Child receives treatment from air ambulance crew in Ryde

Child waits for ambulance

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has apologies after a 5-year-old boy was forced to wait for more than an hour before receiving treatment.

Ryde Hotel Fire

Wedding guests escape hotel fire

A newly married couple have spoken about how they narrowly escaped when a fire broke out during their wedding reception.

The Ryde Castle Hotel, firefighters on crane

Blaze destroys hotel

More than fifty firefighters spent the night tackling a blaze which destroyed a hotel.

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Search for missing boys in Ryde

A coastguard search is underway for two young boys who have gone missing from Appley Tower in Ryde, Isle of Wight.


If you are in the Ryde area IOW, please look out for two boys, 6 year old in pale blue trunks, 8 year old in red trunks. (1/2)


The 6 year old boy has dark brown hair, pale skin, dark brown eyes. 8 year old has a mole on his left shoulder. Ryde area IOW (2/2)

Man suffers serious injuries after Ryde attack

A 33-year-old man was attacked after approaching a group of people in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The victim challenged the group after he was concerned about their treatment of their dog.

He was then assaulted by a member of the group, being punched and kicked several times.

The incident happened at 12.30am on Thursday, August 8 in Western Gardens, Ryde Esplanade.

The man was treated at St Mary's Hospital for head and neck injuries and had soft tissue damage.

The offender is described as white, 5ft8ins and of stocky build.

He has brown hair and was wearing a light coloured t-shirt and blue jeans.

It is believed that there were people around the gardens at the time of the incident. It is completely unacceptable that someone who felt the need to challenge the behaviour of another was attacked in this way."

– PC Richard Hindle

'Still no compensation' a year after wedding day fire

by Richard Jones

A couple whose wedding day was disrupted by a major fire at their reception venue a year ago, have said they are still waiting for compensation. Robert and Alex Ballard lost property in the blaze at the hotel in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

The couple said they have been offered a few hundred pounds, but that their losses run to several thousand pounds. Now they are heading to court. Richard Jones reports.

Body found in Isle of Wight harbour

Police can confirm they are investigating the discovery of a body found in Ryde Harbour this morning. The body has not yet been formally identified, and a post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident should contact Ryde Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users should contact 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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