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

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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

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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

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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

Join workshops for Dark Nights Parade and Pageant under the stars

France Dicken decorating the cockerel-headed man during a workshop earlier this year

This spectacular pageant will feature Medusa, Bacchus, Orpheus and the inimitable Cockerel-headed man. Join the lantern or puppet-making workshops to join the parade

Friday, 1st November, 2019 8:16am

By Tracy Curtis

Brading residents launch petition to save surgery

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A petition has been launched by Brading Residents’ Association, calling on the CCG to provide a surgery and pharmacy in Brading

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 7:57am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

NHS plea to patients in Brading and Lake: ‘Please bear with us’

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From April 2020, alternative GP provision will need to be found for 4,500 patients in Brading as GPs hand in their notice.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 6:00pm

By Mark Wingham with 7 readers' comments

Magical Day at the Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair

King and Queen of the Faeries

A merry band of volunteers and Gift to Nature staff, local businesses and the extremely talented artists and musicians ensured the Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair was a success. See the photos within.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 8:37am

By Vanessa Langley

New trains coming to the Isle of Wight

New Class 484 Island Line train

The 81-year-old trains that run on Island Line are to be swapped out for new ones. OnTheWight has all the details on this important news.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Spot Faeries deep in Brading Down at this Sunday’s Faerie Festival and Wood Fair

Green faerie and woodland stag at the faerie festival

Returning for another year, The Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair promises music and dancing, storytelling, demonstrations of traditional woodland skills, quests to complete and trails to follow, plus the fairy market place.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 12:03pm

By Feature Writer