Hear John Medland on Radio 4 on Saturday morning

John McCarthy

As thousands of yachts sail past The Needles, a pre-recorded feature from the site of the 'world's first radio station' will be aired on Radio 4. Tune in to hear Isle of Wight councillor and local historian John Medland.

Friday, 20th June, 2014 5:16pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Dead porpoise found at Battery Bay

Dead porpoise at Battery Bay :

A reminder that the Valentine's Day storm may have had an impact on the wildlife as well as our surroundings.

Monday, 17th February, 2014 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Have you seen holidaymaker’s lost ‘blankie’

Have you seen holidaymaker’s lost ‘blankie’

The boy who has lost the blanket has autism and is sobbing and distraught.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2013 10:36am

By Elaine Pitt

Man’s body recovered from Alum Bay

Lily:

Our sincerest thoughts are with both men's family and friends.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2013 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

VB Flickr Group Picture Of The Week

VB Flickr Group Picture Of The Week

We love the series of tilt-shift photography from WightPod that have made it into the VB Flickr Group Pool

Monday, 23rd May, 2011 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Meet A Rocket Man (Podcast)

Meet A Rocket Man (Podcast)

Last year we had the great pleasure of meeting one of the rocketmen involved with the secret rocket testing programme in the 1950s and 60s. As part of the Star Party organised by Vectis

Wednesday, 4th March, 2009 9:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Visitor’s Views of The Isle of Wight: Part One

Visitor’s Views of The Isle of Wight: Part One

As we all know, many people visit the Isle of Wight for holidays. Here’s the experience of one of them who recently revisited after a break of 13 years. It sounds like he’ll be

Thursday, 2nd October, 2008 9:00am

By Paul Carruthers with 2 readers' comments

Walk The Wight: Sponsor Team VB

Walk The Wight: Sponsor Team VB

This Sunday sees Walk the Wight, the annual sponsored walk aimed to raise much needed funds for the Island’s only hospice, The Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Last year, our youngest VentnorBlogger, Alpha, braved the rain and

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Guardian Loves The Isle of Wight

The Guardian Loves The Isle of Wight

On Saturday the Guardian had a blitz of article on the UK as a destination for beach holidays – and the Isle of Wight came out in most of the pieces! By our quick straw

Monday, 16th July, 2007 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments