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

Isle of Wight ‘Monolith’ reaches £50,000 on eBay this evening (updated)

Isle of Wight Monolith reaches £50k on eBay 15 Dec 2020

The Isle of Wight 'Monolith' (briefly) reached bids of £20k on eBay this afternoon, then rose steadily to £50,000. Here’s a quick look at the account that’s selling the now-famous object

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Mysterious Isle of Wight ‘monolith’ on Compton Beach makes international news

Glass monolith on Compton Beach by Catherine Tregear

The perfect mirrored structure, with a foundation and no sign of weathering, was first spotted on Compton Beach on Sunday morning

Monday, 7th December, 2020 8:34am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Double Isle of Wight beach clean-up nets over 400 kilos of rubbish

Before the beach clean on 2nd July

What an amazing effort by the volunteers from Planet Aware, Isle of Wight Distillery, National Trust and Amey

Monday, 6th July, 2020 2:58pm

By Sarah Marshall with 2 readers' comments

Police appeal for witnesses after second night of fire at car parks

fire crews putting out fire at NT car park

For a second night in a row Fire Fighters were called to reports of hay bales set alight at Compton

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 2:52pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Firefighters called to put out hay bales and cones blocking car park that had been set alight (photos)

Fire at Compton Car Park

Friends of Freshwater Fire Station say this kind of action during a national crisis puts the community, the environment and the Fire Fighters and their families at risk

Monday, 20th April, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Five dead dolphins discovered in just two weeks on Isle of Wight coastline

Dead dolphin spotted on beach by Joe Truman

The number of dead dolphins discovered along the Isle of Wight coast in just two weeks is highly unusual, says Joe Truman who spotted them on his walks

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:17pm

By Sally Perry

Decaying sea mammal washed up at Compton (Warning: Disturbing photo)

dolphin carcass - skull only

If you spot the carcass of a seal, dolphin or mammal on the beach do report it to the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 6:59pm

By Ellie Skull

National Trust to unveil its vision for linking Compton Bay and Downs

national trust cows

The Conservation charity, National Trust, will be hosting a series of public exhibition days at Freshwater, Brighstone and Brook to unveil plans to link Compton Bay with the Downs. All are welcome.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 8:18am

By Joanna Crosse

UKOG has sights set on 227 million barrels of oil at Arreton (updated)

UKOG licence map

As recently reported by OnTheWight, UK Oil and Gas confirm they've given up the licence for oil exploration off the coast of Compton but say their sights are now set on drilling in Arreton from 2019.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight singer and dancer features in latest Chicane track

Hannah Robinson in chicane video

An Island singer and dancer features on lead vocals and headlines video for electronica producer's latest track.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 5:08pm

By Sally Perry