Police cordon at Isle of Wight supermarket following discovery of ship flare (updated)

police tape at side of road

Police have been liaising with the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team who have advised that the cordon needs to be put in place while the item is safely removed

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 9:38am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Hat-trick of good news for West Wight’s community bus

Needles Cheque being presented to FYT Bus

Good things come in threes for the FYTbus. Details within of why they are currently having a triple celebration

Monday, 19th October, 2020 9:41am

By Hilary Benns

Close family connection to pioneering Victorian photographer for new Dimbola President and Vice President

Julian and Julia at Dimbola

The new President and Vice President at Dimbola Museum and Galleries have very close family connections to Julia Margaret Cameron. Details within

Friday, 16th October, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Help Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust understand how you use your local green spaces

Woods in the Ventnor Undercliff

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have launched a survey to help them understand how residents use their local green space and what wildlife they have seen

Sunday, 11th October, 2020 9:59am

By Sally Perry

‘Polaroid originals’ exhibition opens at Dimbola this week

andreas polaroids of a woman looking away

Andrea Muendelein’s early Polaroid work explores her engagement with portraiture and painting during her time at Central Saint Martins College of Art between 2003 and 2005

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 10:06am

By Elissa Blizzard

Dimbola Museum and Galleries reopens

Dimbola Museum and Galleries 2020

New social distancing and cleaning measures have been implemented as well as a new circular one-way route around the house

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 4:15pm

By Elissa Blizzard

All set for the annual Solent Swim fundraiser

solent swimmers 2018

Around 30 people will swim 1.3 miles from Hurst Castle, near Lymington, to Colwell Bay, escorted by a fleet of kayaks and safety boats. If you can, please show your support

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 9:06am

By Sue Lupton with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight supermarket trialing Formula One technology in its fridges

Freshwater Co-op in Afton Road

The twin-bladed shelf-edge strips, developed by motor racing engineer Wirth Research, uses airflow to reduce cold air being lost into the aisles - the same technique used to direct airflow efficiently around racing cars

Friday, 7th August, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry

Dimbola Museum unable to open as planned, but Tea Rooms open daily

dimbola tea room garden with people sitting at tables

The Museum and Galleries were due to reopen this week, but there are still some obstacles to overcome. However, the delightful tea rooms are open daily so you can still support Dimbola whilst the museum is closed

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch: Dolphins galore dance alongside boats off The Needles

Three vide ograbs of dolphins swimming off the Needles

For those not fortunate enough to be out on a boat, these three videos give you a taste of what it's like to have dolphins swim alongside you

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 1:41pm

By Sally Perry

High street presence for West Wight Heritage Centre

west wight heritage centre

For several years, the group has been operating over various storerooms, filing cabinets and volunteers’ homes, but now has a permanent site on Avenue Road

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 1:10pm

By Melanie Karalis

Plans for new school buildings in Freshwater revealed

yarmouth school plans for all saints sitea

All Saints' Primary will close on 31st August and pupils move to Yarmouth School whilst the new school is built

Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 5:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment