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 2 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

Diverse Marine wins contract to build transfer vessel for offshore energy crew

Design for the vessel

Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, were awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:31pm

By Luke Atkins

Uncertain future for Brown’s Family Golf and Cafe as Dinosaur Isle decision delayed

browns family golf course and cafe

The owners of Brown's Family Golf and Cafe are soldiering on through Covid-19, but their future is uncertain as decisions over Dinosaur Isle are delayed

Friday, 26th June, 2020 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Social distancing markings are pointless and won’t make any difference

social distance dots on pavements in Cowes

This reader believes the markings on footways won't make any difference and are a waste of money

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 2:42pm

By John Hague with 10 readers' comments

Protected wildflowers hacked down by Island Roads’ contractor – Two years in a row – Even after agreeing not to

The Lost Duver Project - Sea Thrift on Culver Parade

Island Roads had previously agreed that these wildflowers in Sandown Bay would be left to thrive. Island Roads respond after they were hacked back at the weekend, for the second year in a row

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Hullabaloo At Home: Get ready for the best weekend you’ve ever spent online!

Hullabaloo... At Home... The Show's Going On!

This weekend you'll be able to scroll, rather than stroll, your way through the brilliant science, arts, music, dance, magic and learn about the Island’s wildlife and landscapes too with Hullabaloo at home!

Sunday, 14th June, 2020 11:29am

By Feature Writer

Ships moored off Isle of Wight – Bembridge to Ventnor – bring exhaust fumes and deep vibrations, say residents

Ships in Sandown Bay by Bruce Webb

A few years back small numbers of ships started mooring off the south west of the Island, but since lockdown the number has gone up considerably. Their massive engines are running constantly bringing engine exhaust and constant vibrations. Here’s the background and what residents are saying

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 4:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

New toilets in Sandown given the go ahead after eight years in pipeline

Plans for public toilets in Sandown

Isle of Wight Councillor for the area, Ian Ward, urged committee members to help push through a development that has been in the pipeline for eight years

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 2:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Pier to Pier Swim has been cancelled for 2020

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

Organisers say they could not confidently hold the event and fulfill their social responsibilities

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:35am

By Bob Cooper

Sandown man jailed after pleading guilty to three robberies

Craig Knowles

On the night of the third robbery the man was arrested. He pleaded guilty today to all charges and was jailed

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:54pm

By Sally Perry