Isle of Wight business – It’s not just tourism

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New Island Ferry User Group to look at issues surrounding cost and services of ferries

ferry wake

It's thought the new IFUG will contribute to the ‘ferry task force’ and ‘infrastructure development’ projects.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 4:02pm

By Dave Stewart with 5 readers' comments

Had you heard about the possible congestion charge to travel through Portsmouth?

Congestion zone:

Cllr Pitcher is calling on the Isle of Wight to do whatever they can to ensure residents, businesses and visitors of the Isle of Wight would never have to pay a congestion charge to go through Portsmouth City area to reach the ferry.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

ASDA rivals get go ahead from council on option to buy land

Monopoly houses

The option to buy two strips of redundant land next to the Newport Football ground from the Isle of Wight council for £350,000 will last for five years.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Robert Thompson leaving The George (updated)

Robert Thomson

Staff were informed this week that Robert Thompson will be leaving The George in Yarmouth.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 9:54pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Island Labour councillors seek ‘more imaginative use’ for ASDA £20m windfall

three wise owls

The Labour councillors say investing some of the expected £20m windfall from ASDA to help save services is a 'no-brainer' and will call on fellow councillors to agree their motion at Wednesday evening's full council meeting.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 1:10pm

By Geoff Lumley with 4 readers' comments

Last day to have your say on what can be placed on the streets

Advertising boards

If you are a business on the Isle of Wight, this new policy could affect you. Make sure you have your say

Friday, 16th January, 2015 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Find out how to nominate your area for the Great British High Street Competition

High Street sign

Towns and villages across the country are being urged to enter the Great British High Streets competition.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 10:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council leaders wait to hear if they’ve secured support from the Government

Palace of Westminster

Leaders of the council didn't ask for more money, but instead asked for a commitment of more support from the government.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 12:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Staggering amount of money coming to council from ASDA deal

Monopoly money graffiti:

A major, major boost to the council's finances is on the cards from the ASDA deal - but it's unclear if the council know they've disclosed it, as they officially refused to give it to us.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 8:42am

By Simon Perry with 77 readers' comments

Government to have greater say on production of GM crops

Green strawberry

National governments in the EU are to be given greater flexibility over the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops following a vote in the European Parliament today, which was passed with 480 in favour and 159 against.

Tuesday, 13th January, 2015 4:58pm

By Catherine Bearder with 4 readers' comments

Council considering selling Newport land for £100,000 less than valuation and asked to rush sale

IWC Land that South Coast Leisure want

South Coast Leisure are seeking a five-year option to buy council land (next to where the new ASDA is planned) for £100,000 less than the valuation and want to rush it through before the beginning of February.

Friday, 9th January, 2015 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

£10,000 grants available in ‘Drive Less, See More’ campaign

Cyclists on ryde pier:

A new grant funding opportunity dedicated to supporting sustainable transport projects on the Island has been announced by Visit Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Council.

Wednesday, 7th January, 2015 10:27am

By Sue Emmerson with 2 readers' comments