Emergency gas main repairs at Yarbridge Cross closes road (updated)

Road closed sign source

Diversions are in place and are signed, but drivers can expect some delays as some of these diversions are lengthy

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 2:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Plot and permission for 60 eco lodges on edge of nature reserve with guide price of £2.7m

Drawings of the Brading Eco Lodges

The sale details for the plot - which has planning permission for 60 eco lodges on the edge of the nature reserve - say it is in line with the aspirations of the tourism board in terms of "attracting the right demographic and stimulating local economic growth"

Sunday, 7th February, 2021 11:46am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

33 years jail sentence for Isle of Wight trio

Graham Smith Tim Brown and Louise Spence

All initially tried to deny their involvement in the offence, but with the odds stacked against them they threw in the towel and admitted their guilt

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 1:38pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Here’s where Isle of Wight Class 483 trains are going next – After 3 million miles of service

front of SWR Class 483 train - Island Line

It might be the last day the Class 483s are in action on Island Line, but it's not the last time you'll be able to ride one. Details within

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:16pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with one comment

The Isle of Wight says a fond farewell to Island Line’s 80-year-old trains, the Class 483s

island line trains at Ryde Station

Today (Sunday) sees the end of an era on Island Line as the 80-year-old Class 483 trains make their last journeys on the line

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative switches to Independent ahead of the May 2021 elections (updated)

white arrow on a blue wall

Isle of Wight Conservative’s lose a councillor as one switches to become an Independent. Intriguingly, as the party gets their councillors ready for upcoming local elections, there could be current serving Cllrs that won’t be on the ballot papers too.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Brading Roman Villa are ‘Good to Go’ and ready to welcome back visitors

brading roman villa

The Museum has been badly hit by the loss of income over the Coronavirus lockdown and are looking forward to welcoming visitors again

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 2:29pm

By Jasmine Wroath

Future of Brading Roman Villa at risk in light of Coronavirus crisis: Your support needed

brading roman villa

It costs Brading Roman Villa £740 a day to care for the building and their collection of artefacts. Without support from ticket sales, donations, visits to the shop and cafe, they're facing a huge challenge to stay open after the crisis

Monday, 27th April, 2020 11:28am

By Jasmine Wroath

Teenager left with serious injuries following Brading collision: Appeal for witnesses

Emergency call:

The incident took place at 7.20am this morning, and has resulted in the teenager being taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries

Thursday, 28th November, 2019 5:37pm

By Sally Perry

Stunning starling murmuration on the Isle of Wight (video and photos)

Isle of Wight Starling Murmuration by Sophie Hale

A starling murmuration is a sight to behold. OnTheWight has photos and video of several thousand starlings dancing in the sky this week over the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Work underway to extend stay of Sand Martins at Morton Marsh nature reserve

a sand martin

In preparation of the return of Sand Martins in 2020, work is underway to encourage these charismatic birds to extend their stay by constructing a specially-designed nesting bank

Friday, 1st November, 2019 11:03am

By Peter Fellows