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‘Rename TTIP’ journey across the country starts in East Cowes (video)

Daniel Roberts - Rename TTIP at a lock cropped

Isle of Wight resident Dan Roberts was so concerned about the mysteriously named T-TIP, he set sail from East Cowes in a tiny with friend Bill to let people across the country know about it.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 9:10pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

21st century tourism hubs plans could see Guildhall reopen

Newport Guildhall

If plans to turn Guildhall into a 21st century tourism hub are well received by the Isle of Wight council, the historical building could be opened once again.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Doctor Who Sea Devil Solent fort gets luxury makeover (HD Photos)

Doctor Who Sea Devil - No Man's Fort from above

OnTheWight has a set of photos at HD resolution inside the 19th Century Palmeston fort that was the home of The Sea Devils in the 1972 Doctor Who series.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 2:56pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Cross-Solent ferry traffic up: Red Funnel beating Wightlink

Red Osprey - Red Funnel

Red Funnel reports a 7.1% increase in car volumes in the first quarter of 2015, saying they have outperformed the total cross-Solent market.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 10:45am

By Amy Grinstead with 13 readers' comments

Dredging of Cowes Marina complete

Cowes harbour dredging

A major dredging project that cleared 15,000m3 of silt has secured Cowes Yacht Haven's ability to cater for small superyachts and large boats in its marina over the coming years.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 9:54am

By Laura Downton

Island firm move into Scottish tidal energy

SME PLATO at Venture Quays_low res

Good news for Island-based company, Sustainable Marine Energy, as a £1.3m contract is confirmed with the backing of the Scottish Government.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 6:35pm

By Clemency Ives

Isle of Wight voted second best Island in UK and Channel Islands

Looking to compton bay:

TripAdvisor reveals winners of 2015 Travellers’ Choice Islands based on reviews and opinions of millions of travellers and the Isle of Wight is rated very highly (of course)

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Plans for plant hire move to Brickfields rejected

County Hall:

Planning committee members went against officer recommendations and rejected the application, as they felt 'it would have an unacceptable impact on the rural area'.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Island Roads to create new temporary access during Arreton roadworks

Roadworks lights:

Island Roads say representatives from 30 Arreton businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour of undertaking the work under one closure for up to 12 weeks, rather than in a series of shorter closures.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 10:27am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

The Isle of Wight ‘has it all’ says cycling ambassador, Anna Glowinski

Anna Glowinski

The Bicycle Island team must be jumping for joy having an endorsement like this.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 5:37pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Find out how to be part of the Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea

Captain Jack Sparrows

The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea returns for a third year, from 22nd June to 5th July 2015, with dozens of themed events and activities for local people and visitors to enjoy.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 4:09pm

By Sue Emmerson

Monkey Haven a finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Gibbons at Monkey Haven

Monkey Haven has been named as a finalist in the Small Visitor Attraction category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 12:05pm

By Kelly Wickes