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 man arrested on firearm charges

burlington hotel bellevue road ventnor

The man has not been charged yet, but remains in police custody.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the sensational RHAIN when she plays live in Ventnor

rhain

This event is expected to sell out fast so book tickets now to secure your seats. Two fantastic artists performing in this wonderful venue.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 12:33pm

By Feature Writer

Councillor explains why claims of re-opening Undercliff Drive are extremely premature

Undercliff Drive

Former Executive member, Phil Jordan, who has an indepth knowledge of the situation on Undercliff Drive, explains why the Leader's claims of reopening the road are extremely premature.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 6:04pm

By Phil Jordan with 14 readers' comments

Ventnor International Festival: Emerging artists revealed on exciting 2017 line-up

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Ventnor International Festival, a pioneering urban festival on the Isle of Wight returns this August with a great line-up of emerging bands and musicians from around the country.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 12:36pm

By Jack Whitewood

Cinema for Peace: Three screenings this week on the Isle of Wight

tickling giants

There are three Cinema for Peace screenings to choose from this week. Learn more about the 'Age of Man’, the Italian 'refugee island' of Lampedusa or The 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Show.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 11:45am

By Sally Perry

Letter: Undercliff Drive resident expresses scepticism over Leader’s ‘promise’

undercliff drive by lois jennings

This resident on Undercliff Drive says after years of discussions, studies, surveys, the present solution has been arrived at. She's sceptical of the council Leader's promises to reopen the road - suggesting the upcoming election might have a bearing.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 8:15am

By Lois Jennings with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight singer songwriter releases new music video

greg barnes

Ventnorian singer songwriter, Greg Barnes, releases his latest music video, Polaroids. Shot around the Island it shows the Isle of Wight off beautifully.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Council Leader says they will ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’

undercliff drive

Council leader and councillor for Chale, Whitwell and Niton, Dave Stewart, has commissioned a feasibility study to look at options to re-open Undercliff Drive to through traffic.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

Former Prima Ballerina, Darcey Bussell, enchants pupils at St Catherine’s

darcey bussell st catherine's

Former prima ballerina, Darcey Bussell, sprinkled some star dust over the special school in Ventnor last week.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 10:12am

By Rachel Thomson

Talks between villages and bus company break down

Southern Vectis Bus

Town and parish councils were left dismayed after talks with Southern Vectis about reinstating the hourly summer timetable on the number six route break down.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 6:55am

By Jon Young with 6 readers' comments

Multiple Isle of Wight hairdressers receive mystery poem from ‘Banksy of Poetry’ (Updated)

the robin poem at hairshack

Hairdressers in Ventnor and Freshwater are among those across the country who have received mystery poems from writer, 'Mark Jones'. He's been dubbed the 'Banksy of Poetry' for randomly sharing his poetry with others.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Southern Vectis to now consult with town and parish councils over changes to service

Dave Stewart

The Leader has met with Southern Vectis and obtained an assurance they would now consult with town and parish councils.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 7:00am

By Chris Whitehouse with 4 readers' comments