Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor is an absolute jewel. A beautiful area that has, since the Victorians discovered its magic been loved by those who have been lucky enough to find it.

Known for years as a centre for arts on the Isle of Wight, of late it’s become a Mecca for food lovers, with some of the best restaurants on the Island being gathered in this single town.

Its beach is a delight, held within an arced cove, with a mixture of golden sand and shingle. For those on the beach, food, drinks and ice cream needs are met by a wide selection of businesses along the Esplanade.

New Traffic lights bring improvements for motorists and the town alike

Ventnor traffic Lights - Amber

The change to the set of traffic lights have brought benefits for all. They could be coming to a town near you.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 8:43am

By Simon Perry with one comment

The Big Man, Jonathan Veira, brings his ‘Songs and Tales Tour’ to Ventnor

Jonathan Veira on stage playing piano

It's a major coup and tickets are expected to sell fast, as the Isle of Wight welcomes international singer and TV star Jonathan Veira this summer. Details of how to book within ....

Monday, 4th February, 2019 6:26pm

By Feature Writer

Diversion between Ventnor and Shanklin following emergency roadworks (updated)

Road closed sign

Watch out for the diversion for traffic between Ventnor and Shanklin, as Church Road, Shanklin Old Village is now closed until further notice.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 1:25pm

By Sally Perry

RIP Anthony Churchill, yachtsman, magazine publisher, author and music lover

anthony churchill - by jo maccaulay

Sat in a pub in 1969, he conceived the idea for what became the Whitbread Round-the-World Race and later navigated Ted Heath's Morning Cloud to victory in the Sydney Hobart race, but Anthony Churchill will be better known to Islanders for his passion for classical music and love of history.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 5:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rugby: Triumphant win for Ventnor’s First XV

rugby ball

Well done to Ventnor First XV who managed to break down a resilient Trojans’ defence in a ten try win over their mainland opponents.

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 12:09pm

By Ed Blake

Ventnor Film Society announce their Spring Season of films

japanese boy in the snow

It's not long until the Ventnor Film Society returns with their new programme of recent award-winning films from the UK and around the world. Check out the listings to see what takes your fancy.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 1:42pm

By Linda Davis

Isle of Wight band, CHAMPS, drop two new tracks on us today

Champion brothers Mike and Dave sitting on stage with blue curtain behind them

It's been long-awaited, so CHAMPS have treated us to not one, but two new tracks today. Check out the Isle of Wight band's latest tracks, both recorded on the Island, as well as the music video that was filmed on Ventnor Downs.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 3:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dementia residents woken up as early as 4.30am, say CQC

Respite care :

Although the Ventnor care home was found to 'require improvement' in four areas it was found to be 'good' for care and the management say it is fully committed to working with the CQC.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 4:23pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Rugby: Ventnor kept the pressure on against league leaders

Rugby pitch in the fog

Ventnor's first team kept the pressure on throughout the game, but it wasn't to be. A great effort made by all against top-of-the-league, Ellingham and Ringwood.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 8:57am

By Ed Blake

Another prestigious award for Isle of Wight comedy writer

Hannah George at Writers' Guild Awards

Online comedy has meant she can do her own thing and make her own opportunities, says Isle of Wight writer, Hannah George, who last night picked up a Writers' Guild Award.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 8:46am

By Sally Perry

Modernisation plans for local Post Office (updated)

post office sign

The Post Office will be undergoing a full refurbishment and once re-opened will offer extended opening hours.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 10:22am

By Sheila Tapster

Join the Hash House Harriers this Sunday for their first trail of 2019

sneakers trainers running shoes

Leave grown-up behaviour behind this Sunday to join the Hash House Harriers on their latest trail where you can enjoy free beer and food, good company and beautiful views. Details within.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 10:02am

By Alison Parker