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.

Isle of Wight Coastguards are no ‘stick in the muds’

Ventnor Coastguard mud operations

If you saw the Coastguard vans all parked up and wondered what was going on, here's the answer

Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Plans for pottery and former butcher’s shop to be converted into housing

Exterior of The Old Butcher's Shop

The agent says there is no demand for retail floor space in the village and plans have been submitted to turn the space into accommodation

Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 2:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Dragon Den’s Paphitis gives Isle of Wight maker a social media boost to half a million followers

Samm Collins and Theo pathitis

Samm has been persistently entering the #SBS competition every Sunday for the last three years and struck gold

Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 9:30am

By Samm Collins

LibDem Chair shares Open Letter to Brighstone residents

Nick Stuart

Brighstone parish councillor, Nick Stuart, who is also Chair of the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats, said he's keen to hear from residents about any concerns

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 12:27pm

By Nick Stuart

Green Party councillors sworn in at County Hall (update 2)

Joe Lever and Claire Critchison outside County Hall

Claire Critchison and Joe Lever have now been sworn in as Isle of Wight councillors. It could lead to the first Green Party group at County Hall

Monday, 10th May, 2021 11:01am

By Vix Lowthion with 9 readers' comments

Wild Florist Wild launch ‘Friday Flowers’: Beautiful, sustainable garden flowers grown by the edge of the Downs

Bouquet by Wild Florist Wild

The beautiful flowers, grown in a garden by the edge of the Downs, are available to order for Friday deliveries on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 9:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe 2021 promise the most diverse, interesting and creative festival yet

Comedy & Cabaret Tent by Julian Winslow

Ventnor Fringe Festival is shaping up to be the most diverse, interesting and creative it’s ever been, says Jack Whitewood, and the celebration we all need after 2020

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 5:41pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Exchange bring us unhinged, bonkers and hilarious outdoor performances

Juliet and Romeo and the Importance of Being Earnest

Ventnor Exchange have lined up some fantastic outdoor events providing a safe way for us all to begin to experience live events once again

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 9:28am

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Day an opportunity to celebrate strength of the town’s community spirit

Ventnor Day Poster showing tghe bandstand and colourful trees and bushes

Ventnor Day brings music, performance, stalls and food in the picturesque setting of Ventnor Park

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 9:43am

By Tony McCarthy

Farewell John Armstrong, it was a pleasure to have known you

John Armstrong sitting on a chair reading poetry

John's dry wit and thought-provoking poetry will be fondly remembered by all who knew him

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Watch: Hidden Goddess by Isle of Wight musician and poet, Cooly Haste

Hidden Goddess - Cooly Haste typed on top of image of two women from egyptian film

Sit back and let Isle of Wight musician and poet, Cooly Haste, take you on a journey through the A to Z of goddesses

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 6:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Proposal for network of ‘Quiet Roads’ announced in South and West Wight

Doug Alldred & Claire Critchison Green Party Candidates standing in front of water mill

These two election candidates believe a Quiet Roads Network in the South and West Wight would give vulnerable leisure users a safer set of roads to use, leaving the main roads clearer for motorists

Monday, 19th April, 2021 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments