Pan Together deliver over 600 hot meals to Isle of Wight children and young people in real need

Clare Jones from ASDA and Rachel Thomson

Free service has been possible thanks to the generous support of donors, including ASDA, who have also donated school uniform basics to help local parents who aren't in a position to buy new

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 8:37am

By Rachel Thomson with 3 readers' comments

Apply now for Isle of Wight school bus privilege seats: Limited availability

vectis blue school bus

From September there'll be limited availability of privilege seats on Isle of Wight school buses, and just a two week window to apply

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight songwriting initiative reveals outstanding level of musicianship

odda portrait with arm over face

Dave Pontin said the response to the songwriting competition was incredible, with a diverse range of music from folk to metal

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 1:50pm

By Dave Pontin

Isle of Wight sailor Natasha Lambert sets sail from Cowes in Atlantic Ocean challenge

natasha lambert and her family on Blown Away

This inspirational 23-year-old Isle of Wight sailor - who was born with cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair - has set off on her latest challenge, to sail across the Atlantic Ocean using her ‘Sip and Puff’ device and raise £30,000 for three charities

Saturday, 1st August, 2020 11:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenagers charged with assault, dangerous driving, blackmail, possession of drugs and a weapon


Police charge three teens following a series of events that include alleged assaults, blackmail and dangerous driving

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Vectis Radio 4Ps Training School: New registered charity status should widen funding options

4Ps saturday school at Vectis Radio with two young people and one adult on the control boards

The Vectis Radio 4Ps Training School helps young people improve their confidence and communication skills. It's now a registered charity, which widens the funding options allowing further expansion

Sunday, 26th July, 2020 11:13am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight schools in position to reopen in September says education chief (updated)

Ryde Academy arrows and lines on floor for social distancing

Brian Pope told the Committee about some of the issues being addressed, but said ‘barring any change in the data or different advice’ he believes the Island is in a position to open schools in September

Friday, 24th July, 2020 5:13pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

BAE Systems apprentice takes over Maritime LinkedIn channel, speaking to over 36,000 people

Gabrielle Morgan outside BAE site

You can follow Gabrielle's LinkedIn channel takeover next week for a unique insight into the talented and diverse people who are at the core of the business

Friday, 24th July, 2020 2:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t miss out: Unconditional entry for all school leavers this September

Students working at HTP Riverbank

It doesn’t matter what your background is, or what grades you achieved at GCSE or A level, all HTP care about is that you have a great attitude and the willingness to learn. Find out more within

Friday, 24th July, 2020 12:28pm

By Feature Writer

Ormiston Academies Trust marks ten years with launch of National Summer Arts Competition

Poster for summer arts challenges

The two-month competition invites students to respond to the core Ormiston Academies Trust values of “anyone can excel; enjoy the challenge; share what is best and be inclusive”

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 9:05am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight safe haven service for children and young people

teenager using a mobile phone by summerskyephotography

Chair of the CCG says starting the conversation can be one of the hardest parts of seeking support, but it’s so important young people do

Friday, 17th July, 2020 12:47pm

By Priya Mistry with one comment

Young Islander wins Junior Conservatoire place at ‘arguably the leading musical theatre school in the world’ – Can you help?

Ebb Phillips - by Chris Jones from Chemical Gardens

If you've seen Ebb Phillips perform at Bestival or Rhythmtree you'll understand why he has managed to fight off stiff competition for a place at the Guildford College of Acting’s Junior Conservatoire. Now he just needs help with the travel costs

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with one comment