Watch how things changed on the Isle of Wight from 1945 to 2005, as you travel from Ventnor to Ryde, floating in the sky (updated)

Watch this clever video as it shows you how the Island has changed from 1945 to 2005 - not just the expansion of housing, but also tree growth

Thursday, 10th December, 2020 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Watch 24 minute video compilation of the Class 484 train arriving on the Isle of Wight

old and new island line trains in same shot by Ben Rue Photography

Follow the arrival of the new Island Line Class 484 trains last week with this great video compilation by Ben Rue Photography

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 12:44pm

By Sally Perry

Video and photos of new Island Line trains – Class 484 – arriving on the Isle of Wight

New train arrives on the Isle of Wight - South Western Railway

There was a great deal of excitement on the Isle of Wight yesterday (and beyond) as the first new Class 484 Island Line train arrived. See the video and photos within

Friday, 20th November, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry

First new Island Line train – Class 484 – arrives on the Isle of Wight … on a ferry

island line train class 484

The delivery of the new train, making its way down from Warwickshire, marks a major step towards a more modern Island Line

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 3:00pm

By James McKinnon with 5 readers' comments

Do you recognise these men? ask Isle of Wight Police

Police control operator

The victim suffered a number of injuries and was taken to hospital. Police want to speak to the three men in these CCTV images

Monday, 16th November, 2020 1:38pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

First video footage of the new Island Line trains emerges: Watch

New Island Line train being tested - Nov 2020

Catch a look at one of the new Island Line trains in motion in this short video by Mark Hopwood of South Western Railways

Monday, 16th November, 2020 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Another assault in Shanklin: Police issue appeal for info

Police control operator

Police ask if residents saw or heard anything, or have CCTV, Ring Doorbell or dash cam footage to get in touch

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 9:05am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Four men arrested following brutal assault in Shanklin

prison jail corridor

Three men have been bailed until the end of the month and one remains in custody after the assault on a man in his 30s left him with serious head injuries

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 2:51pm

By Sally Perry

Good Samaritan comes to the rescue – with a metal-detector!

simon nash with lost phone found on shanklin beach

We all know the panic when you lose your mobile phone - imagine that, but on a beach. Happily Simon Nash’s determination led to a good outcome

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 8:39am

By Sally Perry

YMCA and ‘Free Food in Sandown’ team up with ASDA to offer free packed lunches for Bay area children this half term

YMCA collected food from ASDA

The generous scheme is open to any family in need and is not restricted to children who qualify for free school meals

Monday, 26th October, 2020 11:23am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight hotel hit by Covid seeks permission to convert into flats

esplanade hotel shanklin - the plans

Agents for the application said the seafront hotel business had been detrimentally impacted by Covid and the redevelopment would help address the Island’s housing need

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 1:18pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MS Society recognised with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

paul brading,susie sheldon and others outside the MS Society charity shop in shanklin

The MS Society Isle of Wight Group have been recognised for their work providing emotional, financial and wellbeing support to those affected by Multiple Sclerosis on the Island

Monday, 28th September, 2020 7:43am

By Paul Brading