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.

Award winning Texas Bluesman to headline Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

Eugene Bridges

The special guest at Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair this year will be award-winning bluesman from the USA, Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges. Advance tickets available from 1st March.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 6:57am

By Tim Hollis

Undercliff Drive: Two years on and families still not back in their homes (updated)

Undercliff drive

Can you imagine what it would be like to have to leave your home one night, then not be able to live in it for two years? This is the fate for the forgotten families - victims of the Undercliff Landslide.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Here’s how you can help inform the future of Ventnor Skatepark

Ventnor Skatepark Concept Designs

There will be consultation sessions for kids and adults. Why not get involved and give your input on what you'd like to see.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 10:55am

By Sally Perry

‘I’ve got a chainsaw in the boot if that’s any help’

cowleaze tree down Simon Newton Bonchurch Landscapes

A great tale of Simon Newton helping out when a tree came crashing down, blocking the Ventnor to Shanklin road.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Missing 12 year old girl from Ventnor now found (updated)

lost and found

Chloe was last seen at around 9.30pm last night when her friend left her at a bus stop at Newport Bus Station, where she was meant to get a bus back to her home in Ventnor. UPDATE: Happily she's now been found.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 10:54am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Rugby: Ventnor 1st defeat the Southsea Nomads

Rugby Balls

Ventnor travelled with a strong side to a very determined Southsea Nomads and for the first time would be playing on a 3G pitch.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 8:08am

By Nolan Winter

Ventnor lad pulls off brilliant skateboarding stunt

theo bridgeman skateboarding challenge

Theo Bridgeman filmed the stunt at Ventnor Skatepark to get a challenge going with Californian skater, Jeromy Green. He's managed to raise even more awareness for the Ventnor Skatepark project in the process.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 8:47pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Grand Valentines Ball at the Ventnor Winter Gardens: Book your tickets now

love heart bokeh

The Grand Valentine’s Ball at the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Saturday 13th February promises to be a glamorous night to remember, with food and entertainment into the night.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 7:48pm

By Red Carpet Affair

Ventnor Skatepark celebrates ‘hoppy times’

wight trash goddards

Last summer Goddards Brewery launched Wight Trash Pale Ale and committed to donating 10p per bottle sold to the Ventnor Skatepark project. It's raised £300 so far!

Monday, 1st February, 2016 11:55am

By Henrietta Goddard with 2 readers' comments

Were you involved in collision with a pedestrian last month?

Close up of telephone pad:

Police launch appeal to trace the driver who was involved in a road collision with a pedestrian in December on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 2:21pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ventnor bus and school bus diversions during major road closure

the graben

Make sure you remember the route 3 and school bus diversions that come into force on Monday for six weeks as the camber of The Graben is re-profiled.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 1:25pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Parish council will ‘step up to the plate’ to safeguard services

20p pieces

The parish council say that if they don't step up to the plate and safeguard services, no one will.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 8:52pm

By Jon Young with 16 readers' comments

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