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15 Jan 2015 by | 3 Comments
Broken Road

GRATEFUL Islanders have clubbed together to purchase a giant ‘thank you’ card for local tarmac-smiths ‘Island Routes.’ The themed card, measuring nearly 600 miles long by around 15 feet wide is made entirely out of top grade asphalt, embossed in motorway standard white line painted with the epithet “Thank you Island ...

9 Jan 2015 by | No Comments
microchip

FREE child micro-chipping will be available for genuine Isle of Wight parents next week, thanks to a new partnership between Island Police, Apple Computers, and U2. A series of events have been organised across the Island to allow residents to have their children micro-chipped for free, for their own safety and ...

4 Jan 2015 by | No Comments
BoatFallsOver

A large vehicle container ship fell over in the Solent last night, and is currently parked like a BMW in a disabled bay on the Bramble Bank. The incident sparked a major rescue operation involving Cowes RNLI, Yarmouth RNLI, the Calshot lifeboats, Coatstguard helicopter, various tug boats, and some very determined fish. The ...

13 Apr 2013 by | 3 Comments
Mario & Luigi

ISLAND Police investigating a break in at an Amusement park on Tuesday have released a photograph of two suspects (pictured) they would like to question in connection with the crime. The owner of Sandham Rides in Sandown reported a burglary on Wednesday morning when they discovered one of their petrol driven ...

8 Apr 2013 by | 11 Comments
Island Mourning

SCENES of shock and quiet grief filled the pot-holed streets of the Island today, as news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, finally reached us. In keeping with the enormous gap between Island perception and the outside world, the shocking news of a hideous crash in France filtered into ...

7 Apr 2013 by | 6 Comments
Police Leisure Break

NEW traffic plans recently unveiled by the Isle of Wight Council have been derided by locals as nothing more than a face saving exercise for the Island Police. With towns in decline as less available spaces and higher hourly parking costs drive consumers from the local stores, Island residents were hoping for some ...

7 Apr 2013 by | 13 Comments
Island Closed

THE Government has announced that they are considering the closure of several islands including the Isle of Wight. Minister for Islands, Mr Jerry Mander MP, told the Candy Press; “The Government faces some tough decisions in these times of economic hardship. The Isle of Wight is an old, crumbling, Victorian Island ...

1 Apr 2013 by | 3 Comments
Cyborg Cop

ISLAND Police are to take part in a pilot project that will see the next generation of ‘Robocops’ deployed as part of trial which, if successful, could be rolled out to other parts of the country. The 12 month assessment will run until next March 2014 and will results in over ...

1 Apr 2013 by | 9 Comments
Bored Woman

A WOMAN was rescued by Isle of Wight fire-fighters yesterday evening (Sunday), after becoming trapped in the mundane, a commonly known danger of life on the Island. Fire crews were called to a seafront dwelling close to Totland Pier at around 6pm, or 5pm for those of you yet to put ...

25 Nov 2012 by | 7 Comments
congestionn

IN a bid to generate more revenue and cut pollution in Newport’s town centre, the ones that know best at County Hall are planning a congestion charge for vehicles in and around the bustling metropolis. The proposed congestion zone will also include Carisbrooke, Gunville, Dodnor industrial estate and Shide, with a ...