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.

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition: Meet this wonderful collection of unique artists

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The August bank holiday weekend brings with it a chance to meet seven of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in the wonderful depths of beautiful St Lawrence.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 6:34pm

By Feature Writer

WATCH: Paul Berry completes round Isle of Wight rowing challenge in record time

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What a legend! On Thursday, 30-year-old Paul Berry circumnavigated the Isle of Wight in rowing boat built by his grandfather more than 50 years ago. The challenge was in memory of lost loved ones and to raise money for two incredibly worthy charities.

Friday, 13th July, 2018 6:34am

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: ‘Quiet Road’ plans to be discussed at Coffee Morning

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A coffee morning held in Niton will allow discussion the options of reinstating Undercliff Drive, keeping it as it is, or enhancing the route as a Quiet Road for the use of residents, visitors, cyclists, horse riders and walkers.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 11:31am

By Vix Lowthion with 6 readers' comments

WATCH: Conditions are perfect as Paul Berry sets off on round the Island ‘Rowing for Reason’ challenge (update 3)

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Just after 4am this morning, 30 year old Paul Berry from Ventnor set off on his round the Island rowing challenge. He's raising money for two vital charities and as he rows for 18 hours around the Isle of Wight would like to raise as much money as possible for them.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 6:39am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Fringe 2018: What will you discover?

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The Ventnor Fringe Festival is undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the year. Set in a wide variety of unusual venues across this creative and quirky town there are 70 shows to choose from this year. Providing something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 6:59pm

By Jack Whitewood

Phoenix Choir join fundraising campaign for new loo!

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The Phoenix Choir will be performing in the church on Saturday July 21st in order to raise funds to help install water, a small kitchen and toilet so that the building will have the facilities expected of a C21 community.

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 5:20pm

By Robin Burnett

Jack Barnes joins Ventnor Exchange as first creative apprentice

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Could Jack Barnes, a recent graduate of Platform One Music College, possibly be the most punk person employed by the Isle of Wight council? He joins Ventnor Exchange and Quay Arts as their first creative apprentice as part of the Lift The Lid project.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 11:47am

By Sally Perry

Man kicks in the glass door of Isle of Wight bar at 5am

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The man in his 20s or 30s sauntered off up the road after the landlord came down to find glass in his bar door smashed.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 5:48pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Plans revealed for stunning home to replace former amusement arcade

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There's a planning app to part-demolish the former amusement arcade and replace it with a stunning new home - designed in style of the former leisure pavilion built at the end of 19th century.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 9:09pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Rosalie Deighton and Edwina Hayes with support by Kindred Spirit duo at Ventnor Fringe

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Get ready for a sublime evening packed full of acoustic live folk from Rosalie Deighton and Edwina Hayes with support by Elaine Samuels and Martin Ash from prog rock folk band Kindred Spirit.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 2:58pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor teenager’s call to Isle of Wight council to re-install recycling banks

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This lifeguard, who often spends time at the beach, has been so shocked at how much plastic and rubbish is left behind in the sea, that he's urging the Isle of Wight council to return the recycling banks to all towns.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 10:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

NHS at 70 to be celebrated at Ventnor Day

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Members of the Isle of Wight Labour Party will be at Ventnor Day this Saturday with a giant birthday card for the NHS, face-painting, balloons and even birthday cake. All welcome.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 10:40am

By Julian Critchley with 4 readers' comments