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.

Isle of Wight musicians come together for Green Party benefit concert

paul armfield and jon thorne on tour

The 'Green is for Go 2!' benefit concert will feature live music from Paul Armfield and Jon Thorne in Ventnor on 11th December.

Monday, 30th November, 2015 1:58pm

By Daniel James

Big Art Auction: Last chance to get your bids in

lego pasta by jason grant

The Big Art Auction closes at midnight tonight (Saturday). Make sure you place your bids before then in order to grab a fantastic piece of artwork at the same time as helping raise money for an innovative new concrete skatepark for Ventnor.

Saturday, 28th November, 2015 7:59am

By Sally Perry

Step back in time with this new Diplodocus Labyrinth

dinosaur labyrinth

Ventnor Enhancement Fund has temporarily marked a labyrinth in the shape of a dinosaur on grass over the cliffs west of Ventnor, on the site of what was the Open Air Theatre.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 8:46am

By Mike Gaukroger

Explore the solar system (in Ventnor) on afternoon walk with Stokey

starry night by ainsley bennett iowsea

Join Stokey Woodall on his first pilot solar walk on Saturday afternoon. Meet on Bonchurch seafront to take part.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 7:26am

By Sally Perry

‘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