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Balfour Beatty/Mansell: Isle of Wight closure under consultation

Balfour Beatty Mansell Ryde Office - Google Street View

News has emerged that Balfour Beatty, or Mansell as they used to be known on the Isle of Wight, are in consultation with their staff over jobs. Under discussion is the closure of their Island office.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 7:04pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Six hours free (long stay) parking on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Parking sign

Don't be mistaken into thinking it's free parking everywhere on Small Business Saturday (5 Dec). The free parking is for long stay car parks only and between 12pm and 6pm.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 3:11pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ferry firm seeking charity nominations

20 pound notes :

If you know of a charity that could do with some financial help next year, Red Funnel are urging local charities to apply for the chance of teaming up in 2016.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Solent Eye – London Eye’s little sister – Could be Southsea bound

solent eye

The 110-ft ferris wheel does not yet have planning permission, but owners believe it will bring more visitors to the region because of the spectacular views, including the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 12:11pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight food hygiene ratings are well ranked say council

food hygiene rating

Island businesses are performing well in the Isle of Wight food hygiene ratings, with over 1,800 who serve food achieving four or five out of five.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 12:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

Post Office provision to continue in Cowes

Post office

In order to avoid there being no Post Office provision in Cowes for the remainder of this month, M&S have allowed the temporary Post Office to stay in their car park.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 1:03pm

By Sheila Tapster

Without action Isle of Wight Tourism could collapse: Here’s how we could boost it

Compton Beach :

By getting involved, Isle of Wight businesses can give a needed boost of Island tourism, (while removing the danger of further government cuts). Without it, there's a very real potential that Isle of Wight tourism could be seriously damaged. Find out how you can get involved.

Friday, 13th November, 2015 6:13pm

By Feature Writer with 66 readers' comments

Job ads for Amey ‘waste contract’ staff cause upset following redundancies

hays amey jobs

Online adverts for what appeared to be the same jobs that last week staff were being made redundant from, has caused upset and concern amongst many this week. OnTheWight asks Amey.

Friday, 13th November, 2015 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Gurit: More job losses on the cards

Gurit - Building:

Following job losses of around 90 staff in February this year, the manufacturer confirms more job losses are expected as they go into 'a period of consultation'.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 7:34am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Could a referendum on raising council tax could help the Isle of Wight?

Monopoly green houses and coins:

In the week of two visitor attractions closing down, Matt O'Crowley explains what led to his paddle steamer tours on the River Medina coming to an end.

Saturday, 7th November, 2015 11:25am

By Matt O'Crowley with 11 readers' comments

Businesses told Open Day at Venture Quays can’t go ahead (updated)

venture quays

The reasons given to businesses in Venture Quays were contractual and health and safety, but they have not been told what they need to do to mitigate the risks.

Friday, 6th November, 2015 11:07am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight tourism ‘on the edge’ is the grim warning from tourism chiefs

empty beach

Three years into a nine-year agreement, the council has formally written to Visit Isle of Wight to confirm it will cease funding because of its own budget pressures.

Thursday, 5th November, 2015 9:54pm

By Abigail Fox with 145 readers' comments