Shock as only shop in village – a ‘hub of the community’ – to close (update 3)

u-turn sign

After locals put in lots of work to buy the shop as a Community Asset for the village, the owner has suddenly changed his mind, says the Parish council Chairman, labelling it 'callous'

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 3:26pm

By Ron Groves with 2 readers' comments

Chale Show helps Isle of Wight children and young people with cancer

clic sargent stand at the chale show

The amount raised could pay for a family to stay over a month in the CLIC Sargent Home from Home, “Jean’s House”.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 5:34pm

By Liz Blunt

Cash and 16 commemorative coins worth £3,000 each stolen from Chale home


16 of these rare coins have been stolen and can be worth up to £3,000 each.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 12:46pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

£10 donated per entry for Young Lives Vs Cancer Flower at The Chale Show

white flower bouquet

The arrangements can be pink, black and white and The Chale Show are kindly making a £10 donation to CLIC Sargent for every entry.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 10:58am

By Liz Blunt

Plans for new educational activity centre for children struggling at school

hamish fleming planning application

Hamish Fleming already has "extensive experience with ‘hard to reach’ learners and has built a reputation both on the Island and in Hampshire and Dorset". He plans to give dilapidated group of farm buildings a new lease of life.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:13am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Vintage vehicle parade declares Military Rd open

Mili Road opening media

A 7.5-mile section of the iconic Military Road has been upgraded in what is the largest carriageway improvement project delivered in a single scheme by Island Roads under the Highways Improvement Programme.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Military Road resurfacing works extended, but end is in sight

Military Road media

The stretch of road is one of the UK’s best-known and most photographed sections of highway and the longest consecutive length of road upgraded by Island Roads in a single scheme, as part of the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Mystery of third animal attack on Isle of Wight sheep


Police say some of the sheep involved in these incidents appear to have been bitten, but it’s not clear as to what animal may have caused these injuries at this stage.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 10:51am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Storm Brian made things tricky for 2017 Winter Trials Championship

IOW Ted Phillips Cup Oct 2017 WILL WEST

Storm Brian had left its mark on the course of the tenth round of the 2017 Winter Trials Championship at Hawthorn Manor Farm, Chale, making for some tricky conditions for riders to contend with.

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 4:09pm

By Wayne Brodie

Popular cyclists’ stopover boasts new cycle hub

Stockbridge RR Bill Temple

A community collaboration between a local charity, the Parish Council and Chale Green Stores sees the introduction of a new cycle hub at the ever-popular stopover point.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 8:46am

By Mike Starke

30 year old Isle of Wight man loses life in Military Rd collision

Yellow lilies

Police are appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision on the Military Road on Friday night that tragically resulted in a 30 year old man losing his life. Our thoughts are with all involved.

Saturday, 19th August, 2017 12:24pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Talks between villages and bus company break down

Southern Vectis Bus

Town and parish councils were left dismayed after talks with Southern Vectis about reinstating the hourly summer timetable on the number six route break down.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 6:55am

By Jon Young with 6 readers' comments