Isle of Wight open top bus ride in Guardian’s UK Top Ten

Needles Breezer travelling along the edge of the coast

It's described as a vertigo-inducing climb and has made the top ten of best open-top rides in the UK.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Wight Orienteers have special visitors this Sunday

Compass :

Orienteering can be great fun, why not give it a go next Sunday at the special The Needles and Highdown event.

Monday, 25th February, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Fabulous Mr Fox: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

pow fox sunset paul varcoe - 640

There are so many great shots shared by Isle of Wight photographers in our Flickr Pool. This one stood out for us, but take a look yourselves, there are loads to see.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 11:19am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Headon Heather: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

This gorgeous burst of colour of heather on Headon Warren in the Flickr Pool by Benjamin Tonner caught our eye, so we made it our Picture of the Week.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 6:20pm

By Sally Perry

Volunteers from Island Roads help conserve iconic Needles Batteries

Needles 1

This is the second year in a row that volunteers from Island Roads has helped in conserving the iconic Needles Batteries.

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 10:00am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Video: Unlikely friendship captured by Isle of Wight film-maker

crow and fox at needles

Watch this lovely piece of video footage captured by Nathaniel Wheatley of ProcCam Films of an unlikely friendship in West Wight.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 9:39am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Nearly 7,000 hours of volunteer service at Needles Coastwatch in last year

high sheriff at needles coastwatch

Last year the 70 wonderful volunteer watchkeepers kept lookout at Needles Coastwatch for 6,710 hours, maintaining the station for 365 days in all weathers. Well done to them all!

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 2:57pm

By Paddy Noctor with one comment

Future secured for Needles Coastwatch


Described as a dedicated team of "volunteer guardian angels on the cliffs", the Needles National Coastwatch team recently passed re-assessment of their Declared Facility Status.

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016 4:11pm

By Paddy Noctor

Bushy poser: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week


The foxes at Alum Bay really do love seem to love being in front of the camera. Jeff Morgan's great composition with this gorgeous fox, the teasles and sailing yacht is a winner!

Monday, 7th November, 2016 8:23am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat snatches yacht from near disaster (photos)

Dutch yacht

A broken rudder and violent seas resulted in a dramatic rescue for Yarmouth RNLI on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 12:57pm

By Richard Heming

Natalie says goodbye to ‘ab fab’ Afro to help young cancer sufferers

Natalie Hyde before shot at The Neddles Park

All praise to Natalie Hyde for braving the cold weather and having her fabulous Afro shaved off to raise money for two charities as well donate her hair for young cancer sufferers.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 5:07pm

By Mary Cracknell with 2 readers' comments

Sailor spends eleven hours clinging to hull overnight after trimaran dismasted

Trimaran sailor travelled ~40miles dismasted

The MayDay came in just before 5pm yesterday afternoon and the sailor was rescued at 4am this morning some 40 miles from the area of the initial search.

Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 8:05am

By Julia Gosling with one comment