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Isle of Wight rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year: Here are the details

Recycling bins outside a house plus xmas tree

Don't get mixed up over when your rubbish will be collected over Christmas and New Year - OnTheWight has the changes right here

Friday, 6th December, 2019 5:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Stealing over £4,000 of perfume leads to prison

John DUCKWORTH's mugshot

The Islander who stole £4,000 worth of perfume and aftershave from a shop in Shanklin has been sent to prison. Details within

Friday, 6th December, 2019 4:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Two town centre car parks to be resurfaced and combined into one

roadworks sign

The scheme will be carried out over six nights to ensure daytime parking is retained at this important town centre location

Friday, 6th December, 2019 2:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Sadness from customers as well-liked Cowes pub closes its doors

pug dog with sad eyes

Customers have been in touch to share how sad they are to hear the news that the pub has closed its doors for the last time

Friday, 6th December, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Severe gales and large coastal waves forecast for Isle of Wight (updated)

windy dog

The Met Office have updated the weather warning for severe gales

Friday, 6th December, 2019 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Can your business help fund carbon monoxide detectors for elderly and vulnerable?

Bobby scheme fitting CO detector

The Bobby Scheme and Blue Lamp Trust are calling on business to help fund carbon monoxide alarms for them to fit in the homes of vulnerable and elderly people, Can your business help?

Friday, 6th December, 2019 9:20am

By Bill Young

4,500 litres of Isle of Wight milk sold in first five weeks: Now available from ten Island locations

Isle of Wight Milk processing plant at Briddlesford Dairy Farm - bottle of milk being held up outside the farm buildings

From next week Isle of Wight milk processed at Briddlesford Farm will be available in ten locations around the Island. Now longer lasting, the new milk will help protect the Island's heritage

Friday, 6th December, 2019 7:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Quay Arts announce winner of their Open 2019 Competition

Ian Whitmore speaking at the launch of Quay Arts Open 2019

Over 100 people gathered at the launch of Quay Arts OPEN 2019 exhibition to hear who had been selected for West Gallery solo show in 2021

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:34pm

By Ian Whitmore

Campaigners say oil drilling would be ‘catastrophic for the Isle of Wight’

anti fracking campaign meeting

Campaigners met this week to discuss upcoming plans for oil drilling on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 1:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Look! Mini versions of the much-loved new Isle of Wight Gin bottles are now available

Mermaid Gin bottles in miniature

Just in time for Christmas, Isle of Wight Distillery is releasing miniature versions of their much-loved coloured gin bottles. Secret Santa anyone?

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Bob Seely banner appearing and disappearing from greenfield development site like something from Private Eye, says Labour

bob seely sign on greenfield site

Labour's Richard Quigley says the incident is like something from Private Eye – first the connection is exposed, and then the scramble to cover it up. Bob Seely responds

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 8:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council dog ban plans: OnTheWight has evidence that changes are ahead

dog sitting on path looking at owner

Remember the Isle of Wight council floated the idea of banning dogs from a number of areas? OnTheWight has evidence to show that changes are ahead

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 8:13pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments