Carlauren Group: Isle of Wight investors included in Group Action

Ocean View Hotel

At least 16 of the 55 investors in the Carlauren Group who have come forward are from the Isle of Wight, says the law firm organising the Group Action

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Grand Annual Rotary Sale returns to Shanklin

items at Rotary Sale

The Grand Annual Rotary Sale has almost anything you can think of for sale, often including the kitchen sink. The sale starts at 10am today (Tuesday)

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Learn about Exoplanets from an expert in Cosmology at Cafe Scientifique

Artist’s impression of Exoplanet Corot-7b

The subject has grown exponentially in the last three decades with thousands of solar systems now known. Come and find out about the latest developments in this field of science

Monday, 13th January, 2020 1:14pm

By Sally Perry

Escape to the Country features Isle of Wight success story

jonnie escape to the country bbc

Still available on BBC iPlayer, the latest episode of Escape to the Country features a couple who settled in Shanklin and set up a holiday business for families with autism

Friday, 10th January, 2020 1:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island Line and South Western Railways operation could be nationalised, amid emergency talks (updated)

Island Line Trains At Pier Head, Ryde

South Western Railways - which includes Island Line - appear to be in trouble and one possible outcome, they say, would be for the franchise to be nationalised. Details within

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Brush away the cobwebs with a New Year’s Day swim

men running into the sea

There are at least two official New Year's Day swims taking place on the Island Wight. Details within

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry

New Year’s Day travel on Island Line Trains

island line train at Sandown station

Be aware of slight changes to the Island Line timetable on New Year's Day

Saturday, 28th December, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Brush away the cobwebs with an Isle of Wight Boxing Day Swim

Bare topped man taking part in boxing day swim

If on Thursday morning you need to brush the cobwebs away, head to one of these three Boxing Day Swims taking place on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 25th December, 2019 9:28am

By Sally Perry

20 made redundant as Isle of Wight hotel closes following scandal of hotel chain founder and missing £50m

auckland house hotel

Our thoughts are with the 20 staff from the Auckland House Hotel which has been closed following the collapse of Carlauren Group

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Disruption on Island Line train service (updated)

train at ryde station

If you were planning to use Island Line today beware of disruption

Sunday, 8th December, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry

Stealing over £4,000 of perfume leads to prison

John DUCKWORTH's mugshot

The Islander who stole £4,000 worth of perfume and aftershave from a shop in Shanklin has been sent to prison. Details within

Friday, 6th December, 2019 4:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Disruption expected on Island Line Trains all day

Islandline trains

Island Line has been plagued with problems over the last couple of month. Disruption is expected until the end of the day

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry