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Isle of Wight: County and island of England
The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between two and five miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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UK special forces regain control of hijacked oil tanker [Video]

UK special forces regain control of hijacked oil tanker

Seven people were detained when military forces stormed a tanker suspected to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight. Sixteen members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) ended a 10-hour standoff..

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PM praises police and armed forces over tanker incident [Video]

PM praises police and armed forces over tanker incident

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the work of the police and the armed forces in dealing with an incident on board a tanker off the Isle of Wight last night. It is understood stowaways on board..

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7 detained after suspected hijacking of oil tanker [Video]

7 detained after suspected hijacking of oil tanker

Seven people have been detained after armed forces from the Special Boat Service stormed an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight as stowaways were thought to have hijacked the ship. The Nave Andromeda..

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Armed forces storm oil tanker and detain stowaways after ‘hijacking’ [Video]

Armed forces storm oil tanker and detain stowaways after ‘hijacking’

Seven people have been detained after British armed forces stormed an oiltanker off the Isle of Wight following a suspected hijacking by stowaways. Theraid, likely to have been carried out by members..

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Seven detained after armed forces gain control of oil tanker in Channel [Video]

Seven detained after armed forces gain control of oil tanker in Channel

Seven people have been detained after armed forces personnel boarded an oiltanker off the Isle of Wight, following reports its crew had been threatenedby stowaways.

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Tanker stowaway incident off the Isle of Wight - locator map [Video]

Tanker stowaway incident off the Isle of Wight - locator map

The armed forces have boarded a ship in the English Channel and gained controlafter a suspected hijacking and detained seven individuals, the Ministry ofDefence has said. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace..

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Police dealing with ‘ongoing incident’ on oil tanker [Video]

Police dealing with ‘ongoing incident’ on oil tanker

Police and coastguard officers are dealing with an ongoing incident after stowaways were found on an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight coast. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Isle of Wight oil tanker stowaways bailed by police

The Nigerian nationals were detained after special forces stormed the Nave Andromeda.
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Isle of Wight: Stowaways on board tanker in 'ongoing incident'

Lawyers for the owners of a tanker anchored off the Isle of Wight deny reports of a hijacking.
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Isle of Wight: 'Ongoing incident' on board anchored tanker

Police say they are dealing with an incident on board a tanker anchored south of the Isle of Wight.
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Wedding ring lost on Isle of Wight reunited with owner

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Isle of Wight man charged with raping three-year-old in woods

The girl was attacked at Fort Victoria Country Park on the Isle of Wight.
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Yarmouth child rape: Online portal for evidence created

A three-year-old girl was raped in Fort Victoria Country Park on the Isle of Wight.
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Three-year-old girl raped in Yarmouth park

A man in his 60s is arrested on suspicion of rape after a girl is attacked on the Isle of Wight.
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New dinosaur related to T rex discovered on Isle of Wight

Species roamed planet 115 million years ago, scientists say
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More than 16,000 sign 'Zoe's Law' mole-testing petition

It calls for mandatory testing of removed moles following the death of an Isle of Wight woman.
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Isle of Wight to host Tour of Britain final stage in 2022

This year's event, which was due to take place in September, is cancelled because of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Live-in care home staff 'would do it again'

Staff from an Isle of Wight care home slept in tents to protect its vulnerable residents.
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Coronavirus: Isle of Wight hovercraft stops amid passenger face mask row

Anyone on public transport in England must wear a face covering under a new rule imposed on 15 June.
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Coronavirus: Isle of Wight MP admits lockdown 'barbecue' visit

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More than half of IOW downloads Covid-19 contact tracing app

There are now enough residents who have downloaded the app for the trial to be effective.
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Coronavirus: NHS virus-tracing app downloaded 55,000 times

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People across the Isle of Wight sang We'll Meet Again on their doorsteps to mark VE Day.
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Coronavirus: NHS contact tracing app trial begins on Isle of Wight amid hopes tracking can help lift lockdown

Ministers hope smartphone app could help with plans to allow some economic activity to resume
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First workers to trial UK virus tracing app

If the Isle of Wight trial is successful, the app could be available nationwide within weeks, ministers say.
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Coronavirus: UK contact-tracing app is ready for Isle of Wight downloads

Isle of Wight council staff and healthcare workers will be invited to start testing app on Tuesday.
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NHS coronavirus tracing app 'will have unintended consequences', senior official says

'We don't know exactly how it will work', admits head of NHSX before app is rolled out on Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight sea eagles spread their wings

Data from the tracker attached to one eagle shows it flew 265 miles over four days.
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Britain to trial new coronavirus tracing system

Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Sunday as the government looks at how..
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NHS coronavirus app to be trialled on Isle of Wight this week and rolled out nationally 'by end of May

A new NHS app to help trace those who have come into contact with coronavirus will be rolled out later this month, the government has said.
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Coronavirus: Isle of Wight care workers live in tents

The Victoria House Care Home on the Isle of Wight now has a policy of "no one in and no one out".
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Isle of Wight cliff collapse: Eight rescued from beach by lifeboat

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Woman, 19, charged over Isle of Wight car and bus crash death

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Coronavirus: Isle of Wight and Download Festivals axed

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Storm reveals 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprint on Isle of Wight

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Rupert Brown records soundscapes that he's found help manage his tinnitus.
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Sea eagle settles with kites in Oxfordshire

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Isle of Wight couple aim to reduce impact of tourism with a tuk-tuk

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