Reprieve for IWC plans to increase Wightcare charges and cut Lynnbottom tip hours

county hall

An ‘unpalatable' increase to Wightcare service charges and cut in hours at Lynnbottom Tip have been discussed at tonight's Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde man jailed for downloading ‘paedophile manual’ and thousands of indecent images of children (updated)

radar drugs in prison

The judge labelled the case as having 'levels of depravity this court seldom sees', included a paedophile manual, which gave detailed advice on the abuse of very young children, including babies.

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 1:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Warning about dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings

empty building

As well as a warning that secured buildings and sites can be dangerous due to potential structural problems or hazardous materials, the Isle of Wight council is asking residents to report any unsecured buildings or sites.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight and UKPRIDE Arts Festival

iwpride winter pride

Quay Arts is bursting to full with fabulous artwork as part of Isle of Wight and UK Pride. Downstairs and up have some great pieces of artwork on display until 24th July, including the Winter Pride national competition winners.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:36am

By Matthew Bundy

Vectis Isle Pioneers riders take on second round of trials Championship

James Stay

The weather conditions were perfect at Sweetwater Brook, Calbourne for the second round of VIP MCC Championships.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 8:56am

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight Randonnee course map 2018: Detail

If you're looking to watch or avoid the Isle of Wight Randonnee, here's a map of the course in detail.

Sunday, 6th May, 2018 12:41pm

By Simon Perry

Gigabit Island: Find out if your area is going to be the lucky first

Steve Cooper, Simon Poole, David Winfield, John Irvine and Richard Reis in the Gigabit Island Project Offices at WightFibre in Cowes.

The first area on the Island to be upgraded to the new full-fibre broadband has been announced as well as the first new WightFibre area as part of the multi-million pound Gigabit Island project.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 11:47am

By Dale Howarth

Be the early bird for garden waste collection service

robin redbreast

No more worrying about how you'll get garden waste to the dump. Sign up for the garden waste collection service now and you'll qualify for early bird price.

Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 9:23am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Call from council Leader to ‘promote wild flowers and insects’

wildflower verges

Caretaker council leader Dave Stewart has said the council should consider less cutting of grass verges this spring to promote wild flowers and insects, and make the Island more beautiful.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 10:27am

By Dave Stewart with 41 readers' comments

Beware of incorrectly published holiday train times

Island line train

Don't get caught out by Christmas leaflet and National Rail journey planner which don't appear to be showing correct times for train services on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Friday, 23rd December, 2016 4:24pm

By Stuart George with one comment

Ventnor Country Market moves to Saturday mornings

Eggs jams and drinks at country market

If you haven't been able to check out the Ventnor Country Market before because you're at work when it's on, the move to Saturday mornings should be welcome news.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 11:09am

By Sally Perry

Did you see the UFO over Ryde last night? Here’s Chris’ detailed description

cat looking up

OnTheWight reader Chris is convinced he saw a UFO over Ryde last night and he's described it in detail. Did you see it too?

Friday, 8th January, 2016 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments