A day of fun and games, live music, Pimms, beautiful gardens and more for just £4 each

barton manor

You'd be hard pushed to get better value for the £4 entrance fee and you can go home at the end of the day feeling warm and fuzzy inside for knowing you've helped raise much needed cash for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 9:22pm

By Feature Writer

Ancient woodlands turned into ‘shanty town’ say IW Ramblers (video)

Woodhouse Copse - Video - Jun 2016

The IW CPRE say what has taken place in this ancient woodland is a form of rural vandalism and IW Ramblers say the site now resembles a shanty town and tip.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 4:06pm

By David Howarth with 7 readers' comments

Landslip closes footpath

Footpath closed

Diversion is in place following landslip along footpath.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Priory School 2015 GCSE Results: A testament to the hard work

priory school

Congratulations to all the students at Priory School for their GCSE achievements, especially the exceptional performances.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 6:51pm

By Emma Dale

Emergency closure of Whippingham Footpath

Footpath closed

The closure came into force this morning and runs until 26 August.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 8:15pm

By IWC Highways

New hotel, houses and business units on former Folly Works site

Folly Works plans

The 99 units within the development would count towards the council's new homes target.

Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 10:15am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Island Roads about to start two more major road schemes

Road closed works and traffic lights

Island Roads issue a press release alerting the public they'll be starting more main road resurfacing works shortly - something the 25 year PFI contractor is being paid £1.4m per month to carry out.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

60 Smooth Hound sharks slaughtered on the Island

Smooth hound heads and tails - Close up 2 - July 2014 - by Kevin Parker

Local fisherman is horrified to find the heads and tails of endangered sharks on Isle of Wight coast.

Wednesday, 16th July, 2014 3:49pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Centre of Excellence for composites, advanced manufacturing and marine technology gets £11m funding

Carbon fibre sheet by x1brett

There's some really positive news today on help to prepare Isle of Wight students for work in the fast-growing world of Composite materials.

Monday, 7th July, 2014 4:18pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Find out which rural IW communities will benefit from high speed broadband first

Engineers fitting fibre

The first communities set to benefit from the multi-million pound rural fibre broadband partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and BT, were announced today (Monday).

Monday, 12th May, 2014 11:15am

By IW Council Press Office with 14 readers' comments

99-home development + hotel planned on Medina banks in Whippingham

Folly Reach aerial view with proposed development items marked

Here are the key facts on a large scale planning application a Jersey-based development company hope will be coming to the eastern side of the Medina, next to the Folly Inn.

Monday, 3rd March, 2014 8:33pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Police name man whose body was found near Medina River


Our sincerest thoughts are with the family and friends of Roy whose body was found near the shoreline of the River Medina yesterday.

Friday, 6th September, 2013 1:18pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment