Scale of Isle of Wight coffee shops and cafes openings revealed

sunshine coffee

The latest Office for National Statistics data reveal the extent of cafe and coffee shop expansion on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 10:13am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight wedding ring lovers will adore Serendipity Diamonds’ impressive new store

mark sorting diamonds

There are no two ways about it, the new Serendipity Diamonds showroom in Ryde is impressive - all brought to life by 12+ Isle of Wight suppliers and the team’s open and welcome approach.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 6:54pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Subway branch closes

subway newport isle of wight

OnTheWight has contacted Subway HQ for a comment after the franchisee was denied access to the premises.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 10:42am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor’s Crave is ‘cream of the crop’ in UK, say Trip Advisor

Crave Ice Cream

Crave Ice Cream in Ventnor has a strong and loyal customer base, so it's no surprise to see Trip Advisor declare it the best place in the UK to get ice cream this summer.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 12:08pm

By Sally Perry

These are the numbers behind the controversial Bembridge property sale

5-7 high street bembridge

Just over 25% of the Bembridge voting population cast their votes in a parish poll last week over the proposed sale of 5/7 High Street. The Chairman of the Parish council has stated that businesses are 'not under threat', only the landlord will change.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 7:53am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Veterans’ Pie to support Walking With The Wounded charity

Morrisons' veterans pie

Launched during Armed Forces Week to support Walking With The Wounded, 50p from the £1.10 pie will be donated to the charity which helps ex-servicemen and women transition successfully from the military to civilian life.

Thursday, 28th June, 2018 9:49am

By Harriet Rodgers

Free parking at M&S could be thing of the past

parking notice

Euro Car Parks - who own the M&S car park in Newport - have applied to the Isle of Wight Council for the installation of number-plate recognition, as well as four ‘pay and display’ signs.

Monday, 4th June, 2018 2:30pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Still hope for Central Stores despite parent company calling in administrators (updated)

central stores signage

It's been a tense week for those who work at the 12 Central Stores on the Isle of Wight. Their parent company, Conviviality, has called in administrators, but there is still hope for the convenience chain on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 10:16am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Parking on the Isle of Wight is about to get even more expensive – 32 rises

coins in hands

The Isle of Wight council have snuck out rises in parking charges across the Island - 32 separate increases in total. OnTheWight speaks to an Isle of Wight councillor and small business representative who hasn't even been told.

Friday, 9th March, 2018 6:54pm

By Simon Perry with 19 readers' comments

Waitrose tell OnTheWight about importance of ‘frequent and reliable’ floating bridge service

waitrose trollies

The high-end supermarket has been quietly observing the problems with the floating bridge service but now talk about the importance of safeguarding local businesses.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 2:03pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Council to seek views of some residents on shopping habits

Red phone

The council say the phone survey is designed to find out about Island shopping patterns and will help the council understand retail needs and plan for potential future retail development.

Thursday, 25th January, 2018 7:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

IWC decision to open door for two new supermarkets to be scrutinised

scl ltd land option

The decision made behind closed doors to vary an option agreement between the Isle of Wight council and SCL Ltd will be scrutinised by a council committee in January.

Friday, 22nd December, 2017 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments