New portrait exhibition brings community together in unexpected ways

fifty faces

The exhibition highlights the pride residents have living in the tightly-knit community

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Government promise to provide free sanitary products in schools comes into force today

sanitary pads

From today, schools and colleges will receive an activation email from the phs Group giving them access to a range of products for young people, including eco-friendly options

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:52am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Water supply works could start before planning permission granted

Southern Water meter fitting

In order to maintain supplies to the surrounding area, Southern Water say the new equipment needs to be installed and operational by end of February

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:46am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Island Line Trains: Hourly service this morning and advance warning of bus replacement

island line train at ryde pier head station

Passengers should allow more time for their journeys if making ongoing transport connections

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road landslide: Island Roads advise evacuation for at least one property (photos)

belgrave road landslide at night shot

Island Roads have reinforced the road closure with steel fencing and advised evacuation of at least one property

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Tributes pour onto social media for Isle of Wight Garrison member

Glenn Arnold

Hundreds of messages of condolence have been shared on social media after the man well-known for his portrayal of Darth Vader passes away. Our thoughts are with family, friends and Garrison colleagues

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s skeleton star, Kim Murray, makes track record in the Igls World Cup

Kim Murray at the Igls World Cup

Kim Murray said she'll never forget that run, "it was the best of my career so far". Here's to next week's races

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 11:08am

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Seven Christ the King College students receive offers from Oxford or Cambridge

christ the king students with oxbridge university offers

Of the number of Christ the King students applying to universities, these Oxbridge offers constitute 11.9 per cent of applicants

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:20pm

By Caroline Curliss with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council set out arrangements for All Saints’ and Yarmouth schools

control key on laptop

The Isle of Wight council clarify the situation with admission arrangements for West Wight primary school pupils

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight shortlisted for top award in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards: Your votes count

Ventnor beach

The Isle of Wight is up against some stiff competition, so your vote matters. Details within

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:40am

By Simon Clark