Isle of Wight business – It’s not just tourism

The Isle of Wight is host to a wide variety of businesses and we love to celebrate their success. As well as farming and agriculture, tourism and manufacturing, the Isle of Wight is fast becoming home to new technologies and online businesses.

‘Robin Hood’ Scheme Aims To Free Up Property Chains

‘Robin Hood’ Scheme Aims To Free Up Property Chains

If you’re not a regular reader of the property pages, you might not have heard of this new scheme being trialled on the Wight. Ed An Isle Of Wight based company is offering a new

Friday, 6th March, 2009 4:17pm

By Rob Huff with 2 readers' comments

Renaissance Festival 09: Pitches Still Available

Renaissance Festival 09: Pitches Still Available

At the end of May a new festival is taking place on the Island. For the first time this year, The Isle of Wight Community Renaissance Festival comes to Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde. The day

Friday, 6th March, 2009 12:52pm

By Cora Wade

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Cheapest non- supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Whitwell Garage Address : High Street, Whitwell, Ventnor, PO38 2PY Brand : Texaco Price : 99.9p Updated

Thursday, 5th March, 2009 4:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cheverton Down Wind Turbines: IWEP Show Their Support

Cheverton Down Wind Turbines: IWEP Show Their Support

The Isle of Wight Economic Partnership have publicly announced today their support for the Cheverton Down Wind Turbine planning application. The application attracted over 1800 comments from the public whilst it application was open

Wednesday, 4th March, 2009 1:48pm

By Rachael Brooks with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT: Make The Most Of It Urges Island MP

Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT: Make The Most Of It Urges Island MP

Following the news last week that the Office of Fair Trading have launched a market survey of cross Solent ferry services, Island MP Andrew Turner is urging residents to take advantage of this opportunity.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2009 1:21pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

Wightlink £100,000 Ticket Giveaway Runs Into Problems

Wightlink £100,000 Ticket Giveaway Runs Into Problems

The weekend’s free travel offer from Wightlink resulted in chaos, as around 8,000 foot passengers swamped the service between Yarmouth and Lymington. Concerns over safety mean that ferries currently cannot pass in the inlet

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2009 11:17am

By Rob Huff

Cheverton Down Wind Turbines: Cornwall Light and Power Interview, Part Five (Podcast)

Cheverton Down Wind Turbines: Cornwall Light and Power Interview, Part Five (Podcast)

Darn, it’s been a few flat out days, which has kept us away from doing the last few audio segments of the Cheverton Down interview with Cornwall Light & Power. This section deals with the

Friday, 27th February, 2009 4:05pm

By Simon Perry

Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT Market Study: More Details

Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT Market Study: More Details

As you may have have seen the Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT (Office of Fair Trading) market study has been launched today. The OFT say that the complaint by Andrew Turner and the OFT’s own

Friday, 27th February, 2009 2:31pm

By Simon Perry

Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT Launch Market Study

Isle of Wight Ferries: OFT Launch Market Study

Andrew Turner has been pursuing an investigation into the ferry operators to the Island, supported by 8,000 people’s signatures – it should also be noted that the Conservative-dominated Isle of Wight councillors were unsupportive

Friday, 27th February, 2009 12:38pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Expo 09: Food Tour Part Two

Island Expo 09: Food Tour Part Two

Before we bring you Rosemary’s report on the live cooking at Island Expo, she popped along to the Ventnor Brewery stand … and was pretty impressed. Ed It would not be fair not to mention

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 1:53pm

By Rosemary Hutton

Island Expo 09: Food Tour Part One

Island Expo 09: Food Tour Part One

Rosemary Hutton spent the afternoon at Island Expo yesterday and reported back her experiences. Catering services were covered in the first two parts. Little Goddess Foods The first food stop I encountered on my venture at the

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 1:23pm

By Rosemary Hutton

Sandpipers / Fat Cat Under New Ownership

Sandpipers / Fat Cat Under New Ownership

As some of the residents of Freshwater may already know, the Sandpipers hotel and the Fat Cat bar in Freshwater is under new ownership. After having suffered financial difficulties during 2008, it fell into the

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 1:17pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments