News from the South Wight

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Winter Gardens seek to defend themselves over UB40 mess

Ventnor Winter Gardens by Nnitebot

Following Tuesday's Winter Gardens UB40 gig, there's been a number of statements, Today's is from the venue, seeking to detail where things went wrong.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 5:51pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

UB40 issue stinging statement demanding answers over Winter Gardens’ gig

ub40 - dark clouds

Judging by the wording of this statement just issued by UB40's management, they and the band are not happy about the fiasco at the Winter Gardens last night, with it sprinkled with words like bitterly disappointed, unprofessional, etc

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

‘Mayhem’ as tickets for UB40 gig at Winter Gardens massively oversold

UB40 queue at the Winter Gardens

Sister of the bride having a hen night was locked out and multiple birthdays were disrupted after too many tickets were sold for UB40 at the Gardens. OnTheWight's been on site to try and get to the bottom of it.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 10:54pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Council’s plans for Undercliff Drive appear to have glaring errors

Undercliff Drive landslip :

The council have issued plans to the public today, but it looks like there's some really glaring errors in them. Not only that but even council officers admit they haven't even done costings yet. How can they say they're starting in just two months?

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 5:01pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Council release plans for Undercliff Drive

Undercliff drive

The Isle of Wight Council has today (Tuesday 19 May) confirmed details of work to create vehicular access to properties affected by last year’s landslip along Undercliff Drive, near St Lawrence.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 1:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Cricket: Champions inflict a second defeat

Cricket match:

A late innings onslaught proved decisive as reigning champions South Wilts ran out winners by 88 runs in Saturday’s ECB Southern Electric Premier Division clash with Ventnor at Newclose.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 8:28am

By Graeme Burnett

See Alastair Riley’s beautiful silkscreen prints in Ventnor

Steephill by Alastair Riley

There's a wonderful exhibition of silkscreen prints by local artist Alastair Riley at Ventnor Library at the moment, do pop along in opening hours to see it in person.

Saturday, 16th May, 2015 10:12am

By Jackie McGinty

Ventnor gets go ahead to take on four car parks

Green traffic light

The town council say there’s plenty of scope to increase the capacity of the four car parks and any income above the pre-agreed level will go to support other community services.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club returns to Haslett Farm

Luke Snow Haslett 2015 vipmcc.

Another great day of trials for the Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club.

Thursday, 14th May, 2015 12:04pm

By Wayne Brodie

Cricket: Willis leads Ventnor to a fine win

Cricket match

Sean Willis led Ventnor to their first win of the season in the Southern Electric Premier Division at St Cross Symondians on Saturday.

Thursday, 14th May, 2015 11:23am

By Graeme Burnett

Catch the Last screenings of the season for Ventnor Film Society: Leviathan

Man on beach with whale carcus

There are still some tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday's screenings of award-winning Russian film, Leviathan. Book in advance or turn up and take a chance on the night.

Monday, 11th May, 2015 9:09am

By Linda Davis

Last chance to see Bobby I Can Fly this weekend

Bobby I can fly

There are a few tickets left to see 1980's Isle of Wight band, Bobby I Can Fly, on what was their regular turf of Ventnor this Saturday night. Should be a hoot, but you need to buy tickets in advance.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 9:10am

By Paul Armfield