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

Purpose-built home for Shanklin’s ‘pregnant’ squirrel

New squirrel tree house

A red squirrel that has set up home - possibly as it prepares to give birth - in branches of a tree that needs to be cut down as it's blocking a path, has been offered a "swanky new home".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 5:27pm

By Gavin Foster

Amy Winehouse tribute offers second fundraising date at The Nightingale Hotel

Amy Winehouse on the back of Nightingale Hotel

After the first date sold out, Laura J Butler - described as simply the most authentic and best Amy Winehouse Tribute available today - offered to perform for a second night, and tickets are selling fast.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 11:15am

By Sally Perry

Cafe Scientifique: Find out more about Tumour Immunology

lab on a chip

Professor Greenman has extensive experience of developing chip technology for analysing tumour biopsies. Hear more at Monday night's Cafe Scientifique meeting.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Pam Ash

Diversion between Ventnor and Shanklin following emergency roadworks (updated)

Road closed sign

Watch out for the diversion for traffic between Ventnor and Shanklin, as Church Road, Shanklin Old Village is now closed until further notice.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 1:25pm

By Sally Perry

Former councillor dubbed ‘garden grabber’

satellite view of Blythe Way planning - google maps

The former town councillor has been accused of ‘garden grabbing’ and contravening national policy with his latest application.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 3:32pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Police launch appeal following Sandown beach hut break-ins

police officer

Officers from the Sandown Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out regular patrols on the Shanklin to Sandown revetment following fifteen break-ins to beach huts.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Cafe Scientifique: From AI to Fukushima

nuclear decommissioning

Tonight David from Innovative Physics will present the talk ‘From AI (Artificial Intelligence) to Fukushima’. All welcome.

Sunday, 20th January, 2019 3:59pm

By Pam Ash