On Saturday, the largest gathering of Salsa dancers on the Isle of Wight since last summer, raised £319 for Ryde Inshore Rescue, as part of the independent lifeboats “Go Orange” appeal to support independent lifeboat stations.
The Isle of Wight and Rescue Service were mobilised this morning to a report of a campervan on fire in Ryde. Upon arrival crews tackled the small blaze and extinguished the flames within minutes.
For one day only the Independent Lifeboat Crews of the United Kingdom will be joining forces from Friday 15th February to raise awareness for the lifeboat stations that operate outside the auspices of the RNLI.
News Update: Isle of Wight Police can confirm they are investigating the discovery of a body found in Ryde Harbour this afternoon at 12.23pm (Monday, February 11, 2013).
The loss-making Ryde Harbour could be sold to secure its immediate future and to act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the seafront area.
Works will begin on Wednesday 6th February, to upgrade the road layout and improve safety at Smallbrook crossroads near Ashey this week.
Police investigating an assault in Wetherspoons Public House in Ryde are appealing for more witnesses.
Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner has discussed the financial arrangements behind Wightlink ferries with Vince Cable MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.