Parish council’s plan to replace eight ‘eyesore’ toilets with three new modules

toilet block

The current 'eyesore', which accommodates eight toilets and a urinal, is being replaced with a scheme that will provide three unisex toilets.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Fifth successive gold medal award for Ventnor Park

Ventnor Park -

This year’s award makes it the fifth successive gold medal received for Ventnor Park. Well done to all involved in its wonderful upkeep.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 10:48am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Conservatives set out their aspirations and target for change

Change sign and windows

The Corporate Plan - which runs until one year before the end of the Conservatives' term in power - sets out their aspirations and targets for the coming three and ten years.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Floating terrors’ spotted in Sandown and at Compton

man o war

The Marine Conservation Society advise beach-goers to avoid touching the man o' war as their sting can be painful and in rare cases, fatal.

Sunday, 15th October, 2017 9:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Northwood Cemetery reopens after £1.6m HLF makeover

Northwood Cemetery Vista 2017 Barry Sowerby 640

Well done to everyone involved in the £1.6 million makeover of Northwood Cemetery. It took nearly 8,000 hours of volunteer time and the dedication of countless contractors and suppliers.

Sunday, 15th October, 2017 6:12am

By Jon Matthews

Gurit remain confident, stating Isle of Wight site worldwide technical hub

Gurit building

Bob Seely met with Gurit this week to understand their decision to axe 70 jobs on the Isle of Wight. He discovered it's the technical hub for Gurit worldwide with the company saying it's confident of its future here.

Friday, 13th October, 2017 11:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Ecoli cases confirmed from raw milk

guernsey cow

It is only the raw milk from this popular Isle of Wight farm that was affected. All other products are unaffected by the Ecoli outbreak. Guidance included and the farm has sent OnTheWight a statement.

Friday, 13th October, 2017 10:47am

By Katya Mira with 18 readers' comments

Soup Kitchen wins national award: Asks ‘Could compassion be new currency on our Island?’

trev blaney observer food awards

Congratulations to Trevor Blaney from the Isle of Wight Pop Up Soup Kitchen who last night picked up the 2017 Observer Food Monthly Award for 'local food hero'. Well deserved!

Friday, 13th October, 2017 9:12am

By Sally Perry

Dinosaur Isle’s future uncertain as Isle of Wight council explores options

Dinosaur Isle

The council are actively pitching around for 'partners' to take it over. What's unclear is why this is happening when the Friends of Dinosaur Isle have been trying to take it off the council's hands for eight years.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6:52pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight to entice trainee GPs with £20,000


The Isle of Wight an area that has difficulty attracting trainee GPs, so is included in the scheme offering £20,000 'golden hellos'.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6:30pm

By Sally Perry

Dave Stewart: Lost your job at BAE or Gurit? Apply for call centre work

dave stewart

The leader of the Isle of Wight council this afternoon suggested that skilled workers who are set to lose their jobs at BAE Systems and Gurit should apply for jobs at the new call centre.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 2:35pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP champions the effect of arts on health

bob seely arts debate

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, was singing the praises of several initiatives taking place on the Island where art is being used to help improve health and well-being.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments