Praise for Islanders for sticking to Covid rules as businesses reopen

Keep the Island safe message on top of photo of Lady Scarletts tea room

The Isle of Wight council have praised Islanders for sticking to the guidelines during the first week of more businesses being open following lockdown

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Small business confidence rebounds, but ‘job market shock’ needs to be protected says FSB boss

Bags hanging outside shop with cars driving past - blurred

Not surprisingly after coming out of lockdown, close to two thirds of small businesses expect their performance to improve this quarter, and fewer than one in three expect theirs will worsen

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:05pm

By Nicola Bailey with one comment

Revised plans for former football ground smaller and include second drive-through restaurant

Plans for St George's Way

South Coast Leisure say all but one of the units have confirmed tenants and the new plans are smaller than before

Friday, 16th April, 2021 8:51am

By Gavin Foster with 11 readers' comments

Step 2 in Covid Recovery Plan: Here’s what will be open from today

Close up of a female hairdresser cutting hair

Here's what will be open from today as the country moves into Step 2 of the Government's Covid Recovery Plan

Monday, 12th April, 2021 8:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Velvet Pig selected for Zoe Pocock’s Hype the High Street campaign

Zac and Connor and Velvet Pig

Based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, The Velvet Pig is one of six small businesses around the country that has been chosen by TV presenter and designer Zoe Pocock to take part in her Hype the High Street Campaign

Friday, 26th March, 2021 12:25pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight causes to benefit from share of £6,300 raised at Co-operative Food stores

Love your neighbour donation jar

The fantastic amount raised by staff and customers will be shared among seven very worth Isle of Wight causes. See the details within

Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 8:26am

By Southern Co-op

Fourth Isle of Wight Poundland store on the horizon (update 2)

Poundland branch exterior

Poundland is a popular store on the Isle of Wight and it looks as though they are opening a fourth branch. Details within

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

‘Where there’s a pub, there’s a community’: Support needed for pubs say neo-localist think tank

In a pub pulling pints

The chief executive of Localis says "Where there’s a pub, there’s a community" and that pubs should be given a licence fee refund as well as offered diversification grants

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 12:06pm

By Jonathan Werran

If you haven’t been able to get dog and cat food pouches here’s why

Angry cat

The news of the shortage resulted in increased sales of the pouches leading to an even smaller supply

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Support Isle of Wight’s independent skate shop on Skate Shop Day

Skateshop Day at Wight Trash

Show your support for the Isle of Wight's independent Skate Shop, Wight Trash today and you'll be rewarded

Friday, 19th February, 2021 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Pop-up artisan shops in Newport bring more choice to Christmas shopping

Cllr Jones-Evans with pop-up shopkeepers at 30 High Street

The pop-up shops include festive decorations, children’s toys, fudge, leather handbags, wire-wrap jewellery and ceramics, all from local providers and with the majority made on the Island

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:03am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

‘Love Your Small Independent Business’ on the Isle of Wight this Christmas

thank you for shopping local chalk board

When you shop in local independent businesses on the Isle of Wight use the hashtag #ilovesmallbusiness online and without giving away what you've bought loved ones post photos

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 9:39am

By Nicola Bailey with 2 readers' comments