Try something new this year: Book now for free standup paddleboarding taster sessions

Peolple in the water getting ready for stand up paddleboarding

The two hour taster sessions are free of charge, but you'll need to book asap as places are limited.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 12:11pm

By Rob Chuter

Isle of Wight coroner warns of further deaths if crossing not installed

Police tape

Caroline Sumeray has written to the Isle of Wight Council’s highways department to express concerns after a pensioner was knocked down and killed in Wootton High Street last summer.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:37pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Pub Quiz for John Cattle’s Skate club

bart simpson on a skateboard with a smartphone

Gather your friends and head to Wootton on Friday night for the Pub Quiz which sees all money raised going towards new equipment for the skate club.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Plans for car showroom to become furniture store

lushington hill harwoods garage

The former car showroom is no longer required due to “changing requirements within the vehicles sales sector”. You have until 22nd to comment.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 12:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight scooterist lands deal with Halfords for his latest products

Blake Extreme Island

When Blake Nash was riding scooters at the skate park during his school years, he says he was mocked by others. A few years later and he has a growing scooter business with nationwide chain, Halfords, being the latest stockist of his products. He says that when things get tough, "you’ve just got keep going".

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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