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.

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 30 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

Rugby: Stonking win over Fawley for Ventnor

Rugby Balls

Ventnor started the New Year in the same way they ended 2014 with a convincing win over the visiting team Fawley.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 3:13pm

By Nolan Winter

Reasonable progress being made by primary school say Ofsted

Niton Primary School

Another week, another Ofsted report from an Isle of Wight School

Monday, 12th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Arts Festival announces its first headline acts for 2015

Isle of Arts signs :

Hear the anecdotes of a former Government Whip, sit back and enjoy a performance by one of UK’s best-loved cellists and hit the dance floor for a night of world-class Chicago Blues. Just some of the acts announced for this year's Isle of Arts Festival

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 9:00am

By Janneke Oxley with 3 readers' comments

Prime Minister expresses his support for Tidal Energy Project

PTEC Underwater turbines

The proposed Tidal Engery Project off the coast of St Catherine's will be a World leader and create hundreds of jobs if it gets the go-ahead says PTEC.

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments