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

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

Yarmouth School move a ‘positive way forward’ says Cabinet member

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Paul Brading says the move "ensures a strong, sustainable and robust educational offer is provided and secures a multi-million pound capital investment opportunity"

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Federation Governors make their decision over move of Yarmouth School

Yarmouth School

The Governors of the Federation of Yarmouth and Shalfleet Schools have announced their decision on the move of Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 11:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

Residents to ‘temporarily’ lose their Post Office following resignation of postmaster

post office sign

The Isle of Wight MP says he's closely monitoring the situation, whilst the Post Office say they're working to find a solution for future service for the village

Friday, 10th January, 2020 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Governors threatened with legal action over plans to move primary school

The legal letter argues that the consultation was 'legally flawed' and that the decision to move the school was 'predetermined'

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 2:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

West Wight Schools: Funding for Freshwater site not yet secured, but decision on closure imminent

The Isle of Wight council cabinet say the All Saints' school site would be subject to a multi-million-pound investment, but it has not been secured yet

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 3:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: Time for Yarmouth to remember that it’s no longer an island within an island

Save our School - parents and children

David Griffiths from Yarmouth counters Steve Cowley's letter, setting out what he believes are valid reasons to move Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 7:29am

By David Griffith

Letter: Governors have ‘lost their way’, but West Wight parents still see Yarmouth as school of choice

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the Governors of Yarmouth school have "lost their way" and encourages parents to email them

Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment