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.

More of the partially collapsed house in Ventnor falls (HD photos)

Alexandra gardens

More of the building has collapsed today, ahead of plans to erect scaffolding and carry out remedial work. Police cleared the area for public safety.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Live in Ventnor? Have a pro shoot you for free this Saturday

portrait of a town

Worry not, it's not about arranging an execution. This Saturday two great photographers are offering to take a portrait photo of all Ventnor residents, to include you in the 'Portrait of a Town' project. What an offer!

Wednesday, 19th July, 2017 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

Call from MP for Minister to support secondary education in Sandown Bay

Sandown bay academy google street view

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has written to Education minister, Nick Gibb, asking him to “unequivocally support” continued secondary education in the Sandown bay area.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 1:04pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

The Island Free School receive their first Ofsted inspection


Is the headmaster's vision for an Outstanding school well on its way? The Island Free School receives their first Ofsted inspection.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor foodies invited to take part in Carnival Dish competition

Carnival lights

Ventnor food businesses are invited to be part of this year’s Carnival Dish contest. Bake, mix or cook a carnival-themed dish for Carnival Week.

Friday, 14th July, 2017 5:25pm

By Tony McCarthy

Ventnor International Festival: Hottest up-and-coming music heading to town

bad sounds

Book the day off work and head to Ventnor on Friday 11th August for the Ventnor International Festival - a day-long curated programme of the some of the hottest music acts around at the moment - all for just £30.

Thursday, 13th July, 2017 12:57pm

By Sally Perry

Building Control have assessed partially collapsed house in Ventnor

alexandra gardens

Eight flats have had to be evacuated following the partial collapse of a Victorian property in Ventnor. Building control assess property and release a statement.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

PTEC project that council invested £1m in now on hold

PTEC-Underwater-turbines - and keplar scheme

Without the "financial support mechanism" in place, officers say it would be unwise to move forward with the scheme, so the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) which promised skilled jobs and renewable energy is on hold. It's unclear whether the council will ever see the return of their £1m unsecured loan.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Collapsed Ventnor house front: The morning after (HD photos)

dangerous structure

Person living opposite said it made 'A heck of a noise' when it came down last night. The morning light reveals the extent of the damage.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 8:27am

By Sally Perry

Large sections of the front a house in Ventnor have fallen off: Photos

Alexander gardens collapse -two wide

Large sections of the front a house in Ventnor have fallen off. The fire service, concerned, cleared the Winter Gardens car park below.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 10:15pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe announce their entire programme on World Fringe Day

Ventnor Fringe

It's World Fringe Day so the folks over at Ventnor Fringe Festival have chosen today to announce their entire programme for the 2017 Festival - taking place between 8th and 13th August.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 2:32pm

By Jack Whitewood

Final summer concert features comic opera with up and coming singers

Bertie Watson

This will be the final in in Sally Halsey’s summer series of concerts and takes place on Sunday 2nd July at St Catherine’s church in Ventnor.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 12:53pm

By Helen Foster