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Ventnor No. 23 in top 50 UK beaches says The Sunday Times

Ventnor beach

We may be biased, but have to agree that Ventnor has one of the best beaches in the UK. With stunning views of the fabulous coastline, our unique seafront is an absolute jewel.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Council reveal preferred bidder for waste contract

Wheelie Bins

AmeyCespa has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract to deliver waste collection and treatment services for the Isle of Wight for the next 25 years, starting in November this year.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 2:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 35 readers' comments

Guildhall Visitor Info centre opens this week

Newport Guildhall

The grand opening takes place on Thursday with the new Visitor Centre open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 9:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Aldi’s plans for Lake branch approved

Aldi store

The new branch will create 40 full and part time jobs, including managerial positions.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 8:45am

By Sally Perry

Big up local growers: Poll shows more people back British farming

Will Steward at Living Larder

The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running.

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 10:59am

By Isobel Bretherton with 16 readers' comments

Great coverage for the Isle of Wight in national and international magazines

Conde Naste Traveller July spread

Coverage like this is invaluable to the tourism industry on the Isle of Wight and also a boost for Islanders knowing that visitors find our beautiful Island so appealing.

Tuesday, 16th June, 2015 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 51 readers' comments

Government pledge £1m+ to unlock potential of seaside towns

Sandown beach

In a letter to all coastal MPs, the Government pledge £1m to unlock the potential of seaside towns. The new coastal teams will create jobs, bring business and help local economies thrive.

Tuesday, 16th June, 2015 10:45am

By Jasmin Tarique with 17 readers' comments

Wight Trash Pale Ale: A sure winner for Ventnor Skatepark

Wight Trash Pale Ale

Drink up! 10p from every bottle of Wight Trash Pale Ale sold will go towards the £50,000 fundraising campaign for a concrete skatepark in Ventnor.

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 12:09pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Council no closer to recovering £500,000 paid in error to bankrupt company

empty pockets

Nine months on and the cash-strapped council appears to be no closer to recovering the £500,000+ paid in error to a bankrupt company.

Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 8:08pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Festival of the Sea returns to the Island for a third year

Jack Sparrow -stunt double - Simon Newton

One of the world’s largest yacht races and an appearance by Johnny Depp’s stunt double are amongst the highlights of a two-week seaside festival returning to the Isle of Wight this month.

Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 7:31pm

By Sue Emmerson

Busy Briddlesford: The Farmer’s Clock and Open Farm Sunday


Briddlesford Lodge Farm, Wootton was the venue for two events over the past weekend.

Tuesday, 9th June, 2015 2:46pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

East Cowes Regeneration concerns: OnTheWight seeks clarity from Red Funnel

East Cowes Regeneration - units from the water

After a number of concerns were raised by OnTheWight readers over the multi-million pound East Cowes regeneration plans, we got in touch with Red Funnel for some clarity.

Saturday, 6th June, 2015 11:42am

By Sally Perry with 69 readers' comments