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

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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

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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

Dinosaurs could invade golf course if new plans are approved

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The dramatic makeover, complete with a volcano, dinosaurs and waterfall, of the golf course, first built in the 1920s could begin in November if approved.

Friday, 7th September, 2018 1:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Browns Family Golf and Cafe broken into twice this week

brown family golf and cafe french doors

Do you know anything about the two break-ins to Browns Family Golf and Cafe this week? If so, please get in touch with Police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight dinosaur bones go on tour to Japan

The fossilised bones of the meat eating Neovenator are featured in a new exhibition at the Fukui Prefecture Dinosaur Museum’s exhibition - Theropods: from Carnivorous Dinosaurs to Flying Birds.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 7:54am

By IW Council Press Office

Sky Trail plans for Sandham Gardens approved

Sandown Sky Trail

The new Sky Trail is expected to be open by March 2019. Marino Zanti from Heritage Attractions believes this is the catalyst for the next stage of Sandown’s regeneration.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 10:33am

By Sally Perry with one comment

British Dinosaur Trust plan to turn Dinosaur Isle into The British Dinosaur Centre

Dr Jeremy Lockwood DI_preview

A great boost for Dinosaur Isle and Sandown. The British Dinosaur Trust plan to turn Dinosaur Isle into The British Dinosaur Centre - creating a major national visitor attraction.

Monday, 4th June, 2018 5:51pm

By Jeremy Lockwood with one comment