How ‘local’ are your Isle of Wight election candidates and does it even matter?

Tim Jeffreys' leaflet and letter

Some candidates are making the point that their opponents are ‘not local’ to where they’re standing. But do they actually live in the ward themselves?

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

RNLI rescue poorly teenager from secluded beach

Side of lifeboat with sunset in the distance

Cowes RNLI sped to the secluded beach to help the teenager with cystic fibrosis who became ill

Thursday, 1st April, 2021 7:40am

By George Chastney

Dead porpoise washed up on Isle of Wight beach: Here’s what to do if you spot one

Dead Porpoise washed up in Gurnard

Richard spotted this poor porpoise washed up in Gurnard today and reported it to the relevant body. Here's what to do if you spot one too

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 4:49pm

By Sally Perry

Hotel plans for former site of The Little Gloster (updated)

The Little Gloster from google Streetview

The award-winning restaurant closed its doors last year, but plans have been submitted by the building's owner to change upstairs into hotel rooms

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight weather warning for snow

snow and frozen glass ball

Only some parts of the Isle of Wight are included in the weather warning for snow, which lasts for three days. See the details within

Sunday, 7th February, 2021 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Cabinet push ahead with plans to charge for parking in Gurnard

Gurnard sea front - Google Maps

Despite strong objections and pleas from businesses and beach hut owners, the Cabinet pushed ahead with plans to introduce parking fees for Princes Esplanade in Gurnard

Friday, 15th January, 2021 11:20am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Parking charges on Gurnard seafront: Council officers recommend plans be approved this week

Gurnard sea front - Google Maps

Council officers are recommending the new parking charges are approved by the Cabinet, adding that there were 467 objections received, but 60,000 registered vehicles on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 10:43am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Mental Elf Challenge aims to raise importance of children’s mental health

mental elf challenge illustration with two happy elves dancing

Aimed to help raise positivity at the end of a difficult school year. Find out how to get involved in Mental Elf Challenge

Friday, 4th December, 2020 6:12pm

By Sally Perry

Councillor returns to fight against parking charges on Gurnard Esplanade 20 years later

princes esplanade, gurnard

The local councillor says introducing charging on the seafront will kill the 2-3 businesses there and impact health and well being of residents

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Late night coastal walk leads to rescue

People being rescued by Cowes RNLI

The young people were rescued after midnight. Attending were Cowes RNLI, Needles and Ventnor coastguards and an ambulance

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 8:03am

By Sally Perry

Kayaker helps jet-skier in trouble, resulting in Cowes RNLI having to rescue both of them

unmanned Jet Ski

The jet-skier is described as waving for help, only for people on another boat just to wave back to him

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 8:18am

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight robber jailed after threatening shop worker with scissors


The man who threatened a Gurnard shop worker with a pair of scissors and stole £300 from the till has been jailed

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 2:48pm

By Hampshire Constabulary