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

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

Waiting room

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’

Waiting room

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

Faeries to be seen deep in Brading Down at 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, 9th August, 2019 5:10pm

By Vanessa Langley

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

Festival of Heroes returns to Brading Roman Villa this month: Book your tickets now

festival of heroes -stewart gibbs photography

The two-day family-friendly festival takes place at Brading Roman Villa on 27th and 28th July between 11am and 5pm.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 11:18am

By Sally Perry

Discover spectacular ancient objects at Brading Roman Villa exhibition

Ancient vessel with coins

This touring exhibition is a great chance to see some spectacular ancient objects and explore why ancient people hid their precious objects.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 9:01am

By Jacqueline Gazzard