Manager of National Coastwatch Needles passes the baton after four years at the helm

Terry Dimmick and Tony Stables

Tony says, "It has been a privilege to lead the Needles NCI during the past four years and I wish my successor every good fortune"

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 7:38am

By Paddy Noctor

30 Isle of Wight firefighters tackle blaze caused by dumped disposable BBQ

Tackling the Alum Bay fire by Freshwater Fire Station

The action of one person could have cost untold damage and ruined lives, say the Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

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