on Ryde Sands this afternoon (Sunday). The team was tasked alongside Ryde Inshore Rescue by HM Coastguard to assist the vessel named ‘Pebbles’ and its crew at just after 14:30 after declaring a MAYDAY. Ryde sands is a well-known […]
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UPDATED: CASUALTY RECOVERY OPERATION UNDERWAY IN EAST COWES

Multiple emergency crews are working together to recover a casualty in need of medical assistance this afternoon (Saturday). HM Coastguard has tasked both Cowes RNLI lifeboat and Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Teams to the incident, which is ongoing in the vicinity of Kingston, East Cowes. An ambulance and an Ambulance Officer is also in attendance at […]
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WOMAN WITH LEG INJURY EXTRICATED FROM BEAUTY SPOT ABOVE VENTNOR

Coastguards were called in to assist paramedics in moving an injured woman who had fallen on St Boniface Down this afternoon (Saturday). The casualty had taken a tumble and suffered a leg injury as a result. The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service requested the assistance of Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team on scene off Public Footpath […]
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EXCLUSIVE: POLICE HUNT SUSPECT AS MAN LEFT WITH SERIOUS FACIAL INJURIES IN ASSAULT

Police have opened an investigation into a serious assault in Apse Heath, which has left a man hospitalised and facing the prospect of partially losing his sight. Hampshire Constabulary is investigating an incident which took place at Village Way Caravan Park off Newport Road on Monday evening. According to Police, officers were called to the […]
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DEFENDER DESTROYED AFTER HITTING TREE AND ROLLING IN MIDDLE ROAD CRASH

The driver of a Land Rover Defender escaped with minor injuries when his vehicle rolled over several times after colliding with a tree on Middle Road during the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday). Police were called to the debris-stricken scene of the single vehicle crash, between Carisbrooke and Calbourne, at 01:12 on Saturday. They […]
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UPDATED: PERSON TAKES UP POSITION ON ROOF OF SEVENACRES MENTAL HEALTH UNIT

An individual has taken to the roof of Sevenacres within the grounds of St Mary’s Hospital in Newport this evening (Friday).  Emergency services are currently on scene at the mental health unit having been called to the developing situation shortly before 19:00. Police are working alongside NHS staff to resolve the matter. Island Echo is […]
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OVER 87,000 ISLANDERS NOW PROTECTED AGAINST COVID-19

Over 100,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered to Islanders according to the latest available figures. NHS England data shows that 87,020 first doses have now been administered on the Isle of Wight, with 14,096 people now having received their second dose of vaccine. In the week between 21st March and 28th March, 12,125 […]
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REMINDER TO MOTORISTS AS CAR SEIZED FOR NO TAX IN SANDOWN

Police are reminding motorists that vehicle exercise duty – commonly known as road tax – on your vehicle is non transferable after a car was stopped and seized in Sandown this afternoon (Thursday).  The owner of the modified Toyota Chaser says that he didn’t know that the previous owner had declared the vehicle as off the […]
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‘GRENADE’ FIND LEADS TO EVACUATION OF WASTE CENTRE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The discovery of what was thought to be a World War II German stick grenade led to the evacuation of a local tip today (Monday). Police were alerted to the alarming find and officers were sent to gather photographs of the object for further assessment. Bomb disposal experts from the Royal Navy confirmed that they […]
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