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40 Isle of Wight engineering jobs to be moved to Bristol (Updated)

CTAL tour with Mark Prisk and Andrew Turner

Rolls-Royce announce that in 2017 they will be moving 40 jobs from the project at GKN in East Cowes to their plant Bristol.

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 5:22pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Lyn Blackledge takes the reins at Ryde Business Association

Lyn Blackledge

Adding another string to her bow, Lyn Blackledge becomes chairperson of Ryde Business Association. We wish her well in the new role.

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 11:50am

By Tristan Griffiths with 2 readers' comments

Footbridge to Shanklin Cliff Lift ‘significantly and unexpectedly deteriorated’

Shanklin Cliff Lift

The Shanklin Cliff Lift will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to safety concerns after the public footbridge structure was found to have significantly and unexpectedly deteriorated.

Monday, 30th March, 2015 1:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Island Brewery to represent IW as Best of British in Milan

Island Brewery ales

Congratulations to all at Island Brewery. We're sure you'll fly the flag for the Isle of Wight well in Milan.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 3:45pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Latest tourism campaign to focus on education market


Many visitors to the Isle of Wight began their love affair with the Island during school trips, so the latest educational marketing campaign by Visit Isle of Wight seems like a great idea.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 2:31pm

By Sue Emmerson with 4 readers' comments

Report reveals tourism industry needs stronger support in government

Ventnor Beach:

In his role as Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Cllr Ian Stephens, adds his comment on the latest Culture, Media and Sport Committee tourism report.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Read the £100k Fixed link study from 1998, released by Pro-Link campaigners (Updated)

Pile of papers by Robert Couse-Baker

The £100,000 fixed link feasibility study from 1998 has been made public by the Pro-link campaigners, who say an updated version needs to be commissioned.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 3:14pm

By Thomas Cowley with 67 readers' comments

Shopkeeper’s relief as council drop plans to charge for A-boards

The Plaza a-board

There will be cheers ringing out across the Isle of Wight from shopkeepers today after the council Executive remove A-boards and planters from new policy.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 11:38am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Green light for new centre of excellence for composite manufacturing

Green man walking

This is great news for the Island.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 10:46am

By Laura Downton with 7 readers' comments

£300,000 programme of investment begins at Cowes Yacht Haven

Hijab Cowes Yacht Haven

2015 sees a major reinvestment at Cowes Yacht Haven, improving services for all those who use it.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 4:03pm

By Laura Downton

Isle of Wight tourism business recognised at myisleofwight Awards

myisleofwight winners mar 2015

Some 62 Island businesses gathered to celebrate the annual Red Funnel myisleofwight Awards at an exciting ceremony at Northwood House on 19 March.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 11:43am

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Plan to move Wightlink port going to Portsmouth council Cabinet

Map - Proposed new location for Wightlink port - At International Port

The Pompey councillor proposing moving the Wightlink car ferry port says it could be better for Islanders and visitors, as they won't get caught up in Portsmouth city traffic.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 5:43pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments