Isle of Wight primary school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

primary school children working in class

Standards at the school have risen since 2016, but the Ofsted inspection framework now being used is very different to the one in place in 2011, when the school was last inspected

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Telegraph pole fire closes road and leads to evacuation

electricity pole on fire in Bembridge

The road has been closed to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to restore the service

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Fears raised that inadequate harbour dredging could result in huge sand bank

aerial shot of bembridge harbour -

Jeremy Gully says the rate at which the harbour is filling up has accelerated

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 1:12pm

By Jeremy Gully with 2 readers' comments

Councillor cleared of Code of Conduct breach

someone giving the thumbs up

In yet another case claiming a breach of the councillors' Code of Conduct, the Isle of Wight Council's appeals sub committee debated the issue made their decision

Monday, 13th January, 2020 4:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

New owner of controversial former parish-owned property given warm welcome

5-7 high street bembridge

The new owner thanks residents for the warm words and says he welcomes ideas for the property

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 6:07pm

By Sally Perry

Podium honours for Weaver in Aldershot

Richard Weaver at the Mini Tempest Stages Rally at Rushmoor, Aldershot

The rally held on private roads offered a mixture of grip levels, providing a challenge for competitors as the surface changed from very dry to extremely slippery in a matter of yards

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 4:46pm

By Richard Weaver

Warning for walkers as ongoing cliff movements and landslides monitored

path closed bembridge coastguard

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team have been keeping an eye on the landslip which resulted in the closure of a footpath last week

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Investigation in to claimed use of the C word against fellow councillor in meeting

Man holding up card with 'oops' written on it

The meeting sounded spicy as following the claimed use of the C word, response from one of the other councillors was, "well you are"

Monday, 6th January, 2020 5:20pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Flood warning issued for the Isle of Wight

flood alert sign

If you live on the Eastern Yar or tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge, the Environment Agency has warned residents to 'be prepared'

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Head to Bembridge for a traditional village Christmas Fair this Saturday

bembridge christmas fair

There'll be lots on offer on Saturday morning at the Bembridge Community Library's Christmas Fair

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 12:06pm

By Richard Beet

Shane Ritchie gives Isle of Wight a thumbs up – on TV in November

Shane Richie and Laura Miller from Away Resorts

Shane Ritchie filmed the Isle of Wight episode in July this year, enjoying a four-night stay in Whitecliff Bay. He was so impressed he returned with his family

Friday, 25th October, 2019 10:16am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert following heavy rain issued along the Eastern Yar (updated)

eastern yar flood alert

Overnight rain may have caused flooding along the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge - further alerts will be issued this morning

Friday, 18th October, 2019 7:50am

By Sally Perry