Isle of Wight SEND Stories #2: Lack of support for my autistic son has a direct impact on my other SEND children

child sat alone on a bench

Karen said that when her autistic son goes into flight mode he is excluded by the school rather than them addressing the problem to help him in a positive way. She shares her SEND story

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 6:29pm

By Sally Perry

Take part in the CPRE Star Count 2020 on the Isle of Wight

Dark Skies over the Longstone at Mottistone

From this Friday until the next, cock your head to the skies at night and take part in the CPRE Star Count

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 5:33pm

By Simon Clark

Great Leap Day: Free workshops, performances and fun for all ages #LetsCreateIW

Clay models by Island Free School pupils

There'll be loads to see and do at the Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts to mark the end of the Lift the Lid project

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 4:45pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight’s Coach Party release new single and music video

Coach Party

Coach Party - who will be playing a host of city festivals this spring - have released their latest single and music video

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry

Pupils’ learning is improving at Medina College, say Ofsted following inspection

medina college sign

The College has more to do in order to be rated as 'Good' but the inspector said there was a ‘determined start’ to change

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 3:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Book now for free session learning how to research your house, family history or more


Get in quick to book your free place for this session at Isle of Wight's County Record Office for researching local, house or family history

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 1:22pm

By IW Council Press Office

Electric fly killer above food preparation table just one of many hygiene failures at well-known tea room

No water or soap in the staff toilets, cutlery on the floor, food debris built up in fridge seals, electric fly killer positioned above food preparation table, and more, were discovered during the inspection. The Front of House manager said the issues were structural-related and they will fix what they can fix

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 12:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Squally wind and rain similar to last week’s tornado forecast for today

umbrella and person in the wind by emotional dischord

Isle of Wight Met Service have forecast a squall line for later today, similar to the one experienced in Cowes that was thought to be a tornado

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 8:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cash boosts for Isle of Wight independent lifeboats a life saver

Freshwater Lifeboat crew and boat

The cash boost from the Rescue Boat Fund will help two of the Isle of Wight's independent lifeboat stations to continue their vital work keeping us safe in the water

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 8:02am

By Sally Perry

Dick Taylor features in new Brian Jones documentary, which includes music recorded at Ventnor studio

dick taylor and mark logie Thompson

Dick was not only filmed talking about his time in the Rolling Stones and friendship with Brian Jones, but also re-recorded music for the documentary in Ventnor's Red Squirrel studio

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Minister praises Isle of Wight officers for positive SEND report

Michelle Donelan

The junior minister said she was pleased to read about "the clear commitment of local leaders to improving services for children and young people with SEND" on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 5:19pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ryde Queen’s carnival float to welcome Kings and Princes to Royalty Float

Ryde Queens float#

The Royalty Selection Night takes place on Saturday 22nd February. Young people over the age of eight years old and living in the PO33 area are encouraged to pop along and take part

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments