Have your say on plans for new fishing lake and holiday chalets

Angler putting bit on hook

Plans reveal each chalet would have its own exclusive zone, which would guarantees private fishing for holiday-makers

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 3:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Biosphere principles of live, work and play will come to life at Branstone, say council

Artist impression of Branstone Farm development

Nature and sustainability will be at the heart of this flagship regeneration scheme with "genuinely affordable housing", an outdoor education area, new green space, a rural business park area, and a new brewery and visitor centre for Goddard’s Brewery

Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 2:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Plans for a new crematorium lodged with the council: Have your say

Entrance to William Hill Funeral Directors

Plans have been lodged for a new up-to-date crematorium next to and forming part of the woodland burial cemetery in Newchurch

Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 11:10am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for affordable homes at Branstone approved

Artist impression of Branstone Farm development

The properties will be built by Vectis Housing Association, for "those already on the Island, already registered with the GP and already driving a car" says Cllr Mosdell

Thursday, 10th December, 2020 8:41am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

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 Lianne de Mello 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