Half-hour extension granted for ‘nuisance’ restaurant by Isle of Wight council

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Isle of Wight Police says they've had more complaints about this business than any other on Island, but owner says she's trying to run "a very nice and relatively exclusive establishment"

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 17 readers' comments

Red Funnel vehicle ferry timetable changes from next week

Aerial shot of Red Funnel ferry leaving Cowes

Watch out for changes to Red Funnel's vehicle ferry service from next week as the timetable is revised

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:26am

By Enya Lumley with one comment

Isle of Wight MP and business leaders respond to Chancellor’s announcement on VAT cut and more

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There are many businesses on the Isle of Wight who will benefit from the VAT cut, but a lot of those businesses are also some of the hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight business in running for South Coast Tech Company of Year

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The Shanklin-based company is no stranger to the awards industry having won a raft of national, regional and industry awards in recent years for its innovative technological products and services, including securing South Coast Tech Company of the Year in 2019

Friday, 25th September, 2020 7:50am

By Claire Robertson

Legal requirement for some businesses to display QR code and record contact details or face fines of up to £10,000 (updated)

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From today it is a legal requirement for businesses to have NHS QR code posters visible to customers on entry

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 5:26pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

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The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Nominate your South Western Railway/Island Line customer service hero

Island Line Train at Shanklin station

Do you have a story about an Island Line member of staff who came to your rescue or went above and beyond the call of duty? Why not nominate them as a Customer Service Hero

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 3:10pm

By South Western Railway Press Office

Isle of Wight Literary Festival announce lineup for free online festival

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Even online, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival provides a far reaching eclectic programme designed to attract a wide audience and increase the cultural richness of the Island

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:49pm

By Janet Allan

Isle of Wight NHS launches largest flu campaign – and they want to ensure you get vaccinated this autumn

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The Isle of Wight Director of Public Health says that with both the flu virus and Covid-19 circulating, flu immunisation is more important than ever to reduce infections, protect each other and save lives

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:33pm

By Priya Mistry with 5 readers' comments

Why is Isle of Wight now on medium Covid-19 risk? No one seems to know exactly. Even Government unable pinpoint reason

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With the risk factor increasing from low to medium on the Test and Trace App, News OnTheWight sought clarification from the Isle of Wight council as to why this was happening. Here’s what they told us

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Islanders thanked for trialing Test and Trace App, but still no sign of stats

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The Government still haven't released stats about the usage of the App during the Isle of Wight trial, but thank Islanders for their part

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 9:21am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council decision to relax repayment terms for £1m PTEC loan investment called in (updated)

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Some members of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee say a Cabinet decision was made without providing information to the committee to scrutinise beforehand. Details within

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments