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Isle of Wight primary school teacher and children take part in successful online kids book festival

Finn and Richard enjoying a celebratory drink

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and kids interview renowned children's authors during seven hour online book festival

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Must watch: The Isle of Wight modelled inside a video game

Isle of Wight in video game by PugGaming - This Osborne House

Eleven months in the making so far, the visual realism of this virtual Isle of Wight is staggering. Perfect for lockdown. News OnTheWight has chatted to the person who has made it.

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 9:22am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Sing While You Are In: Facebook Page encourages Island youngsters to singalong to musical classics

Harriet Back singing

Harriet intends to keep the Sing While You Are In Facebook sessions going throughout the Coronavirus lock down

Monday, 6th April, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

Join the Green Island Veg Economy and pick up hints and tips to grow your own

grow your own veg

Green Island Veg Economy (GIVE) is a Facebook Group dedicated to all things which can be grown at home or on your allotment, and the insects and creatures who join you. It is a place to share knowledge, tips advice and photos

Monday, 30th March, 2020 11:41am

By Sally Perry

Islander Josh is back with a bang for second online party night

josh goddard party screen

Josh invites anyone to join the party and have fun knowing you can "rave save" during the Coronavirus lockdown

Friday, 27th March, 2020 5:59pm

By Sally Perry

Fantastic launch to News OnTheWight’s Funding Drive: Here’s how you can contribute

the word trust engraved on a sign

Thanks to everyone who kicked off the launch of News OnTheWight’s Funding Drive. If you haven’t yet, please do - and help us continue to deliver trustworthy, independent news to the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 8:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

A call to arms for all readers: Trusted news from OnTheWight needs your support

Trust typed on brown paper

We need you to support News OnTheWight, so we can continue to bring you the Trustworthy, independent news - free from distractions - that you and the rest of the Island deserves

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 8:18pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

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

OnTheWight awarded 100% rating for news credibility and transparency by independent body, NewsGuard

onthewight logo - newsguard logo and top rating

OnTheWight has been independently assessed as achieving all nine of NewsGuard's standards of credibility and transparency - Higher than many well-known national newspapers. Read the details within

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 6:57pm

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

‘It’s been a long, hard road,’ says Vectis Radio founder as they celebrate tenth birthday

Ian mac

Congratulations to all at Vectis Radio, which is celebrating its tenth birthday tomorrow. It's a great achievement!

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 11:02am

By Kevin Wilson

Isle of Wight’s Wyatt and Jack featured in BBC News article on plastic waste

wyatt and jack inflatable toucan bag

The small, but growing business based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight appears today on the BBC's main UK news site.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

National boost for Royal Bicentennial celebrations in East Cowes

telegraph article

The feature in The Telegraph is a great boost for the Bicentennial Celebrations planned for 24-27 May. See the latest programme of events.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 6:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment