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.

Robert Thompson leaving The George (updated)

Robert Thomson

Staff were informed this week that Robert Thompson will be leaving The George in Yarmouth.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 9:54pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Logs in nets: Get warm with less effort

Chessell Woodyard

Our favoured Isle of Wight woodyard is now delivering firewood logs in nets, making it more convenient for those who have trouble shifting the large load from the roadside. Oh, and they've changed the name

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:53pm

By Feature Writer

Head to Dimbola for the first Sunday Soirée of the year

Dimbola lodge

Dr Rod Rosenquist will be giving a free talk at Dimbola on Sunday on “The Rise of Debunking: Modern Art, Advertising, and Scepticism”, followed by live music from The Nightwatchmen.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 5:10pm

By Rachel Flynn

Major works progressing well at Yarmouth Harbour

Yarmouth harbour

The work is expected to take four weeks to complete is now underway.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Triple whammy for commercial vehicles on Wightlink says customer

St Clare Wightlink ferry

A commercial customer who usually takes the Yarmouth route, tells OnTheWight the temporary 'no lorry rule' in Yarmouth + road works in Fishbourne + St Clare being out of service = unhappiness for them. Wightlink disagree.

Tuesday, 13th January, 2015 7:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Who was the tidying fairy who magicked away flytipped fridges? (updated)

Fridges dumped at Compton

Some rotter dumped three unwanted commercial fridges at an Isle of Wight beauty spot at the weekend, but in less than 24 hours, someone else had removed them. But who?

Monday, 5th January, 2015 4:32pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Second New Year Honour for new owner of The George

Dianne Thompson - The George

The new(ish) owner of The George in Yarmouth has gained an even higher honour in the New Year Honours list than the CBE she had previously.

Tuesday, 30th December, 2014 10:30pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Boost for Wessex Cancer Trust from Freemasons

Wally Fever - Wessex Trust cheque presentation

The £200 cheque will help towards the Daisy Bus services, a free transport service to Isle of Wight residents travelling to chemotherapy sessions on the mainland.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 12:10pm

By Chris Jarman

Christmas comes early for the West Wight Youth Project

WWSC - Cheque Dec 2014:

Santa made a special delivery to the West Wight Sports Centre this week, with a cheque for £3,500.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 9:42am

By Krissy Lloyd

Letter: Slippery resurfaced roads not just affecting horses

Smooth tarmac

David Moorse speaks from experience when he says it's not just horses who are having problems with slipping on Isle of Wight roads resurfaced by PFI contractor, Island Roads.

Friday, 5th December, 2014 6:41pm

By David Moorse with 12 readers' comments

Freshwater council disappointed at sudden loss of free 30 min car parking

Moa Place freshwater Car Park

Freshwater Parish Council say they were given the impression that no changes to the existing parking arrangements would be implemented until the New Year.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 3:48pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The New Strolling Players present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Theatre Curtains:

If you're looking for a Panto to go to this year, check out Events OnTheWight for our listings.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 12:23pm

By James