Royal boost for Isle of Wight tomato innovator

Prince Charles at the tomato stall

The Prince showed a keen interest in the sustainability measures the Arreton nursery has in place, such as harvesting rainwater to irrigate the crop and utilizing all-natural waste with the onsite composting facility

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:29pm

By Daniella Voisey

What will the impact of Brexit be on Isle of Wight Farmers? OnTheWight investigates

tractor in wheat field by meric tuna on unsplash

Farming has a long-standing tradition on the Isle of Wight and a big part of keeping the Island beautiful. OnTheWight sought the views of a range of farmers on Brexit and their thoughts on the effect it might have on their livelihoods

Saturday, 19th October, 2019 10:08am

By Alex Varley-Winter with 6 readers' comments

Seaview Hotel Restaurant retains Michelin Bib Gourmand for five years running

tom bull head chef at seaview hotel

The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel was the first and so far the only venue on the Isle of Wight to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 8:02am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Hunt Forest Group win prestigious award at Royal Isle of Wight County Show

Staff from Hunt Forest Group standing in front of tractor to receive their award

The Royal IW County Show is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 award for the ‘Best Trade Stand’ at the event and a date for the Royal Isle of Wight County Show 2020.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 2:31pm

By Anna Stanley

Isle of Wight Ploughing Match returns for 120th time next month

Vintage tractor in field with other tractors working in distance

As well as the competition, there'll be plenty of stalls and a grand raffle with a chance to win lots of lovely local produce.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:42am

By Georgina Chapman

Wildfire warning from CLA South East, with advice from South East England Wildfire Group

wildfire roaring in the countryside

Recent wildfires in the south east region have seen more than 100 firefighters tackling an undergrowth blaze. Helpful advice is shared on how to prevent wildfires.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:07pm

By Michael Sims

Third of rural police forces lack dedicated strategy to combat £45m rural crime

tractors

The CLA is calling for rural police forces across England and Wales to implement its five recommendations to ensure they are ready to combat rural crime.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 9:07am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Royal Isle of Wight County Show winners announced

IOW award winners 2019

CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society celebrate rural life on the Isle of Wight at awards ceremony

Monday, 1st July, 2019 4:57pm

By Michael Sims

‘Designated Landscapes’ head reviewer visits Isle of Wight for talks

julian glover among the wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

The Independent Review covers National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and considers how housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved and boost habitats for wildlife.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Book now for ‘The event of the summer’: The Royal Isle of Wight County Show

people and a horse

This is going to be the event of the summer. As well as the Household Cavalry, there’s so much else to see and do, from tractor rides, to clay pigeon shooting and handling a pig.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:55pm

By Catherine Bassindale

The 2019 Royal Isle of Wight County Show has so much to offer for all the family

girl eating lollypop and pointing

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show is a fantastic showcase the very best of the Island’s rural economy from local food to gardening, craft and outdoor living. If you haven’t been for a few years, you’ll be surprised by how much it’s evolved.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 12:07pm

By Feature Writer

Time is running out to enter the CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society 2019 awards

County show

The awards will this year honour those who go the extra mile to support the rural economy, from food and drink producers to tourism businesses.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 10:23am

By Michael Sims