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Spinnaker Tower: Details of the five-year sponsorship deal revealed (Updated: Photos)

Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower sponsor events 5 June 2015

OnTheWight's got the official details, including what it's being renamed to and how it should look.

Friday, 5th June, 2015 4:00pm

By Simon Perry with 18 readers' comments

It’s National Fish & Chip Day! Will you be having them tonight?

National fish and chip shop day

Fish and chips are a British institution loved by millions. Will you be celebrating the tradition of eating fish and chips on a Friday later?

Friday, 5th June, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Cows on the loose between Blackgang and Niton

Cow in a field

Take care if you're planning to drive between Niton and Blackgang this morning, as a herd of cows are reported to be on the loose.

Friday, 5th June, 2015 9:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Spinnaker Tower: Is sponsorship by ‘premium brand’ a good idea?

Spinnaker Tower

Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower was controversial at the time, but it's widely-accepted as being a good thing for Portsmouth these days. Do you think the idea of putting the name/logo of a 'premium brand' is a good idea? Read on ...

Thursday, 4th June, 2015 12:27pm

By Sally Perry

Recognition of ‘Excellence’ for Isle of Wight tourism businesses

Hillside Ventnor Hotel

Congratulations over 300 businesses on the Isle of Wight who have been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 5:44pm

By Sue Emmerson with 16 readers' comments

Rural broadband project hits 12,000 premises milestone

Shirley Smart and Peter Cowen - BT Rural Broadband Exchange

New fibre broadband cabinets are continuing to be installed in locations across the Island.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 4:37pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Red Funnel brings passenger shipbuilding back to the Isle of Wight

Red Funnel redjet6 announcement - kevin george mark slawson and peter morton

Following our live coverage of the announcement, here's the official word from Red Funnel on their new RedJet 6 being built on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 4:04pm

By Amy Grinstead with 4 readers' comments

New Vestas production company named preferred bidder for Navitus Bay wind farm

MHI Vestas production area

Good news for blade manufacturing on the Isle of Wight as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is named as preferred bidder for the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 10:10am

By IW Council Press Office with 37 readers' comments

Have your say on the East Cowes regeneration project

East Cowes Regeneration model

Head to East Cowes on 28th May to see the refined plans for the regeneration of East Cowes - which include a new ferry terminal.

Monday, 18th May, 2015 5:02pm

By Laura Downton with 39 readers' comments

Council agree to slash £2.4m off land price in ASDA deal

Fifty pound notes

Council Executive agree to vary the terms of the ASDA lease, but say that if it's not completed by 1st September they'll take legal action against ASDA for breach of contract.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 8:31am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Job Centre sign:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 12:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police attempt to get cows to moove in Shanklin

Gary Smedmore - Cows on the loose

It sounds like something from a comedy film. A herd of cows are on the loose in Shanklin old village with three police officers trying to get them home.

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 9:33am

By Sally Perry