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.

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

There’s talk of dolphins being back in Ventnor. Have you seen them?


Have you seen the return of the beautiful dolphins to Ventnor bay? We've heard they may be back. We'll keep this article updated if there are more sightings.

Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Opening day defeats for Ventnor

Cricket match

The first, second and third Ventnor Cricket Club teams were all defeated on Saturday.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 3:18pm

By Graeme Burnett

All welcome to St Francis School Spring Fayre

Festival bunting:

Keep 21st May free and head to St Francis School in Ventnor for a day of fun with the kids. Don't forget to buy some raffle tickets too as there are some great prizes.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 12:39pm

By Rebecca Finch