WHAT are the chances? The County Press revealed a kitchen fire, which occurred in a Ventnor flat last week, was started by a hungry cat.

The naughty cat started the blaze when he jumped on the oven looking for food, flicked the switch and a container caught alight. 

Police and DVLA officers seized 44 vehicles during a two day operation on the Isle of Wight targetting a range of road traffic offences.

A landlady celebrated 25 years at the helm of a popular Totland pub. The pub trade has changed a lot in the last quarter of a century but one thing has remained constant — Susan White has been behind the bar at the Highdown Inn

A heated debate on period poverty caused councillor Lilley to storm of out chamber. Cllr Whitehouse had proposed and passed a change to the wording of cllr Lilley's motion.

The council made more than £10 million profit from parking charges in the last three years. Figures released by the council have revealed an average annual net income of just over £3.4 million a year, with a total income of £10,230,724 since 2015.

Finally, two crashes caused delays and traffic to Ventnor and Blackwater this evening. At High Street Ventnor, three vehicles were involved in the collision. In Blackwater, a crash involving a motorbike, a pick-up truck and a car left the main road closed for more than two hours.