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.

Ventnor Cricket Club: All welcome to Open Day


Head to Ventnor Cricket Club at Steephill this Sunday for its annual Open Day from 10am.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 8:38am

By Graeme Burnett

Wroxall blaze: Fire fighters damping down (aerial video)

wroxall fire richard manser safesite

Firefighters remain at the site of the huge fire in Wroxall, damping down and monitoring for hot spots. See the aerial video and aerial shots from the fire in the article.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 7:32am

By Sally Perry

Learn how to skateboard this summer free of charge

john cattle's skate club

Your kids can learn a new skill this summer holiday and pick up all the other benefits of being part of the skateboarding community on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 12:18pm

By Sally Perry

Volunteer marshalls needed for the 2016 Ventnor Carnival

ventnor illuminated carnival - chi bellami

Can you spare some time to volunteers as a marshall for the 2016 Ventnor Carnivals? They take place on 10th and 13th August.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 11:28am

By Tony McCarthy

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition returns to St Lawrence

binnel summer exhibition

The six fully-established, award-winning artists, based at Binnel Studios in St Lawrence, invite you to their second summer exhibition between 6-8 August. Highly recommended if you appreciate world-class quality.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the first Isle of Wight Vegan Festival


There'll be plenty of Vegan Food and products, live music, children's entertainment and over 20 stalls at this Free event on 31st July.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 8:05am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

The Lashings All Stars return to Ventnor

Lashings match

Don't miss the world class Lashings when they return to Ventnor next month. Book your table in the hospitality marquee and you can have a Lashings player sit with you.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 7:36am

By Graeme Burnett

Who’s Who: UK’s No.1 The Who tribute band comes to Ventnor

who's who band

The UK's No. 1 The Who tribute band, Who's Who, will be playing live at the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Friday 29th July, with support from DJs playing classic Mod anthems on vinyl.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 7:40pm

By Feature Writer

Change of Gov Ministers brings hope for Island Line trains

island line tilt shift

The group campaigning to keep Island Line within the wider franchise is urging the new rail minister, Paul Maynard, to ensure the Isle of Wight is treated equitably.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 4:08pm

By Chris Quirk

Man from Ventnor hospitalised following assault in Ryde

Emergency call:

Did you witness a group of men fighting on Appley Beach in the early hours of the morning? Police are keen to hear from any witnesses after one man was hospitalised.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 3:42pm

By Sally Perry

Join the Ventnor Colouring Club


This free club at Ventnor library is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the relaxing pastime of creative colouring.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 12:01pm

By Jackie McGinty with one comment

Wool and fabric needed for Ventnor project

brightly coloured fabric

Your odds and end of brightly-coloured wool and fabric is needed to help go towards a plan to decorate the town during the annual Christmas shopping day.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 11:18am

By Abigail Rendell