The end of an era for Hovercraft manufacturing on the Island has been marked.
Griffon Hoverwork’s factory at the Duver has delivered its final hovercraft hull. The craft, the largest construction currently being undertaken by the company, is being built for the Canadian Coastguard.
Griffon Hoverwork, which has moved all manufacturing to its main site in Southampton, said it would still keep an expert presence on the Island in the Hovertravel engineering support section at Ryde.
Plans to demolish two historic Sandown buildings in favour of five houses and a new community centre have been recommended for refusal. …continue
Plans for an anaerobic digestion plant for Arreton should be given conditional permission, according to planning officers at the Isle of Wight Council. …continue
Commuters will a have chance to quiz Wightlink bosses tomorrow (Tuesday). …continue
The parents of ten-year-old Evey Staley, who died after a drink-drive crash, have spoken about the devastating impact her death has had on their lives. …continue
Andrew Turner believes a pay rise for MPs would be ill-judged and ill-timed. …continue
A winter night shelter for the homeless will be open tonight (Monday). …continue