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.

Love and Dying – Documentary explores current law on assisted dying

Jill and David George

The film asks whether there should be a change in the current law relating to assisted dying

Friday, 31st January, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Resident who chose to leave can return say Isle of Wight council

belgrave road netting in the mist

The resident who chose to leave their home when the landslip occurred can return say Isle of Wight council. Further details within

Friday, 31st January, 2020 10:55am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Almost 3,000 indecent images of children found on Ventnor man’s laptop

courtroom gavel

The man was caught when Met Police found Skype messages between him and another offender. He was sentenced today, but not jailed

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Get ready to say ‘Ah’ – Photos of rescued furry friends as RSPCA reopens after renovation

Branch manager Suzanne Pugh cutting the ribbon

The photos of rescued animals from the RSPCA in Godshill are so cute! Learn how the centre has undergone a revamp and how it now has much more to offer. OnTheWight has the details

Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 6:01pm

By Suzanne Norbury with one comment

Isle of Wight author signs first major deal with publisher focused on mental health

bethan christopher

Bethan Christopher has landed a deal with Trigger, mental health and wellbeing publisher, and believes it's going to "brilliant, bold, beautiful adventure"

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 12:41pm

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road Landslip: ‘Public safety our priority,’ says Isle of Wight council

Netting in place in belgrave road

The Isle of Wight council says that public safety remains their priority

Monday, 27th January, 2020 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Belgrave Road: Action to be taken over the weekend before bad weather arrives

belgrave road srp 24 jan 2020

The Isle of Wight council say they will be taking action over the weekend at the Belgrave Road landslip. Details within

Friday, 24th January, 2020 8:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

New season of award-winning films being screened by Ventnor Film Society

Ventnor Film Society return with a fantastic lineup of screenings over the spring. Get the dates in your diaries and book your seats

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:50pm

By Linda Davis

Serious injury during tree surgery work led to death, Police believe. Man arrested

front of ambulance

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of a man from Niton who died following a tree surgery incident on Monday

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:29pm

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road landslip: One-way traffic revoked to allow access to properties (latest photos)

Belgrave Road on Tuesday 21st January

To allow residents on Belgrave Road to access their properties, the one way system has been revoked. See the latest photos from the site

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Island Roads monitoring around the clock

Belgrave Road on Tuesday morning

The public are reminded to respect the road closures in place and not put themselves at risk by entering the area. The council say it's neither safe nor practical for them to take any steps to intervene at this stage

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Island Roads advise evacuation for at least one property (photos)

belgrave road landslide at night shot

Island Roads have reinforced the road closure with steel fencing and advised evacuation of at least one property

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments