Isle of Wight ice skaters win a Gold and three Silver medals in national comp

Wight Crystals

Well done to all the synchronised ice skaters from the Isle of Wight who took part in a national competition in Cardiff last weekend. They came home with one Gold and three Silver medals.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 3:06pm

By Sally Perry

Latest win makes 22 swimming medals in three years for two Isle of Wight cadets

Cadet L/Cpl Wiltshire and Cadet L/Cpl Carter,

Congratulations to Cadets L/Cpl Wiltshire and Carter for representing the Island at the ACF National Swimming Championships recently. They picked up two golds and two bronzes making that 22 medals each in three years.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 11:38am

By Stuart Brown

Isle of Wight Brownies and Rainbows visit Peter Pan in Cowes

Rainbows and brownies at Peter Pan

Isle of Wight Rainbows and Brownies paid a visit to Cowes last weekend to enjoy the latest panto at Trinity Theatre, Peter Pan. There are more performances later this week.

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 8:00am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Christmas Card competition shows business and community go hand in hand

Ryde Business Association Christmas Card Competition 30 11 2017 Ryde Library Left to right Back Row,Dylan Lewis 13, Zoe Thompson [RBA Chair] Judge Tony Beardsall [they both hold card by Sophie Harris 6 who couldn't make the photo], Kira Lacey 13 Front Row L to R Amelia Boswell 4 Isabella Stanbridge 6 Abby Flannagan 6 Maisie Sullivan 9 Stanley Kerr 6 Copyright Graham Reading Photography credit

There was an excellent standard from the young artists of Ryde and proceeds from the cards will be invested back into the town. Well done to all who organised and those who took part.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 7:31am

By Zoe Thompson

Naomi House & Jacksplace Play Team win major national award

Naomi House play team - L-R Anne-Marie Boyne, Claire Floyd, Huw Bromage, Sara Crean, Tasha Harman

Congratulations to Naomi House and Jacksplace - the team that works with local life-limited and life-threatened children and young people - who have picked up a coveted national award.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 12:38pm

By Keith Wilson

Isle of Wight Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers take part in Parliament Week

Wootton Rainbows and Brownies with Rachel Brown and Carol Firth (in hat).

Girlguiding IW members undertook a selection of Parliament related activities within their units during Parliament Week, with more units here taking part than any other Girlguiding county.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 5:17pm

By Suzanne Whitewood

Students plan peaceful protest at Sandown Bay Academy today

sandown bay academy sixth formers protesting

Pupils at Sandown Bay Academy plan to hold a peaceful protest during their lunch break today against the closure of the sixth form.

Friday, 17th November, 2017 9:29am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Learn more about this Hidden Hero at Blast from the Past free event

Reverend William Fox

All are welcome to this free event where they'll be able to see fascinating displays and meet local ‘prehistory’ enthusiasts. As well as fossil collectors, there will also be local archaeologists and metal detector groups showing off their finds.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 11:57am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council consider changing school holiday dates

Ventnor Beach:

Islanders will be asked whether they'd prefer school summer holidays to be four weeks instead of six, as a range of options go out to consultation.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 1:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Rainbows celebrate 30th anniversary at Reptilarium

Rainbows and snake

As always, Rainbows on the Isle of Wight are shown there is always much to see and do.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 7:35am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Orwell’s 1984 inspires Isle of Wight youth MP’s entry in Fake News video comp

darkness video by joe davies

The Isle of Wight member for Youth Parliament, Joe Davies, has taken up the challenge to produce a piece of work exploring the question: “Fake News: Is this the end of facts?”.

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 8:31pm

By Sally Perry

Colouring competition a hit with artists of all ages

Zoe Sadler Colouring competition winners

Isle of Wight author Zoe Sadler was overwhelmed by the response to her colouring competition, which attracted over 250 entries.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 2:26pm

By Krissy Lloyd