Isle of Wight musicians: Send your tracks to Vectis Radio for Island Music Day

wet leg band playing live

Vectis Radio are dedicating an entire day to playing Isle of Wight music next week. Make sure you send your tracks in to be played. Details within

Saturday, 28th November, 2020 10:34am

By Kelvin Currie

Calling artists from around the World – Applications open for paid artist residency

Tracy Mikich and Julie Jones Evans plus detail from boat

If you're the curious type who loves to research and explore ideas in order to create a piece of work that grabs attention and provides a compelling narrative, this could be the project for you.

Friday, 27th November, 2020 6:16pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

hands with blue latex gloves shaped into a heart

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 27th November, 2020 5:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight medical chief urges Islanders to remain vigilant against Covid-19

social distancing

The Director of Public Health for the Isle of Wight said, “We do not want to be looking back in January and wondering what more we could have done”

Friday, 27th November, 2020 4:58pm

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

Why the Isle of Wight is in Tier One and how to stay there

billiard ball with number one 1 on it on a billiard table

Louise looks at why the Isle of Wight was one of only three places in the country to be placed in Tier One and what needs to happen to stay there

Friday, 27th November, 2020 4:42pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Another Isle of Wight death registered with Covid-19 as the cause

single flower

Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and with the care and NHS staff who continue to work hard to help save lives

Friday, 27th November, 2020 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

NHS Reservists: New law proposed and to be piloted on the Isle of Wight

Spitfire with thank you nhs message on bottom of it

The vision for the proposed NHS Reserve Staff Bill is to create volunteer reservists for the NHS, modelled on Armed Forces reservists and police special constables, with an Isle of Wight pilot

Friday, 27th November, 2020 1:11pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Ryde Arts Friday showcases work for sale by Isle of Wight artists

Holly Jolliffe Sue Paraskeva Lisa Traxler and Laura Hathaway

It might be Black Friday, but instead of giving your money to large multinational companies why not keep it on the Isle of Wight and support local artists

Friday, 27th November, 2020 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Wightlink to bring daily Fastcat service and weekend Yarmouth sailings back

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Forecasted demand for travel means Wightlink will be resuming services after lockdown. See full details within

Friday, 27th November, 2020 12:11pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Natasha Lambert and Blown Away crew doing well in Atlantic race

Natasha Lambert during the ARC challenge

Follow the progress of Isle of Wight sailor Natasha Lambert, who is taking part in a cross-Atlantic challenge to raise money for the MissIsle Charity, The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust and The RNLI

Friday, 27th November, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge to be suspended yet again due to another oil leak

Suspended service sign at the Cowes Floating Bridge - with the message suspended again

A leak of hydraulic oil from the ram means the Floating Bridge will have to be taken out of service yet again

Friday, 27th November, 2020 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Bumper year of donations for WightAid, but difficult times ahead

Kit for SPI funding by WightAid

Trustee Steve Porter says, "With the support of local business and the wider community, WightAid will be at the forefront of giving that vital help. It’s going to be a rough ride so, helmets on, seatbelts fastened, hold tight and let’s go!"

Friday, 27th November, 2020 9:37am

By Rachel O’Rourke