Welcome news for fitness fans as swimming pools and sports halls given the green light to reopen

swimmers in lanes of a swimming pool

Clare Griffin from West Wight Sports and Community Centre said it had been a long and challenging four months. Their reopening will be phased and controlled

Friday, 10th July, 2020 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Event celebrating the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival postponed until 2021 due to Coronavirus

Typewriter with the words Postpone typed on paper

Organisers of the event have reluctantly accepted that Covid-19 restrictions made this September’s Festival impossible to stage

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:39pm

By Sally Perry

Extension to community library ‘still too expensive a project to take on’

Freshwater Library

Friends of Freshwater Library (FOFL) say it would be an unfair burden on the community to ask them to fundraise the sums needed

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 8:43am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Missing Freshwater man now located

police officer

Police thank the public for their help in locating missing man from Freshwater

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 9:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police confirm identity of body found near The Needles

Field of wild flowers

Our thoughts are with all of Matthew's family and friends at this devastating time.

Monday, 29th June, 2020 11:24am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Don’t start fires in the open’ say Isle of Wight Fire Service after tackling deliberately set bonfire in Fort Victoria woods

Freshwater Fire Station crew attend fire in woods at Fort Victoria

After the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a bonfire in the woods at Fort Victoria, they share this message, "The advice is very simple.... don’t start fires in the open!"

Monday, 29th June, 2020 10:44am

By Sally Perry

Historic watchtower on Freshwater cliffs to be demolished next month

A still from the Isle of Wight Archive's film of the Cliff End observation tower

Local resident Daniel James says if the local landmark was repaired it could form a tourism asset offering a viewpoint for bird watchers and walkers on the coastal path

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 6:24pm

By Daniel James with 8 readers' comments

West Wight Hub receives £10,000 grant to help support their work during Coronavirus

WW Hub Logo and photos of Michel and Dave - volunteers

The grant will help West Wight Sports and Community Centre continue to support over 500 residents during the Coronavirus outbreak

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 11:28am

By Sue Lupton

Watch: Online preview of Dimbola’s Julia Margaret Cameron: Close Up exhibition

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The latest exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries features close up portraits of great men by Julia Margaret Cameron curated by her son, Henry Herschel Hay Cameron. Details within of the online preview, filmed by Julian Winslow and presented by Gail Middleton

Saturday, 13th June, 2020 3:17pm

By Tracy Mikich with 4 readers' comments

Mystery fisherman is key witness in disappearance of Freshwater man, say police (updated)

Police control operator

Police are treating this fisherman as a key witness in the disappearance of Matthew Doyle and are keen to speak to him. If this is you, or you know who this man is, please get in touch

Monday, 1st June, 2020 1:06pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police widen search for missing man from Freshwater (updated)

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Matthew has not been seen since Monday and his family are concerned for his welfare after a bag of his belongings were found on Yarmouth Pier

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 3:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Community garden to be concreted over to become bin store (updated)

Jubilee Close community garden

The planning officer said the proposed bin stores would be sited in communal garden areas, appropriately distanced from the properties themselves

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 3:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments