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.

Record Store Day returns to Ventnor Exchange this Saturday

record store day winning tickets

As well as a chance to find Isle of Wight Festival tickets, there'll be live music, DJs and a music quiz this Record Store Day at Ventnor Exchange.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 12:43pm

By Jack Whitewood

Help the ‘Whispering Ponies’ continue their work for those with dementia

Bodster Jo and Tippy entering

The 'Whispering Ponies' project works with people with dementia and those who are socially isolated. As the only Isle of Wight project in the running for a grant in The People's Project, your vote is vital.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 11:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

70+ mile rowing challenge around the Isle of Wight will be a tribute to lost loved ones

paul berry restoring rosemary

Two charities close to the heart of Ventnorian, Paul Berry, will be benefiting from his challenge to restore a rowing boat built over 50 years ago and row it around the Isle of Wight this summer.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

Last league games of the season for Ventnor RFC


A great attitude and determination from both teams as they played their final games of the season last weekend.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 7:42am

By Nolan Winter

Isle of Wight pre-school retains ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

Row of coloured pencils

This Isle of Wight pre-school has been successful in retaining its 'Good' rating from Ofsted following an inspection last month.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 12:08pm

By Sally Perry

BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? is coming to Ventnor this summer. Get your tickets now

Jonathan Dimbleby

Any Questions? will be giving Islanders an opportunity to put questions on the most stimulating moral, political and social issues of the day to leading politicians and people prominent in public life. OnTheWight has details of how to get your free tickets.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 10:31pm

By Sally Perry

Two dozen Island bikers become Easter bunnies

Motorbikers' Easter egg donation (3)

Isle of Wight motorcyclists donated 50 Easter eggs to St Catherine’s School in Ventnor as a treat for the students – all of whom have lifelong speech, language and communication needs.

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 10:04am

By Charlotte Cosgrove

Victory at last for Ventnor RFC

Man of the Match Sam Cook, number 9

In their last home game of the season, Ventnor looked to improve on their increasingly better performances in recent games and having lost the previous game by one point, victory was the next step.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 9:31am

By Nolan Winter

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns for an eighth year to Shorwell

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair 640

The successful sell-out Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns for an eight year to the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 11:55am

By Tim Hollis with one comment

Vandals damage youth football club’s pitches for third time since Christmas

rew valley youth

A Crowdfunding campaign has been set up to help complete fencing to keep the vandals from driving over the youth pitches causing damage. This is the third time since Christmas the damage has been caused.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 8:17am

By Sally Perry

Traffic diverted via Bonchurch after chalk pit slippage

leeson road chalk pit slip

Traffic will be diverted whilst the road is made safe from falling chalk.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 1:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Olympic hopes for Isle of Wight boxing champ, John Marvin

Lance Corporal John Marvin with gloves and smile 640

As well as winning Gold at the South East Asian Games in 2017, subject to his performance this summer, Lance Corporal John Marvin from Cowes (who trained in Ventnor) may also be asked to confirm his availability for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020,

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 12:39pm

By Sandi Hill