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SUSPECTED DRUG DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING BMW OVERNIGHT

A man who was found trying to push his car out of a ditch near Calbourne has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving. Officers were out on patrol during the early hours of this morning (Monday) when they came across a vehicle just off Calbourne Road (Middle Road). The driver of the silver BMW […]
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VIDEO: NEXT STOP RYDE ST JOHN’S – NEW TRAINS ROLL DOWN THE LINE

The new Island Line trains have been successfully moved from Sandown to Ryde St John’s, completing their first ever journey on the network. Under the cover of darkness late last night, the  first carriages were taken from the sidings at Sandown Train Station onto the main line, passing through Brading and Smallbrook Junction to arrive […]
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EARLY HOURS CRASH LEAVES MOTORCYCLIST IN A LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION

A motorcyclist has been left in a life-threatening condition following a serious crash on one of the main junctions in Ryde this morning (Sunday). Police have cordoned off every approach to the St John’s Road traffic lights – at the junction with Green Street – as a result of a motorcycle crashing into the corner […]
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FIRE ‘OUT ON ARRIVAL’ FOR PRE-LOCKDOWN SHOUT

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to reports of a fire on the outskirts of Newport tonight (Wednesday) – an hour before the second national lockdown comes into place. Firefighters from 3 stations responded to an address on the new Pan Estate on the outskirts of Newport. 2 appliances from Newport […]
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SECOND LOCKDOWN: ISLAND BACK INTO LOCKDOWN FROM THURSDAY ANNOUNCES PRIME MINISTER

The Isle of Wight will join the rest of the country in re-entering a period of lockdown from this coming Thursday until 2nd December, the Prime Minister has announced this evening (Saturday). Pubs, restaurants and all non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues such as hairdressers, beauty salons and leisure centres must close from 00:01 on […]
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UPDATED: HOTEL EVACUATED AS FIRE BREAKS OUT – CREWS RUSH TO THE SCENE IN SHANKLIN

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have mobilised to a hotel fire in Shanklin tonight (Wednesday). Fire crews from Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor are on scene at Holliers Hotel in the Old Village. An Aerial Ladder Platform from Newport is also in attendance alongside the Incident Command Unit – also from Newport. Island […]
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POLICE CONFIRM 7 MEN ARRESTED UNDER MARITIME SECURITY ACT

Police have confirmed that 7 men at the centre of yesterday’s Nave Andromeda incident have been arrested on suspicion of seizing or exercising control of a ship by use of threats or force under Section 9 (1) and (3) of Aviation and Maritime and Security Act 1990. Detectives are continuing to investigate the major rescue […]
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2 CARS COLLIDE IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS IN RYDE

There has been a road traffic collision involving 2 vehicles on the outskirts of Ryde this evening (Saturday). The 2 cars – a BMW 1-series saloon and a black hatchback – have collided on Swanmore Road at the junctions of Ashey Road and Partlands Avenue. A home delivery driver has stopped at the scene alongside […]
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