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.

‘Floating terrors’ spotted in Sandown and at Compton

man o war

The Marine Conservation Society advise beach-goers to avoid touching the man o' war as their sting can be painful and in rare cases, fatal.

Sunday, 15th October, 2017 9:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Freshwater Circle: Artists, musicians, poets and dancers share their take

out of the shadows cropped

This weekend sees the launch of a programme of creative responses by Quay Crafts and Friends to the Freshwater Circle. Head to Dimbola Museum and Galleries to find out more.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 9:13am

By Rachel Tait

Yarmouth RNLI ‘Fish Supper’ a great success

Fish Supper event

The annual charity event is open to the local community and raises vital funds to help support the RNLI saving lives at sea.

Monday, 9th October, 2017 12:55pm

By Claire Hallett

Isle of Wight’s Chris Weston features in award-winning cycling documentary

chris weston steel is real film

Chris Weston, who sadly passed away earlier this year, was interviewed for a cycling documentary that picked up the prize for Best Documentary at the Portobello Film Festival.

Friday, 6th October, 2017 6:22pm

By Sally Perry

Wannabe Sherlocks: Don’t miss this immersive murder mystery dinner at The Cow Co

Murder Mystery

Book now to secure your seat at the immersive Murder Mystery Dinner at The Cow Co Restaurant and Bar later this month.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 5:40pm

By Kirsten Morris

New anxiety cafe group launches on the Isle of Wight

anxiety day cafe hands

This new weekly club will give people who live with anxiety the chance to meet together in a safe environment and learn new skills.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:36am

By Hannah Griffiths

50 cyclists take part in first Tour de West Wight

Tour de West Wight 2017

Congratulations to around 50 cyclists who turned out for last weekend's charity event, which involved a 40km ride through villages around the West Wight.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 12:25pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Yarmouth RNLI rescue features in BBC TV documentary

Yarmouth Severn class lifeboat Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer) 17-25 providing safety cover during the Round the Island Race 2016. Sailing yachts, offshore, leisure, coastal safey.

The next episode in the second series of BBC2’s documentary on the RNLI, which airs at 8pm on Tuesday 26th September, will include footage of the Yarmouth lifeboat in action and interviews with the Coxswain and members of the volunteer crew.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 4:34pm

By Claire Hallett with 2 readers' comments

Yarmouth Bridge to close during maintenance work

yarmouth bridge

The work is expected to take one to two days to complete and won't affect pedestrian access over the bridge.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 4:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Top honours for Islanders in West Wight Triathlon

West Wight Triathlon 2017 -145

101 individuals and 11 teams took part at the event last weekend, which involves a 600m swim in the pool, 35km bike ride along Military rode to Brighstone and a 7.5km run along the River Yar.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 12:19pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Don’t miss Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton at Dimbola this week

Country Joe and the Fish

Direct from San Francisco, Dimbola will be hosting a gig this week by the Americana music legend, Barry Melton. You might remember his name from Country Joe and the Fish, as well as The Dinosaurs.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 7:48am

By Rachel Tait

Praise for Isle of Wight primary school from Ofsted

Thumbs up

Ofsted inspectors visited this Isle of Wight primary school for the first time since 2013.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 4:24pm

By Sally Perry