News from the West
If you’re interested in news from around the West 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.
Slipshod Singers Christmas concert for the Syrian Refugees
All proceeds from this concert, which features the SlipShod Singers and very special guests will be distributed by the Catholic Aid Agency (CAFOD) to help the desperate plight of Syrian refugees.
Weston Academy Action Group continue to question what led to closure plans for primary school
The action group for Weston Academy say they will continue their investigations into what led to the closure and “demise of an on-the-up, progressive modern school”.
Head to Yarmouth for Community Christmas Concert
The Slipshod Singers will be joined by some special guests from London for this community Christmas concert next month.
Test your cake decorating skills at the Great Christmas Bake Off
Why not get creative in the kitchen and join in the fun on 5th December? The Christmas bake-off is part of the FreshwaterLIVE event.
Join the Slipshod Singers for Remembrance Concert
Join the Slipshod Singers in Totland for this free Concert on Armistice Day. They’ll be joined by Cathy Hepburn (soprano), Tony Moore (baritone) – and also the singing group ‘Iris’.
Another Isle of Wight attraction announces closure
The rising costs, zoo licensing regulation and no increase in visitor numbers has led to the decision to close Isle of Wight Aquarium that has been open for 31 years.
Body found at cliffs near Freshwater on the Isle of Wight
Our thoughts are with family and friends as the body of man has been found at the cliffs near Freshwater.
Police appeal for missing Freshwater man
If you have seen this man today, please let police know. Completely out of character, he did not turn up for work and a bike he’d hired was found on Tennyson Down.
Closure confirmed for primary school
Many parents had already moved their children to other schools when the prospect of the school closing was announced. The academy sponsor confirm today it will close the school on 31st December.
Isle of Wight skateboarder takes on YouTube challenge to upgrade skatepark
All praise to James Thomas who this week will be taking part in a 72 hour challenge to revamp his local skatepark. All are welcome to the celebratory Skate Jam on Saturday.
AET challenged by action group over planned closure of Weston Academy
Members of the Weston Academy Action Group have been examining the AET contract and digging back through paperwork to build what they say is a robust defence against closure.
Sri Lankan inspiration for latest Dimbola exhibition
Sunara Begum explores perspectives on homeland, retracing legacies and memories of forgotten history in the latest Dimbola exhibition.