‘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

Grace’s Bakery picks up national award for adapting to Covid-19 with community at heart of their offer

Sarah Redrup from Graces Baker with her Award

The judges said that Grace's Bakery was a great example of an independent retailer being at the heart of its local community

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 6:57am

By Howard Robinson with 2 readers' comments

This is the easy way to support Isle of Wight independent shops

A to Z to Me Map

Don’t give your money to Amazon. This Isle of Wight-grown solution is just a click away, helping you support Island businesses and get deliveries to your door. Share it with your friends, so the whole Island benefits

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 6:58pm

By Feature Writer

John Cattle’s Skate Club voted as Best Isle of Wight Activity

john cattles skate club with lad on skateboard indicating Victory signs with both hands

Three cheers for John Cattle's Skateclub who offer very reasonably-priced skateboarding sessions for all ages, from micro-shredders to the more mature skateboarders on the Island

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Southern Co-op donates £5,000 to Feed a Family Fund

foodbank donations at southern co-op

Southern Co-op say they know this won't solve the crisis, but they really hope this fund will help reduce the strain faced by so many families across the Isle of Wight

Monday, 9th November, 2020 11:04am

By Southern Co-op

Call for Newport to have same free parking choices as other Isle of Wight towns

parking meter

Cllr Brodie argues that Newport is the only town centre on the Island that has no offer of at least 30 minutes free car parking in its main streets

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 2:24pm

By Geoff Brodie

Isle of Wight family bakery in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020 – and shortlisted for a special award

Grace's bakery family business _ team shot

In addition to the main award, Grace’s Bakery has also been shortlisted for a special award for demonstrating innovation to combat the impact of Covid-19

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 5:14pm

By Howard Robinson with 2 readers' comments

Newport’s independent shops offer imaginative and varied Fiver Fest deals

A number of new style one pound coins on table

Just by diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive. It’s a conversation worth having, says Chris from Totally Locally

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 12:16pm

By Feature Writer

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

British bank notes and coins

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

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight store shortlisted for Independent Community Retailer of the Year

bembridge southern co-operative welcome store

The Welcome store has been shortlisted in the 2020 Retail Industry Awards. Winners will be announced in January 2021

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Eat Out to Help Out figures revealed

People sitting in a restaurant eating lunch

Figures released today reveal just how many people took part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 4th September, 2020 10:26am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight jobs at Costa Coffee at risk in restructure plans

Costa Coffee sign outside branch

It's not yet clear how many Isle of Wight jobs are at risk as Costa Coffee announced streamline plans for branches across the UK

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 5:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment