Here is today's round-up of news from the Isle of Wight.

UNSOLICITED Christmas biscuits have furthered a row in Bembridge.

A former Bembridge parish councillor, who said he gave the box of chocolate biscuits to the current parish council as a Christmas gift, has had his biscuits returned to him and his ban from the parish council building prolonged.

SINCE the new floating bridge arrived in May 2017, there have been multiple adjustments, modifications and re-jigs — but the latest has caught a commuter's eye.

The newest change to the cross-Medina service has seen the corner of the shoe, which the Isle of Wight Council spent £8,106 on in September, cut off.

A WOMAN is due to appear before Isle of Wight magistrates tomorrow (Friday) in connection with alleged arson at two hotels in Sandown in September.

POLICE were called to a crash at Ryde Esplanade this morning (Thursday).

LEGAL action has been taken against Bembridge Parish Council.

A writ was served to the parish council on Tuesday afternoon and they have until Christmas day to announce whether they will defend the action in the High Court.

VANDALS damaged branches and cut the lights off Ryde Town Council's Christmas tree.

The tree, which was in the town square by the large Co-op, was vandalised on Tuesday.