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.

Ideal for Lockdown: Take a look inside these Digital Artists’ Notebooks of the Isle of Wight

Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks - Schools

Now is the perfect time to flick through the Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks. Four projects around the Island - and loads of IW school kids and community groups were involved. Do you recognise anyone?

Friday, 15th May, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Watch out for brown-tail moth caterpillars (updated)

brown tailed moth caterpillar

Watch out for the annual arrival of Brown-tail moth caterpillars – they might look soft and fluffy, but the hairs can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Plans for seafront property revised following opposition from residents

le veness revised application

Various revisions have taken place for the Ventnor seafront planning application

Saturday, 9th May, 2020 9:12am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Watch: Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary bring you virtual cuddles

cuddles at the donkey sanctuary

If you've been missing cuddles with the donkeys at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, you'll love this video they have just released

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 1:54pm

By David Hayles with one comment

Letter: Time for Government to confirm or deny 1943 German raid on the Isle of Wight

cover of adrian searles book - airbrushed from history

Brian Dennis believes it's time the British Government confirm or deny reports that 12 specialised German stormtroopers tried to come ashore on the Isle of Wight in 1943 until they were spotted by British soldiers

Friday, 1st May, 2020 11:09am

By Brian Dennis with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS extended version of Shadow on the Sea, with new video (watch)

Screen grab from Shadow on the Sea video - two children reading comics

If you loved Shadow on the Sea from CHAMPS, you'll love the extended version. Check it out along with a new video

Friday, 1st May, 2020 10:25am

By Sally Perry

Ex-Islander to host Gran Turismo Twitch stream with Professional racing drivers to raise funds for his old school

St Catherine's Twitch car racing fund raiser

Famous (real world) racing drivers - as well as a Hollywood stuntman (who’s thrown Tom Cruise out of an aeroplane !) - are confirmed to take part in a live Gran Turismo Twitch stream on Monday hosted by an ex-Isle of Wight pupil to raise funds for their old school

Thursday, 30th April, 2020 5:56pm

By Susan Graves

Support Isle of Wight RSPCA Animal Centre with in Sunday’s 2.6 Challenge


The team at RSPCA Godshill Animal Centre join the fun as part of the 2.6 Challenge event which aims to save the UK’s charities during the Coronavirus crisis

Saturday, 25th April, 2020 3:46pm

By Suzanne Norbury

Community pulls together to help local Post Office re-open after Covid-19 shutdown

thumbs up with blue gloves

Well done to all of those who have pulled together to help Ventnor Post Office reopen with the right protection for their high-risk staff. Details of new opening hours within

Sunday, 19th April, 2020 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Cllr Peace responds to questions after Ventnor Post Office hit back at his criticism

ventnor post office

OnTheWight asked Cllr Gary Peace a few questions (including if he was prepared to volunteer) as Ventnor Post Office hit back at criticism by the Isle of Wight councillor for closing after they said they were protecting their high risk staff from Coronavirus. There’s some good news from them too

Friday, 17th April, 2020 6:16pm

By Sally Perry with 59 readers' comments

Join the Big Virtual Record Store Day Quiz at Ventnor Exchange next Saturday night

marty looking at records

You have six days to gen up on your music knowledge, just in time for the Big Virtual Record Store Day Quiz being hosted by Ventnor Exchange

Sunday, 12th April, 2020 3:07pm

By Sally Perry

Six months jail for Isle of Wight man who coughed at police threatening Coronavirus infection

barbed wire around prison walls

An Isle of Wight man has been jailed for six months after coughing at police officers and threatening to infect them with Covid-19

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 4:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 7 readers' comments