Isle of Wight Road Races has ‘in principle’ support from Isle of Wight council

IW Road Races logo

Here's the latest news on the Isle of Wight Road Races, planned for October half-term in West Wight

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

West Wight councillors and residents share concerns over Isle of Wight Road Races

Freshwater road to Compton

Some Freshwater councillors say there has been a lack of transparency with the proposed Isle of Wight Road Races

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 9:11am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races 2021: A new motorcycle race in the West: Here’s the detail we’ve found out

Motorcyclist racing

There’s talk of a new motorcycle race in the West of Wight - Not Diamond Races. News OnTheWight’s got details from a briefing document (shared with us on the QT) and have been doing some digging. Here’s what we’ve found

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Island Roads submit plans to prolong life of important section of Military Road

The Military road at Brook with cars driving past

Island Roads say the challenge of the scheme has been to devise an engineering solution that prolongs the life of this important section of the Island’s infrastructure, but does so in a way that respects the unique environmental and geological characteristics of the site

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 8:28am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Military Road resurfacing works extended, but end is in sight

Military Road media

The stretch of road is one of the UK’s best-known and most photographed sections of highway and the longest consecutive length of road upgraded by Island Roads in a single scheme, as part of the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Brighstone Viaduct work still on schedule

Jason Boulter

The work is four weeks into the scheme and still on schedule to complete by 4th May. Island Roads explain what's involved.

Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 1:05pm

By Gavin Foster

Many hands help rid Brook Bay beach of unwanted plastic

Arriving at the bay

Hundreds of people turned out for the Brook Bay beach clean at the end of January and more beach cleans are planned for around the Island in the coming months.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 11:55am

By Sally Perry

Can you help with Isle of Wight search for endangered butterfly?

Glanville Fritillary

Nature enthusiasts are being invited to help one of the UK’s rarest butterflies on the Isle of Wight this weekend.

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 11:02am

By Katie Callaghan

Man alleged to have indecently assaulted 12 year old between 1am-2am

Police conferring

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this allegation of indecent assault that took place between 1am-2am on Sunday morning.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 10:36am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Slippery resurfaced roads not just affecting horses

Smooth tarmac

David Moorse speaks from experience when he says it's not just horses who are having problems with slipping on Isle of Wight roads resurfaced by PFI contractor, Island Roads.

Friday, 5th December, 2014 6:41pm

By David Moorse with 12 readers' comments

As-it-happens video of a landslip at Hanover Point

Hanover Point landslip video

It's been rare that you get to see landslips happening as they occur.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 8:36pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Military Road, Brook to reopen to two-way traffic

Military Road at Brook

Traffic on a section of the Military Road near Brook has been one-way with lights since a landslide in 2010. It's good to see the water drainage system suggested by Dr Bruce Denness was a success.

Saturday, 29th March, 2014 8:18am

By Rebecca Tuck with 3 readers' comments