Help Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust understand how you use your local green spaces

Woods in the Ventnor Undercliff

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have launched a survey to help them understand how residents use their local green space and what wildlife they have seen

Sunday, 11th October, 2020 9:59am

By Sally Perry

Developer seeking to increase number of dwellings by 50 per cent

Newnham Road development

Permission has already been granted for nine homes and the developer now wants to build another five

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 4:12pm

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

Latest project by Grand Designs favourite sees modernist home with 50m skywalk through trees

Quarrhurst by Lincoln Miles Architecture

The property will feature six en-suite bedrooms, a gym, indoor and outdoor pool, children’s play area and a 50m skywalk through the surrounding trees, overlooking the Solent

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 4:33pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Man with serious head injuries after collision with car: Police appeal for witnesses

Police control operator

Were you in the area yesterday afternoon and did you see the collision between the VW Gof and a pedestrian?

Monday, 16th December, 2019 1:16pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Southern Housing residents sow the seeds of hope

The Muddy Boots project at Quarr Abbey - three of the volunteers in the veg garden

The new garden is part of a community initiative called Muddy Boots which, since its launch in 2011, has transformed the space at the Abbey

Monday, 4th November, 2019 6:51am

By Will Jankowski

Binstead residents take a journey down Memory Lane

Binstead Reunion Group

A group of Binstead past and present got together to share memories of the 1950s and 60s.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 9:26am

By Bob Cooper

Police investigating driver on dashcam video watched over half a million times

dashcam footage

The dashcam video has been watched almost half a million times in less than 24 hours and Islanders have been shocked at the actions of the driver. OnTheWight speaks to the police about what happens next.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Distinguished North American poet, James Arthur, heads to Quarr Abbey

James Arthur and quarr abbey poets

No booking required for this free event at Quarr Abbey in February to hear distinguished North American poet, James Arthur and others read.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 9:44am

By Father Luke Bell

Binstead Seawall built to protect gardens approved retrospectively

binstead sea wall influence environmental

Planning officers sounded a note of caution, but a member of the committee said he didn't understand why the council were not biting the hand of the applicant off, as he was offering to save the council money.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:17am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Fantastic range of artwork on sale this week at Quarr Abbey Winter Exhibition


The exhibition begins on Thursday and runs for five days, featuring work by four Isle of Wight artists, Melanie Swan, Sarah Talbot, Sally Woodford and Martin Swan.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 5:19pm

By Feature Writer

Quarr Abbey Oak: Your vote can help make it Tree of the Year and win grant to secure future

The Quarr Abbey Oak

This wonderful tree at Quarr Abbey is not only a magnificent oak tree, but also a marvellous time capsule of social history. Your vote could help it win Tree of the Year and cash to help protect its future.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 9:38am

By Sally Perry

Watch these beautiful dolphins dancing off the Isle of Wight coast last weekend


These happy dolphins seemed to be having great fun racing alongside this boat off the Isle of Wight coast yesterday afternoon. Thanks to David for sharing the footage on Facebook for all to see.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 11:02am

By Sally Perry