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Friday, 27th February, 2015 10:42am

By Laura Downton with 3 readers' comments

Tourism conference hailed a success

Tourism conference at Par Resorts Thorness:

A conference to discuss the future of tourism on the Isle of Wight was also praised by councillors at the full council meeting.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 7:14am

By Sue Emmerson with 5 readers' comments

Happy or unhappy about Island Roads? Here’s your chance to officially score them

Pedestrians sign:

Have you got an opinion on how Island Roads have been doing? Well, this quick survey is your very rare chance for you to have your say. Don't miss out.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 1:31pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight tourism conference underway

James Beresford - CEO Visit England

Around 350 tourism providers will be helping to shape the future of tourism on the Isle of Wight at a conference today.

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Pedestrian charges on floating bridge will lose the council money claims resident

We are not cash cowes by Allan Marsh

Sarah Dover plans to ask councillors at Wednesday's budget meeting to remove plans to introduce foot passengers charges on the Floating Bridge from the proposed budget.

Monday, 23rd February, 2015 3:41pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Love or loath South Wight tidal energy plans: Have your say

Tidal Energy

The Marine Management Organisation considering the tidal energy licence application off St Catherines, Isle of Wight, remind OnTheWight comments on the scheme need to emailed to them by midnight on Friday.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 6:21pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments

UKIP hopeful urges council to review PFI contract

Iain McKie

The council have already said they will be asking Atkins, a respected design, engineering and project management consultancy, to review the PFI contract.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 5:12pm

By Stuart Nuttall with 36 readers' comments

Scrap Visit IW investment to save vital services say Labour councillors

Money and magnifying glass

Labour councillors suggest the council should break the three-year agreement and remove the £330,000 subsidy from the organisation in charge of promoting tourism this year in order to save community services.

Tuesday, 17th February, 2015 1:49pm

By Geoff Lumley with 23 readers' comments

Fancy a ‘doozer’ in the blow-up boozer?

Blow up boozer

Have you ever heard of an inflatable pub? We love this novel business idea being launched by Darren and Denise from the Pop-up Pub.

Monday, 16th February, 2015 6:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Here’s what we know about Wightlink’s new owner: Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners

Who are Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LLP?

Who owns the ferry companies is of great interest to all on the Island. Here's what we've been able to find out about Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LLP so far.

Monday, 16th February, 2015 12:29pm

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments

Wightlink sale Poll: Is the sale of Wightlink a good thing?

Wightlink poll:

Following the shock news - here's a quick reaction poll where you can say if you think this is a good or a bad thing.

Monday, 16th February, 2015 10:49am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Shock: Wightlink sells to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LLP – Live coverage

Wightlink ferry - sold:

Wightlink, the Isle of Wight ferry company, has just been sold.

Monday, 16th February, 2015 10:01am

By Sally Perry with 48 readers' comments