All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Commendation for Island Line depot team at National Rail Awards

Class 484 on Island Line rails

The Island Line depot team are widely respected for their work, so it's no surprise that they picked up this commendation at the National Rail Awards

Monday, 21st September, 2020 3:09pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Dates announced for Island Line rail work in prep for new trains – Plus photos of new trains

Class 484 at Vivarail

See photos of the trains being refurbished, plus details of when the line will be out of service for the major engineering works

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight holiday park plans entertainment upgrades

Artist's impression of the waterpark

People can now have their say on the plans to improve the play areas at the holiday park. Details within

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 9:00am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Essential engineering works on Island Line Trains over two weekends this month

island line trains

There'll be a bus replacement service in place over both the weekends as essential engineering work takes place

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 7:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenagers charged with assault, dangerous driving, blackmail, possession of drugs and a weapon


Police charge three teens following a series of events that include alleged assaults, blackmail and dangerous driving

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight council challenged over refusal of planning permission for town houses

Current Victoria Ave properties

The agent argues that the proposed buildings are more in keeping with the Conservation Area than what is currently there

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 8:21am

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

Plans for houses in Shanklin in the AONB comes with promise of 400 trees and footpath

westhill road shanklin - aerial view of artists impression of six houses on green space

Agents say the proposal “will offer a modest development in a sustainable location, which is in keeping with the locality and will protect and enhance the character and context of the area, offering much-needed housing”

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 2:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

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