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FIRST APPEARANCE IN KEY ROLE FOR COUNCILLOR JOE ROBERTSON – BUT WHO IS HE?

The new leader of the Isle of Wight Council’s opposition Tory group makes his first appearance in a key role tonight (Wednesday)… but just who is Councillor Joe Robertson? In December, the Conservatives announced Councillor Steve Hastings was standing down due to ill health. He had led them since May, when previous council leader Councillor […]
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DRINK DRIVE CONVICTION FOR MAN WHOSE CAR ‘ROLLED DOWN THE HILL’ AND INTO STONE WALL

A Ryde man, who had been drinking more after finding a dead body on his doorstep, has been banned from driving after his vehicle rolled into a wall when he forgot to put the handbrake on. Joshua Vaughan, 24, of Nelson Street in Ryde, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged […]
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MOUNTBATTEN TO CELEBRATE 45 YEARS OF HOSPICE CARE IN 2022

45 years of the Island’s ‘hospice story’ will be celebrated with a series of commemorative events in 2022. The 45th anniversary year will celebrate specialist end-of-life care for people of the Isle of Wight, which began in 1977 with the opening of Southampton’s Countess Mountbatten Hospice, now known as Mountbatten Hampshire. Many people are unaware […]
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ISLANDERS INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE

Island residents are being asked to provide their views and ideas on how the Island can recycle more and reduce its waste as part of the annual residents’ waste and recycling survey. The Isle of Wight Council survey is accepting responses until Friday 14th January. The Council is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal […]
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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: DRUG DRIVING CONVICTION FOR LOCAL MAN INVOLVED IN ST GEORGE’S VAN COLLISION

A Binstead man with a previous conviction for drink driving has been banned from the roads for 12 months after pleading guilty to drug driving following a crash in Newport earlier this year. Lee Critchley, 40, of Broadway Crescent in Binstead, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court earlier today (Monday) charged with 1 […]
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NEW QUARRY IN WOOTTON TO SEE 25 LORRIES A DAY BUT WILL SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY

An application for a new quarry to supply essential construction materials to the local building trade, which will also safeguard scores of Island jobs, is being prepared for submission to Isle of Wight Council planners. The application by Wight Building Materials is to extract sand and gravel, in managed phases, from 12 hectares of agricultural […]
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APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEPUTY LIEUTENANTS FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT

2 new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed to serve on the Isle of Wight, it has been announced. In this formal voluntary role they will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in her work. The appointment is until retirement on their 75th birthday. The Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Mrs Susie Sheldon, has said: ‘”I am delighted […]
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POLITICAL PARTIES BUTT HEADS OVER FLOATING BRIDGE LEGAL ACTION

Opposite parties on the Isle of Wight Council are butting heads over the legal action behind the Floating Bridge. The authority is taking action against the designers and builders of the vessel in an attempt to get back some of its costs. In a bid to avoid a costly battle at the High Court, the […]
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FUEL STARVATION MAY HAVE CAUSED SOLENT PLANE CRASH SAYS REPORT

An Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report into an incident that saw a plane crash into the Solent has concluded that a fuel leak may have been to blame. It was on 31st May last year that the Cirrus SR22 light aircraft – registration G-CTAM – started to run roughly and subsequently lost power whilst […]
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BIG DISCOUNT ON ROBIN HILL AND BLACKGANG CHINE ENTRY FOR ISLAND CHILDREN

2 of the Isle of Wight’s largest tourist attractions are offering Isle of Wight school children an exclusive opportunity to visit the parks this October. Both parks are offering an exclusive discount to local schools and Youth Offers in the hope that as many Island children get the opportunity for adventure and creativity. For schools, […]
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