Anger at plan for community garden to be replaced by bin store

Jubilee Close community garden

Over 200 people have signed a petition, with support of the parish council, after plans to replace a community garden with a bin store were revealed. SHG say residents' views will be considered

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 5:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

West Wight school places consultation launched by Isle of Wight council

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

The closure is being proposed due to a significant decline in pupil numbers at the school and significant surplus schools places within the West Wight area

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 9:54am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Community donate over £1,000 to Freshwater Independent Lifeboat at weekend event

Ian Plested (crew) at Freshwater Lifeboat event

Pitched against bad weather and Rugby World Cup, volunteers from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat were astounded by generosity of local community

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 7:57am

By Martin Newham

Freshwater Independent Lifeboat honoured for outstanding contributions

Rob McLaren, Tony Moore

The ceremony recognises the thousands of UK volunteers for their outstanding contribution to keep people safe around the coastlines, and in the water. Well done to all involved

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 3:35pm

By Martin New

Bomb Disposal Unit heading back to the Isle of Wight (update 2)

rich cattle with metal detector

The Navy's Bomb Disposal Unit is heading back to the Island today after a metal detectorist discovered what's possibly the explosive end of an anti-aircraft round

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 1:25pm

By Sally Perry

The Castalian Quartet and clarinetist, Matthew Hunt woo audience with masterful concert

The Castalian Quartet performed at West Wight Arts Association

These five musicians brought out every beautiful nuance of the music led by the masterful playing of the clarinet, which was a privilege to hear on a rainy night

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:31pm

By Judith Hunt

Stars of Fleet Street exhibition features iconic images

The Beatles standing by a car in the 1960s

All the photographers concerned will be attending the opening to tell a few interesting and untold stories behind some of the images.

Monday, 14th October, 2019 4:19pm

By Elissa Blizzard

Isle of Wight council approve next stage in West Wight school plans

children and teachers on grass

The council say the recommendations now being taken forward are "felt to provide the best opportunity to secure long-term educational and financial stability for West Wight families and schools"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 8:14am

By IW Council Press Office

Appeal for dashcam footage after collision leads to serious and life-changing injuries for teenager

Police tape

The collision took place at around 8.20pm last Saturday on the bend of Afton Road which sits between Military Road and Manor Road. Were you in the area and saw something?

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 1:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Primary school rated ‘Good’ after six years of ‘Requires Improvement’

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The head teacher says she's very proud of every member of her team who has been part of making this happen in challenging circumstances

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Cabinet to vote on West Wight school closure plans next week

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

After the earlier withdrawal of plans to close at least one school in the West Wight, they are back on the table and will be voted on next week.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Confused to as why governors not behind parents’ – Protest over school closure

children and teachers on grass

Cllr Brading said he did not expect the news of the Governors decision to be in the public domain, but that they can do what they want.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter