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

GCSE success for Priory School pupils

Priory School

A year of substantial success across a range of mixed ability classes at Priory School with 38 pupils aged 14-16 (Years 9-11) accumulating 202 GCSEs over 18 subjects.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2013 10:00am

By Edmund Matyjaszek with 2 readers' comments

Success for Priory School A Level ‘scholars’

Priory School

For a second year, 'Scholars' at Priory School's Sixth Form do well in their A Levels.

Monday, 19th August, 2013 9:00am

By Edmund Matyjaszek with 2 readers' comments

All welcome to Priory School Summer Fayre

Priory School:

Dignatories will be opening Priory School's summer fayre this Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 5th July, 2013 8:36am

By Sally Perry

Vectis DFAS Young Arts Project


An exhibition is by A Level Art students goes on display next week.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2013 4:09pm

By Diane Pradhan

Whippingham councillor returns to maiden name

Julia Baker-Smith

As a mark of respect to her late father, Julia Hill returns to her maiden name.

Thursday, 16th May, 2013 3:35pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments