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

Six hours free (long stay) parking on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Parking sign

Don't be mistaken into thinking it's free parking everywhere on Small Business Saturday (5 Dec). The free parking is for long stay car parks only and between 12pm and 6pm.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 3:11pm

By IW Council Press Office

Grants available for new armed forces businesses


A new growth fund for young and start-up Armed Forces Businesses catering for service leavers, veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets has been announced.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:51pm

By Richard Jones with one comment

Richard Priest responds to accusation of breaking pre-election parking promise

Richard Priest responds to accusation of breaking pre-election parking promise

In follow-up to yesterday's 'What’s happened to Richard Priest’s pre-election promise on parking?' article, here's the elongated response OnTheWight received from him today

Wednesday, 21st May, 2014 5:23pm

By Richard Priest with 12 readers' comments

Blue Labelle, Island-made skincare products get national media attention

Blue Labelle in Saturday Telepgraph

Well done to Pascale for having her products recognised by Award-winning beauty journalist Kate Shapland.

Friday, 13th September, 2013 11:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Innovative Physics wins clean-up contract at Fukushima Nuclear Power Station

Innovative physics and Andrew Turner MP

Great to hear that this Island company has won a contract to help in the clean-up of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2013 11:28am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 16 readers' comments

Have your say on the proposed sale of the Ventnor Coastal Centre

Ventnor Coastal Centre

The Coastal Centre has a fascinating history, it was bought by the local Ventnor council in 1945 with a loan from the Ministry of Health. Now the Isle of Wight council want to sell it off to the highest bidder rather than let the local council have it for community use.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2013 9:50pm

By David Bartlett with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council accused of not embracing Localism Act

Concern that the Isle of Wight council are not embracing the Localism Act has been shared with Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2012 1:14pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Bridging the Gap: Solent LEP gain £2m funding for small Island businesses

Scrabble letters spelling Money:

Government money provides the potential for good news for those looking to start a business on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 19th October, 2012 11:16am

By Simon Perry

CalmCall app makes Gem Barrett the Island’s first female iOS developer to sell through iTunes

Ten lucky On The Wight readers have a chance for a free download of this iPhone and iPod touch app that has been developed by Isle of Wight resident, Gem Barrett.

Friday, 14th September, 2012 7:23am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Island MP Sets Up New Industry Group

Island MP Sets Up New Industry Group

New business forum for high end engineering and electronics companies on the Island set up by MP, Andrew Turner

Thursday, 12th July, 2012 3:29pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

Entire Council Support Effort To Secure ‘Assisted Area Status’ For Isle of Wight

Entire Council Support Effort To Secure ‘Assisted Area Status’ For Isle of Wight

Every Councillor agrees to try to secure financial help through gaining 'Assisted Area Status' for the Island.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2012 2:57pm

By Stephanie Mullins with 30 readers' comments