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  • Isle of Wight's Covid rolling rate falls considerably

    THE Isle of Wight's Covid rolling rate has fallen considerably today, from 331 to 313.4. The UK rate is currently at 373.70, which also fell slightly since yesterday's 385.90. The rolling rate is a measure per 100,000 people and is five days

  • Traffic delays in Lake following Skew Bridge crash

    TRAFFIC delays are being reported following a suspected road traffic collision in Lake this afternoon (Tuesday). Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 buses are having to divert, and are unable to serve Shanklin Railway Station, Wilton Park Road, Green

  • Social care pressures causing gridlock in St Mary's Hospital

    THE CARE crisis on the Isle of Wight is causing gridlock in the Island's only hospital - being described as almost the perfect storm by one of the top health bosses. A critical level of staff vacancies across the adult social care sector on the

  • Another Covid death at St Mary's Hospital

    ANOTHER person has died at St Mary's Hospital after testing positive with Covid-19. The death happened on Saturday, September 11. It is the seventh Covid death at St Mary's so far this month, after six last week, and it means 167 people have

  • Arrests after Newport raid targets drugs supply

    SEVERAL arrests have been made as part of an investigation into drugs supply on the Isle of Wight, police have confirmed. Officers conducted a search of an address on Garden Way, Newport, yesterday evening (Monday). No arrests were made at

  • Roadworks hit some Island Line replacement buses

    Island Line's Shanklin-bound replacement buses are not serving Ryde St John's today (Tuesday), due to roadworks. While the trains are off, due to ongoing delays to the £26 million refurbishment work, the buses are running instead. Some are

  • Met Office weather warning for heavy rain

    The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain for the Isle of Wight. Bad weather is expected to move northeast, across parts of southern and eastern England, including the Island. We could also hear some thunder today (Tuesday). Experts

  • Island Masters speedway meeting cancelled due to bad weather

    BAD weather has led to the cancellation of the Island Masters speedway meting at Ryde's Smallbrook Stadium this evening (Tuesday). This evening was due to be the final shale track action of 2021 at Smallbrook, with the third and final round of

  • Two hurt in crash between Arreton and Lake

    Two people escaped with minor injuries, but were taken to St Mary's Hospital, say police, after a crash last night (Monday), on the main road between Lake and Arreton. A Ford Focus and a Vauxhall collided, at about 10.20pm yesterday (Monday, September

  • Flu vaccine programme to start for children aged up to 16

    Isle of Wight children in school years reception to 11 will be offered a flu vaccine over the coming weeks. The Solent NHS Trust school immunisation team will be administering nasal sprays in primary and secondary schools. Scroll down for details

  • Poppy appeal volunteers needed and how you can help

    The Royal British Legion on the Isle of Wight is making an urgent appeal for volunteers. It needs Islanders to join its Poppy Appeal team in Bembridge, the West Wight Shanklin, Ventnor, Seaview and Nettlestone. Helpers are needed to prepare

  • Courts hears 18 year old carried combat knife 'for comfort'

    AN 18-YEAR-OLD caught with a combat knife, after a bus driver overheard her talking about stabbing someone and tipped off police, has been sentenced. Sky Day ­— formerly Samantha Day ­— of Main Road, Rookley, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates

  • Bloo Launches New Toilet Cleaner To Its Range

    Bloo, the UK’s number one toilet hygiene brand¹, has launched an upgrade to its innovative Fragrance Switch toilet rim blocks range. The new toilet rim blocks now feature a revamped version of the patented balls into marble-design for aesthetic appeal

  • Ryde Harbour dredging project to start next week

    A PROJECT to dredge Ryde Harbour is set to get underway next week, meaning access to the public slipway will be limited. Commencing on Monday, September 20, 1,500 cubic metres of sand will be removed from the harbour by local contractors, Reynolds

  • Wootton sailor Harry on cusp of Guinness World Record

    FOLLOWING a successful fundraiser to cover the cost of equipment, a young Isle of Wight sailor is on the cusp of setting a world record. Harry White, from Wootton Bridge, is the person to beat for anyone looking to achieve the greatest distance