A massive shake up of West Wight Primary schools just been published by council (updated)

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Parents of children in West Wight primary schools have been anxiously waiting for today's officers' recommendations. The decision will be made behind closed doors.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 4:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Parents and pupils speak out over possible closure of primary school

Save our School - parents and children

Cllr Brading said the final decision on whether All Saints closes will be his but that formal decision to launch a consultation had not yet been made.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 11:54am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Change to ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work

Yarmouth terminal

Advance warning of the changes to the ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work that is planned to start in March 2019.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 1:17pm

By Karen Woods

Glamping pods plans for young people with learning difficulties

polidomes glamping tent for camp wight - martha james

Plans have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council, looking to expand outdoor education facilities for young people with learning difficulties.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 8:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Wightlink charters foot passenger vessel for Yarmouth commuters

CRC Gladiator

Wightlink charters a vessel to provide a foot passenger service for Lymington-Yarmouth commuters during temporary wind restrictions.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 3:45pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Wightlink pledge to resolve 16 months of ferry fleet problems

Keith Greenfield

The latest incident is the third failure of an engine resulting in a fire on Wight Sky over the last 16 months. Wightlink pledge to resolve the problems customers have experienced.

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 11:02am

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Update on ferry service, following engine fire


The ferry has been withdrawn from the route as engineers from Wightlink, the engine manufacturer and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to investigate what caused the engine failure.

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 6:32pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Fire crews attend Isle of Wight ferry (updated)

wight sun

Five fire crews from the mainland attended a fire in the engine room of the Isle of Wight ferry.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

The George, Yarmouth receives new food standards rating following recent inspection

Dianne Thompson - The George

Inspectors had previously highlighted a catalogue of failures and improvements needed at The George Hotel in Yarmouth. The latest inspection finds many of those have now been addressed and a new rating has been issued.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Kids walked miles in dark after being told school bus not going Yarmouth

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Kids say they were told by bus driver she wasn’t going to Yarmouth, so got off in Freshwater. The council say the bus did go to Yarmouth but at end of service.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 11:37am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Revised plans for at Yarmouth development open for comments

west bay designs

The revised plans would be good for the local economy and employment said the clerk of Freshwater Parish Council.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 3:12pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ferry cancellations to allow for urgent repairs

wight sun

Four crossings have been cancelled today in order allow engineers to replace a fuel injector.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 10:01am

By Sally Perry