Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

plate of quiche and salad, cup of coffee at restaurant table

The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 11 readers' comments

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

Ventnor Post Office to extend opening hours

ventnor post office

The sub-Post Office has been operating with reduced hours for the last ten weeks, but will be extending them from next weekend. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:08am

By Sally Perry

Call for Government help by Independent pharmacies

Tim Gibbs and Bob Seely outside Yarmouth Pharmacy

Seely says pharmacies have been under severe pressure during the Covid-19 crisis, with income decreasing whilst their role in the community has become more important

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 8:46am

By The Office of Bob Seely

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

Isle of Wight council opens applications Covid-19 discretionary grants for businesses falling through the gaps

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Cllr Stewart says that while there is some local discretion, there may be some exclusions where the council's hands are still tied by the overriding government criteria

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 5:09pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Break-in bakery is double hit for the Isle of Wight Community

scarrots lane bakery break

Scarrots Lane Bakery is owned and run by charity Community Action Isle of Wight and all profits from the bakery support the charity in the work it does

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 12:41pm

By Sandy Ciccognani

Still time to set up Pay it Forward Crowdfunder and be match-funded by Solent LEP

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If you are a micro or small business you could access to up to £2,000 in match funding through the Solent LEP's Crowdfunder’s Pay it Forward scheme. Details within

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 9:21am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight stationers launch new online card shop

If you can't get to the shops to buy and post a card, be that birthday, anniversary, sympathy or just one to say 'hello', this new service from Beardsalls should be of interest

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 1:50pm

By Becky Daley

No business wants to endanger employees, but we should add workers to list of heroes, says Quigley

Richard Quigley

Labour's Richard Quigley says that rather than demonise firms such as GKN, Vestas and Vikoma for keeping their staff working, we should add the brave men and women going into work to the list of heroes and do everything we can to keep them safe

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:54pm

By Julian Critchley with 14 readers' comments

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

Ryde fiver fest poster

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

Saturday, 15th February, 2020 10:25am

By Feature Writer

People’s Gallery to close, but bright future for town, says Biz Assoc.

closing down sign in shop window

Chair of the Business Association says the town has a bright future with a minimum of £900,000 being invested in the High Street

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 11:14am

By Peter Gruner