Letter: Protect green spaces to secure our beautiful West Wight for generations to come

Chris Jarman - election candidate for Freshwater

Independent candidate Chris Jarman shares his views on protecting green spaces to "ensure our continued well-being and to secure our beautiful West Wight for generations to come"

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 8:05am

By Chris Jarman

Plans to protect swimmers from anti-social behaviour on the water

Beach buoys in the sea

The parish council hope the planning application can be approved in time for them to install the buoys before the summer season

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 5:32pm

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

Isle of Wight hike for mental health this weekend

Looking from Tennyson Down to Compton

Embrace the challenge of a 13km, beautiful, bracing, breathtaking hike on the Isle of Wight this Saturday

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 9:53am

By Sally Perry

Letter: Cancelling Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 is not down to ‘Corruption’ – Read the detail

Middle Road by Tapnell Farm

Thomas lays out in detail the process for a Closed Roads race and why he says the cancelling of the Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 is not down to ‘corruption’, as some on Social Media have claimed.

Monday, 19th April, 2021 12:42pm

By Thomas Cowley with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races has ‘in principle’ support from Isle of Wight council

IW Road Races logo

Here's the latest news on the Isle of Wight Road Races, planned for October half-term in West Wight

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

West Wight councillors and residents share concerns over Isle of Wight Road Races

Freshwater road to Compton

Some Freshwater councillors say there has been a lack of transparency with the proposed Isle of Wight Road Races

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 9:11am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races 2021: A new motorcycle race in the West: Here’s the detail we’ve found out

Motorcyclist racing

There’s talk of a new motorcycle race in the West of Wight - Not Diamond Races. News OnTheWight’s got details from a briefing document (shared with us on the QT) and have been doing some digging. Here’s what we’ve found

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Very rare and special willow sculpture maze created for Gift to Nature (updated)

willow maze at Golden Hill Fort

The willow sculpture that you can investigate, hide, play and enjoy has been created from the Island for the Island and is one of only two or three in the country

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 10:21am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Immoral, destructive and devastating’: Residents slam housing plans

Man drawing on blueprints

Residents in the road share their many concerns about the plans for 50 new dwellings

Monday, 29th March, 2021 8:06am

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

Freshwater Five families on today’s Appeal verdict: ‘A dark and bitter day’

lady of justice with scales statue

Despite Court of Appeal saying that failure to disclose evidence at their trial “should not have happened”, two of the Freshwater Five have lost their bid to have convictions overturned. The families say, "British justice is broken, and we will never trust it again"

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Fresh plans for new loos

Artist drawing of new loos

Plans have been submitted again to demolish the existing facilities and replace them with more modern conveniences to meet current standards

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 8:36am

By Sally Perry

Freshwater man who recorded himself abusing girls, aged between four and 17 has just had sentence extended

jail-corridor with inset photo of jonathan maertens

Maertens was originally sentenced to 16 years in 2020, but the Solicitor General said he was shocked by the seriousness of the offences and referred the case to the Court of Appeal

Friday, 19th March, 2021 1:20pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments