No Ryde Slide this year as it takes a year off

Ryde Slide

If you've been looking forward to hurtling down Ryde's Union Street this summer on the water slide, you'll have to find another way to do it as the Ryde Slide is taking a year off.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 12:48pm

By Lindsay Becker

Isle of Wight Steam Railway joins handful of heritage railways to achieve Accredited Museum status

IWSR museum accreditation 2

It's taken three years to reach the point to being awarded Full Museum Accreditation status by the Arts Council and the chairman of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway says it's an enormous achievement for the whole Island.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 9:52am

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

Isle of Wight Distillery announce the latest string to their bow

Isle of Wight Whisky xavier baker and conrad gauntlett

First they brought us Mermaid Gin, then Sea Salt Vodka, then Navy-strength rum, now Isle of Wight Distillery announce their oak-aged Isle of Wight whisky.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 7:55am

By Lindsay Becker with 2 readers' comments

The Bay CE School announces new Governing Board

the bay ce school sandown

Details of four of the new Governors for The Bay CE School in Sandown have been announced.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 5:33pm

By Lindsay Becker

Goddards Brewery celebrates 25 years brewing on the Isle of Wight

goddards 25 years

Happy Anniversary to all at Goddards who are celebrating 25 years in the business. As part of the celebration, the brewery are bringing back their old favourite.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 2:33pm

By Lindsay Becker

Ryde Slide 2018: More than half tickets already sold. Book now

ryde slide

The Wightlink Ryde Slide is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer on the Isle of Wight and returns to Union Street the day after Isle of Wight Pride.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 2:30pm

By Lindsay Becker

Gioia Minghella-Giddens becomes new High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight

gioia minghella giddens

Born and brought up on the Isle of Wight, Gioia Minghella-Giddens says being given the role of High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight is "an amazing honour for me and my whole family".

Monday, 9th April, 2018 12:00pm

By Lindsay Becker with 12 readers' comments

Sandown Bay Academy: Leadership team announced for new school

Nick Cousins_Bay CE School Secondary

Information evenings for parents and carers will be held during the summer term where they will have the opportunity to meet the new leadership.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 12:52pm

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

Turnaround at Niton Primary from ‘Special Measure’ to ‘Good’

Niton primary celebrates its Ofsted report

Just four years after being judged as ‘inadequate’, the lowest grade, inspectors now acknowledge that leaders at the school ‘demonstrate an absolute belief that all pupils deserve the very best’.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 4:36pm

By Lindsay Becker with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Distillery pick up prestigious awards across the pond

Isle of Wight Distillery at the 2017 ADI awards in Baltimore USA

Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up not only Best in Category for their Navy Strength Gin, but two other awards at the American Distilling Institute (ADI) Spirit Awards in Baltimore, USA.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 1:10pm

By Lindsay Becker with one comment