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

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to meet business associations over parking charge plans

glasses on table

As reported last week by OnTheWight, the 3,000+ signature petition will be debated at next week's full council meeting. IWC announce they will meet with business associations over parking charge plans

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 1:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘not on the side of small businesses’, say Business Associations

Union Street ryde

The chair of Newport Business Association believes plans to introduce parking charges where there currently aren't any shows the Isle of Wight council is not on the side of small businesses. Ryde Business Association say the 'fight is on'.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 10:53am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

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

How David Coulthard’s F1 racing helmet came to the Isle of Wight

Guido Oakley with David Coulthard F1 helmet by Julian Winslow - April 2016

Listen and read how Isle of Wight artist Guido Oakley had the honour of working with F1 Racing driver David Coulthard's helmet (used in an actual F1 GP) to produce stunning works of art, sold at Monte Carlo auctions.

Saturday, 9th July, 2016 5:10pm

By Simon Perry