Isle of Wight MP welcomes boost to police funding

police officer with 101 on lapel - westmidlandspolice

The MP says the increase will see the overall total boosted to £15.2 billion – ten per cent more than the core (resource) grant provided to forces last year

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 10:45am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

New Year’s Day travel on Island Line Trains

island line train at Sandown station

Be aware of slight changes to the Island Line timetable on New Year's Day

Saturday, 28th December, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Do you know this man, accused of punching bus passenger in head multiple times?

Bus assault perpetrator

The assault happened on a bus in October, but police are hoping someone will be able to identify the man from the CCTV image

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 4:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Landslip results in road closure and long diversion

road closed sign

Watch out for the diversion in place due to a landslip which has made it necessary to close the road

Monday, 16th December, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Look! Mini versions of the much-loved new Isle of Wight Gin bottles are now available

Mermaid Gin bottles in miniature

Just in time for Christmas, Isle of Wight Distillery is releasing miniature versions of their much-loved coloured gin bottles. Secret Santa anyone?

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Royal boost for Isle of Wight tomato innovator

Prince Charles at the tomato stall

The Prince showed a keen interest in the sustainability measures the Arreton nursery has in place, such as harvesting rainwater to irrigate the crop and utilizing all-natural waste with the onsite composting facility

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:29pm

By Daniella Voisey

Stunning starling murmuration on the Isle of Wight (video and photos)

Isle of Wight Starling Murmuration by Sophie Hale

A starling murmuration is a sight to behold. OnTheWight has photos and video of several thousand starlings dancing in the sky this week over the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sign up for the Isle of Wight Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win thousands

Ryde Inshore Rescue

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Conservation Areas of two Isle of Wight towns added to ‘Risk Register’ helping secure their future

The seafront and town, Ryde, from the north-east, 1949.

The Risk Register is an annual snapshot of the critical health of England’s most valued historic places, and those most at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 8:49am

By Debbie Hickman with 4 readers' comments

‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

depressed woman with head in hands

The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to latest State of Nature report: Isle of Wight view revealed

Wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, neck stretching, Bird Island, South Georgia, South Atlantic, January

The State of Nature Report reveals there has been ‘no let-up in net loss of UK’s nature’. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust share the Isle of Wight view.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 7:00pm

By Hannah Terrey with 9 readers' comments

St Mary’s Roundabout: Opposition forces Isle of Wight council to special meeting

st marys roadworks sign

A special meeting will take place later this month, where councillors will debate postponing the works.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments