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Isle of Wight News
Supplied by the Isle of Wight County Press.

Drug arrests made following Cowes boat crash
THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after they were involved in a boat crash in Cowes Harbour today.

Help Isle of Wight student achieve wild ambition
SIXTEEN-year-old Pipi–Lotta Kulla has started a fundraising drive to pursue her passion for the environment in one of the last wildernesses.

Three taken to hospital following Cowes boating collision
UPDATED 18:04*
THREE people were taken to hospital this morning after a fishing vessel collided with the breakwater in Cowes Harbour.

Firefighters free man stuck in rocks at Totland Bay
A WEST Wight man who got himself wedged among rocks on an Isle of Wight beach was rescued by firefighters this afternoon.

New dinosaurs discovered at Isle of Wight pre-school
IT TOOK a mammoth effort to help Gurnard Pre-School settle in two prehistoric newcomers.

Sandown car fire being treated as arson
A FIRE which gutted a car at a Sandown caravan park last night (Saturday) is being treated by the police as an arson attack.

Are too many houses being built on Isle of Wight?
CONCERNS too many houses are built have prompted a review of the Island’s planning strategy.

Police appeal for witnesses to dangerous driver in Ventnor
POLICE on the Isle of Wight are appealing for two witnesses who saw someone driving dangerously through Ventnor this week.

Air-sea rescue sparked after fears ferry passenger fell overboard
EMERGENCY services on both sides of the Solent were called out during the early hours of this morning following a report a ferry passenger heading for the Isle of Wight fell overboard.

Shanklin Foodbank closing
THE SHANKLIN branch of the Isle of Wight Foodbank will be closing next week.

Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend
AS WINTER fades and makes way for spring, things are getting busy on the Isle of Wight this weekend — there’s art, chocolate, dancing, and horse racing, plus plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Ryde Arena campaigners form ice rink company
A NEW company has been set up that hopes to purchase the lease for Ryde Arena, in order to put the ice rink back in the hands of the community.

Get involved in East Cowes litter pick
A COMMUNITY clean-up will take place in East Cowes tomorrow (Saturday).

Beach huts damaged
UP TO 18 beach huts may have been damaged and broken into at Puckpool.



Sinkhole appears in Yarmouth High Street
A SINKHOLE has appeared in Yarmouth High Street today (Friday) following the collapse of a sewer with the High Street being closed between South Street and the town square.

St Olaves's Church, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight