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

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