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14-YEAR-OLD GIRL CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Shanklin last month. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of attempting to kill a woman on the evening of 19th February. Police were called to an address in the Shanklin area at 18:54 following reports of an […]
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REVEALED: FLOATING BRIDGE HAS SPENT 295 DAYS OUT OF ACTION SINCE ENTERING SERVICE

A new report published by the Isle of Wight Council has revealed that Floating Bridge No.6 has spent the equivalent of 295 days out of service since it arrived on the Island in 2017. The Isle of Wight Council has launched legal action against Burness Corlett Three Quays (Southampton) Limited and Mainstay Marine Solutions Limited […]
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MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS AS YARBRIDGE CROSS IS CLOSED FOR GAS LEAK

Motorists travelling in the East Wight face significant diversions tonight (Monday) and in the coming days as Yarbridge Cross is closed for emergency gas works. The closure is being implemented this evening owing to a large gas leak in the area, with all 4 approaches to the busy crossroads to be closed off to traffic […]
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BODY FOUND IN THE SEA AT COWES IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

A body has been recovered from the sea at Cowes this evening (Sunday), with the family of a missing man from Lee-on-Solent informed of the discovery. Police initially responded to reports from members of the public of a body in the water at just before 16:30. Several units descended on the High Street area of Cowes […]
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AMBER WARNING FOR ICE ISSUED AS SLUSH FREEZES ON THE ISLAND’S ROADS

A mix of rain, sleet and snow as well as plummeting temperatures will create hazardous driving conditions overnight and into Monday morning, leading to a rare amber weather warning for ice being issued. IW Met Service has announced an amber weather warning for ice across the Isle of Wight between now and 11:00 tomorrow, alongside a […]
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COVID FINES FOR 3 PALS OUT DRIVING TO BUY CANNABIS

3 Islanders have each been handed £200 fines after being caught late night shopping by the Police. The trio, all from different households but travelling in the same white Fiat Punto Evo, were stopped by officers last night (Friday) and found to be in breach of COVID restrictions. If breaching the lockdown rules wasn’t bad […]
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SUSPECTED DRINK DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AT BEAPER SHUTE

Police have arrested a suspected drink driver as a result of them crashing their car on Beaper Shute near Brading this evening (Tuesday). Emergency services were called to the single vehicle incident at the junction of Carpenters Road at around 20:30. The male driver of the red Vauxhall Astra has been arrested on suspicion of […]
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RESCUE OF HORSE IN DITCH UNDERWAY NEAR NETTLESTONE

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is working to rescue a horse that has become stuck upside down in a ditch near Nettlestone this evening (Monday). The 30-year-old animal is requiring assistance at stables off Pondwell Hill, between Nettlestone and Puckpool, according to fire control. 2 fire appliances, the Animal Rescue Unit and […]
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ISLAND’S ROAD NETWORK TO BE GRITTED TONIGHT

Gritters are to be deployed across the Isle of Wight tonight (Saturday) as low temperatures continue to dominate the weather forecast. The Island’s road network will be treated from 22:00 when the gritting fleet is mobilised from the Stag Lane depot. Motorists should continue to drive with care, especially on rural and untreated roads. The […]
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CHEMICAL FEARS: 4 ARRESTED AFTER MAJOR DRUGS RAIDS IN NEWPORT AND EAST COWES

4 people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs following 2 raids on the Isle of Wight this morning (Wednesday). As first reported by Island Echo, officers have executed warrants at addresses in Linden Road, Newport and Cockerell Rise, East Cowes as part of investigations into the supply of drugs […]
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