The Inflatable Rainbow Run returns this summer

rainbow run

Following last summer’s successful Inflatable Rainbow Run, the event will return to Sandown Airport this July.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Police appeal after Isle of Wight motorcyclist left with life-threatening injuries


Police are still carrying out enquiries to establish if any other vehicles were involved, or whether this was a single vehicle collision. Please get in touch if you know anything that could help.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 7:17am

By Hampshire Constabulary

New micro brewery plans for Sandown get government cash boost

man walking through a microbrewery with barrels

A good chunk of government funding is now making its way to the Isle of Wight to kick-start a new micro brewery.

Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Approval sought for new permanent position for lifeguard hut

lifeguard hut sandown

The RNLI are seeking to move the lifeguard station on Sandown Beach and place it in a permanent position to save costs of removing and returning it each year.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Advance warning of disruption whilst busy roads reconstructed

Park Road Ryde

Island Roads say it's impossible to undertake projects of this scale without some localised disruption and they hope that residents feel the short-term inconvenience will be outweighed by the long-term benefits of this upgrade.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:43am

By Gavin Foster with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Sandown Bay and Bembridge village crowned UK’s best

Sandown Bay

The results are in and according to Visit Isle of Wight the Island's shortlisted entries in the Countryfile Magazine competition by a massive margin.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 3:35pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Rugby: Hurricanes pick up victory in re-arranged fixture

rugby ball

The Hurricanes regained second spot in the Hampshire Premier table, following last week's defeat to Bognor RFC who had overtaken them.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 3:37pm

By Sam Flux

Dinosaur Isle to host Free Family Fun Day

dinosaur isle

Head to Dinosaur Isle in Sandown this Sunday for a full day of free family fun, lots of activities and displays including IW Bat Hospital, IW Metal Detectorists and Brading Roman Villa.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 1:11pm

By Sally Perry

Row erupts over parking arrangements for funeral of popular resident

broadway car park - colin midmore

Space in the Broadway Centre car park - for the entourage of scooters expected at the funeral of Malcolm Butcher next week - has been refused by the town council, but a possible solution to diffuse the situation has been found by Cllr Ward.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 10:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Not too late to vote for Isle of Wight locations in Countryfile Magazine Awards

jamie rusell bembridge - timelapse

Stunning Sandown beach and beautiful Bembridge village are both in the running for Countryfile Magazine Awards but are reliant on public votes. You have until Sunday to show your support.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Over 200 take part in Isle of Wight’s Sandman Snowman event

The Common Space making the most of winter beaches with Sandman Snowman on the Science Beach in Sandown Bay Pics by The Common Space (10)

The purpose of the sand snowman event is to encourage people to head to the Bay in winter and remind them that it’s an extraordinary place worth exploring.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 4:41pm

By Claire Hector

New equipment to reveal the Isle of Wight’s extraordinary natural world

Island Roads Foundation present cheque to The Common Space and team in Sandown Bay photo

The Micro-Eye is coming all the way from New Zealand and is a very tough bit of kit, designed to be safe and easy for any age and so will be accessible to all of our thousands of visitors.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 12:50pm

By Claire Hector with one comment