Isle of Wight MP secures meeting with Justice Minister to discuss Camp Hill housing plans

camp hill site - isle of opportunity

The MP said Camp Hill site is important because it can be used to provide "good quality one and two-bed housing for Islanders young and old - without the need to rip up our green landscape"

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 12:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Ryde Town Council agree to take lead on possible Ryde Theatre development

Ryde Theatre from the street

The town council unanimously agreed to submit the Expression of Interest and to take the lead in continuing to explore all options for the future ownership, operations and management of the building

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 11:59am

By Lisa Dyer with 9 readers' comments

Primary school rated ‘Good’ after six years of ‘Requires Improvement’

Thumbs up happy man:

The head teacher says she's very proud of every member of her team who has been part of making this happen in challenging circumstances

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Volunteers sought for charity helping the homeless and those in need

67a high street cafe charity shop

Waste Not Want Not cafe/charity shop in Newport is on the look out for volunteers to help between 10am-2.30pm on weekdays. Can you help?

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 9:20am

By Sally Perry

Hampshire Police to increase officer numbers by 6 per cent, with 156 new officers

Michael Lane PCC and police officer

Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes the news, as has Hampshire Police Federation, but say following ten years of cuts, the numbers are not enough

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 8:38am

By Sally Perry

Maritime UK Solent aims to bring together marine-related businesses in the Solent region

High tech boat in the solent

Maritime UK Solent is a new business-led body that will bring together the array of maritime assets based in the Solent region, to promote and strengthen them

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 8:24am

By Bex Pearce

Banksy’s Seasons Greetings on the Isle of Wight? Art dealer’s vision revealed

John Brandler and partner

After spending nine months in talks with Port Talbot council, art dealer John Brandler says he's given up setting up a Museum of Street Art there and is looking to the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight suffers one of biggest real-term pay cuts since 2010, say Labour


Based on figures from the Office of National Statistics, Island Labour say that "due to the last nine years of Tory austerity, the average Islander has had a real-terms 25% pay cut"

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 12:01pm

By Julian Critchley with 11 readers' comments

Baby Box project making a huge difference to parents in Ventnor (Video)

baby box food

Baby Box IOW helps families struggling to provide their children with basic essentials and also offers somewhere for parents to meet others over a cup of tea

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 11:34am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ability Dogs 4 Young People desperate for volunteers

Ability Dogs Volunteers Group Shot

There are a range of volunteer roles on offer Ability Dogs 4 Young People. Can you help during this 'mini-crisis'.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 10:53am

By Sara Abel

Town council unveil plans for new Community Hub: Have your say

east cowes community hub

The project is estimated to add 20p per week to council tax bills in the town and residents are being asked whether they support it

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Seaview Hotel Restaurant retains Michelin Bib Gourmand for five years running

tom bull head chef at seaview hotel

The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel was the first and so far the only venue on the Isle of Wight to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 8:02am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment