Latest on Wightlink’s Yarmouth, Fishbourne and FastCat routes

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Three months into lockdown and Wightlink are able to provide a further update on their three ferry services from the Isle of Wight to the mainland

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:07am

By Karen Woods

Call for Government help by Independent pharmacies

Tim Gibbs and Bob Seely outside Yarmouth Pharmacy

Seely says pharmacies have been under severe pressure during the Covid-19 crisis, with income decreasing whilst their role in the community has become more important

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 8:46am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Mystery fisherman is key witness in disappearance of Freshwater man, say police (updated)

Police control operator

Police are treating this fisherman as a key witness in the disappearance of Matthew Doyle and are keen to speak to him. If this is you, or you know who this man is, please get in touch

Monday, 1st June, 2020 1:06pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police seek fisherman who may have been last people to see missing Matthew Doyle (update 2)

police officer with 101 on lapel - westmidlandspolice

Police believe the four fisherman may be key witnesses to the disappearance of Matthew Doyle and are keen to identify them asap

Friday, 29th May, 2020 1:21pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Police widen search for missing man from Freshwater (updated)

police officer with 101 on lapel - westmidlandspolice

Matthew has not been seen since Monday and his family are concerned for his welfare after a bag of his belongings were found on Yarmouth Pier

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 3:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Lack of vision to encourage cyclists in Yarmouth, says owner of proposed cafe on cycle track

cycle safe

The applicant of the cafe in a container on the cycle track says "There is this new vision to encourage cyclists in the UK, but not around here"

Thursday, 21st May, 2020 8:10am

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

Nominate your NHS or key worker hero for a free Isle of Wight holiday

Glamping The Wight Way safari tent

Isle of Wight businesses are pledging free holidays for NHS and keyworkers - make your nominations in the #treatournhs campaign today

Thursday, 16th April, 2020 10:31am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Yarmouth – Lymington ferry to come to a halt due to Coronavirus outbreak

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent weeks and numbers have fallen heavily since Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister urging everyone to stay at home, unless they are essential workers.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:03pm

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

Yarmouth ‘institution’, Salty’s, has a new owner

Salty's on Google Streetview

The well-known Salty's in Yarmouth is changing hands and reopening later this month. Details within

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 2:18pm

By Melanie Panek with one comment

Isle of Wight ‘winter wander’ by Guardian travel writer a certain boost for tourism

ventnor cascade

Travel writer Sarah Baxter hoped to spot the White-Tailed Eagle when on the Isle of Wight, but she saw a whole lot more instead

Saturday, 29th February, 2020 2:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Just because we can cut down a tree or hedge and destroy wildlife habitats, does it mean we should?

hedgehog in undergrowth

Naomi from Binstead says, "With demand for land for housing and agriculture, we need to start being responsible for our actions"

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 4:23pm

By Naomi with 4 readers' comments