Government announce moratorium on fracking with immediate effect: Frack Free Isle of Wight respond


The moratorium on fracking will remain in place until there is "compelling" new evidence, say ministers

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 11:47am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Land owners urged to consider implications of leasing land to oil and gas exploration companies

Anti Fracking poster

Anti-fracking campaigners are asking Isle of Wight landowners to consider the full implications of granting leases to oil and gas exploration companies.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 3:43pm

By Stephen Davis

Jazzy Heath launches new pop single, Talk About Nothin

Jazzy heath album cover

'Talk About Nothin' is a happy-go-lucky pop love song, written on a British summer day with the help of Jazzy's partner, experimental Japanese songwriter and producer, Koji Yamamoto.

Saturday, 20th April, 2019 10:07am

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Gothic Circus: Book now for Dark Victorian and Steampunk Festival

party goers

Be transported away from the humdrum of everyday life, as the Isle of Wight Gothic Circus Festival offers three days and nights of all that is great about steampunk and gothic entertainment. Fun for all the family.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 7:18pm

By Feature Writer

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