Call for volunteers as Mountbatten shops reopen

Mountbatten Newport Assistant Shop Manager Kate Regan

With many of Mountbatten's volunteers still unable to return to their charity shops, they're looking for people over 16-years-old to help fill the gap

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 9:54am

By Emma Topping with one comment

Letter: Buy Isle of Wight produce and see what it would do for the local economy

thank you for shopping local on blackboard

This reader has a simple message - Buy Wight and help the economy grow

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Keith Richard with 5 readers' comments

The Tea House Crowdfunder will help secure future of this homegrown Isle of Wight

Tea House Counter

While Government funding has helped prevent the immediate collapse of The Tea House, it alone cannot secure the future of this homegrown Ventnor business

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:55pm

By Caty Macaulay

Government announce support package for the High Street

Great british high street illustration

The High Streets Task Force will provide access to cutting-edge tools, training, information and advice for High Streets across England as part of the Government’s efforts to get shops back in business safely from Monday

Friday, 12th June, 2020 8:46am

By Jack Mason with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coffee roasters innovate in light of Coronavirus

island roasted nespresso capsules

When the world throws you challenges you can either let them beat you down or you can innovate and grow. That's exactly what this Isle of Wight company is doing

Friday, 5th June, 2020 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

White dots appearing on Newport’s pavements are just one Covid-19 measure to look for next week

social distancing keep 2m apart sticker on shop floor

There will be a bunch of new things appearing in Newport next week in anticipation of the shops re-opening

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 10:05am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Garden centres given Government permission to reopen to the public from today

garden centre with lots of flowers

Guidance is in place to allow the reopening of garden centres to the public from today. Details within

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 10:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight stationers launch new online card shop

If you can't get to the shops to buy and post a card, be that birthday, anniversary, sympathy or just one to say 'hello', this new service from Beardsalls should be of interest

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 1:50pm

By Becky Daley

Letter: Prosecute the ‘disgusting trash’ who panic buy

empty shelves in supermarket

Disgusted at the continual empty shelves in supermarkets, David Jacques says "it'is all too evident the British have totally lost the 'Blitz Spirit' of World War Two

Friday, 20th March, 2020 4:57pm

By David Jacques with 14 readers' comments

Grace’s Bakery expand to open new branch in Newport: Bucking the high street trend

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Grace's Bakery have celebrated the opening of their sixth branch, bucking the trend on the High Street and offering greater value to their loyal customers with an extended range and more seating

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 6:08pm

By Feature Writer

Head into Ryde for the Totally Local Fiver Fest to help protect and save the High Street for the future

Ryde fiver fest poster

The Totally Local Fiver Fest campaign's message is to spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your high street

Saturday, 15th February, 2020 10:25am

By Feature Writer

Boots changes its opening times from next month

shop closed sign

If you rely on picking up prescriptions on Sundays at this branch, be aware of the change

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 2:10pm

By Sally Perry