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.

Lashings World XI To Visit Ventnor In August

Lashings World XI To Visit Ventnor In August

International stars of Lashings to return.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2007 11:52am

By Fiona Newnham

Green Ventnor: Episode Three

Green Ventnor: Episode Three

I visited Lynnbottom the other day and I saw some very useful items being skipped, and after I had wiped my eyes, it lead me to reflect on how we should re-cycle useful items

Wednesday, 13th June, 2007 10:29am

By Brian Lucas

Ventnor Enhancement Fund Teatime Concerts

Ventnor Enhancement Fund Teatime Concerts

The Ventnor Enhancement Fund Teatime Concerts have been running in Ventnor Park since May. Each week there is a different type of concert and this weekend sees the C To C Jazz Band taking

Wednesday, 13th June, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

St Boniface and St Wilfred’s To Share Headteacher

St Boniface and St Wilfred’s To Share Headteacher

As of September this year, St Boniface Church of England Primary and St Wilfred’s Catholic Primary will run by one headteacher in a role that the council are calling a ‘corporate’ headteacher. Margaret Williams, who

Tuesday, 12th June, 2007 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Kenny Ball Plays Ventnor Winter Gardens

Kenny Ball Plays Ventnor Winter Gardens

Saturday night sees Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men at the Ventnor Winter Gardens. “Kenny Ball and his band had the most successful and longest lasting chart success of the traditional groups that came

Monday, 11th June, 2007 5:30pm

By Sally Perry

Update On Changes To The Esplanade

Update On Changes To The Esplanade

You will have all heard about the soon to be implemented Experimental Order on the Esplanade. The what, you might ask? Well, it refers to the changes to parking and outside seating for four

Monday, 11th June, 2007 5:02pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Carnival Week

Ventnor Carnival Week

Carnival season is not far away now, so thanks to Brenda for sending us through the schedule for Ventnor Carnival week in August. As always, there’s loads to do for residents and visitors and

Friday, 8th June, 2007 2:12pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

VentnorBlog Meet Up: 7th July

VentnorBlog Meet Up: 7th July

UPDATE: We have to change the date of the meetup and it will be on Saturday 7th July instead. Forum regular, Clarence Old Boy, recently made the suggestion that we have a meet up

Friday, 8th June, 2007 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Bees: Octopus Gig in London

The Bees: Octopus Gig in London

You’ve heard me bang on about The Bees many times before, so here’s another one to add to the list. My favourite band and one of the Island’s best export (imho) The Bees, will be

Friday, 8th June, 2007 10:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Green Ventnor: Episode Two

Green Ventnor: Episode Two

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no green purest. I do have many indulgences and I have learnt not to feel guilty about all of them. If you are to be green, you don’t have

Friday, 8th June, 2007 8:07am

By Brian Lucas

Sophie Honeybourne Jewellery: A Fantastic Addition to Ventnor

Sophie Honeybourne Jewellery: A Fantastic Addition to Ventnor

It’s been open for a couple of months now and business is going well for local Jeweller, Sophie Honeybourne. Back in March, Sophie and her partner, Raff took over the Pie in the Sky premises

Thursday, 7th June, 2007 1:35pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Anne Does Ventnor and Old Rockers Proud

Anne Does Ventnor and Old Rockers Proud

If you travel through upper Ventnor regularly, you’ll be familiar with the ever changing murals on side of a house on the corner of York Road and Newport Road. The owner, Anne has been painting

Thursday, 7th June, 2007 11:16am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments