New council strategy could crack down on use of jet-skis near Isle of Wight beaches

jetskier on the water

Cllr Brading said there were many reports of water-powered crafts constantly getting too close to swimmers last summer

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 6:15pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Dinosaur Isle: Unrivalled tourism offer planned as part of major project, says council leader

Dinosaur Isle on a summer day with two people walking in front of it

Residents in Sandown have been waiting a long time to hear what will be happening with Dinosaur Isle and the land occupied by Brown's Golf Course and Artecology's studio

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 1:14pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

One vision of how great Sandown could become

Inside Eden Dome

Cllr Andre shares her vision of what Sandown could become - sensitively developed into a world-class attraction - if some imagination were applied

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 6:28pm

By Debbie Andre with 11 readers' comments

Cabinet approve plans to purchase derelict building

The Cabinet have agreed in principle to use compulsory purchase powers to buy the building in Sandown, which has stood empty for more than a decade.

Friday, 15th January, 2021 8:26am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council could set aside £450,000 for Sandown eyesore left empty for 12+ years (updated)

Fitzroy Street

As part of their Empty Property Strategy, the Isle of Wight council plan to forcibly buy the derelict property that has sat empty for years

Monday, 11th January, 2021 8:37am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Here’s where Isle of Wight Class 483 trains are going next – After 3 million miles of service

front of SWR Class 483 train - Island Line

It might be the last day the Class 483s are in action on Island Line, but it's not the last time you'll be able to ride one. Details within

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:16pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with one comment

The Isle of Wight says a fond farewell to Island Line’s 80-year-old trains, the Class 483s

island line trains at Ryde Station

Today (Sunday) sees the end of an era on Island Line as the 80-year-old Class 483 trains make their last journeys on the line

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Heavy rain brings more Isle of Wight flooding say Environment Agency

flood alert sign

A further 18mm of rain is forecast today (Monday) and some flooding is expected. Details within

Monday, 28th December, 2020 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Water level of Eastern Yar to remain high until Christmas Day

autumn leaves in rain puddle by Hannah Domsic

With persistent and heavy rain forecast for tomorrow and Thursday the Environment Agency say the river will be much higher than normal until Christmas Day

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert for Isle of Wight issued with heavy rain predicted to continue through the week

flood alert map

The wet weather is expected to continue on Tuesday, with more very heavy rain on Wednesday. Watch out for further updates from the Environment Agency

Monday, 21st December, 2020 9:19am

By Sally Perry

New footbridge opens full Sandown to Newport cycle track up to horse riders

Alverstone footbridge

Thanks to the new bridge, it will now be possible for ridden horses to follow the whole route from Shide to Sandown along the track

Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 6:58am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Flood alert in force along the Eastern Yar

flood alert sign

The Eastern Yar is expected to become very high later this evening and out of bank flooding will affect land. Details within

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 8:05pm

By Sally Perry