Turnaround at Niton Primary from ‘Special Measure’ to ‘Good’

Niton primary celebrates its Ofsted report

Just four years after being judged as ‘inadequate’, the lowest grade, inspectors now acknowledge that leaders at the school ‘demonstrate an absolute belief that all pupils deserve the very best’.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 4:36pm

By Lindsay Becker with 2 readers' comments

Damning official report finds IWC failed Undercliff Drive family

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The Ombudsman said there was no evidence that IWC or Island Roads dealt with the road failure diligently, or as a priority and accused IWC of being "disingenuous", saying their actions caused "substantive injustice".

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 8:43pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Palm Oil beach warning by Isle of Wight Vets

palm oil green and forster

Dog walkers are encouraged to be vigilant following reports of quantities of palm oil being washed up on Isle of Wight beaches.

Saturday, 11th March, 2017 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Councillor explains why claims of re-opening Undercliff Drive are extremely premature

Undercliff Drive

Former Executive member, Phil Jordan, who has an indepth knowledge of the situation on Undercliff Drive, explains why the Leader's claims of reopening the road are extremely premature.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 6:04pm

By Phil Jordan with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Undercliff Drive resident expresses scepticism over Leader’s ‘promise’

undercliff drive by lois jennings

This resident on Undercliff Drive says after years of discussions, studies, surveys, the present solution has been arrived at. She's sceptical of the council Leader's promises to reopen the road - suggesting the upcoming election might have a bearing.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 8:15am

By Lois Jennings with 11 readers' comments

Council Leader says they will ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’

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Council leader and councillor for Chale, Whitwell and Niton, Dave Stewart, has commissioned a feasibility study to look at options to re-open Undercliff Drive to through traffic.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

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

Southern Vectis to now consult with town and parish councils over changes to service

Dave Stewart

The Leader has met with Southern Vectis and obtained an assurance they would now consult with town and parish councils.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 7:00am

By Chris Whitehouse with 4 readers' comments

Rural bus service first in decades to operate without IWC funding say Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis Bus

Southern Vectis say this is the first time in decades that a bus service for the rural communities they serve has been operated without local authority funding and that the current timetable for route 6 is run entirely on a commercial basis.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council challenges bus company on service reduction

Single decker southern vectis bus by eastleightbusman

Leader of the council says that Southern Vectis should have widely consulted before switching the Route 6 bus to winter timetable all year round.

Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 3:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Guilty plea to rape at remote location

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The man who arranged to meet an 18 year old woman in Sandown, drove her to a remote location and attacked her, has pleaded guilty to raping her.

Friday, 13th January, 2017 3:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council refuse to say how much they paid for Undercliff Drive works

Undercliff Drive

OnTheWight sought to find out how much was being paid to Island Roads for the latest works at Undercliff Drive, and how much was paid for the work carried out when the 2014 landslip occurred.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments