News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Northcourt Manor to host concert of string chamber music

Cello and music

Numbers are limited, so make sure you reserve your seats to see this varied programme of string music from the unfairly neglected string trio repertoire, as well as duos, including music by Parry, Mozart’s friend, Eybler, and Beethoven’s ‘Eyeglass Duet’.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 11:28am

By Helen Foster

Be the first to see Doug from Plastic Mermaids’ new video

douglas richards and james halsey at St Catherines

Sit back and enjoy eight minutes of musical beauty, composed and performed by Isle of Wight musician, Doug Richards from Plastic Mermaids.

Monday, 31st August, 2015 8:16pm

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: The mystery behind asbestos claims

Undercliff Drive - asbestos?

The Isle of Wight council won't reveal what type of asbestos, nor how much was found in the rubble used by Islanders to re-patch the land-slipped Undercliff Drive. Some are suspicious of the claims, saying that a reputable building supplier was used.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 10:47am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

HSBC Ventnor, the last bank in town, to close: Shock

HSBC Ventnor - As closure notice went up

There's been shock in Ventnor as the town of 5,000 slowly hears its last remaining bank is to close - and its central cashpoint.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Libraries are not a luxury and the council should reconsider approach say Friends

children reading in library

As the deadline to comment in the consultation on the library service draws closer, Friends of Ventnor Library say the council reconsider its approach to the need for well run, fully-staffed and adequately funded libraries.

Wednesday, 26th August, 2015 6:26am

By Evelyn Knowles with 10 readers' comments

Ventnor Cricket Club: Latest win confirms premier division status

ventnor cricket club

Ventnor Cricket Club clinched a fifth win in their last seven Southern Electric Premier Division game at the weekend.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 1:49pm

By Graeme Burnett with one comment

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition: Your chance to meet a wonderful collection of unique artists

Binnel Studios artwork

The bank holiday weekend brings with it a chance to meet some of the most talented and recognised artists on the Isle of Wight, in the wonderful depths of St Lawrence.

Saturday, 22nd August, 2015 7:20am

By Sally Perry

Freeview TV outage in Ventnor: An update

Analogue tv

Many Ventnorians have been unhappy about the lack of access to many of their Freeview TV channels last night and today. We have an update from the company.

Friday, 21st August, 2015 3:15pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Ventnor Film Society launches its Autumn Season of films

shot from wild tales

The Ventnor Film Society starts its Autumn season on 1st September and will be screening some fantastically selected foreign films over the coming four months. Mark them in your diary to avoid missing.

Friday, 21st August, 2015 11:53am

By Linda Davis

Lesley’s ‘Brave the Shave’ raised £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Care

Lesley Brown after

Congratulations to Lesley Brown who raised almost £1,500 after she 'Braved the Shave' for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 9:32am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Consultation on library cut-backs draws closer

Ventnor Library

The Friends of Ventnor Library will be talking about the proposed cut-backs to staff at Ventnor Library tomorrow evening and how the Ventnor Town Council intend to support them.

Tuesday, 18th August, 2015 5:43pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Film Festival: Find out which films triumphed

Keeping Rosy - grab from the film

Congratulations to all the film-makers who made it into the competition, but especially those who were selected as winners at the Isle of Wight Film Festival awards ceremony.

Tuesday, 18th August, 2015 11:55am

By Sally Perry