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

Petition launched to protect future of Brown’s Family Golf Course

Flags and Wildflowers Browns is the venue for events such as Hullabaloo this year online and the Lost Duver rewilding project

The petition is calling on the Isle of Wight council to recognise the heritage of Brown's Golf Course and seek protection of the much-loved public asset

Monday, 21st September, 2020 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Brown’s Family Golf and Cafe tenants to hang up their aprons, but what of future plans for the site?

browns golf course

News OnTheWight has been trying for sometime to find out whether the Brown's site would be part of the Dinosaur Isle deal. Here are the Isle of Wight council's latest responses

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Sandown Honour Trail causing a storm on Sandown seafront

The Sandown Honour Trail

The Trail was set up to provide a positive, uplifting welcome to all on Sandown's seafront, but some residents say that on the whole the impression is "morbid, maudlin and at odds with Sandown as a tourism destination where people go to relax, forget their worries"

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Volunteers needed today in Sandown to help in canoe lake fish rescue (updated)

Blue sea protection vehicles

If you can help with the dam building efforts, head to the Canoe Lake for 3pm.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 2:17pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Environment Agency officer assessing low levels of water in canoe lake

birds in canoe lake

The officer is assessing the situation at the canoe lake and will report back to the owners with advice and guidance

Monday, 10th August, 2020 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

‘Save the fish’ plea as canoe lake reduced to less than 10cm of water in some places

browns boating lake

Matthew shared a video of Facebook where the backs of some carp can be seen out of the water due to the lack of depth in the lake. He's calling for urgent action

Monday, 10th August, 2020 8:22am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenagers charged with assault, dangerous driving, blackmail, possession of drugs and a weapon


Police charge three teens following a series of events that include alleged assaults, blackmail and dangerous driving

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Dog attack leaves owner with serious and potentially life-changing injuries

police officer with 101 on lapel - westmidlandspolice

The dog, described as a Staffordshire terrier and Mastiff cross, attacked its owner leaving her with serious and potentially life-changing injuries, as well as another man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries

Monday, 20th July, 2020 10:03am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Ice Cream and Golf, Science and Innovation: New report explores rich history and ecology of Browns Golf Course

Play the 1930s celebrity-designed pitch and putt at Browns

Brown's Golf Course is not only a wonderful cultural institution, but also a hotbed of innovative local business activity. Find out more about new report and blueprint

Monday, 13th July, 2020 2:20pm

By Claire Hector with 5 readers' comments

Call for halt on planning application by Isle of Wight council to convert Grade II listed building

old town hall in sandown

The Isle of Wight council's Heritage Statement has been slammed and local councillors are calling for a halt to the planning process

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Boojum and Snark’s nano brewery approved: Bar reopens for table service this weekend

boojum brewery

The nano-brewery on Sandown's High Street will be brewing twice a week, as part of a wider regeneration scheme which also sees the cafe/bar reopening for table service this weekend

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter