Hedgelaying Competition returns to the Isle of Wight on Leap Day

Dick Pulleine at the 2012 Hedgelaying Competition

Leap Saturday offers the chance to get out in the countryside and learn more about this important part of Island heritage. Put the date in your diary to avoid missing it

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Tweet by MP claiming cuts to bus route refuted by Southern Vectis boss

Bob Seely - Writing his acceptance speech?

The bus company boss refuted the claims almost immediately on Twitter, but the Isle of Wight MP's Tweet remains live

Friday, 31st January, 2020 3:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Dragon Tree shortlisted for Tree of the Year Award

the dragon treet by a river in brighstone

You can vote for your favourite tree via the Woodland Trust Website. It closes on 27th September, so there's time to share with friends and family and perhaps the Isle of Wight will take the top prize.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 2:35pm

By Sally Perry

Improvement to churchyard path welcomed by residents

Island Roads staff with Rev Clive Todd and Church Warden June Horsfall Island Roads staff with Rev Clive Todd and Church Warden June Horsfall

As well as being used by parishioners, the paths through the churchyard are an important thoroughfare for villagers accessing the nearby doctor surgery and primary school.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 4:33pm

By Gavin Foster

Plans for Isle of Wight Sculpture Gardens lodged with council

elmlea cottage and garden

Sculptures to be curated, produced and displayed in the cottage and garden.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 10:31am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Popular Phoenix Choir are back in Brighstone for fundraising concert

phoenix choir

In view of the popularity of this very talented choir, early seating is recommended.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 7:48am

By Sally Perry

Stunning Milky Way and casting reflections on Isle of Wight waters

milky way and jupiter reflected on the calm sea

Theo's latest shot is a cracker and shows the Milky Way core and Jupiter casting reflections across the still surface of the sea.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 6:36pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss Greg Chapman’s comedy adventure magic show ‘Into The Wilderness’

greg chapman

Grab your tickets before the sell out for the Brighstone (26th April) or Ryde (10th May) shows. Always popular and well attended.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 12:32pm

By Feature Writer

Landslips divert Isle of Wight coastal path walkers inland

brighstone landslip map

Watch out for walkers if you are driving along the Military Road between IW Pearl and Grange Chine as landslips have resulted in the coastal path being redirected inland.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police issue appeal after more bikes are stolen on the Isle of Wight

Main Road Bicycle

Police issue an appeal after four bicycles were stolen from properties in Brighstone. Have you been offered or seen any of the bikes in the photographs?

Monday, 21st January, 2019 9:42am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Brighstone flasher leads to police patrols

police officer

Police say that officers will be patrolling the area as part of their investigation. Anyone with any concerns can speak to one of these uniformed officers.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 5:18pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Brighstone diversion following burst water main

Grange road closure

The road closure is necessary due to a Southern Water burst mains repair.

Monday, 20th August, 2018 12:28pm

By Sally Perry