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.

New Isle of Wight ferry service to launch in May

lymington sunrise

Filling the gap left by cuts to ferry crossings, this new foot passenger service hopes to prove the demand for early morning and late night ferries during its six month pilot.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Middle Road closed following three-car road traffic incident

Police tape

It's not known how many casualties there are, but at least one person has had to be cut from the vehicle by the fire service and taken to hospital.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 4:11pm

By Sally Perry

Will Compton Steps be repaired before the summer season?

compton steps by ian winter 640

It's the question on lots of Islander's minds as the holiday season approaches. OnTheWight raised a query with the council at the weekend, here's what they told us.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 3:42pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Woodland Therapy project listed for national award

woodland therapy

Congratulations to all those involved with the Isle of Wight Woodland Therapy Project, which has been nominated for the National Lottery Awards.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 12:59pm

By Lianne de Mello with one comment

New £20 note: Bank of England declare who will be on it

question mark

Those behind the campaign to see Isle of Wight Victorian Photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, on the next £20 note have been waiting with baited breath for today's announcement. The Bank of England revealed all at 4pm.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Boost to funds for hospital that cared for charity champion, Hiliary Jarman

Chris Jarman and the team at Southampton Neuro ICU

What a fitting tribute to a wonderful charity champion. Hiliary Jarman's memory lives on in these donations to vital services used by Isle of Wight residents.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 6:57am

By Sally Perry

Where to watch the Beacons being lit for HM Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Residents not attending the tea party are invited to join others at the lighting of the Beacons on Yarmouth Green, Wellow Millennium Green and Culver Down.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 12:50pm

By Jill Cowley

See in May Day with the Magnificent Men of Wight Morris Dancers

Men of Wight Longstone sunrise

It's an early start. You have to be at Mottistone car park at 5am, but from what we've heard of previous years, well worth the effort.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 11:11am

By Mike Butler

South Boats complete refit for Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat

yarmouth lifeboat

The team at South Boats in Cowes have been working on a refit of Yarmouth RNLI's Severn Class Lifeboat, the ‘Eric & Susan Hiscock'.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 8:27am

By Ben Colman with one comment

Two new fascinating portrait exhibitions open at Dimbola

dimbola two exhibitions

Two new portrait exhibitions at Dimbola Museum and Galleries bring a treat for Islanders. Catch them between now and Sunday 10th July 2016.

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 11:25am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

The Lotte Meitner-Graf Portraits: Two portrait photographers, a century apart

lotte portraits

Dimbola to host exhibition of two great women artists, showcasing their compelling photographic portraits. All welcome to the preview event on Thursday this week.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 11:51am

By Rachel Tait

Police serve drugs warrant on the Isle of Wight


Police thank the local community for their help and are keen to hear from anyone regarding the use of drugs in your community.

Monday, 11th April, 2016 12:36pm

By Hampshire Constabulary