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
People Power strikes! Two fingers to the council as Islanders build their own new road on Undercliff Drive
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
Principal of Ryde Academy tells OnTheWight that inappropriate peer pressure was one of the things that sparked the crackdown on uniform. Find out more by listening to our podcast interview below.
Tuesday, 1st July, 2014 7:34pm
By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments
If you fancy slipping into some stockings and a frilly Basque and singing your heart out on stage, a part in Rumpy Pumpy could be for you. Don't miss the auditions coming up later this month.
Thursday, 20th March, 2014 8:30am
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
We speak with Dr Gary Lee, the project lead, as a new neurological research project gets underway on the Isle of Wight.
Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013 4:30pm
By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments
In the lead up to his sell-out booking at Quay Arts this Friday, we chat to Alexei about how his life is these days and how he spends his time.
Monday, 16th September, 2013 7:00pm
By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments
IW Tories claim Indies say they’d drop 50% of election ‘pledges’. Indies say ‘no abandonment of any commitment’
Conservative Press Release claims, "Cllr Ian Stephens, announced that 'half of' the pledges in the Independents’ election manifesto, 'Framework For Change' would be abandoned over the next few months". The Indies say the points in the Framework weren't 'pledges', pointing to its Executive Summary which stated, "It is aspirational and to suggest otherwise is to build castles of sand."
Thursday, 25th July, 2013 10:42pm
By Sally Perry with 165 readers' comments
OnTheWight interviews the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Simon Hayes and the new Isle of Wight Assistant Commissioner, Laura Franklin.
Tuesday, 18th June, 2013 3:13pm
By Sally Perry with 44 readers' comments
We ask Ofsted director the all important question, How long will it take to get currently-failing Island schools up to at least a ‘Good’ Ofsted standard?
Thursday, 13th June, 2013 5:59pm
By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments
Island education has been let to slip in to such a poor position that 3/4 of children joining a secondary school on the Isle of Wight, will do so in a school that's been judged as 'Inadequate'.
Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 3:45pm
By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments
We caught up with underwater photographer, Wayne Levin, after his fascinating talk at Dimbola last month. Listen to the podcast.
Thursday, 9th May, 2013 2:27pm
By Sally Perry with one comment
OnTheWight grabs a chance to question the well-known Shanklin man on his thoughts about representing Shanklin and what he thinks is needed to get the Island back on its feet.
Wednesday, 1st May, 2013 11:05pm
By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments