First time Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race winner in Cowes this weekend

thunderbolt in the water

Thunderbolt, the winner of the first Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race has just undergone a repaint and minor repairs and will be in Cowes this weekend, as will seven times world power boat racing champion, Richie Powers.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Save Our NHS: Join the Isle of Wight march next month

save our nhs march

Islanders are being invited to take part in a Save our NHS march planned for next month on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 8:32am

By Christine Lightbody

Child neglect on the Isle of Wight: Nearly 200% rise in referred cases say NSPCC

Abused child

The NSPCC's latest figures reveal an increase of 191% over five years of referred cases of child neglect on the Isle of Wight. Find out what you can do if you have concerns.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 8:01am

By Hayley Pierre with one comment

Isle of Wight Guides and Rangers take to the air

Lauren learning to fly

All the girls and leaders thoroughly enjoyed their lesson and the wonderful views of the Island seen from the cockpit with the flight taking the girls over the Island’s many local Landmarks.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 7:52am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Ryde ice rink: AEW tell MP the kids can’t use it

Link the Rink by Andrew Nordbruch

There'll be wide disappointment the Ryde Ice Rink won't be coming back into use while the future of the arena is decided.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 6:13pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel wins appeal for ferry terminal expansion plan

east cowes plans

The application was originally rejected by the Isle of Wight council, but an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate has led to approval.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

ASDA ‘Isle of White’ blooper goes national!

asda white bag by william egan - crop

It's not the first time a large company arriving on the Island has referred to it as the Isle of White, so why the interest from national newspapers on this one? Here's a recap of past ones. Got any to add?

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cllr Ian Ward blames community for floating bridge coming into service too early (Updated)

floating bridge - cllrs boarding first journey - allan marsh

Cllr Ward, the Isle of Wight council cabinet member responsible for the floating bridge, made a series of claims today inc. only eight complaints had been received, not many people were dissatisfied, blaming activists. The BBC reporter's reaction was ... interesting.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Cyber Security expert appointed as Youth Trust’s new Chairman


Malcolm Marshall, the former Global Head of Cyber Security from KPMG, has been appointed as the new Chair of Trustees for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 2:12pm

By Felicity Radak

Overnight roadworks along Whitwell Road

Whitwell Road

The work takes place overnight for four nights along the Whitwell Road, Ventnor in order to minimise inconvenience.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 11:17am

By Gavin Foster

Police close main Wootton roads following serious traffic incident (updated)

police stop

The road has been closed and traffic is being diverted via Staplers, so expect some disruption to your journey this morning if you use that route. Our thoughts are with all those involved.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:51am

By Sally Perry

Overnight roadworks for busy Brading road

roadworks send help

Brading High Street is to be improved in an overnight resurfacing scheme next month between New Road and Coach Lane.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:39am

By Gavin Foster