News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Two arrested following Police activity in Ventnor

Police cars in Pound Lane car park

An unusual flurry of police activity in Ventnor this morning resulted in the arrest of two people.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder in female skateboarding zine

martha eggleton at great wonderfest

Eight-year-old Martha from Niton is featured with three photos in the first issue of new female skateboarding zine, Plank. She continues to be an inspiration to many.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 6:21pm

By Sally Perry

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

Come to see the Ventnor Giant mural and share your selfies with us

ventnor giant selfie

If you come to see the mural, please do share your photos by tagging the image #VentnorGiantSelfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:05am

By Sally Perry

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

Town council considering a range of options for town’s regeneration

Pile of papers by Robert Couse-Baker

No decisions have been made and before they are, the town council will hold a full consultation.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe Festival smashes box office records on tenth anniversary: Dates for 2020 announced

Barney Artist performing at Ventnor Fringe

The Box Office records were smashed with almost 6,500 tickets for Ventnor Fringe Festival being sold. It's no wonder those performing fall in love with this town and want to return.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 7:13pm

By Sally Perry

Nobel Laureate for Peace spoke to packed meeting at Ventnor Fringe Festival

CND global matters meeting

A packed room listened intently as Dr. Rebecca Johnson explained her work with the United Nations, stressing the importance of involving every country in the legal banning of the use of nuclear weapons. Details of upcoming vigil included within.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 4:19pm

By Marion Carmichael

Head to Ventnor this weekend and join in celebrations for the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival

ventnor fringe in harbourside tent

There truly is something for everyone this weekend at the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Head to Ventnor this weekend and we're sure you'll find plenty to entertain and enrich your soul.

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 11:03am

By Sally Perry

Post Animal head to Ventnor Fringe all the way from Chicago

the band post animal

Think Tame Impala meets King Gizzard in a gig you don’t want to miss! Book now to secure your tickets.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

Lift the Lid on Island Culture at today’s fun family picnic at Ventnor Fringe

Poster for Lift the Lid picinic

Head to Ventnor for this fun family picnic where you can hear fantastic stories about the Island's culture.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 9:24am

By Sally Perry