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.

Rugby: Ventnor 1st XV defeated by Alresford 1st

Rugby Balls

There were many positive to be taken from the game that saw some strong defensive play, but sadly another defeat for Ventnor.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 8:52am

By Nolan Winter

Making a difference and supporting Isle of Wight Youth Trust

youth trust auction

For the last eight years, The Royal Hotel has hosted a gala dinner in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, raising over £300,000 for this excellent local charity.

Saturday, 4th November, 2017 10:32am

By Feature Writer

Great workmanship shown after blunder with Victorian pillar

alexandra gardens pillar repair 640

Credit where credit's due. In this case it goes to the builder for Island Roads who showed great workmanship repairing a fallen pillar.

Friday, 3rd November, 2017 6:45am

By Sally Perry

Local councillor welcomes 20mph limit in Godshill

20mph campaign

The new 20mph speed limit has been agreed by the Isle of Wight Council following years of campaigning.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 10:17am

By Jonathan Bacon with 2 readers' comments

For a Spooky Halloween head to Niton and Whitwell

niton halloween bridge and groom - janice young

Niton and Whitwell have some interesting and unusual figures on the streets as the parish holds its traditional best carved pumpkin competition.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 3:22pm

By Janice Young with one comment

Rugby: Win for Ventnor Lions

Rugby Balls

With the 1st XV having a week off, the mighty Ventnor seconds made the long journey over to Southampton on Saturday to take on a strong Southampton side.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 2:54pm

By Nolan Winter

‘Which Yet Survive’ – The life of pioneer and art aficionado, John Mills

john stuart mills

This delightful memoir tells the story of Isle of Wight resident, John Mills. From the leafy Guildford suburbs of the 1930s to sunny Ventnor in the 2010s, John's passion for travel, culture, music and art shines through.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 5:11pm

By Sally Perry

Residents invited to hear more about major roadworks

Steephill Court Road

Island Roads will explain to residents more about a forthcoming major scheme to improve sections of Steephill Court Road and Castle Court.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 1:30pm

By Gavin Foster

Historic England updates their ‘At Risk Register’ for the Isle of Wight

St Mary and Radegund Church, Isle of Wight has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2017.

The annual snapshot of the health of the historic environment has been released today by Historic England. Find out what's been added and what's been saved.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Storm Brian made things tricky for 2017 Winter Trials Championship

IOW Ted Phillips Cup Oct 2017 WILL WEST

Storm Brian had left its mark on the course of the tenth round of the 2017 Winter Trials Championship at Hawthorn Manor Farm, Chale, making for some tricky conditions for riders to contend with.

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 4:09pm

By Wayne Brodie

Dropping Godshill’s speed limit to 20mph only one step away

20mph sign

The speed limit in Godshill is one small step away from becoming 20mph. It's got support from the local councillor and Parish council - but the Police objected to it.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 5:46pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Book now to make ‘Flying Machines and Battling Bots’

battle bots

The Tuesday evening workshops offer budding inventors and engineers the opportunity to build planes, rockets, parachutes and helicopters as well as battling robots to destruction.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 9:10am

By Tony McCarthy