Isle of Wight Distillery wins Best Local Drink Producer in Business Awards

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No stranger to awards, the Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up another, this one voted for by the public.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Seaview now home to an award-winning Art Gallery

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The gallery owner said the award is exciting, as well as humbling, as real people made real votes because of their experiences of the Gallery or buying from the Website.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 8:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Serendipity Diamonds: Where you can buy ethical, conflict-free, 100% traceable Diamonds

CanadaMark Diamond

Serendipity Diamonds in Ryde offer fully traceable Diamonds, with the assurance of 100% ethical standards. Find out why their ethical Diamonds go way beyond conflict-free.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 6:15pm

By Feature Writer

Morrisons apply for retrospective permission for ‘garden centre’

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Morrisons in Lake have already built the 'garden centre' at their Lake store and are now applying for retrospective permission, but the local council recommend refusal

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Variation of options for St George’s Park land could increase value by £175k

south coast leisure plans

More variations on land options from Isle of Wight council sought - if approved could benefit IWC by £175K.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Successful launch for new Isle of Wight artisan shop which features micro-business makers

Whistle and Hound Team, Stockists & Local Businesses

You'll find products from 16 Isle of Wight micro-business makers stocked in Freshwater's newest artisan shop which also features other independent British businesses and ethically sourced goods.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 8:37am

By Marianne Cheung

Tropical fish sales lands pet shop owner in hot water (and with a £2,500 fine)

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A Pet Shop licence had been refused after a vet was concerned about the levels of care.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 5:53pm

By IW Council Press Office

Wyatt and Jack’s #inflatableamnesty spreads well beyond Isle of Wight

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Since July last year, with the help of environmentally-conscious members of the public, Isle of Wight based Wyatt and Jack have managed to re-purpose around 15 tonnes of "broken inflatable weirdness" preventing it to from going to landfill.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Plans for new retail and leisure park at St George’s boasts of creating 200 jobs

south coast leisure plans

South Coast Leisure have submitted and application to Isle of Wight Council which claim to create up to 200 jobs in a new retail and leisure park in Newport.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 1:18pm

By Tony Wake with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council respond to their Amazon spending claims (Updated)

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The Isle of Wight council respond to claims from Island Labour that "significant amounts of money that could be kept on the Island and might even be the difference between local businesses thriving or dying are routinely being spent on companies like Amazon".

Friday, 14th December, 2018 11:22am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Why is Isle of Wight council spending £41k a year on Amazon? Better to spend locally says Island Labour

Island Labour say that in 2015 the Isle of Wight council signed an accord with the Island Federation of Small Businesses which pledged to, where possible, use small businesses to provide goods and services, but in the last year they have spent £41,000 with Amazon.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018 11:09am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments