Man charged with GBH – after another left with fractured skull – appears in court today

Handcuffed man

The 35-year-old man who suffered a fractured skull is still in hospital

Monday, 6th April, 2020 8:16am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Block of nine flats to replace ‘uninhabitable house’

planning keyboard

Neighbours objected to the application, but planning permission was granted but with 12 conditions

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Call for kayakers: 2020 Pier2Pier charity sea swim in need of support kayakers

pier to pier swimmer and kayaker

Anyone who is a kayaker or canoeist that is available on Saturday 1st August 2020 and can assist is urged to sign up to help

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 8:15am

By Bob Cooper

Sandown man pleads guilty to three robberies


Knowles had threatened staff, and in total over the three dates had stolen cigarettes and cash worth up to approximately £700

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 2:55pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Plans revised from six to ten houses on site of former hotel to avoid ‘wasted space’


The developer had permission for six houses, but concerns about "wasted space" has led to a revised application to put ten houses on the site

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:40am

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

Head to Discovery Bay this Sunday for British Science Week

Exploring the winter coastline in Sandown and Yaverland with Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay invite you to help them add to their curious and frankly spectacular collection outdoors this weekend for British Science Week

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 4:09pm

By Claire Hector

Over 160 cyclists to take on Isle of Wight’s Seven Hills

Cyclists taking part in the 7 hills event

Over 160 cyclists are expected to take part in one of the Isle of Wight's toughest off-road cycle races this Sunday

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Belgium’s Captain Boomer heads to Sandown as Hullabaloo organisers win £65,500 grant

hullabaloo 2017

Hullabaloo will be welcoming international artists, The Captain Boomer Collective, who'll be bringing a giant sea ‘beast’ to create a highlight for this year’s focus on the coastal environment and the Isle of Wight Biosphere

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10:38am

By Rosemary Richards

Isle of Wight outdoor swimming groups to take part in International Women’s Day Dips for charity

statue of woman in swimming cap and goggles

This Sunday sees Isle of Wight women supporting other women by raising funds for Wight Dash and the WOW Centre with a dip in the sea. Why not join them?

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 5:51pm

By Maria Villa Vine

Bereavement cafe offers safe space to meet others who have also experienced bereavement in their lives

woman with butterfly in her hand

The bereavement cafe is a space to discuss the things that are difficult about grief, and the things that have been most helpful in facing the changes, adjusting and moving towards the 'new normal'

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 8:14am

By Paul Burrows-Gibson

Isle of Wight ‘winter wander’ by Guardian travel writer a certain boost for tourism

ventnor cascade

Travel writer Sarah Baxter hoped to spot the White-Tailed Eagle when on the Isle of Wight, but she saw a whole lot more instead

Saturday, 29th February, 2020 2:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Council refuse to give reassurance OnTheWight sought in relation to sale of land in Sandown

pointing fingers mobile

Residents are concerned that land dear to the hearts of locals and visitors - and rich in heritage - will form part of the deal for a new investment partner. OnTheWight sought reassurance from the council

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments