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.

Family pay tribute to man who died in Isle of Wight collision


The single vehicle collision took place on Friday evening and resulted in the loss of live of this Freshwater man, who leaves behind a four year old son.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 2:27pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Head to Cow Co’s Summer Shindig for screening of SING!

Sing Screenshot

Get set for the penultimate Summer Shindig - there's a very special outdoor screening of the film SING! - an animated comedy every member of the family will love. Free entry and free parking!

Friday, 18th August, 2017 5:52pm

By Kirsten Morris

Major improvements to Freshwater road and footway planned for September

roadworks send help

Major reconstruction works of the road and improvements to the footway in this busy Freshwater road will take place next month.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 10:32am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Go Mexicana with mariachis Vote Pedro at Cow Co’s Sunset Fiesta

Vote Pedro

There'll be pinatas, sombreros, Mexican moustaches, mojitoes, mocktails for the kids as well as the brilliant Mexican mariachi band, Vote Pedro - who having seen before, can confirm are great fun!

Friday, 11th August, 2017 1:34pm

By Kirsten Morris

Drugs bust in Freshwater leads to arrest

Handcuffed man

A man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cocaine, heroin and a class B drug.

Thursday, 10th August, 2017 4:26pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Staff on Wightlink’s Yarmouth route recognised for ‘Excellence in customer service’

Certificate of Excellence - W-class crew

Congratulations to Wightlink staff on the Yarmouth-Lymington route who have been recognised for their consistently high standards of customer service.

Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 12:18pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Busy Sunday for Yarmouth RNLI

yarmouth rnli

Sunday was a very busy day for the Yarmouth RNLI team - they were involved in many call-outs.

Monday, 7th August, 2017 1:07pm

By Claire Hallett

Sunset Groove heads to The Cow Co for Summer Shindig

Get into the groove-y vibe next Thursday at The Cow Co with live music from local band, Groove Union. The Summer Shindigs at Tapnell farm are a great way to spend an evening. Food, fun, live music and some awesome sunsets.

Friday, 4th August, 2017 12:35pm

By Kirsten Morris

Oar-some team take on the Ultra 40 Challenge

WWSCC Ultra 40 Challenge low res

The Ultra 40 Challenge is the brainchild of fitness instructor Julie Dixon and Centre supporter Martin Scotcher, as well as coinciding with their milestone birthdays it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Sports Centre.

Tuesday, 1st August, 2017 12:09pm

By Krissy Lloyd

Summer Rock heads to The Cow Co Shindig next week

Sunset Rock at Cow Co

The Cow Co will be joined by local tribute band, Something from Nothing, next Thursday for their Shindig Shenanigans. The band will be busting out acoustic covers of the greatest hits from rock legends, The Foo Fighters. Free to attend but worth booking your table in advance.

Friday, 28th July, 2017 3:15pm

By Sally Perry

Precautionary closure of West Wight Alpaca Farm

west wight alpacas

Although not confirmed, West Wight Alpacas say it's possible that a small number of their animals may have been exposed to a micro bacterium. OnTheWight has more detail.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

Kayakers needed for September’s Solent Swim

solent swim kayaker

The West Wight Sports Centre are appealing for volunteer kayakers to help with the Solent Swim in September

Saturday, 22nd July, 2017 1:29pm

By Clare Griffin