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LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (22ND-26TH FEBRUARY 2021)

Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February 2021   • Nigel Glyndore Wilbee, 77, of St Mary’s Close in Ryde, pleaded guilty to drink driving (61) and failing to stop following an accident. He was disqualified from driving for 17 months, fined £460 and told to pay costs of £85. • Adam Karl Johnston, 25, […]
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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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VOLUNTEERS FINED £100 FOR ‘NON ESSENTIAL’ MAINTENANCE AT FOOTBALL CLUB

A group of volunteers who spent their Saturday afternoon giving Ventnor Football Club a spruce up have been fined £100 each after they claim a disgruntled dog walker reported them to the authorities. With no Saturday action on the pitch, volunteers decided to make use of their time by picking up a paint brush to […]
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READERS’ GALLERY: 26TH FEBRUARY 2021

It’s the last Friday of February, which means things are starting to get a little bit warmer and are looking more like Spring every day.
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PREMIER MOTORS TO START TRADING AS MG DEALER

Premier Motors, commonly known as Premier Ford, will begin trading as both a Ford and MG dealer on 1st March, it has been announced. The showroom at the Riverway dealership will be the new home for MG’s range of value-for-money cars as well as servicing, repairs and accessories. Work is being completed on the new […]
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ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL ORGANISERS ‘EXPLORING OPTIONS’ FOR 2021 EVENT

An announcement is due to be made about this year’s Isle of Wight Festival next week, according to organisers. The team behind the annual event say they are ‘exploring options’ for this year’s 4-day festival following Boris Johnson’s big reveal of his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday. Currently, it seems unlikely that the festival […]
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SCHOOLS TO RE-OPEN IN 2 WEEKS’ TIME FOR ALL CHILDREN

All school children across the Isle of Wight will return to the classroom from Monday 8th March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed this afternoon (Monday). Despite calls for a staggered approach, it has been announced that all children across all year groups will return in just 2 weeks’ time following weeks of homeschooling. Most […]
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DRINK DRIVER FROM ST HELENS BANNED AFTER CARPENTERS ROAD CRASH

34-year-old William Thomas Bushnell has been banned from driving after crashing his car whilst almost 2-and-a-half times the drink drive limit. As previously reported by Island Echo, Police were called to the junction of Carpenters Road and Beaper Shute on 12th January when a Vauxhall Astra left the road and crashed into a fence. Bushnell, […]
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NOTORIOUS DANGEROUS DRIVER AVOIDS PRISON BUT IS BANNED FROM THE ROADS YET AGAIN

A notorious dangerous driver has escaped being sent to prison but has been banned from the roads once again after his latest Police pursuits in Ryde and Newport. 26-year-old Joseph Barrass – better known as Joey Baker – has received a 16-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, after admitting a string of driving offences […]
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COVID-19 WORKPLACE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE WITH COUNCIL WORKING ON ADDITIONAL PLANS

Workplace coronavirus testing is now being offered to more businesses for staff who cannot work from home during lockdown. Businesses with 50 or more employees are now able to access lateral flow tests, which can produce results in less than 30 minutes. Around 1 in 3 people who have the virus have it without symptoms […]
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