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.

‘Frustrating day at the office’ for Ventnor RFC

Rugby field:

Everything seemed to be against the 'Frustrating day at the office' for Ventnor RFC team making it to the away match on Saturday, but they made it in the end.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 11:34am

By Ross Harris

Nine days left for Big Art Auction. Have you bid yet?

skating on laces

The second Big Art Auction has some fantastic pieces of work that you can bid on. Money raised from the auction will go towards building a robust concrete skatepark on Ventnor's eastern esplanade.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 4:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

(Facial) hair today, gone tomorrow for Ventnor rugby team

movember vrfc

With their familiar facial hair now removed, many players at Ventnor Rugby Club are beginning to sport some wonderful moustaches for the Movember Challenge.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Rugby: Ventnor defeat Fleet by 64-0

Rugby field:

Ventnor were keen to show last week was just a blip in their season of pushing for promotion, they managed to get a very convincing win at Watcombe.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 7:31am

By Nolan Winter

Town council to ‘babysit’ closing bank premises

HSBC Ventnor - As closure notice went up

Rather than see the closing bank boarded up until it's sold, the town council plan to temporarily take over the premises and put it good use.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 11:12am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Head to Ventnor Exchange to see Big Art Auction items

big art auction

There is an incredible range of items in the second Big Art Auction. You can see the items in person at Ventnor Exchange over the next two weeks.

Tuesday, 10th November, 2015 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight care home rated ‘Good’ in all areas by CQC

Older person smilin

Great news for the residents (and their families) as well as the staff, as this latest inspection report from the CQC finds the Care Home to be providing 'Good' care throughout.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 1:47pm

By Sally Perry

Incredible quality of donations for Ventnor Skatepark’s second Big Art Auction

t.wat artwork for skatepark

See the work in person for one night only at the launch of the month-long Big Art Auction. There's some stunning pieces that have been donated from as far away as the United States.

Thursday, 5th November, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

See Roy Andersson’s Trilogy with Ventnor Film Society next week

See all three films with Ventnor Film Society for the price of one in this experimental departure for Ventnor Film Society. The films have been described as 'glorious metaphysical burlesque'.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 11:22am

By Sally Perry

See some stunning Isle of Wight architecture on TV tonight

david firmstone's house

If you're a fan of programmes that look around stunning homes by the sea, you'll want to tune into More4 tonight to see what Isle of Wight architecture has to offer.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 9:50am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Phill Jupitus donates artwork to the second Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction

phill jupitus

Make sure you head down to the launch of the second Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction on 7th November to see the artworks in person. You'll then be able to bid over the following month for your favourites.

Friday, 30th October, 2015 5:54pm

By Sally Perry

Southsea Nomads 1st XV take a thrashing from Ventnor 1st XV

Fergus Kenny

A day hit with nippy conditions took a bit of heat out of Round 5 of the Snows Group Hampshire 2 match between Ventnor and their geographically closest neighbour.

Friday, 30th October, 2015 2:06pm

By Ed Baker