Back-to-back ‘shouts’ for the Yarmouth Lifeboat

Yarmouth RNLI

Two similar calls for Yarmouth RNLI but in both instances, the stricken vessels managed to free themselves without assistance.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 4:30pm

By Claire Hallett

RNLI free ‘anchored’ yacht from unmarked lobster pot

Cowes RNLI

During Gaffers the Hong Kong Star fouled its propeller on unmarked lobster pot gear and needed assistance from the RNLI.

Monday, 5th June, 2017 12:20pm

By Richard Heming

RNLI’s Yellow Welly event saw over £400 collected in one hour

YellowWelly Hand Over

Well done to all those who donated to the Yellow Welly event over the weekend, when the collect buckets passed through Cowes.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:44am

By George Chastney

Helping hand for migrating eels a tribute to former colleague

eel - cropped

An ‘eelevator’ has been created to help migrating eels navigate the watercourse beneath Holbrooke’s Bridge at Bouldnor, near Yarmouth.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 3:10pm

By Gavin Foster

Let food be the love of music: Non-perishables gain you entry to Foodbank fundraiser

Band members

There are two opportunities to see No Exit play live this month, both gig are fundraisers for Isle of Wight Foodbank and entry is via donations of non-perishable goods for the Foodbank supplies.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 3:47pm

By Feature Writer

Wightlink advise customers to avoid non-essential travel today

Foggy boats:

Mechanical issues on the St Claire ferry and a foggy Solent are causing delays on both of Wightlink's car ferry services.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 11:16am

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

£778,400 funding boost for The Pier’s Tale project in Yarmouth

yarmouth pier

This financial boost will help restore the timber structure of the pier, and highlight all aspects of the Pier’s 140 years.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 4:55pm

By Tracey Cooper

Yarmouth Bridge planned closure

yarmouth bridge

Diversions will be in place when the bridge closures for around a week for the annual maintenance.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 2:29pm

By Gavin Foster

Join the Shalfleet Shanty Singers tonight in Yarmouth

shanty sign

All monies raised will be donated to four local charities, namely CHOYD, West Wight RNLI, West Wight Sports and Community Centre and the IOW Special Olympics Fund.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 4:46pm

By Martyn Waitt

Anglers urged to clear up after themselves

Anglers - Spencer Wright and Sean Millward

With spring around the corner, Wightlink is urging anglers using Ryde Pier to keep it tidy and respect the environment for everyone’s benefit.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 8:21am

By Karen Woods

Yarmouth Bridge: Five day closure for essential annual maintenance

yarmouth bridge

It's that time of year again. Four wheels which are integral to the bridge’s opening and closing mechanism will be replaced as part of the annual maintenance.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 11:29am

By Gavin Foster

Proposed tourist attraction launches crowdfunder appeal


Fans of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates should be pleased to hear about plans for the Isle of Wight Reptilarium, located on the site of the former Aquarium in Fort Victoria.

Monday, 9th January, 2017 8:37am

By Sally Perry