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.

Rare sightings of Great Spotted Cuckoo in Ventnor

twitchers in Bonchurch by Sally Phillips

Usually resident in African countries and the Mediterranean, the Great Spotted Cuckoo has been seen in Ventnor.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

St Catherine’s online auction starts tonight

celia wilkinson artwork

The auction starts tonight (Friday) at 8pm. Make sure you bid for a chance to win original artwork, tickets to Camp Bestival, Blackgang Chine, Tapnell Park or Ryde Superbowl, as well as lots of Easter chocolate and more.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 1:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Book now for an evening of eclectic, contemporary folk with Charlie Dore

charlie dore

Some might remember Charlie from presenting Children's TV show, Rainbow, but she's also one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. For Ventnor Fringe she'll team up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and and virtuoso double bass player, Gareth Huw Davies.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 9:20am

By Feature Writer

Record Store Day returns to Ventnor Exchange this April

record with needle

Get your hands on the limited edition RSD vinyl releases and listen to live music all day, followed by the Big RSD quiz will be hosted by the lovable and audacious Bobbin Dixon.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 5:27pm

By Mhairi Macaulay

Vandalised gate leads to missing goats. Have you seen them?

gates vandalised on ventnor downs

It's thought some of the goats from Ventnor Downs may have escaped after the gates were vandalised at the weekend.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 11:35am

By Sally Perry

New life for empty former gift shop?

tea and cake

The former gift shop has been empty for sometime. Plans to convert into a tea room have been lodged with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 11:24am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Rugby: Ventnor return to their winning ways

rugby ball

After a hard fought loss last weekend on the road to Southampton, Ventnor were keen to return to winning ways in their penultimate home game of the season.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:21am

By Ed Blake

Tickets available for the 2019 Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

The Producers

The successful sell-out Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns for its ninth year to the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:11am

By Tim Hollis

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Wondering Womb Quiz

frida kahlo graffiti

Know your Kahlo from your Ginsburg? Your Atwood from your Greer? Time to put you to the test! Time to roll up your sleeves, whack on your headbands and punch your fist up high in this all female-focused pub quiz with a twist, of lime.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 9:42am

By Sally Perry

Landslips divert Isle of Wight coastal path walkers inland

brighstone landslip map

Watch out for walkers if you are driving along the Military Road between IW Pearl and Grange Chine as landslips have resulted in the coastal path being redirected inland.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rugby: Farnbrough take the lead on Ventnor

rugby ball

Ventnor entertained the high flying Farnbrough, whose revitalised side have been running riot in many games this season

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 12:05pm

By Ed Blake

Cedric the cockerel looking for loving home after roadside ordeal

cedric cropped

Can you offer Cedric the cockerel a loving home? He was found by road workers alongside dead chickens who had been dumped on the roadside.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 4:20pm

By Suzanne Norbury