Ten years for death crash motorist

A driver who crashed into a car, killing a 10-year-old girl after spending the day drinking and smoking cannabis, was jailed for 10 years.

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Sails fill The Solent in the JP Morgan Round the Island Race

Chalk cliffs tower over the yacht crews as they approach The Needles Credit: OnEdition
The Solent speckled with sails as the fleet heads off on the JP Morgan Round the Island Race Credit: OnEdition
The JP Morgan Round the Island Fleet pass The Needles Credit: OnEditioin
Boats racing past the well known landmark of the island. The St Catherines Lighthouse for the JP Morgan Round the Island Race 2014. Credit: OnEdition
Tthe fleet bunch up near the Needles in light winds at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2014. Credit: OnEdition

Nearly 1,600 yachts prepare to take place in the Round the Island Race

Sunrise last year as yachts prepared to compete in the Round the Island Race off Cowes, Isle of Wight. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is the largest yacht race of its kind in the world - it's also one of the the largest participation sports held in the UK every year. Professionals and amateur sailors from across the world take part, all competing on equal terms.

This Saturday marks the 83rd edition of the Round the Island Race, hosted and run by the Cowes-based Island Sailing Club. The starting gun fires at 0630 sending the massive fleet from Cowes on the 50 nautical mile course around the Isle of Wight.

The Race started in 1931 with 25 boats and on Saturday 21st June - the longest day - there will be in excess of 1580 yachts competing.

Appeal for bus passengers to help find missing woman

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Victoria Bailey hasn't been seen since Saturday 7th June Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police on the Isle of Wight searching for missing 53-year-old woman Victoria Bailey are urging bus passengers who may have seen her on Saturday, June 7, to come forward.Victoria was reported missing from her home in Red Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde at 12.30pm.

She was then seen at 2.18pm in Freshwater as she was getting off the number 12 bus. Victoria is then believed to have walked towards Tennyson Trail. She was wearing sunglasses, a beige/brown jacket, dark top, scarf, and blue jeans at this time.

A further possible sighting of Victoria has now been reported to officers. This was near to the entrance of Afton Farm on the B3399 at around 5pm on Saturday, June 7. Searches are now being undertaken in this area. Anyone who may have seen Victoria there is also being urged to contact police.

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Isle of Wight Festival 2014 - music and / or football!

by Dave Russell

Thousands of people have travelled to the Isle of Wight for this weekend's annual music festival. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Calvin Harris and Kings of Leon are just some of the acts performing this year.

Making a choice between watching England in the World Cup tonight or the big act of the day was a dilemma for some. A big screen has been set up on site to show the match. We asked some festival-goers, including former Pompey goalie David James, what they would be doing. Dave Russell reports.

Woman missing from Isle of Wight for 48 hours

Victoria Bailey Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Constabulary is growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 53-year-old woman who hasn’t been seen for more than 48 hours. Victoria Bailey was reported missing from her home in Red Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde at 12.30pm on Saturday, June 7th.

Officers think she's still be on the Isle of Wight and was last seen leaving Morrisions in Newport via the South Street exit at 1.28pm on Saturday, June 7th.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DI Floyd Higginson or DS John Walton at Newport police station on 101 quoting 44140200577 or via the website.

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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Woman badly hurt in acid attack

A 22-year-old woman who had acid thrown in her face is being treated in a specialist burns unit for "serious facial burns," police have said.

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in the attack, which happened in Sandown on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said, "Police believe this is an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else in relation to this attack."

A 24-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed until next week pending further inquiries.

Police confirm body found is missing woman

Police can confirm a body found in Totland on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, has been formally identified missing woman Patricia Tolfree, aged 67, from the Isle of Wight.

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Patricia Tolfree's body was found on the Isle of Wight last Tuesday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Mrs Tolfree's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Next-of-kin and HM Coroner have been informed. Police would like to thank HM Coastguards, the RNLI and WightSAR (Isle of Wight Search and Rescue) for their assistance.

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