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.

25 years celebrated at Ventnor hair salon

All (including those who are not customers) are invited to join in the 25 year celebrations on Saturday at Scott's Hair Salon in Ventnor - there'll be live music and nibbles all day.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

Two wicket win for Ventnor in British Gas Southern Premier League

Cricket ball:

Neil Westhorpe was the Ventnor hero, hitting a crucial unbeaten 56, including a match winning six over the midwicket boundary with just three balls remaining.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 10:54am

By Graeme Burnett

Scottish Cellist to play with Sally Halsey at Ventnor Tea Concert

gemma c -

Proceeds from this Sunday afternoon tea concert at St Catherine's Church in Ventnor next month will be supporting St Catherine’s School in Tamale, Ghana. Book now to secure your seats.

Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 7:58am

By Helen Foster

Find out more about Ventnor’s pubs and former breweries on CAMRA walk

inside a pub

The walk and talks have been organised by CAMRA, The Brewery History Society and Ventnor Heritage Centre. Make sure you get in touch with Mike if you want to take part.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 8:31am

By Sally Perry

Turnaround at Niton Primary from ‘Special Measure’ to ‘Good’

Niton primary celebrates its Ofsted report

Just four years after being judged as ‘inadequate’, the lowest grade, inspectors now acknowledge that leaders at the school ‘demonstrate an absolute belief that all pupils deserve the very best’.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 4:36pm

By Lindsay Becker with 2 readers' comments

Special events celebrate Isle of Wight’s dinosaur pioneer

William Fox

A lecture from a world authority on dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, as well as a walking trail around Brighstone, are just two events celebrating the life of dinosaur pioneer, Rev William Fox.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 5:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Outstanding Premier League performance by teenage cricketer, Zeph Wells


In only his second Premier League appearance, Zeph Wells, recorded the third best bowling figures ever in Division 1, putting him into the top ten all time performances throughout the Premier League

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 7:41am

By Graeme Burnett

Ventnor International Festival: Childhood, Dead Pretties and Champs join the line-up


One of the most exciting new bands, Childhood, will be performing with a full nine piece band at this year's Ventnor International festival, alongside Dead Pretties, CHAMPS and more.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 8:59am

By Jack Whitewood

Haile Selassie’s visit to Ventnor: Event to reveal details

haile selassie - ventnor heritage centre

Find out more about the fascinating story of the Emperor's tempestuous struggles while in exile in the 1930s and of his visit to Ventnor.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 12:08pm

By Richard Downing

A Musical Extravaganza: Primary school pupils join Theatre Group production

musical extravaganza

23 children from the St Francis’ Primary schools, Dramatic Arts Group will be taking part in a Ventnor Theatre Group production at Ventnor Winter Gardens on 19-21 May 2017.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 10:48am

By Jesse Rann

Lord Graham Perks? That’s what Isle of Wight Council’s Website says

'Lord' Graham Perks - on iwight

Somehow the Isle of Wight council Website is displaying the Ventnor East Conservative councillor's name as Lord Graham Perks.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 6:43pm

By Simon Perry with 23 readers' comments

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns this weekend

goat roper rodeo band

Now in its seventh year, the popular annual event returns to Shorwell on Saturday with some great live acts and continues to raise money for Leukaemia research and Brighstone school.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 11:01am

By Tim Hollis