Unions join forces after plans to axe 15 jobs at Sandown school revealed

Exterior of The Bay

One staff member said they were I "appalled by the treatment of the staff over the past few years", as the future of 15 jobs is under threat in latest consultation

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 5:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Six Isle of Wight schools up against each other in competition to win a playground sunshade

Drawing of sun shade in a school setting

Cast your vote for one of the six Isle of Wight schools to help give them a chance to win the sunshade

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9:35am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Fall in number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits

young people looking at a laptop

See within for the number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits or Universal Credit in the last month, broken down between sex and age groups

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9:12am

By Sally Perry

All Isle of Wight party leaders oppose village school closure, except one

Chillerton and Rookley Primary School

Leaders of all political parties on the Isle of Wight have openly opposed the closure of Chillerton and Rookley School, apart from Dave Stewart of the Conservatives

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:23am

By Keith Herbert with 4 readers' comments

99 per cent of Isle of Wight pupils gain primary school of choice

pre-school - child with crayons drawing

99 per cent of pupils received a primary school place of their choice, but not all first or second choice

Friday, 16th April, 2021 9:57am

By IW Council Press Office

Campaign to stop child abuse goes from strength to strength during lock

Child covering their eyes

It's been a challenge over the last year with the impact of Lockdown, but Isle of Wight 70/30 ambassadors have continued with passion and dedication

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 12:16pm

By Natalie Thomas

Ten-year-old nature blogger raises £100 to help feed sanctuary animals

Sophie lawton in her T-shirt

This animal-loving ten-year-old nature blogger is doing what she can to help feed the animals at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary. Here's what you can do to help

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Real issue with Ryde Skatepark is not vandalism’ says skateboarding group amidst calls to secure 20+ year lease

skateboarders at ryde skatepark

Ryde Town Council say they have closed the park due to "anti-social behaviour and vandalism", but the real issue is far from this say skateboarding ambassadors, Wight Trash

Sunday, 11th April, 2021 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Eight-year-old Charlotte’s 26.2m walk for charity

Charlotte and cat thumbs up

This challenge was more than just raising money for Cats Protection. Find out more within

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 7:51am

By Sally Perry

Kid’s Easter colouring pack highlights ‘then and now’ in Newport

Newport then and now colouring pack

Once your kids have eaten their Easter eggs here's a colouring activity that will help them think about how the county town has changed

Sunday, 4th April, 2021 9:34am

By Sally Perry

Hundreds raised by St Thomas of Canterbury School for Comic Relief

Kids from St Thomas of Canterbury with comic relief earnings

The children took up the mantle of having fun whilst also making a difference for other children!

Thursday, 1st April, 2021 7:55am

By Nick Young with one comment

Isle of Wight 12-year-old making bird boxes to raise cash for women’s charity

Liam making bird boxes

This 12-year-old lad is making bird boxes to order in return for donations to women's charity Wight DASH. Place your order today

Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments