Isle of Wight primary school criticised by Ofsted

coloured pencils

The inspector said teaching was not good enough and ‘confused’ pupils did not make enough progress, but the Executive Headteacher said that staff and pupils had worked extremely hard and the inspectors recognised the strengths in the school.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 8:57am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2018: Lots to look forward to

the garlic queen

The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is food and entertainment at its very best. A vast array of eats, treats, sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages help make this one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular family events.

Saturday, 28th July, 2018 3:27pm

By Feature Writer

Arrest following earlier road traffic incident

police road closed

A diversion is in place following a road traffic incident that took place outside the House of Chilli this morning.

Friday, 1st June, 2018 12:32pm

By Sally Perry

Access to Lynnbottom restricted whilst fallen tree removed from road (update 2)

road ahead closed

Island Roads are working to remove the fallen tree from the carriageway. Until it is cleared a diversion is in place.

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018 11:33am

By Sally Perry

Lynnbottom slip road closed until 10am to restrict queueing

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

New measure will see no queueing in advance of the tip at Lynnbottom opening at 10am. The slip road will open for access once the tip is open.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 8:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

Downs Road closed for recovery of Island Roads vehicle

island roads vehicle on downs road by carl wright

Diversions are in place which the vehicle is recovered from Downs Road, Arreton.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

UKOG has sights set on 227 million barrels of oil at Arreton (updated)

UKOG licence map

As recently reported by OnTheWight, UK Oil and Gas confirm they've given up the licence for oil exploration off the coast of Compton but say their sights are now set on drilling in Arreton from 2019.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Police appeal following the theft of several vintage enamel signs and specialist tools

stolen signs montage

Officers are appealing for information after vintage signs were stolen in Arreton on Thursday, as well as £1,000 worth of specialist tools from Shorwell the same day.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 7:12am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

How to avoid 11 mile diversion around Arreton

arreton diversion

If you get caught up in the diversion on Tuesday evening and want to head to the other side of the village, it could take you half an hour.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 3:12pm

By Sally Perry

Flood alert issued for the Isle of Wight

flood sign

A Flood Alert for the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Monday, 27th February, 2017 7:54am

By Sally Perry

14,000 Nitrous oxide (Nos) canisters seized at port on way to Bestival


Police report crimes figures during Bestival. A staggering £175,000 of illegal drugs were seized, including 14,000 Nitrous oxide (Nos) canisters.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 5:25pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments

Special shuttle bus service for music-lovers at this week’s Bestival


With buses running frequently, connecting with every ferry at Ryde, East Cowes, Cowes and Yarmouth, customers can save their queuing for the Portaloos and beer tents at Bestival.

Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 12:14pm

By Paula Good