Heartfelt message for Damien Nettles on 23rd anniversary of his disappearance

damien nettles

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager says that after 23 years Justice for Damien continues to be their goal

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 6:56am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s Little Gloster named Best Local Restaurant in South East

holly and ben cooke little gloster

As well as the Little Gloster winning Best Local Restaurant in the South East Award, Seaview Hotel make it into the latest guide too.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 9:55am

By Sally Perry

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Talented school children representing the Isle of Wight today in national STEM finals

gurnard primary pupils at gkn

Ten-year-old pupils from the Isle of Wight will be representing the Island today (Tuesday) at the national finals of the Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 8:55am

By Vanessa Hicks

Book now for classical concert featuring wide-ranging programme from 18th century baroque to 20th century film scores

james and siobhan

The concert will feature a wide-ranging selection the musicians hope will appeal to everyone, with 18th century baroque music, American jazz and classical White House favourite Earl Wild, and film composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 5:18pm

By Peter Gruner

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager publishes her story this autumn

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 1:06pm

By Sally Perry

Call to join Gurnard community campaign to register footpath for future generations

spencers woods

The well-worn path through Spencer's Wood is the subject of a community effort to have the footpath protected as a right of way now that the land has been sold (STC) to a private buyer. See within for more details.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 8:27am

By Claire Rennie

Plans for Isle of Wight primary ‘inappropriate use of public money’, say neighbouring schools (updated)

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Nearby schools have objected to plans to increase capacity at this Isle of Wight primary school and residents are urged to attend the public meeting being held tonight (Thursday) at the school.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 9:10am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Council reopen access to Gurnard beach following passionate public pleas

Gurnard slipway

The Isle of Wight council say that even though the upkeep and maintenance responsibilities are not theirs, they do have a duty of care to anyone wanting to go onto the beach via this slipway, but have bowed to public pressure and moved the railings.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 12:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Closure of Gurnard beach by council ‘indefinite’, unless …

Gurnard beach closed

There's quite a bit of concern in Gurnard about a beach that's access has been blocked by a newly constructed fence. OnTheWight has been pulling the pieces together to better understand it.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 9:15am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Appeal set up for Gurnard family who lost home and dog to fire

gurnard fire

The family home in Gurnard - which had been passed down through four generations - has been completely destroyed. As well as losing sentimental items in the fire, the family's pet dog also died.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 8:16am

By Sally Perry

Get pickled at the 2018 Pickle Wars in Gurnard

Pickled onions

The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation relies completely on donations to continue their work and each year the Pickle Wars comes up trumps as a great fundraiser. Find out how to get involved.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 2:35pm

By Lee Taylor