Dimbola Museum and Galleries closes ‘until further notice’ due to Coronavirus

closed sign in doorway

Dimbola will be using the time to finish work on a complete kitchen and tearoom overhaul and landscaping the gardens

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 6:31pm

By Brian Hinton

Over 160 cyclists to take on Isle of Wight’s Seven Hills

Cyclists taking part in the 7 hills event

Over 160 cyclists are expected to take part in one of the Isle of Wight's toughest off-road cycle races this Sunday

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Government confirms £4.5m investment for Freshwater school

fifty pound notes

The Isle of Wight Council will now develop detailed plans for the new school ahead of a planning submission in the summer

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 9:48am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Head to the Freshwater Skatepark Jam to share you views on future of the park

skateboarder in skatepark

Take part or watch and support, all ages and abilities welcome at the Freshwater Skatepark Jam for skateboarders and scooterists

Monday, 9th March, 2020 5:30pm

By Zoe Thompson

Hygiene inspector found same problems at one-star Isle of Wight pub two years on

the vine inn freshwater

A spokesperson for Fuller, Smith and Turner, said while they're disappointed with the low food score, the tenants had already addressed the issues raised

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 2:56pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Cash boosts for Isle of Wight independent lifeboats a life saver

Freshwater Lifeboat crew and boat

The cash boost from the Rescue Boat Fund will help two of the Isle of Wight's independent lifeboat stations to continue their vital work keeping us safe in the water

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 8:02am

By Sally Perry

Exhibition celebrates unique, innovative and dazzling Isle of Wight

the wight book spread

Sixty photographs from The Wight Book will be on display at Dimbola Museum and Galleries from the end of this month

Monday, 10th February, 2020 1:24pm

By Elissa Blizzard

Isle of Wight independent lifeboats chosen by public as Red Funnel charity of the year

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

Isle of Wight Independent Life Boats received the most votes from the public

Friday, 31st January, 2020 11:43am

By Martin Newham

Yarmouth School move a ‘positive way forward’ says Cabinet member

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Paul Brading says the move "ensures a strong, sustainable and robust educational offer is provided and secures a multi-million pound capital investment opportunity"

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Federation Governors make their decision over move of Yarmouth School

Yarmouth School

The Governors of the Federation of Yarmouth and Shalfleet Schools have announced their decision on the move of Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 11:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

Residents to ‘temporarily’ lose their Post Office following resignation of postmaster

post office sign

The Isle of Wight MP says he's closely monitoring the situation, whilst the Post Office say they're working to find a solution for future service for the village

Friday, 10th January, 2020 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Subject to Yarmouth Governors, Isle of Wight Cabinet make decision over West Wight schools

The Cabinet plans are subject to a decision by the Governing Body of Yarmouth School, due to be made on Monday

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10:29pm

By IW Council Press Office