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Funding must be spent on agriculture, say farming leaders


Farming union presidents pledged to continue their joint lobbying to promote the importance of UK food and farming against a backdrop of intense competition for public spending post Brexit.

Tuesday, 16th August, 2016 10:17am

By Isobel Bretherton with 21 readers' comments

Why Twizy hire failed: Company boss gives his reasons

hire a twizy new forest

A week after the New Forest and Isle of Wight Hire a Twizy business closed its doors, the boss give his reasons.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 1:06pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Following Isle of Wight Twizy Hire closure – Where did the £36k grant go?

Twizy on the road

Following the shock of the closure of the Isle of Wight business, the obvious questions to follow are about the £36k grant the business received to setup on the Island. Here's what we know so far.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 4:35pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Twizy Hire closes

Twizy 56 from above

Launched in March this year with a government grant of around £40,000, Isle of Wight Twizy Hire has gone out of business just as Cowes Week is about to start.

Friday, 5th August, 2016 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Another East Cowes improvement tandem

vertical garden

Following Red Funnel's Plan B approach to the expansion of their ferry terminal in East Cowes, one resident shares his ideas on a two phased approach.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:43am

By Steven Goodman with 9 readers' comments

Breastfeeding Friendly scheme launched on the Isle of Wight

breastfeeding in cafe

The Isle of Wight council has already been setting a good example having long welcomed breastfeeding mums in its buildings, but the launch of this new scheme aims to spread awareness further.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:29am

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde businesses invited to summer meet

ladies from meadowdale wines

Ryde Business Association will be holding their Summer Meet this evening (Thursday) from 7pm at the Wight Rock Bar. Zoe shares the details.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 7:57am

By Zoe Thompson with one comment

Solent LEP submit ambitious £2bn proposal

20 pound notes :

The LEP has put in a proposal for improvements for our neighbours across the water in Portsmouth and Southampton, as well as a proposal for a dedicated Isle of Wight infrastructure taskforce fund.

Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016 12:13pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Artisan Coffee wins prestigious food award

Jaspers at Ventnor Fringe

It's great to hear that out of 10,000 products to be judged, Jasper’s Artisan Coffee was awarded a 3-star Great Taste award for its Ethiopian Rocko Mountain Reserve. Well done Lucy and Peter!

Friday, 29th July, 2016 12:57pm

By Amy Brice with one comment

Egg producers need clarity over retailer cage-free promises say NFU

caged hens

The NFU says that retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines.

Friday, 29th July, 2016 12:31pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel announce plans to pursue development in East Cowes

kevin george

The Isle of Wight ferry company say they will take a two phased approach to the development of their East Cowes terminal. Read the detail through OnTheWight.

Friday, 29th July, 2016 8:00am

By Amy Grinstead with 11 readers' comments

Be patient and considerate on the roads during harvest, ask NFU

Matt Culley S685i LAMMA

Islanders are generally a patient lot, and appreciate the necessity of harvest, so this message shouldn't fall on deaf ears.

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 12:02pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 15 readers' comments