Isle of Wight Christmas Advert encourages support for independent shops, artists and crafters

sandy and lucy smiling at the camera

Isle of Wight artist and film maker Lucy Bell has released this Christmas advert aiming to remind shoppers to buy from local independent shops, artists and crafters this Christmas

Saturday, 23rd November, 2019 10:28am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Isle of Wight flagmaker’s work supports Greenpeace’s Protect the Oceans Campaign

Liz Cooke's Greenpeace flag on vessel in the Arctic

Isle of Wight's Liz Cooke has created a set of flags for each leg of a Greenpeace expedition, sailing from the Arctic to the Antarctic to document the state of our oceans

Friday, 11th October, 2019 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Support independent Isle of Wight bookshops, says MP

bob seely and gail middleton posing in bookshop for photo

Bob Seely says small independent bookshops provide a social hub, as well as contributing to the fabric of our town centres

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 1:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Shock as only shop in village – a ‘hub of the community’ – to close (update 3)

u-turn sign

After locals put in lots of work to buy the shop as a Community Asset for the village, the owner has suddenly changed his mind, says the Parish council Chairman, labelling it 'callous'

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 3:26pm

By Ron Groves with 2 readers' comments

Mrs Middleton’s wins Muddy Stilettos Best Bookshop Awards

Gail Downey Middleton standing outside her shop

Gail thanks those who voted for her, saying, "It's so encouraging when you run a small business to feel so well supported".

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:22pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight skateboarding brand Wight Trash 15 years old and still going strong

john cattle with martha and bam margera

Legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder, John Cattle, founded Wight Trash back in 2004. 15 years on and the brand is known around the world, he's running skate session five days a week and will be celebrating five years of having a shop in Ryde this summer.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry

Solent LEP launches Brexit tool for businesses

computer keyboard and paperwork

The Solent BREXIT Toolkit will take about 15 minutes to complete and will highlight resources and events available to your business’s specific requirements.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 2:32pm

By Stuart Hunt

New micro brewery plans for Sandown get government cash boost

man walking through a microbrewery with barrels

A good chunk of government funding is now making its way to the Isle of Wight to kick-start a new micro brewery.

Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Jeremy Deller’s life-size inflatable Stone Henge joins Wyatt and Jack’s Inflatable Amnesty

life size inflatable stone henge

Isle of Wight's Wyatt & Jack are responsible for the Inflatable Amnesty movement, which is spanning the globe and now boasts their biggest single haul, the 5.5 tonnes of life-size inflatable Stone Henge, created by world-renowned artist, Jeremy Deller.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 10:12am

By Sally Perry

Sixth formers collaborate with Wyatt and Jack to avoid school banners going to landfill

ryde school and wyatt and jack bags with 'green people' cropped

A group of young people at Ryde School - who work hard to raise awareness of environmental issues - recently teamed up with Isle of Wight small business, Wyatt and Jack, to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing what goes into landfill.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Top tourism award for Isle of Wight attraction and design agency for ‘Best Told Story’

Monkey Haven langurs

As the only attraction on the Island to win an award for 2018, Monkey Haven and Isle of Wight agency, Words&Stuff are celebrating after picking up the ‘Best Told Story Accolade 2018’ from VisitEngland.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:20am

By Kelly with 2 readers' comments

Wyatt and Jack’s #inflatableamnesty spreads well beyond Isle of Wight

inflatable amnesty triangle pouches

Since July last year, with the help of environmentally-conscious members of the public, Isle of Wight based Wyatt and Jack have managed to re-purpose around 15 tonnes of "broken inflatable weirdness" preventing it to from going to landfill.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry