News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

155 phone calls before getting through to GP surgery, says patient in Ventnor

red telephone

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, patients say they have great difficulties struggling to see their doctors. Details within

Monday, 21st September, 2020 2:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: News OnTheWight shares the latest update

Belgrave Road landslip Feb 2020

It's been quite a while since we had an update from the Isle of Wight council on the status of the Belgrave Road landslip. Latest details within

Friday, 18th September, 2020 5:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

28-mile cycle ride between seven churches raises funds for the Historic Churches Trust

SWAY cyclists in churchyard

Islanders took part in a 28-mile cycle ride last weekend to raise money for the Historic Churches Trust, by cycling between seven Isle of Wight churches. Details within

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 9:19am

By Joanna Uffendell with 2 readers' comments

These Geese on the Isle of Wight – Why are they flying back and forth? Migrating?

Canada Geese

If you have seen lots of Geese flying back and forth past your window on the Isle of Wight and wondered what they were up to, News OnTheWight has the answer

Sunday, 13th September, 2020 1:38pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Watch ‘simulated’ high speed ride around Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races circuit

rider on TT diamond races circuit

Diamond Races: Want to get an idea of what it’s like to zoom around the Isle of Wight TT course? Here's a video that simulates it

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 8:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Nick Percy, Isle of Wight discus thrower retains British title, winning Gold for fourth year

Nick Percy throwing discus

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight, the 25-year-old discus thrower has secured Gold for the fourth time running at the British Athletics Championships

Monday, 7th September, 2020 12:56pm

By Karen Woods

Another £1,000 donation made to Ventnor Community Foodbank by local resident

thank you letter to ventnor foodbank

The £1,000 donation is a great help to the Community Foodbank, but they are also in need of donations of tea, tinned spaghetti, tinned potatoes, sponge puddings and tinned fruit

Friday, 4th September, 2020 4:18pm

By Tony McCarthy with one comment

Don’t miss Binnel Studios and The Bunker Gallery 2020 Summer Exhibition: Unlocked

binnel studios

This weekend brings with it a chance to meet nine of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in this joint exhibition between Binnel Studios and their nearby neighbour, The Bunker Gallery

Sunday, 30th August, 2020 6:58am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races backed by business leaders says Chamber CEO

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

The CEO of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce says business leaders are backing the Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races and explains why

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:25pm

By Joseph Keele-Toms with 10 readers' comments

New local history book takes you on a journey from 1860 to 1950 in pictures

House in whitwell in 1930

Take a step back in time to 1860 to see how Ventnor and the Undercliff looked through 180 black and white pictures

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 8:24am

By Sally Perry

Blimey! Little Isle of Wight flooded in the heavy rain downpour

flooded isle of wight paddling pool by katy-rose thorogood

Can you recall the last time this happened??

Monday, 24th August, 2020 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council would ‘support a case for the installation of average speed cameras’

average speed cameras above a motorway

Sparked by discussions about the Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races event, the Isle of Wight Council has said it would support a case for the installation of average speed cameras

Monday, 24th August, 2020 5:29pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment