Large rise in numbers of St Helens and Bembridge fort walkers: Photos and rescue details

st helens fort walk

RNLI estimate 4,500 people took part in the Fort Walk at the weekend, with one rescue of a father and sons.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Fort Walk: 2019 dates revealed along with safety information

St helens fort walk

Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk later this week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:59pm

By Sally Perry

12 months leave granted for Councillor due to ill health

Empty seat

Voting against the extended leave, Cllr Brodie said, “We're not doing a job, we're elected to represent people. When you have a significant illness, are you really up to it?"

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 9:42am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

National Trust and Men in Sheds raise £300 for Bembridge Windmill

Sandra and Ian Graham holding giant cheque with display of items made on table in front of windmill

Bembridge Men in Sheds say they saw an opportunity for both groups to help each other. You can still donate to the £50,000 fundraiser.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 10:04am

By Rebecca Bevan

Villagers shares their views on Island Plan with Isle of Wight MP

Bob Seely in bembridge

Bob Seely met with Bembridge villagers to hear their views on proposals to build 180 new homes on two greenfield sites in the village.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 8:24am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

‘Show us the books’ campaign reaches GMB Annual Congress

GMB members holding up Show us the Books t-shirts

Delegates at GMB Annual Congress posed for a photo with Penelope Walford's 'Show us the Books' t-shirts.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

‘Campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse starts here’, says party behind by-election winner (updated)

Joe Lever at polling station

The campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections starts here, says the party behind the winner of the Parish Council by-election.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Court for Isle of Wight man accused of shining light at helicopter pilot conducting search for missing person

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The offence took place during a search for a missing person in March in the Brading area.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:03am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Threat against parish clerk ‘in hands of police’

close up of telephone keyboard

The parish council say that in order to protect their staff, a new telephone system has been installed.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 8:23am

By Sally Perry

Committee told to make decision on house extension and ignore ’emotional side’ of cafe


Last year the Isle of Wight Council approved plans to knock down the cafe and build an extension to the house - plans to extend further were considered this week.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 8:19am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

National Trust and Bembridge Men in Sheds come together to restore Isle of Wight windmill

Men in Sheds and Sandra

The skilled craftsmen have transformed sweeps from the windmill into a variety of items, which will be on display on the National Trust stand at Bembridge Street Fair on Monday 27th May.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:40pm

By Rebecca Bevan with one comment

Free ‘Show us the Books’ T-shirts latest creative approach to shining light on Harbour accounts

show us the books t-shirts cropped

Who doesn't love free? These T-Shirts are being offered free of charge, with the artist responsible hoping to see lots of them being worn around the Island.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment