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.

Challenge Navitus claim Navitus Bay developer ‘misled public’

Challenge Navius annimation of view form Isle of Wight

The campaign group hopes their 11-page objection will have it thrown out at an early stage.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 10:54am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Adjustments to Saturday ferry sailings

W-class ferry:

Take note if you're planning to travel on the Yarmouth route tomorrow as changes are announced.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 3:08pm

By Chris Cowley

Wightlink improve Saturday train connections at Lymington

Lymington Pier

Customers suggested Saturday sailings could be changed to improve train connections.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 9:39am

By Chris Cowley

Aerial video of The Needles and Cowes: Like you’ve never seen before

Red Earth Studio drone shot of The Needles

Using an extremely high-spec camera mounted on a remote-control drone copter, a professional London production company has captured some stunning footage of the Island.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 8:33pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Revised timetable on Yarmouth ferry route

Limo leaving Wightlink ferry

If you're travelling on the Yarmouth route tomorrow watch our for timetable changes.

Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 6:17pm

By Chris Cowley with one comment

Arts Centre thanks Island musician for Solent swim fundraiser

Doug Alldred

Quay Arts thanks Island-based musician Doug Alldred for choosing Quay Arts as one of his chosen charities to benefit from his fund raising sponsored swim across The Solent.

Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 9:41am

By Ceri Mason

116 years of family history on display at Dimbola

Marika Green

Compiled by actress and model Marika Green (born 1943) the portfolio details the lives and experiences of four of the (originally) Swedish Green family.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 8:51am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

As-it-happens video of a landslip at Hanover Point

Hanover Point landslip video

It's been rare that you get to see landslips happening as they occur.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 8:36pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Re-opening of closed roads at Bouldnor and Yarmouth announced

Bouldnor completed road works

Anticipation is high in Yarmouth for the road re-opening due to take place on Friday evening following extensive geo-technical work at Bouldnor.

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 11:20am

By Rebecca Tuck with 4 readers' comments

Navitus Bay gives Yarmouth further hope of offshore windfarm work

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

Three areas about the south coast named, giving each hope of being the single victor.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 4:34pm

By Simon Perry

New owner of The George Hotel revealed

The George Hotel Thompson and Thompson:

A duo of Thompsons is making waves on the Isle of Wight today as the new business partnership behind The George Hotel.

Monday, 31st March, 2014 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Man on roof overnight

Northicote Totland Google Street View

The information came in during the early hours of this morning.

Monday, 31st March, 2014 7:47am

By Simon Perry