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20 Sep 2012 by | 19 Comments
Richard Branson

We’ve received reports of what could be an extraordinary development for broke and beleaguered travellers to and from the Island. According to secret documents submitted to the Isle of Wight council, and then subsequently left on the number 4 bus, Virgin Airlines – headed by Sir Richard Branson, have made a stunning ...

17 Sep 2012 by | 6 Comments
Freshwater Darkness

We’ve received reports via Twitter tonight (Monday) of a major power-cut in the Freshwater area, causing untold misery for thousands missing Corrie. Our reporter happened to be in Freshwater at the time, nowhere near an electrical junction box, and managed to take a picture (right) of the situation unfolding. Freshwater resident Ian Bred, spoke ...

15 Sep 2012 by | 3 Comments
IW Fire & Rescue

Fire crews were called to a small blaze in Ryde this afternoon (Saturday). According to a spokesman for the IW Fire & Rescue Service, only a small two inch piece of wood, one of a set of hundreds, was damaged in the blaze. It’s understood that a resident of The Strand lit ...

13 Sep 2012 by | 54 Comments
Young Hoodlums

Students & youths on the Island could be hit with £60 on-the-spot fines if they look like they may be ‘up to no good’ as part of a new police initiative. Island Police, the Council, and the Isle of Wight College, have all joined forces for Operation ‘Nothing Better To Do’ – ...

11 Sep 2012 by | 5 Comments
Island Police

Isle of Wight Police are renewing an appeal for any information relating to crime, any crime at all, or for any victims of crime to please contact them so that they have something to do. With the passing of the Bestival all of the real police have returned to the mainland, ...

3 Sep 2012 by | 13 Comments
Police Van

Police were called to an incident in Brading early this evening after several panicked residents called the police, claiming an unknown and suspicious male had been attempting to gain entry to various properties within the town. Speaking to the Candy Press, Brading resident Betty Swalls said that she’d watched the dishevelled looking ...

3 Sep 2012 by | 9 Comments
PCSO

Island Community Support Officers (CSO’s) have been given greater powers by the Island Council almighty this week, in order to further assist them in taming the Islands mean streets. The range of powers, which compared to x-ray vision, flying & immortality, are sadly a bit of a let down, do include authority ...

2 Sep 2012 by | 18 Comments
Floating Bridge

We’ve received reports this evening of a serious delay to the much maligned Cowes Floating Bridge service. It’s understood the floating bridge that should have travelled from East to West Cowes at 17.03 this afternoon was held up as one of the attendants went to the supermarket for some biscuits. The ageing metal vessel, ...

2 Sep 2012 by | 23 Comments
Riot Swan

Riot police were today needed on the Island in order to deal with an aggrieved swan, angry at cuts to local council parks subsidies. The swan, believed to be called Dave and known to reside at Ryde boating lake, was understood to be drunk as he made repeated threats to crap ...

1 Sep 2012 by | 19 Comments
Isle of Wight

So here we are, a new venture aimed at… well. We don’t quite fully know yet. The stated aim so far is to provide an alternative view of Island News.  Expect sarcasm, satire, a condescending tone and possible tabloid moments, all wrapped up with love from us. We hope to do the ...