Head to Newport Roman Villa this half term for frighteningly good fun

Half term events at Newport Roman Villa (1)

Throughout half term, the Roman Villa, at Cypress Road, Newport, will be open as usual for visitors to see the remains, Roman bath suite and the garden, as well as hosting special Spooky making days.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 5:30pm

By IW Council Press Office

Funding boost for Isle of Wight adult social care

county hall

As part of a £240 million fund being distributed to councils across the country, the Isle of Wight has qualified for a boost.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 10:11am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

‘Luddites’ launch campaign for King Lud Pub to be protected

the king lud

When Staff only found out on Sunday night they'd lost their jobs, a (growing) band of regulars who say the Pub was a 'home from home', set to work on having the Pub named as an Asset of Community Value. They, and staff, speak to OnTheWight.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 6:51pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight pupils to take part in mass Floss4Funding


Pupils from this Primary School will be joining others around the country and doing the Floss to raise awareness of cuts to school funding.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 3:53pm

By Maria Villa Vine

See how disadvantaged Isle of Wight children compare with classmates

The figures, based on teacher assessments of pupils' first years at school, show how children from disadvantaged backgrounds on the Isle of Wight compare to their classmates.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 1:45pm

By Gary Rogers

Isle of Wight GCSEs: See the school comparisons

Examination desks

Following on from yesterday's report about this year's GCSE results, see the detail of individual schools.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 1:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Stolen: Beautiful carved tree chainsawed off and taken from beach

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If you see or are offered this unique piece of artwork please get in touch with Fort Victoria Country Park.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Landlord fined thousands after young family living in dangerous and damp conditions

money and calculator

Landlords who fail to maintain their properties will be brought before the court, say the Isle of Wight council.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 10:45am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight house prices dipped in August

radar house prices

According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, house prices on the Isle of Wight declined slightly in August. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 9:01am

By Joseph Hook

New programme teaches young people with learning difficulties ‘Skills for Life’

cutting tomatoes

Funded by Island Roads’ Isle of Wight Foundation the programme focuses on skills such as independent travel; money handling; cooking; personal care; personal safety; household management and managing appointments.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 8:47am

By Susan Graves

Cowes Enterprise College sticking with current holiday arrangements, at least for now

Cowes Enterprise College

Isle of Wight council voted to rejig school holidays. Cowes have said, no thanks, at least for the moment. Here's what some parents with kids at Primary and CEC say about having their holidays out of sync.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 6:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Nearly half Isle of Wight pupils failed to pass their English and Maths GCSEs

radar gcse

Hundreds of Isle of Wight teenagers now face compulsory resits after failing English and Maths GCSEs. IW results are below South East and National Average. The details are interesting.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 5:36pm

By Isabelle Kirk with one comment