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

Sandown man admits killing former Isle of Wight councillor

southampton crown court - streetview

The former councillor's body was found in May this year, at the community gardens he was involved with.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 2:26pm

By Sally Perry

Phoenix Choir supports new sound system for Isle of Wight church

phoenix choir

In its tenth anniversary year, the choir will again be singing their wide range of musical genres.

Friday, 6th September, 2019 4:00pm

By Robin Burnett

Those against attempt to prorogue Government invited to attend Isle of Wight rally

protestors at stop the coup rally

Islanders unhappy about the Prime Minister's plan to prorogue Government for five weeks are invited to attend this rally on Saturday

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 12:34pm

By Islanders for Europe with 6 readers' comments

‘The Cockfields’ Isle of Wight-based sitcom due out this autumn

the cockfields

The three-part comedy sitcom is set and filmed on the Isle of Wight, starring Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan, Sue Johnston, Bobby Ball and Nigel Havers.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

East Cowes sailor wins Slingsby Ladies Day Best Helm trophy

haggis 2 on the water during Cowes Week

Congratulations to Dawn Bee on Haggis 2 - both from East Cowes Sailing Club - for winning the Slingsby Ladies Day Best Helm trophy earlier this month.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 6:03pm

By Sally Perry