Gold for Briddlesford at World Cheese Awards

Izzy, Debi, Julie with Cheddars

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight and beating 3,500 cheeses from 29 nations, Briddlesford Lodge Farm's cheddar came home with Gold!

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 8:20am

By Judi Griffin

Temporary closure of Firestone Copse and Parkhurst Forest car parks

firestone copse from the air

The Forestry Commission apologise for any inconvenience and hope visitors will understand the need to preserve the safety of all around large machinery.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 1:23pm

By Justin Rylands

Family pay tribute to ‘vivacious, charismatic, generous’ mother and grandmother

Jacqueline Valvona

90 year-old Jacqueline Valvona passed away at Southampton General Hospital on Monday. She'd been involved in a collision with a BMW car in Wootton on 2nd August.

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 5:04pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

90-year-old woman in critical condition following collision with car

Emergency call:

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following serious collision in Wootton, which has left a 90-year-old woman in a life-threatening condition at Southampton General Hospital.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 10:01am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Planning permission sought for 40 dwellings in Wootton

wootton planning app

Residents have until 27th July to share their views on the application for outline planning permission for 40 dwellings in Wootton.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 7:24pm

By Sally Perry

Human remains found on Isle of Wight beach (updated)

Police tape

Police confirm the human remains will be recovered in due course for analysis and enquiries are ongoing.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 5:40pm

By Sally Perry

Head injury on board yacht led to RNLI callout

RNLI embroidered logo

The woman was aboard the 40-foot Wet Wheels of Hamble, off Wootton Creek, when the accident occurred.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 5:03pm

By George Chastney

£1.5m upgrade for 11 bed Isle of Wight mental health rehabilitation unit (updated)

Woodlands by neillwphoto

A focus on staffing and conversion of the building to reduce isolation are priorities in this upgrade to a mental health rehabilitation unit on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 6:57pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Island Roads help create sensory garden

Wootton sensory garden

A big part of the work in the sensory garden was laying a pathway and after digging out the foundations, the school turned to Island Roads and its volunteering scheme for help.

Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 11:14am

By Gavin Foster

Road rage in Wootton: Police appeal for witnesses

police road closed

Following the collision the male driver was aggressive and abusive to the female driver and he then drove off. Police are seeking witnesses to the incident.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 12:07pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

Fire service called to pick-up truck fire in Wootton (HD Photos) (Update 2)

The fire was reported just before 2.30pm today. "It was the sound of the explosion that made me look out my office window!"

Monday, 8th January, 2018 4:19pm

By Sally Perry

Special Measures for council-run care home for people with a learning disabilities

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A lack of staff and the provider not being fully engaged in the running of the home are some of the reasons that led to an Inadequate rating for this home for people with learning disabilities.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment