Ice Cream and Golf, Science and Innovation: New report explores rich history and ecology of Browns Golf Course

Play the 1930s celebrity-designed pitch and putt at Browns

Brown's Golf Course is not only a wonderful cultural institution, but also a hotbed of innovative local business activity. Find out more about new report and blueprint

Monday, 13th July, 2020 2:20pm

By Claire Hector with 5 readers' comments

Protected wildflowers hacked down by Island Roads’ contractor – Two years in a row – Even after agreeing not to

The Lost Duver Project - Sea Thrift on Culver Parade

Island Roads had previously agreed that these wildflowers in Sandown Bay would be left to thrive. Island Roads respond after they were hacked back at the weekend, for the second year in a row

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Belgium’s Captain Boomer heads to Sandown as Hullabaloo organisers win £65,500 grant

hullabaloo 2017

Hullabaloo will be welcoming international artists, The Captain Boomer Collective, who'll be bringing a giant sea ‘beast’ to create a highlight for this year’s focus on the coastal environment and the Isle of Wight Biosphere

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10:38am

By Rosemary Richards

Photos: Rescued circus lion brothers move into new home at Isle of Wight Zoo

First steps in

The new home comes with a heated sleeping area and specially reinforced full-height windows allowing the public close-up views when Kumba and Vigo are not enjoying the outdoors. See the photos within

Friday, 31st January, 2020 12:02pm

By Neil Fowler with 4 readers' comments

Landslip results in road closure and long diversion

road closed sign

Watch out for the diversion in place due to a landslip which has made it necessary to close the road

Monday, 16th December, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

How mass extinction 370m years ago changed the path of evolution

blast from the past poster

The evening includes lectures and delicious home-made food. Book your place today

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:47am

By Sally Perry

Share you stories of Brown’s Family Golf for Down to the Coast heritage project

Browns Henry Cotton, Mr Kennedy and Joe Kirkwood 1933

Down to the Coast are looking to conserve this important piece of the Island’s seaside heritage and are keen to hear your stories or see your photos of Brown's Family Golf.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 12:34pm

By Peter Fellows with 3 readers' comments

Chance to see baby T.rex at Dinosaur Museum

barry and the t rex model dinosaur sml

The museum is playing host to the summer visitor, a replica juvenile T. rex skeleton, on loan from local fossil collector, Barry Gibson.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 11:35am

By IW Council Press Office

Hullabaloo – two days of FREE discovery, exploration and fun in Sandown

hullabaloo stage

There are a huge number of activities taking place this weekend in Sandown Bay, from science discoveries to cardboard wars, Bigtopmania, crazy bikes and circus skills to live music and a carnival parade. Don’t miss these two days of FREE fun and discovery.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 5:07pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight council say permission was granted for work to Yaverland trees (update 2)

Willow treee stumps by Kate Barton

Concerns were raised after ten willow trees were cut back in Yaverland last week and an Isle of Wight councillor stated the relevant department knew nothing about it. OnTheWight has the official word.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Plans lodged for new ‘garden huts’ on Sandown seafront

sandown garden huts

Heritage Gardens are seeking approval for two blocks of nine huts located along the embankment formed by the raising of Culver Parade.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 11:28am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Heritage Open Days celebrated in Sandown from Browns to the Battery

Learning about Palmerston Forts with AONB Culver Cliff beyond

A fantastic weekend was had by all, with volunteers and organisations all chipping in to celebrate Sandown's heritage.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 9:00am

By Claire Hector