Island Card: Isle of Wight council launch gift card scheme as part of Island’s ‘recovery blueprint’

blue paper bag

The Isle of Wight Council say they are looking to team up with local business associations, alongside town and parish councils, to develop pilot schemes in Newport and Ryde

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 4:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Pizza Express Isle of Wight to close its doors as company shut 73 restaurants

The exterior of Pizza Express

Our thoughts are with those who will now be seeking new employment, as it's now confirmed the Newport branch will close

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 9:35pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight shopkeepers urged to enter ‘best small shops competition’

The outside of the shop Lesley's Nutshell

Judges will be looking for evidence of entrepreneurial spirit, ways small shops have been innovative and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community

Monday, 10th August, 2020 9:34am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Face coverings will be mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and more from Friday

Make your own face covering diagram

The new regulations come into force to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Details within

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Pillar in Carisbrooke community clocks up 30 years at local store

Mel Lacey with Lewis Heaven-Gandy in Carisbrooke

The store's manager says Mel has been a pillar in the Carisbrooke community for decades

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 2:48pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Re-scheduled roadworks could be final nail in the coffin for our village’s shops (update)

road closed sign

A small business owner on Godshill says they're devastated that having made it through lockdown and starting to try and build back some trade, they will now have to deal with disruptive roadworks

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:20am

By Anonymous with 7 readers' comments

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