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 In Touch project ends the year on a high

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The project to help residents learn how to use computer tablets has been a great success. More free sessions will take place in 2017.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2016 2:52pm

By Evelyn Knowles with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight photographer’s work at derelict Atherfield gets national attention

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A set of photos of derelict Atherfield Bay holiday camp by Isle of Wight photographer, Damian Haworth, have been featured on the Websites of at least two national newspapers this week.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Rugby: Ventnor need to sticking to the game plan

Rugby Balls

A tale of two halves and a try bonus point for Ventnor - the first of the season.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 7:26am

By Nolan Winter

Big Art Auction: Just a few days left to get your bids in

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There are just four days left to bid for your favourite items in the Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction. There are loads of items still at £5, so get bidding and make sure you bag your chosen pieces.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 3:35pm

By Sally Perry

First win of the season for Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby Balls

Ventnor saw Farnborough off to have the first win of the season last weekend.

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016 7:46am

By Nolan Winter

Vegan Friendly Ventnor: Another great step forward for this progressive town

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If you live a Vegan lifestyle, this new initiative - Vegan Friendly Ventnor - will let you see instantly whether a shop, cafe, restaurant, beautician or hairdresser caters for you.

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: Work to reinstate access hampered by series of delays (photos)

Undercliff Drive

The work was scheduled to be finished in eight weeks, but there have been a series delays with work carried out having to be redone. When will the nightmare for residents end?

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 1:32pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

‘Sketches of Spain’ by Isle of Wight artist a response to the Riogordo

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Isle of Wight artist, Milly Stevens, will be exhibiting a new body of works over the next two weeks in Newport which include a series of new works made in response to the Riogordo in the Southern Spanish mountains.

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 8:19am

By Lexi Stevens

Storm Angus made his mark on the Isle of Wight

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The storm certainly made its mark on certain parts of the Isle of Wight at the weekend. The beautiful bay at Castlehaven took the brunt of the storm losing at least three boats and some of its sea defences.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor scores again, reporting profits on car parks, despite cuts to charges

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Despite cutting the cost of parking in four car parks in Ventnor, the profits are up £3,775 on the previous average. Well done to all involved.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

PTEC announce partnership with two tidal turbine manufacturers

Triton tidal energy

The Isle of Wight tidal energy generation project announces their first partnerships with two global tidal turbine manufacturers.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 7:30am

By Rachel Wild with 9 readers' comments

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim: Are you taking the plunge?

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim:

The annual Ventnor Boxing Day Swim is a rite of passage. Some people do it the once to get it over with, others return to the water year after year, always raising money for Ventnor cancer charity, P.A.T.C.H.

Monday, 14th November, 2016 3:43pm

By Sally Perry