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

100m barrels of oil under Isle of Wight, ‘Drill ready’ claims company

Barrels of oil

The company with the rights to extract oil from Isle of Wight sites have today announced they think that there's over 100 million barrels available - and it's 'drill ready'.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 5:37pm

By Simon Perry with 19 readers' comments

Isle of Wight shop claims Million pound lottery scratch card sold (updated)

Brighstone Stores and Newsagent - angle

A shop on the Isle of Wight tells OnTheWight they sold a lottery scratchcard on Saturday that won the lucky purchaser one million pounds.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 12:02pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments