Welcome news for fitness fans as swimming pools and sports halls given the green light to reopen

swimmers in lanes of a swimming pool

Clare Griffin from West Wight Sports and Community Centre said it had been a long and challenging four months. Their reopening will be phased and controlled

Friday, 10th July, 2020 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight music students release charity song to thank key workers

David Pontin Platform One

The Wightlink in the Community project is a collaboration between Platform One students, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Fusion Arts Academy and others. All proceeds will benefit the Island's NHS charity

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:36am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Royal thanks for Isle of Wight community groups

Sophie and Edward letter to Ventnor and Newport hubs

More Isle of Wight groups supporting those in need during the Coronavirus crisis have been thanked by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Visit Isle of Wight hold information sessions for tourism providers in light of easing of lockdown measures

Information sessions poster

Visit Isle of Wight and Isle of Wight Council invite local tourism businesses to a series of seminars to help the local economy recover

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:48am

By Simon Clark

Ding Dong the (current Covid-19) App seems to be Dead! (update 2)

enter postcode screen on contact tracing app

The BBC are reporting the current Contact Tracing App is being abandoned. Your thoughts?

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 2:23pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Pier to Pier Swim has been cancelled for 2020

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

Organisers say they could not confidently hold the event and fulfill their social responsibilities

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:35am

By Bob Cooper

Six metre (20 feet) ‘Stitches of Love’ banner from Northwood Primary thanks keyworkers

Northwood Primary Banner with staff and pupils

This amazing banner has been created by Jane Green from Northwood Primary School to thank all the keyworkers for their hard work

Friday, 15th May, 2020 1:46pm

By Sarah Collier

Planning application for 25 new Isle of Wight homes refused by council

Stop halt sign:

The planning officers gave a number of reasons for the refusal including serious adverse impact on the character of the area

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 3:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Government announce support for small businesses who have fallen outside scope of other Coronavirus grant schemes

Monopoly money graffiti:

Important news for Isle of Wight businesses who were previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. Details within

Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New permit system should result in better management of road and utility works say council

motorway roadworks

The aim of the scheme is to ensure works on the highway can be better controlled, says Kevin Burton, Island Roads network manager

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Extension of the current Isle of Wight railway moves to the next stage

train signs

Since the MP was elected, he’s spoken about extending the Isle of Wight train line at both ends. Looks like this recent news could mark one step closer to that goal

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

You can help Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews by signing up for the Lifeboat Lotto

Freshwater lifeboat station

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 10:06am

By Sally Perry