Kim’s birthday head shave aims to raise cash for charity

Kim Blackburn showing front and back of long hair outside te Wessex Cancer Trust charity shop

Kim is hoping to raise as much money as possible for Wessex Cancer Trust, to support the vital Daisy Bus service, which takes Island patients to mainland hospitals for their cancer treatment

Monday, 5th April, 2021 9:23am

By Lorraine White

Hurst Castle: Historic Hampshire icon succumbs to coastal erosion (updated)

Hurst Castle wall collapse by Rich Cattle

English Heritage was days away from commencing works to underpin the east wing of the castle which has now succumbed to coastal erosion

Sunday, 28th February, 2021 2:50pm

By English Heritage with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight vaccination process should be example for the rest of the UK

influenza vacccination

This reader shares his and his wife's experience of receiving Covid vaccinations in Freshwater last weekend

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 11:01am

By Don Adams with 2 readers' comments

Local opposition to ‘dreadful over-development’ as plans for six houses rises to eight

close up of a black computer keyboard

Locals and the Isle of Wight CPRE have lodged their opposition to the expansion of a development of six houses to eight larger ones. Details within

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 9:58am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

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

Ideal for Lockdown: Take a look inside these Digital Artists’ Notebooks of the Isle of Wight

Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks - Schools

Now is the perfect time to flick through the Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks. Four projects around the Island - and loads of IW school kids and community groups were involved. Do you recognise anyone?

Friday, 15th May, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Restaurant plans for the end of this Isle of Wight pier now live

If approved the restaurant on the end of the pier will open in Summer 2021. Details within

Monday, 9th December, 2019 9:09am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Find out more about end of pier restaurant plans today

man drawing blue prints

Those behind the plans are long-term residents of the Isle of Wight, and say they're keen to see local people and businesses benefit as much as possible from the pier's restoration.

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 11:42am

By Sally Perry

Expansion plans lodged to ‘meet high expectations of our customers’, says restaurant

The Hut restaurant overlooking the sea

The owners of the highly successful restaurant say they won’t be increasing the number of covers (220 currently), but instead will have more space for some new facilities

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 5:25pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Singers and musicians come together for Remembrance Concert

Remembrance Day Service, Hanley Town Centre

This free concert will remember those who gave their lives in armed conflicts

Monday, 4th November, 2019 11:00am

By Martyn Waitt

Dramatic photos show men battling through gale to secure pier and equipment

Men working on Totland Pier in the storm

As the winds were whipping around this morning, these photos by Richard Cattle show two men trying to secure the equipment and newly-relaid pier decking

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 1:28pm

By Simon Perry

‘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