Blue Moon on Halloween: A once in 19 years event taking place this month

blue moon team and lanterns

This family-friendly event from The New Carnival Company has inspired local artists, schools and communities, who have been busy preparing and making illuminations for the outdoor spectacle

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Chris Slann with one comment

£2.4m awarded for Isle of Wight’s ‘trail-blazing sustainable community’ development at Branstone

Aerial view of the development from the South West

Scheme includes innovative proposals to provide homes and jobs as part of a sustainable community on the site of the former Branstone Farm Studies Centre, near Arreton. Details within

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 2:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

It’s confirmed! Otters have returned to the Isle of Wight

Lutra lutra

Although a number of reports had been received in the past few years, surveys have now shown that otters are active along the river upstream of Horringford

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 11:58am

By Joel Bateman with 6 readers' comments

Police investigate fatal collision in Newchurch


Police are now in a position to provide an update on a collision involving a 30-year-old which took place in Newchurch, Isle of Wight yesterday (23rd June)

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 12:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Newchurch Moors Nature Reserve now a reality thanks to generous donations


Thanks to generous donations and a gift in the Will of Gwendolen Bunce, land has been secured to create Newchurch Moors Nature Reserve, one of the most exciting site managed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:35pm

By Harry Perkins with 3 readers' comments

CLA Isle of Wight debate asks, ‘Can we farm profitably in harmony with nature?’

field of vegetables with sun flare

With proposed Agriculture and Environment Bills currently delayed, what should farmers be doing to plan for the future? This and similar questions will be covered in the debate

Monday, 6th January, 2020 10:38am

By Michael Sims

Isle of Wight Garlic Farm sees double digit revenue growth as European exports boom

natascha boswell and barnes edwards

The Isle of Wight's Garlic Farm has found increased demand for its range of over 60 garlic food and drinks products across Europe.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 10:30pm

By The Office of Department for International Trade with 5 readers' comments

Standing ovation for First Act’s performance at Summer Serenade concert

the First Act Theatre Group performing in a church

This performance was greeted by a standing ovation from the audience as it goes to show that the magic of music and performance is a boost to the confidence of people with learning difficulties.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 8:40am

By Bob Cooper

New 20mph speed limit through centre of village agreed

20mph sign

The local authority, working in close partnership with the Parish Council, Island Roads and the local ward member, have agreed a series of new speed restrictions throughout the parish to improve road safety.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 11:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Take part in the Star Count and don’t miss Friday’s event

orion's belt

Take part in the CPRE star count and head to the Isle of Wight Observatory later this week to learn more about star gazing.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 5:21pm

By Sally Perry

Hundreds collected for Independent Lifeboat station at charity concert


The Operations Manager of Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat said the continued support for their work is "very humbling". Well done to the choirs and all who donated.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 9:43am

By Sally Perry

Choral concert fundraising for youth and community centre

Newchurch male voice choir

There'll be a retiring collection at the free concert, aimed at raising funds needed to repair, upgrade and then maintain the Brading Youth and Community Centre.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 10:16am

By Bob Cooper