News from the West

If you’re interested in news from around the West 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.

£778,400 funding boost for The Pier’s Tale project in Yarmouth

yarmouth pier

This financial boost will help restore the timber structure of the pier, and highlight all aspects of the Pier’s 140 years.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 4:55pm

By Tracey Cooper

Totland parishioners make a big difference with Souper fundraising

St. Saviour's Soup Lunch

Totland parishioners have raised over £500 in a bid to help transform communities around the world as part of the aid agency CAFOD’s Lent campaign.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:02pm

By Jessica Coffin

Yarmouth Bridge planned closure

yarmouth bridge

Diversions will be in place when the bridge closures for around a week for the annual maintenance.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 2:29pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight beach named in top eight best in the world

compton beach

We all know how brilliant the two mile stretch of beach at Compton is with its sandy beach and outstanding sunsets. Now the most read online news site in the world has included it in their top eight best beaches from around the world.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Fencing students gain prestigious Silver Awards

fencing awards

Well done to Henry Summerfield, Amy Huyton and George Collins, who have earned their Silver Awards from the British Academy of Fencing. No mean feat, as the sport requires years of training.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 9:33am

By Nick Stuart

Join the Shalfleet Shanty Singers tonight in Yarmouth

shanty sign

All monies raised will be donated to four local charities, namely CHOYD, West Wight RNLI, West Wight Sports and Community Centre and the IOW Special Olympics Fund.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 4:46pm

By Martyn Waitt

Anglers urged to clear up after themselves

Anglers - Spencer Wright and Sean Millward

With spring around the corner, Wightlink is urging anglers using Ryde Pier to keep it tidy and respect the environment for everyone’s benefit.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 8:21am

By Karen Woods

Main road between Gunville and Shalfleet to be upgraded

road closed sign

Resurfacing work will be undertaken at nights between hours of 7.30pm and 6.00am and is expected to take 20 weekday nights.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 8:09am

By Gavin Foster

Photographer Tim Rudman presents Iceland an Uneasy Calm

tim rudman iceland silver gelatin print

‘Iceland: An Uneasy Calm’ is a series of spectacular landscapes created by award winning photographer and printer, Tim Rudman. See them at Dimbola next month.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 11:03am

By Rachel Tait

Freshwater Glass Artists exhibit their work at Dimbola

glass artists- dimbola

The tea room at Dimbola is currently showing work by Freshwater Glass Artists. Pop along before 10th March to see their work.

Saturday, 18th February, 2017 11:00am

By Feature Writer

Yarmouth Bridge: Five day closure for essential annual maintenance

yarmouth bridge

It's that time of year again. Four wheels which are integral to the bridge’s opening and closing mechanism will be replaced as part of the annual maintenance.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 11:29am

By Gavin Foster

New writing group aims to support budding wordsmiths

Zoe Sadler and Krissy Lloyd, founders of West Wight Writers

A new writing group has been founded in West Wight to help other budding writers. The first meeting takes place early next month.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 2:25pm

By Sally Perry