Plans for 16 new properties on derelict former farmland

Man drawing on blueprints

A ‘modest financial contribution’ would be made towards off-site affordable housing and a strip of land available for the West Wight Greenway (cycle track)

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Small business confidence rebounds, but ‘job market shock’ needs to be protected says FSB boss

Bags hanging outside shop with cars driving past - blurred

Not surprisingly after coming out of lockdown, close to two thirds of small businesses expect their performance to improve this quarter, and fewer than one in three expect theirs will worsen

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:05pm

By Nicola Bailey with one comment

‘Organised campaign’ against Bembridge holiday lodges ‘bordering on mass hysteria’ says agent

Love Lane artists impression - Martha James Plan Research

Agent for the applicants says she's had to write to Isle of Wight Council planning authority about "the behaviour of certain residents"

Monday, 19th April, 2021 2:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Proposal for network of ‘Quiet Roads’ announced in South and West Wight

Doug Alldred & Claire Critchison Green Party Candidates standing in front of water mill

These two election candidates believe a Quiet Roads Network in the South and West Wight would give vulnerable leisure users a safer set of roads to use, leaving the main roads clearer for motorists

Monday, 19th April, 2021 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Having someone else vote for you in the Isle of Wight 2021 election

Polling station sign on wall leading into garden

If you are unable to vote in person or by post, you can choose to have someone you trust cast your vote for you

Monday, 19th April, 2021 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

All Isle of Wight party leaders oppose village school closure, except one

Chillerton and Rookley Primary School

Leaders of all political parties on the Isle of Wight have openly opposed the closure of Chillerton and Rookley School, apart from Dave Stewart of the Conservatives

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:23am

By Keith Herbert with 4 readers' comments

IsleVote21: Find out which 2021 Isle of Wight council election candidates took part (updated)

Microphone in foreground and shelves in background

Find out which candidates in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections took part in the IsleVote21 interviews and hear what they have to say

Sunday, 18th April, 2021 4:07pm

By Stephen Cockett with 15 readers' comments

Former Poundland and Civic Centre to become ‘Integrated Mental Health Hubs’

Happy Balloons

The NHS trust was awarded £3.2m in order to purchase the two buildings

Friday, 16th April, 2021 3:05pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Don’t miss Ryde’s Spring Windows: Art installations in shop windows

New carnival Company's Spring Window

The sun is shining and the forecast is great for the weekend, so why not head to Ryde and check out these three great art installations

Friday, 16th April, 2021 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

These Isle of Wight pubs open this weekend after 2021 lockdown (updated)

Crown Inn Shorwell

Looking for a place to meet friends Friday/ this weekend? Here are over 60 Isle of Wight pubs that News OnTheWight knows are open. Have fun!

Friday, 16th April, 2021 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Dirty details of zero food hygiene rating revealed

Outside of Lake Kebab House

The details of the hygiene inspection of Lake Kebab House - who were given a zero rating - have been revealed

Friday, 16th April, 2021 12:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races: Not happening in 2021. Here’s why

Motorcyclist racing

Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 seemed to be progressing - until today

Friday, 16th April, 2021 11:37am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments