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.

Need a good laugh? Join Arthur Smith in Ventnor this weekend

Arthur Smith

Will Andrew Turner MP or Simi the Tiger make it into Arthur Smith's act this Saturday at the Ventnor Winter Gardens? Last few seats available so book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

Driver in fatal Military Road incident bailed

Police tape

The driver has been bailed until the beginning of next year.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 5:42pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight care home responsive and caring, but ‘requires improvement’


Inspectors found the service to be caring and responsive, but recommend some areas for improvement.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fatal collision on Military Road: Motorist arrested


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the 21 year old motorcyclist who died following a collision on the Military Road today. The driver of the Jeep has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Sunday, 4th October, 2015 8:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

NitWhit bus service on the road

NitWhit Bus launch

Congratulations to all involved with this new community bus service, NitWhit, which launched this week (despite the road closures).

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 8:50am

By Jon Young with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Park picks up another major award

Historic Ventnor Park has been recognised with a top award for the second time in a month.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:39pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Rugby: Ventnor 1st XV defeated Overton 30-29

Rugby Balls

The Overton curse has finally been broken.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 7:10pm

By Damien Marriott

Ventnorville returns: Find out how you can get involved

grinch in ventnor

Find out how you can help make Ventnor the place to visit this Christmas when Ventnorville returns to the town. Planning meeting on Tuesday evening at the Winter Gardens.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Why a 93 year old with head injuries had to wait over 1 hour and 40 mins for an ambulance


There's an increased pressure on the Ambulance Service on the Isle of Wight due to a rise in demand for their services, but an hour and forty minute wait for a 93 year old with bleeding from the head has been questioned by many in Ventnor.

Saturday, 26th September, 2015 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Check out these two Saturday clubs for kids

Lego library

Why don't you just switch off the TV and do something less boring instead?

Saturday, 26th September, 2015 11:18am

By Jackie McGinty

Book now to go from Isle of Wight to Timbuktu this week

shot from the film timbuktu

There are seats available for Ventnor Film Society's Tuesday and Wednesday screenings of the French/Arabic film, Timbuktu.

Saturday, 26th September, 2015 10:50am

By Sally Perry

Beer & Cider Festival: Live music, rugby and over 100 beers & ciders

pint of beer

It's free entry to the Beer & Cider Festival this weekend, where you can taste over 100 beers and ciders, with 5p from every pint being donated to a local charity. Rugby World Cup games will be shown on the big screen and live music is planned at all sessions.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 2:52pm

By Feature Writer