£100k up for grabs for projects on railway network that can make a positive difference to communities

Woolston Garden Project

Organisations are encouraged not to leave it too late before applying as the Friday 6 September deadline is fast approaching. £100,000 has been designated for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Calling all photographers: Don’t miss deadline for National Trust Photographic competition

Headon Warren

Both amateur and professional photographers are being encouraged to enter the competition, which has as its theme 'Our space to explore'.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Appley Tower’s history celebrated at Monkton Arts Centre exhibition

appley tower

A two-week exhibition celebrating the heritage of Appley Tower in Ryde opens on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 8:36am

By Michael Lilley with 3 readers' comments

Skaters from across the Isle of Wight to come together for KMC Memorial Skate Jam

memorial skate jam poster cropped

Wight Trash say, "This skate Jam will not only be a way of remembering Kieran, but also a reminder to look out for each other, and that if anyone is struggling we're all here, and we'll listen."

Monday, 19th August, 2019 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Under the Pier in a Biosphere, where people, wildlife and place come together

People on the beach

Always a great afternoon out, exploring wildlife under the pier in Ryde with ecology and environmental experts. All welcome.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 3:37pm

By Claire Hector

Majority of 5,000 Isle of Wight residents oppose 10,000 homes plan

Bob Seely in bembridge

The overwhelming majority of Islanders who have responded have opposed the plans and support the MP's campaign.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 11:55am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

‘Inspirational’ partnership of four Isle of Wight charities nominated for prestigious national award

The Team

Manager of the Living Well Project said, "This charity partnership has challenged the boundaries of what is possible when organisations work together, and we are pleased to be able to deliver quality services to Islanders who need our support"

Monday, 19th August, 2019 10:17am

By Vikki Lawrence

Isle of Wight Garlic Farm sees double digit revenue growth as European exports boom

natascha boswell and barnes edwards

The Isle of Wight's Garlic Farm has found increased demand for its range of over 60 garlic food and drinks products across Europe.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 10:30pm

By The Office of Department for International Trade with 5 readers' comments

Eye test leads to brain tumour diagnosis for 14-year-old Kayden

lilly and georgia

When Kayden attended an eye test because he'd been having headaches, his family never expected to receive the devastating news that followed.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 3:20pm

By Sally Perry

Police searching for 69-year-old woman discover body (updated)


The 69-year-old was last seen in the Downside Lane area of Ventnor at around 10.30pm last night (Saturday).

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 1:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

The Future Clinic launch new series of chronic pain Webinars

future clinic illustration of a brain and connections

The first in a new series of Webinars from The Future Clinic will take you through the challenges and frustrations, as well as moments of enlightenment experienced over the last two decades by a clinical psychologist specialising in chronic pain.

Saturday, 17th August, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight drug misuse deaths double

pills medication

The Isle of Wight’s mortality rate for drug misuse deaths is also 67 per cent higher than the national average for 2016-18.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 4:32pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment