Shanklin Hotel clear up damaging claims made on social media about coach party from Leicester

Daishs hotel in shanklin

The damaging claims that the hotel had a coach party of residents from locked-down Leicester have been refuted by the Isle of Wight holiday firm

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Second wave of Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight could ‘decimate the season’, say owners of guest house

Swiss Cottage - Shanklin

The owners of Swiss Cottage guest house in Shanklin - who have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown - believe if there is a second wave it will decimate the tourist season

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 10:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

RIP Harry Rees – Isle of Wight ambassador for decades passes away suddenly

harry rees

Our thoughts are with Harry's family, friends and former colleagues. He will be missed by all who knew him

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 8:33pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

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

Multiple Sclerosis Society Isle of Wight Group receive Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

ms society get together

The Group chair, Paul Brading, thanks all the volunteers, the shop manager, and committee members for their commitment to help make a difference to the many Islanders who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:45am

By Paul Brading

Police advise residents to avoid area following ‘substantial’ landslide: All emergency services in attendance (updated)

front of ambulance

Fire, Police, Coastguard and Ambulance service are all in attendance of the landslide where several people have been rescued

Saturday, 18th April, 2020 7:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

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

Call for ‘healthy young’ volunteers to deliver medicines to isolated residents (updated)

Pharmacy signs

An Isle of Wight pharmacy is calling on "healthy young people" to help deliver medicines to those who are self-isolating

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 8:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hipshakers who braved Storm Dennis helped raise £600 for Kissypuppy

L-R Ben Holdsworth, Lucy Drover, Nick Groocock (TM), Aaron Rolf, Eden Canning and Maisey Maisie Witty

Over 300 people braved Storm Dennis to attend the Kissypuppy fundraiser last month

Monday, 9th March, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Cliff fall photos raise awareness of cliff edge dangers

trudie wilson captured the cliff fall at Shanklin

Luckily Trudie was at a safe distance when she witnessed this cliff fall in Shanklin. She said the noise was quite something

Friday, 21st February, 2020 10:35am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Learn more about the world of satellite imaging at Cafe Scientifique talk

satellite imaging

This talk will take you beyond the ‘pretty pictures’ of satellite imaging to the scientific data behind them, and show you how the data can be applied to monitor plant growth, air pollution and more

Monday, 10th February, 2020 6:29am

By Sally Perry

86-year-old man with broken hip lay on bitterly cold pavement waiting three hours for ambulance: OnTheWight seeks answers from NHS Trust

Brian Nordbruch waiting for the ambulance

Here’s the full distressing story of how an 86 year old man was left on a bitterly cold pavement for three hours after breaking his hip, waiting for an ambulance to arrive. It leaves us wondering - how frequently this kind of thing is happening?

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments