Here are some of the stories which made the news headlines on the Isle of Wight in May 2018.


Thousands of people took part in Walk the Wight in aid of Mountbatten.

The annual fundraiser sees people taking part in either the full 26 mile walk from Bembridge to The Needles, or the flat walk from Sandown.

The first walker over the line at The Needles was Mr Checkley, while the first child to finish was 11 year old Louie Fernn. Ali Bowick was the first runner to finish.


The Isle of Wight Council says it has had to adjust the clocks on its ticket machines after they were found to be running slow. 

It also confirmed that incorrect information boards were put up at Medina and at County Hall, which told drivers parking there on Saturdays that they did not have to pay.

The signs at Medina displayed the wrong information


The father of an Isle of Wight girl who suffered severe burns after getting a black henna tattoo whilst on holiday, has warned parents to think carefully before letting their children have one.

Martin Gulliver was in Hurghada, Egypt with his family when his seven-year-old daughter, Madison, got a black henna tattoo on her arm at their hotel.

Credit: Martin Gulliver