Shopping: Isle of Wight

The shopping on the Isle of Wight is refreshingly independent.

While many areas around the UK look very similar with chains in every town, the Isle of Wight shopping is staunchly independent.

Christmas OnTheWight Cool Searchable Banner

Christmas OnTheWight Cool Searchable Banner

Did you see the cool banner at the top of the page? There’s two reasons behind it. The obvious one, to draw your attention to your eyes to the Isle of Wight Christmas guide, Christmas.OnTheWight.

Tuesday, 16th December, 2008 8:58pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Business Association: Jumble Sale and Raffle

Ventnor Business Association: Jumble Sale and Raffle

In order to raise funds for the Christmas Shopping Fun Day mentioned yesterday, the Ventnor Business Association are holding a Jumble Sale and Raffle. It takes place at the Baptist Church on Pier Street, between

Tuesday, 21st October, 2008 12:07pm

By Dave Yates

Niton Eco-Bag Arrives

Niton Eco-Bag Arrives

Well done to those in Niton who have organised themselves into getting their first batch of plastic-bag replacements delivered. The design on the bag was the product of a competition held at Niton Primary school

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 1:35pm

By Simon Perry

Wessex Cancer Trust Spring Fete

Wessex Cancer Trust Spring Fete

Another wonderful spring fete is planned for next month in aid of the Wessex Cancer Trust. It is being hosted at Freshwater Court, a magnificent location and there is a fun packed day planned for

Tuesday, 29th April, 2008 7:30am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shop Under The Clock Offers Free Furniture: Background

Shop Under The Clock Offers Free Furniture: Background

Cllr Debby Robinson has been on top of the concerns of local residents as to the arrival of the current tenants (yes, they’re paying to rent it) in the Shop Under The Clock. Being

Tuesday, 8th April, 2008 1:33pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

VentBag Gets Council Funding – Hurrah!

VentBag Gets Council Funding – Hurrah!

We all know that there’s a lot of bad talk about the council at the moment over their proposals to alter the school structures – well don’t be down on them too much. Joe Duckworth,

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 1:41pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Congratulations to Liz Earle and her fellow co-founder of Ryde based Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, Kim Buckland, who were yesterday awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to the beauty industry. During the Working

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 10:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sophie Honeybourne Jewellery: A Fantastic Addition to Ventnor

Sophie Honeybourne Jewellery: A Fantastic Addition to Ventnor

It’s been open for a couple of months now and business is going well for local Jeweller, Sophie Honeybourne. Back in March, Sophie and her partner, Raff took over the Pie in the Sky premises

Thursday, 7th June, 2007 1:35pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Auction Rooms Emerge

Island Auction Rooms Emerge

We went through a period about 18-20 months ago of going to the Shanklin Auction Rooms on a monthly basis – both the antique and modern days. Although the quality of the auction lots were

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 12:47pm

By Simon Perry

Leslie’s Petrol Station To Close

Leslie’s Petrol Station To Close

Sad news reaches us that the petrol station in Ventnor is to close as of tomorrow night. We had a brief chat with Brian Samson from the garage, who filled us in on the details. Brian

Tuesday, 27th February, 2007 11:53am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Head To Suzes Room For Mince Pies And Babycham

Head To Suzes Room For Mince Pies And Babycham

If you’ve popped into Suzes Room recently, you’ll see that the stock is ever changing (a testament to her success). When Suze first opened, there was an abundance of vintage mirrors, paintings, china, glassware

Wednesday, 29th November, 2006 10:49am

By Sally Perry with one comment