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.

Cricket: Victory for Ventnor’s third team

Cricket ball:

Great performances for the third team, as the first and second struggle for victory.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 10:24am

By Graeme Burnett

Cricket: Ventnor hit by Havant

cricket on a hill

Find out the latest scores from Ventnor Cricket Club.

Wednesday, 1st June, 2016 6:38pm

By Graeme Burnett

Police seek 4×4 driver who failed to stop at scene of collision (updated)

Police lights

The driver of a 4x4 type vehicle who failed to stop at the scene of a collision in Shorwell on Bank Holiday Monday is sought by Police.

Wednesday, 1st June, 2016 9:35am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Tom takes on Iron Man Challenge to help special schools in Ghana and Ventnor

special school in tamle ghana - tom george

Tom George has already been out to the village in Ghana where a new special school is being built, but next week he'll be taking on the Iron Man Challenge in Venice to help raise money for that and another special school in Ventnor.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Cricket: Weather wrecks the cricket programme

rain on grass

No play last weekend due to rain, but see details of upcoming fixtures.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 10:07am

By Graeme Burnett

Dottie delivers Dougie at Donkey Sanctuary (says Derek)

dougie the shetland

Forget the wars, poverty, the EU referendum, local political shenanigans and take a look at this gorgeous Shetland foal. He'll make your heart melt for a moment or two (hopefully).

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 9:59am

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: Concerns over cycle and pedestrian access answered

Exposed roadworks on Undercliff Drive February 2014

Question marks over pedestrian and cycle access through the currently closed section of Undercliff Drive have been raised after confusing comments were left by Island Roads on their planning application. OnTheWight has sought clarification from the council.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 44 readers' comments

Cricket: Ventnor defeated at St Cross

cricket on a hill

Ventnor were defeated by five wickets by St Cross Symondians on Saturday.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 5:49pm

By Graeme Burnett

The Christians to play live at Ventnor Winter Gardens: Book Now


The 80s legends are back and will be playing at the Ventnor Winter Gardens on the May bank holiday weekend. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 1:20pm

By Feature Writer

Sally Halsey returns with Jessica Thayer for fundraising recital

sally and jessica

The spring recital takes place at the wonderful St Catherine's church in Ventnor on Sunday afternoon and aims to raise donations and awareness for the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity

Monday, 16th May, 2016 3:06pm

By Helen Foster

Island Line delays due to signalling problems (updated)

Island line train

Signalling problem causing delays.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 10:58am

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

Man arrested for drink driving following late night crash

niton crash

There were no injuries in the two car collision last night (Tuesday) but the driver of one car was charged with driving with an alcohol level above the limit.

Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 4:53pm

By Sally Perry