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.

Latest video for Abbey Records’ artist is an eight-minute piece of beauty

Scene from Patrick Filetis short film inferno

The track was recorded at Isle of Wight's Abbey Records and features several Isle of Wight musicians

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Motorcyclist died at scene of collision, passenger airlifted with life-threatening injuries


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the rider who died on the scene, and with his passenger who has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 2:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Royal thanks for Isle of Wight community groups

Sophie and Edward letter to Ventnor and Newport hubs

More Isle of Wight groups supporting those in need during the Coronavirus crisis have been thanked by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Appeal for dashcam footage after van and a motorcycle involved in serious road traffic incident

Police tape

Police are keen for anyone who may have information or dash cam footage to get in touch

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 7:28am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ventnor Exchange to reopen next month: Book your Friday or Saturday night slot

Interior of ventnor exchange showing plants and prints

During July, Ventnor Exchange will be opening on Friday and Saturday nights - with a brand new beer list, cocktails and an all new snacks menu. Make sure you book in advance as capacity is limited

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:15pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Post Office to extend opening hours

ventnor post office

The sub-Post Office has been operating with reduced hours for the last ten weeks, but will be extending them from next weekend. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:08am

By Sally Perry

Rare flower appears in Ventnor thanks to lockdown measures

Wild Clary in Ventnor - by Lesley Brown

In an area that is usually mown each year, this wild flower has emerged. Ventnor Town council explain their plans for its conservation

Monday, 29th June, 2020 1:40pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Heritage centre appeal for new cash register to meet contactless guidelines

ventnor heritage centre - google streetview

The Centre is looking at ways to reopen, but needs to raise extra funds for a new cash register that will allow them to accept contactless payments in line with Covid-19 guidelines

Monday, 29th June, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Urgent appeal for non-perishable food and toiletries to help families in need

tinned food

If you are able to help, donations of non-perishable food and toiletries can be made on Tuesday and Thursdays. Details within

Monday, 29th June, 2020 8:58am

By Sally Perry

Cheers! Two Isle of Wight pubs feature in prestigious heritage pub guide

woman raising pint glass in pib

As well as the two Isle of Wight pubs making it into this prestigious heritage guide, the history of past breweries is also included

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Police appeal for witnesses after collision leaves 89-year-old man in serious condition

Emergency call:

Did you witness the collision or see the grey Citroen C3 this morning, which has left an 89-year-old man in a serious condition?

Saturday, 20th June, 2020 5:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Changes afoot for Ventnor Foodbank

foodbank pasta, tins etc

From next month Ventnor's Foodbank will operate independently of the Isle of Wight Foodbank and the Trussell Trust. Details of how to donate within

Friday, 19th June, 2020 10:09am

By Tony McCarthy with 2 readers' comments