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.

Latest music video by Alessi’s Ark shot on the Undercliff

alessis ark

This music video by Alessi's Ark takes you on a delightful sun-dappled journey through the Ventnor Undercliff and down to St Catherine's Lighthouse.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 10:32am

By Sally Perry

Orpheus Singers perform with soprano soloist, Susanna MacRae

Susanna MacRae

As a special treat for Isle of Wight audiences Susanna has agreed to perform a special preview of songs she'll be performing in the prestigious John Kerr Award for English Song competition.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 7:18am

By Toby Wallis

Isle of Wight U13 squash player takes French Open title

amelie haworth

Well done to Amelie Haworth from Godshill, who last weekend took the U13s French Open Title in Squash Championships.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 8:54am

By Sally Perry

Pedestrianisation of Ventnor High Street under discussion. A good idea?

ventnor high street

The idea of partially pedestrianising Ventnor High Street has been aired. Detailed consultations with residents, traders and landlords are being planned for April. Is it a good idea?

Monday, 5th February, 2018 8:36pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Good Samaritan’s car broken into whilst they helped rescue sheep

Emergency call:

The car of a couple who stopped to help rescue some escaped sheep had their car window smashed and handbag - which included sentimental items - stolen. Were you driving past and saw something?

Sunday, 4th February, 2018 11:30am

By Tina Harknett with one comment

Share your 1968 Isle of Wight Festival memories

jefferson airplane

Did you go to the first Isle of Wight Festival in Godshill in 1968? Share your memories of the Festival with organisers of the current Isle of Wight Festival and you could be rewarded.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 1:31pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Hard fought but defeated for Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby Balls

Ventnor 1st XV played a hard fought match against Ellingham & Ringwood 1st XV last weekend, but came away defeated 28:17.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 8:27am

By Nolan Winter

Ventnor Film Society launches spring season

cillian the party

Ventnor Film Society returns with their spring season of films on Tuesday. There's a great range of films from all over the world, including several English speaking films.

Monday, 29th January, 2018 3:37pm

By Linda Davis

Embrace the beauty of you at this life-changing event

embrace body painted women

This powerful documentary uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 5:01pm

By Sally Perry

Three week road closure as bridge on Military Road undergoes major repair

Brighstone viaduct Bridge

The work is scheduled to last 17 weeks, finishing before the May Bank Holiday with two-way lights in place for majority of work, but with a three week road closure while the new road drainage system is constructed.

Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 1:43pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Ventnor Men’s Shed moves to new premises

Ventnor Men's Shed have now moved to new premises. Check out the new opening times and pop in to say hello. There's also another chance to see the influential Better Shed than Dead film.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 1:58pm

By David George

Police appeal following the theft of several vintage enamel signs and specialist tools

stolen signs montage

Officers are appealing for information after vintage signs were stolen in Arreton on Thursday, as well as £1,000 worth of specialist tools from Shorwell the same day.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 7:12am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment