Record number of entries for Ryde Rowing Regatta

Ryde junior coastal four rowers on the water

The Regatta had a near record entry of one hundred and twelve crews and scullers from the thirteen participating clubs.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:52pm

By Steve Bull

Anti-social behaviour blighting town, say Shanklin councillors

police officer

The Police and Crime Commissioner has been invited to visit the Bay area to meet with local people and discuss the crime and anti-social behaviour problems blighting the town.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 4:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight retailers ‘up in arms’ about four-day road closure

regent street road closure

Retailers say they have not been consulted and are up in arms about the road closure.

Saturday, 27th April, 2019 7:35pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Resurfacing works on Shanklin Esplanade start today

Road works road closed signs

Works to resurface the road will be limited to daytime hours during the week, meaning the esplanade will be open to vehicles during evenings and at weekends with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:37am

By Gavin Foster

Find out more about the conservation and preservation of the Mary Rose at Cafe Scientifique talk

model of the mary rose

This fascinating talk about the conservation and preservation of the Mary Rose is expected to be very popular.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 8:45am

By Pam Ash

Over £1,600 raised at Nightingale Hotel charity gigs

nightingale hotel - janis, laura, deano, Richard, Steve, Adrian, Dino and Arina and daughter

A whopping £1,600+ was raised at the Nightingale Hotel at the weekend as Amy Winehouse tribute act, Laura J Butler, performed to two packed audiences at the distinctive and eye-catching Shanklin Hotel.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 3:34pm

By Sally Perry

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

Former councillor branded ‘garden grabber’ gets planning approval next to nature reserve

satellite view of Blythe Way planning - google maps

The application for a house at Blythe Way, next to Batts Copse and Sibden Hill nature reserve in Shanklin, was turned down by councillors last year due to the size and scale of the building.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 3:35pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Drones and Unmanned Air Vehicles the subject of next Cafe Scientifique

unmanned air vehicle in the sky over desert

Presenting his talk on “Drones and other Unmanned Air Vehicles", Dr Stephen Prior from Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty at Southampton University comes highly recommended.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 2:14pm

By Pam Ash

Resurfacing works planned for Isle of Wight seafront location

Shanklin Esplanade

The roadworks will be undertaken at a time when the coastal weather shouldn't hamper too much with the schedule, allowing work to be completed before the May Bank Holidays.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 7:18am

By Gavin Foster

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

Isle of Wight ‘Garden grabber’ planning application recommended for approval

satellite view of Blythe Way planning - google maps

Isle of Wight council planning officers are recommending approval of controversial plans to build a house next to a nature reserve.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 11:38am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment