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.

Dimbola presents two new exhibitions

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Two very different exhibitions are now running through the summer and into the autumn at Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Well worth the visit.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Yarmouth RNLI race to boat fire

Cowes RNLI

Yarmouth RNLI assisted a boat in the Solent which had reported a fire on board yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 10:54am

By Richard Heming

Cowes Week charity concert for National Coastwatch at The Needles

voxpop choir

Enjoy a few hours of singing by the Vox Pop and Rock Choir, who'll be joined by the Champagne Ladies Choir from Cornwall.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 11:55am

By Sally Perry

Lawyer presents new evidence in ‘Freshwater Five’ £53m drug bust case

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The five men from the Isle of Wight who were convicted in 2011 of conspiring to import Class A drugs have a new lawyer who claims she's uncovered vital evidence.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Rhythmtree Festival now in full swing. What are you waiting for?

plastic mermaids at rhythmtree 2016

Day tickets available for those who want to dip in on Saturday or Sunday. It really is one of our favourite festivals.

Saturday, 16th July, 2016 9:46am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Cow Co Presents: Summer Sunset Shindigs

At the Cow Co Summer Sunset Shindigs you get great outdoor food, incredible sunsets, a range of family entertainment and an eclectic mix of Isle of Wight bands performing live every Thursday evening throughout the summer.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 4:34pm

By Feature Writer

Carnival Funfairs return to the Isle of Wight for a six week tour

There are lots of new rides on offer with the return of Carnival Funfairs to the Isle of Wight. They'll be touring the Isle of Wight over six weeks, starting this weekend. Don't miss the crazy prices offers.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 8:12pm

By Feature Writer

Pre-school scores a hat trick with ‘Outstanding’ rating

Freshwater early years centre - pupils and staff

This is the third consecutive 'Outstanding' rating for this Isle of Wight pre-school. Well done to all involved.

Thursday, 30th June, 2016 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Rhythmtree Festival returns to the Isle of Wight

Rhythmtree tickets

With a reputation for bringing together a diverse, rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment, now in its seventh year, Rhythmtree Festival 2016 promises to be the best yet.

Wednesday, 15th June, 2016 11:10am

By Feature Writer

Fog rescue drama for Yarmouth RNLI

Heavy fog

Apart from a minor injury to one of the lifeboat's crew men sustained during the rescue, there were no other injuries.

Monday, 6th June, 2016 2:38pm

By Richard Heming

The MondoMix Festival returns to the Isle of Wight next month

Mondomix Festival

MondoMix Festival promises to be one of the most diverse and affordable live music festivals on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 3:15pm

By Feature Writer

Head back to 1970 with Isle of Wight Festival organiser, Ray Foulk

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Head back to 1970 with this photographic exhibition in commemoration of the Isle of Wight 1970 Festival and hear organiser, Ray Foulk, share his experiences of how the local community saved the festival from the Island ‘big-wigs’.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 6:30pm

By Feature Writer