Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra to perform summer family concert at Steam Railway

January 2020 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

The outdoor afternoon concert at the Steam Railway is a chance to experience the very talented Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 1st May, 2021 11:42am

By Sally Perry

Garages and storage buildings on brownfield site could become new homes

CGI of new homes in Havenstreet

There are plans to redevelop the brownfield site to provide three new homes in Havenstreet

Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 8:09am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight abstract artist wins solo exhibition at Quay Arts for response to Off The Rails

Steve Miles - Style Writing Roots

The artist says this is an opportunity that he'll grab with both hands, after he was selected to hold a solo show in the Clayden Gallery in 2022

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Former Isle of Wight bus shelter transformed to book share

From bus shelter to book swap

Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Council has re-purposed the shelter, installing planters and making repairs with volunteers cleaning the space

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 10:07am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Councillor funds further education learning for three Islanders

Adult learning with pen, papers and cup of tea

Dave Logan of POA Learning says the offer came out of the blue, but will be put to good use

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 9:23am

By Dave Logan

Listen: Conservative Isle of Wight councillor challenged on her Brexit views on LBC phone-in

vanessa churchman

Cllr Vanessa Churchman phoned into LBC to give her two reasons why she wanted to leave the EU. Brexit-sceptic LBC presenter James O’Brien challenged her.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 9:45pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Steam Railway joins handful of heritage railways to achieve Accredited Museum status

IWSR museum accreditation 2

It's taken three years to reach the point to being awarded Full Museum Accreditation status by the Arts Council and the chairman of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway says it's an enormous achievement for the whole Island.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 9:52am

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

Lovebirds to donate 20 inches of luscious locks for The Little Princess Trust

flick and greg

Between them, Felicity and Greg will be donating around 20 inches of their luscious locks to be made into wigs for children who have lost their hair due to treatment for cancer and other illnesses.

Friday, 1st December, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry

Pupils ditching the books and catching the train to experience WWII life

WWII evacuation

Isle of Wight school children are this week to discover at Havenstreet steam railway what it was like to be evacuated during World War II.

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 7:23am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Steam Railway founders honoured at 50th anniversary dinner


What started as an ambitious plan to save just one locomotive and a few carriages from destruction has grown into an initiative that is now a major Island attraction enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors each year.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 12:22pm

By Abigail Hennings with 3 readers' comments

‘Inadequate’ rating for Isle of Wight care home

elderly lady sleeping :

Following the outcome from a previous inspection, the latest found the provider had failed to take adequate action and so the CQC are now planning further enforcement action.

Monday, 13th July, 2015 1:14pm

By Sally Perry

Island pupils go back to WWII

Child Evacuees

Around 400 Isle of Wight primary school pupils took part in the mock evacuation at Havenstreet Steam Railway this week.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 7:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood with 2 readers' comments