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

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

Manager of National Coastwatch Needles passes the baton after four years at the helm

Terry Dimmick and Tony Stables

Tony says, "It has been a privilege to lead the Needles NCI during the past four years and I wish my successor every good fortune"

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 7:38am

By Paddy Noctor

Demolition of heritage lookout tower refused by Isle of Wight council planners

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

The company was asking for planning permission to demolish the structure as soon as possible, but it was refused on two grounds. Details within

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

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 with one comment

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