Asa Singleton: Ten years on and this inspirational young Islander remains in people’s hearts and minds

asa singleton with Ben at awards evening and with Simon at film screening

It's been ten years since the inspirational Asa Singleton passed away. His Dad, Paul, has taken part in many fundraising challenges in Asa's memory to help others affected by the rare genetic disease, Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and raised over £8,000. Missed, but never forgotten.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 8:11pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight scooterist lands deal with Halfords for his latest products

Blake Extreme Island

When Blake Nash was riding scooters at the skate park during his school years, he says he was mocked by others. A few years later and he has a growing scooter business with nationwide chain, Halfords, being the latest stockist of his products. He says that when things get tough, "you’ve just got keep going".

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

In conversation with Dr John Cooper Clarke: OnTheWight Podcast

John Cooper Clarke

When a conversation starts, "No one has the imagination big enough to envisage the extent of Human evil ..." you know it's going to be an interesting chat. OnTheWight sat down exclusively with John Cooper Clarke this afternoon for a wide ranging discussion.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 6:38pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Podcast: Hovertravel MD discusses their review and timetable changes

neil chapman - hovertravel md

On the day Hovertravel announce their new half hour commuter timetable , OnTheWight sits down with the boss of company, Neil Chapman, to discuss what has led to it.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 6:57pm

By Feature Writer

Podcast: The story behind Isle of Wight regeneration vision by Architecture Masters students

The objective and forward-thinking views by Masters students from University of Portsmouth's School of Architecture on how three towns on the Isle of Wight could be adapted for a sustainable future are incredibly refreshing. Hear podcast with their lecturer, Walter Menteth.

Sunday, 22nd July, 2018 2:05pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

How David Coulthard’s F1 racing helmet came to the Isle of Wight

Guido Oakley with David Coulthard F1 helmet by Julian Winslow - April 2016

Listen and read how Isle of Wight artist Guido Oakley had the honour of working with F1 Racing driver David Coulthard's helmet (used in an actual F1 GP) to produce stunning works of art, sold at Monte Carlo auctions.

Saturday, 9th July, 2016 5:10pm

By Simon Perry

Find out about the first UK Podcasters’ meetup held on the Isle of Wight (podcast)

uk podcaster meetup

People came from far and wide for this, the first UK Podcasters' meetup on the Isle of Wight. The lovely bunch included Cliff Ravenscraft, a king among the podcast-eratti.

Sunday, 12th July, 2015 11:39am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Experience a change from the expected: Explore tactile art exhibition (photos and podcast)

Lyndy Moles - Newport close up

Lyndy Moles' art is probably unlike anything you've seen, or touched before. Listen to the podcast and see the photos to understand why you should visit Brading Roman Villa before 15 April.

Sunday, 5th April, 2015 11:52am

By Simon Perry

Stewart Blackmore: Labour Party election launch video and audio

Stewart Blackmore

Labour candidate Stewart Blackmore says he has already spent nine months talking to tens of thousands of Islanders and intends to try his very best to remove what he calls "one of the most right wing MPs from Westminster".

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Everything we learnt about the upcoming new Hovercraft (podcast and gallery)

New Hovercraft at Griffon Hoverwork's factory

Hovertravel's chief pilot talks us through the new craft designs. Listen to the podcast and look at the photo gallery.

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

An interview with Barbara Jane Mackie, creator of stage musical, Rumpy Pumpy

Barbara Jane Mackie

OnTheWight sits down with author, TV producer, script editor and now creator of her first musical, Barbara Jane Mackie, to find out more about the Rumpy Pumpy tour, which kicks off at Medina Theatre later this month

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 6:39pm

By Sally Perry

People Power strikes! Two fingers to the council as Islanders build their own new road on Undercliff Drive

Undercliff Drive - Road not closed to residents sign

Residents of Undercliff Road are sick of Isle of Wight council and Island Roads having done nothing solid over the last eight months to re-provide vehicle access to their homes. Knowing this, a group of Islanders have got together and built a road themselves, as a big 'Up Yours!'

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 6:24pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments