New Patron for Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat are very pleased to make this appointment public knowledge and extend a warm welcome to their new patron

Monday, 14th October, 2019 11:53am

By Philip Heron

Boojum and Snark join Beers and Buses this weekend

Boojum Brewery illustration of a buoy

Boojum and Snark in Sandown will be open this weekend, showcasing a fine selection of craft and award-winning beers and ciders as part of the Beers and Buses Weekend

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 11:36am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Video: Flood alert for the Isle of Wight as spring tides return

flood alert map for the Isle of Wight showing where high tides will affect areas

Residents near the Cowes floating bridge may wish to keep flood protection installed as a precautionary measure, say the Environment Agency.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry

Green Town volunteers win Silver Gilt Award at South and South East in Bloom

BBC Radio Sussex ‘Dig It’ presenter Joe Talbot, Ben Holbrook and Christine Jackson

A huge amount of hard work in the build-up to judging and throughout the year has paid off for the Green Town volunteers.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 9:58am

By Ben Holbrook

Police find blue bandana at scene of burglary

Police conferring

A blue bandana, which police believe may have belonged to the suspect, was found in the rear garden. Do you know someone missing one?

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 9:09am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Hotel ‘has had its day’ says owners looking to redevelop Sandown site

cygnet hotel from google streetview

The current owners of the hotel, which was put on the market in 2014 and ceased trading in 2017, said it was not financially sustainable.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 4:31pm

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

Rollout schedule for new Island Line trains, enhancements and what we can expect

Island Line Infrastructure Upgrade graphic

If you’re asking - When will the first new train arrive? The free station WiFi start? The last 1938 train run? The half-hour service start? OnTheWight has answers for you.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:40am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GCSE Results: Students and staff worked so hard to achieve some exceptional results at The Bay CE

L to R Rachel Robers, Bethany Underdown, Yasmin Wright, Lauren Doncaster, Alexandra Linden-Jones, Leo Ballard, Niall Powell

The Head of School said every single student and staff member has something to celebrate and that as individuals every person from the Class of 2019 has excelled in some way.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 11:24am

By Karen Bricknell

The Sandown Sprint plans to bring car road racing to Isle of Wight

Sandown Sprint organisers are one step closer to bringing official car racing to the streets of Sandown.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 5:12pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Cllr Ian Ward liked tweets denying climate change and saying police should not ‘ponce around’ at Pride

ian ward

The Isle of Wight councillor said "We are all entitled to an opinion. I do not ‘like’ anything people may find offensive"

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 11:35am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight driver with crossbow and axes convicted of weapons offences

Police cells

A lock knife, a crossbow and bolts were found during a search of his car as well as hunting knives, more lock knives, axes, and a BB gun

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 11:27am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Car Park built without permission must be removed say Isle of Wight council

Car park

The council said the car park has resulted in an over provision of car parking and would likely to lead to increased use of the existing ‘substandard’ junction.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 2:31pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments