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

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

Isle of Wight primary school taking effective action, says Ofsted

coloured pencils

The Ofsted Inspector has returned to Brighstone Primary School a year after declaring it 'Requires Improvement'.

Tuesday, 30th May, 2017 8:52am

By Sally Perry

Special events celebrate Isle of Wight’s dinosaur pioneer

William Fox

A lecture from a world authority on dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, as well as a walking trail around Brighstone, are just two events celebrating the life of dinosaur pioneer, Rev William Fox.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 5:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Improvements in Key Stage 2 provision required at Isle of Wight primary school

Row of coloured pencils

Ofsted found many strengths in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 provision at this primary school, but say they must improve the Key Stage 2 provision.

Wednesday, 4th May, 2016 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Have you seen this lost Border Terrier?

lost border terrier brighstone

Help is needed to find this little chap who has been missing since 28th March. Please share with any of your friends who live or drive through the area.

Friday, 8th April, 2016 7:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Brighstone man on Lesvos battles snowy conditions to help refugees

lesvos - Snow in Lesvos.

Ian Johnson from Brighstone has left the relatively mild winter of the Isle of Wight for the stormy, snowy conditions of the Greek island of Lesvos to volunteer his time to the refugee crisis.

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 9:15am

By Ian Johnson

Road closure planned to complete major Brighstone drainage scheme

Road works road closed signs

A major drainage scheme to address longstanding issues of highway flooding is nearing completion at Brighstone.

Thursday, 24th December, 2015 1:28pm

By Gavin Foster

Local councillor slams Blanchards planning appeal

Bob Seely

Cllr Seely says the Blanchards development is the "wrong size and in the wrong place, and against the wishes of the local community", who fed-up with "aggressive developers pushing the system".

Friday, 18th September, 2015 3:21pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Several rural roads ready for upgrade say Island Roads

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

A number of roads serving rural communities in the West Wight are due to be upgraded under the Highways PFI next month.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 2:30pm

By Gavin Foster

Tyre fire creating masses of thick black smoke

Thick black smoke by ellenarttellen

Expect to see the smoke for miles until the fire is fully extinguished.

Friday, 10th July, 2015 9:49am

By Sally Perry

Knife juggling, uni-cycling Island storyteller gets Royal seal of approval

Greg Chapman

All hail Greg Chapman, for it is he who has been crowned the overall winner of this very Royal competition.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 8:21am

By Sally Perry