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.

Ventnor Bay-ke off on Ice coming to this year’s Ventnorville

ice skates

Ventnorville returns to this seaside town to get you in the Christmas mood with an ice-rink, baking competition, Christmas market, music, food and more. Put the dates in your diary and see you there!

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 9:36am

By Janneke Oxley

Rugby: Defeat and triumph for Ventnor RFC

Rugby Balls

Veteran full back Warren Riches, who celebrated his 50th birthday earlier in the week, added the conversion to win the game for Ventnor 2nd team.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10:51am

By Ed Blake

‘Ventnor Remembered’ photographic archive project launches this week

daphne carter

All are welcome to the launch of this fantastic new project archiving the remarkable photographic record left to the Isle of Wight by Daphne Carter, who passed away last year.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 6:03pm

By Julie Roberts

St Catherine’s holiday courses go from strength to strength

St Catherine's Holiday Courses photo

Ventnor Co-op's Local Community Fund enables St Catherine's to run holiday courses for young people with additional needs, from cooking to making a pinch pot monster and sports.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 5:19pm

By Susan Graves

Fawlty Towers at the Winter Gardens: Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel for ‘dinner event of the year’

Fawlty group

Enjoy the ultimate comedy dining experience at the Ventnor Winter Garden’s dinner event of the year, combining a three course meal with classic comedy action, as Basil, Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you in their typical crazy style.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 1:01pm

By Feature Writer

Another dog attack on sheep. This time in Niton

cheverton farm - sheep

A flock of sheep in Niton were left in a distressed state this morning after a dog was seen chasing them through the field. Two were discovered to have bloodied necks. The farm issue a warning for all to be vigilant.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 2:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Discover the fascinating history of Ventnor Winter Gardens on free tour this weekend

Queens visit to Winter Gardens

You'll hear about The Who and David Bowie’s success on the Winter Gardens stage, how Dick Emery came to the Winter Gardens for a summer season and left with a wife and the touching gift given by the town to our Queen when she visited the Winter Gardens. Tours are free and you don't need to book in advance.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 8:14am

By John Allen with 7 readers' comments

24th Isle of Wight Fell Running Series returns to Ventnor this weekend

Lorna Gaffney of Loughton AC St Boniface Descent

Fell runners will take part in the three races held over the two days, covering 24 miles of off-road running, with over 4,300 feet of ascent.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 2:16pm

By Chris Lewis

Ventnor Exchange host free open day for young creatives aged 11-25

Young Creatives Miri Interviewing 640

Calling all 11-25 year olds. From 11am - 5pm this Sunday there'll be a range of taster sessions, activities and information available on everything from a Film School in the October Half Term to mentoring for young professionals.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 12:16pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Giant mural named as ‘one of best in the world’ by street art agency

Ventnor Giant Mural by Phlegm - Photo by Julian Winslow

We're not in the least bit surprised that Phlegm's fantastic piece of street art that now adorns a three-story building in Ventnor has been selected as on the best creations in August across the globe.

Monday, 10th September, 2018 10:05am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Library is on the move

library books

The library will be relocated in a new temporary home whilst essential repairs are made to the roof.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 4:06pm

By Sally Perry

WATCH: Dolphin pod join jet-skiers on journey to Ventnor

george carter-knight dolphins

George Carter-Knight was joined by 15-20 dolphins as he jet-skied to Ventnor last night. He captured the experience on video.

Friday, 31st August, 2018 8:18am

By Sally Perry