Sandown and Shanklin moved up to third after a 15-12 victory against Petersfield, who lost the top spot following the defeat. The Isle of Wight were comfortable winners over bottom side Farnborough, running out 45-10 at Wootton, while Ventnor hammered Chineham 50-7 at Watcombe Bottom.
DETECTIVES have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman on the Isle of Wight. Police discovered the 45-year-old woman in a 'seriously ill' state after they were called to a The Avenue, Gurnard, shortly after 4.10pm yesterday.
The near-complete skeleton of mantellisaurus, a five- metre-long herbivore from the lower cretaceous period around 125 million years ago, went to the Sandown museum in 2014. Staff and volunteers, led by museum preparator Gary Blackwell, have been preparing the specimen for the last two years, carefully removing the rock encasing the bones.
FOUR people on the Isle of Wight have been recognised for their outstanding efforts for the community in the New Year Honours List revealed this week. Educator, Alison Beane, 64, from Wilmington Lane, Freshwater, has been awarded the OBE for her work teaching children with special educational needs.