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.

Vintage vehicle parade declares Military Rd open

Mili Road opening media

A 7.5-mile section of the iconic Military Road has been upgraded in what is the largest carriageway improvement project delivered in a single scheme by Island Roads under the Highways Improvement Programme.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Police appeal after late night collision left 17 year old pedestrian with severe concussion

police act reporting

Police are keen to speak to the woman who stopped at the scene, as she may be able to help us to establish what happened.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 4:42pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Rugby: Ventnor 2nd XV mauled by Farnham

rugby by Alan Fox

They might have got a mauling from Farnham, but Ventnor were very much in the fight last weekend.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 7:55am

By Ed Blake

Isle of Wight war memorial listed on Armistice Centenary

godshill war memorial

Almost 400 war memorials have been listed in the South East region this Armistice Centenary, including Godshill War Memorial on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 10th November, 2018 12:01am

By Rachel Pechey

Ventnor Remembrance Service has different start time this year

ventnor remembrance

Ventnor Remembrance Sunday Service will be held at St Catherine’s Church on Sunday 11th November 2018 followed by a Parade to the Ventnor War Memorial

Friday, 9th November, 2018 6:13pm

By Frank Hunt

Rugby: Ventnor’s 1st XV smash it against Solent neighbours

Rugby Balls

A hesitant start ended with triumph for Ventnor's 1st XV on Saturday in their home game against Southampton.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 7:56am

By Ed Blake

Military Road resurfacing works extended, but end is in sight

Military Road media

The stretch of road is one of the UK’s best-known and most photographed sections of highway and the longest consecutive length of road upgraded by Island Roads in a single scheme, as part of the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Aspiring filmmakers of all ages invited to take part in music video comp

lego cameraman

Aspiring local filmmakers are invited to produce a promo video for a music track (from a choice of several), with the chance to have it adopted as the official video for the band, win a trophy and £250, as well as having your film shown at a professional cinema screening of the best entries.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 9:36am

By Linda Davis

Major boost for Ventnor with national exposure from Guardian Labs

guardian feature about ventnor

Some of the town's lovely independents get a mention and although the feature is obviously a great big ad for iZettle, it is also a great big ad for Ventnor town and you can't argue with that.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 12:14pm

By Sally Perry

New programme teaches young people with learning difficulties ‘Skills for Life’

cutting tomatoes

Funded by Island Roads’ Isle of Wight Foundation the programme focuses on skills such as independent travel; money handling; cooking; personal care; personal safety; household management and managing appointments.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 8:47am

By Susan Graves

Become a Trust Community Partner to support continuous improvement for children in Shanklin and Ventnor

portsmouth and winchester diocese community trust

There are a range of voluntary roles on offer as part of the new Trust Community Partnerships. No previous experience is needed, just from a willingness to learn and a desire to support continuous improvement for children and leaders at all levels.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 5:30pm

By Amanda Johnston

See Banksy, Picasso and Dali exhibits at Private art show for Mountbatten

grayson perry by regine debatty

Don't miss your chance to see an eclectic collection of precious artworks, loaned by their generous owners, to help raise money to support the work of Mountbatten.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 10:34am

By Emma Topping