News from the South

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.

Stewart Blackmore: Labour Party election launch video and audio

Stewart Blackmore

Labour candidate Stewart Blackmore says he has already spent nine months talking to tens of thousands of Islanders and intends to try his very best to remove what he calls "one of the most right wing MPs from Westminster".

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Hear Prof Robin McInnes talk on British Coastal Art 1770-1930

British Coastal Art by Robin McInnes

If you're interested in local history, these monthly talks can be really fascinating.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 4:13pm

By Sally Perry

Tesco close 43 UK stores: Isle of Wight impact?

Tesco at night

Find out if the Isle of Wight be impacted by the closure of 43 Tesco stores.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Coverage of Labour Party election campaign launch

Stewart Blackmore

Follow the live updates from the launch of the Isle of Wight Labour Party election campaign.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 10:13am

By Sally Perry with 45 readers' comments

Rugby: Ventnor defeated by Trojans

Rugby field:

On a week where either Ventnor teams had a league fixture, they had arranged a squad game against Trojans played at a very muddy Watcombe bottom.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 1:50pm

By Nolan Winter

Council move to defeat Undercliff Drive residents again

Water filled barriers being added in Undercliff Drive

Barriers that were installed in October last year to stop landlocked residents of Undercliff Drive using the volunteer re-patched section of landslipped road have once again been put in place.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 3:54pm

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Do you recognise any of these people?

Lost SD card - steephill -

OnTheWight are hoping to reunite a found SD card with its owner.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Labour candidate announces election campaign launch

Stewart Blackmore and Tristran Hunt:

Another week and another pre-election announcement. Very apt for today as it's the 750th anniversary of what is widely recognised as England’s first Parliament (which is being celebrated by the BBC with their Democracy Day campaign).

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 9:24am

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Rugby: Another win for Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby Balls

Ventnor put in another excellent team performance to win and keep a clean sheet against a strong southampton side, who at home have been a force to be reckoned with.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 8:27am

By Nolan Winter

‘Blockages and a lack of maintenance’ cause village lane to flood again

Rectory Lane Niton Flooded by Jon Boileau Goad

Nitonians are hoping the drains will be checked and cleared in their village before Sunday, when more heavy rain is expected to hit the Island.

Saturday, 17th January, 2015 9:29am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Ventnor Film Society announce a great lineup for spring season

Leviathan grabs from film:

Ventnor Film Society have pulled together a fantastic programme for the spring season. Plenty of films well worth checking out.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 3:07pm

By Linda Davis

Minecraft club to start at Ventnor Library

Minecraft head

Calling all Minecraft fans. Ventnor Library is starting a Minecraft Club for children aged eight and up.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 3:55pm

By Jackie McGinty