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.

IW Cycling Festival: Singles Cycle

IW Cycling Festival: Singles Cycle

Organisers of IW Cycling Festival have taken a leaf out of the IW Walking Festival’s books and organised a ‘singles’ cycle on Saturday 22nd September. Setting off at 2pm from Shanklin Railway Station, this will

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2007 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Library: Mud, Muck and Slime

Ventnor Library: Mud, Muck and Slime

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids tomorrow, why not head down to Ventnor Library for some free fun! Titled Mud and Muck and slimy things! there will be free stories and

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2007 12:04pm

By Tess Jessop

Skate Ramp Returned: Grind Rail Still Missing

Skate Ramp Returned: Grind Rail Still Missing

Very pleased to report that the hired skate ramp that went missing during the clear up from the StreetStyle festival has been returned. This is great news, as the ramp was hired in for the

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2007 8:32am

By Sally Perry

In The Spotlight: Final Performance Tonight

In The Spotlight: Final Performance Tonight

In case you didn’t realise, tonight is the last chance to see the brilliant performance of Ventnor Theatre Group’s In The Spotlight. Here are some of the rave comments left on the blog about

Tuesday, 21st August, 2007 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Cricket Club Report

Ventnor Cricket Club Report

The miserable weather on Saturday wrecked the cricket programme. At Steephill in the Southern Electric Premier League division 2 match with Burridge, Ventnor reached 145-3 before rain forced an abandonment, Alex Lloyd top scoring

Tuesday, 21st August, 2007 8:30am

By Fiona Newnham with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Town Council Meeting: 13th August

There is another meeting tonight which starts at 7pm sharp at The Winter Gardens. Having looked through the County Press, it doesn’t look like there are any planning applications for the Ventnor area this

Monday, 20th August, 2007 5:09pm

By Mark Compton-Hall with 11 readers' comments

Ventnor Cricket Club: Lashings World XI Report

(Couldn’t get this up last week, but better late than never, eh! Sounded like a brilliant day – well done to everyone on the Ventnor side. Sorry to have missed it. Ed) TALE OF THE

Monday, 20th August, 2007 4:54pm

By Fiona Newnham with one comment

StreetStyle Festival: Report Of The Day

StreetStyle Festival: Report Of The Day

Thanks to Alison for sending through a short report of the first StreetStyle festival which took place on 11th August. Sadly we weren’t around at the time, but very pleased to hear that the

Monday, 20th August, 2007 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Crown Inn, Shorwell: Restaurant Review

Crown Inn, Shorwell: Restaurant Review

Setting: Village of Shorwell, irritatingly and toothgrindingly, misprounced “Shorell” by ‘im indoors – a wannabe born-again-islander! Occasion: Thirtieth wedding commiserations/ exam results Diners: Adel; ‘im in doors; son of aforesaid (& exam passer) Meal wanted: Romantic meal

Friday, 17th August, 2007 10:43am

By Adel Jinnos with one comment

Finding The Skate Ramp: Just A Matter Of Time

We’ve got a full report of Saturday’s StreetStyle event at the Ventnor skate park coming out next week, but in the meantime, we have some news to pass on. The organisers hired in two bits

Thursday, 16th August, 2007 2:05pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Met: Restaurant Review

The Met: Restaurant Review

(I did put out a request in the forum last week, asking if anyone wanted to send in a review of The Met, given that I knew Adel’s was quite scathing. At the time

Monday, 13th August, 2007 1:15pm

By Adel Jinnos with 11 readers' comments

Danny Vokins: Shark Catcher Podcast

Danny Vokins: Shark Catcher Podcast

Quite an achievement for Danny. A Podcast with Danny Volkins, Isle of Wight resident , about his adventures catching sharks off the Island.

Monday, 13th August, 2007 9:29am

By Simon Perry