Landmark publication, The Wight Book, now on sale

the wight book inside cover

This limited edition run of 1,000 copies are likely to be snapped up pretty quickly. Over 120 people and organisations have been involved in its production. Net profits will go to Isle of Wight charities.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 4:59pm

By Sally Perry

Virtual reality gaming centre could be coming to Portsmouth

Sabina Borthevic and Michael Kaciuba

High-end Virtual Reality equipment is really expensive. There's a move across the Solent that could see VR experiences become rentable by the half hour.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 11:33am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

After 20+ years, the County Press has changed its Web address

county press new url

Having first registered their domain name back in 1998, some 20+ years later the Isle of Wight newspaper have now changed their Web address.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 2:34pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Talk of Digital Hub on Isle of Wight opening

OnTheWight has long been an enthusiastic supporter of encouraging the growth of tech on the Isle of Wight, believing it's a great opportunity for Islander to train up and raise their income levels. The council have engaged a London-based agency to help.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 11:48am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Artificial Intelligence on show at Isle of Wight Council Conference

Dave Stewart

The conference will feature presentations of how the use of artificial intelligence is being used across the country.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 1:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight innovator recognised with Institute of Physics award

L:R Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely (a guest at the awards), IPL’s CEO Mike Anderson, IPL’s Application Physicist Sam Teale and IPL’s Business Development Officer Victoria Anderson-Matthew.

The Shanklin-based company has been recognised for the development of Hot Spot Locators - radiation imaging systems which identify the type and location of radiation, whilst reducing exposure and saving lives in the process.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 9:41am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight electronics company wins major contract

Oldendorff Carriers

Isle of Wight based, Datum Electronics, has been awarded a contract to supply Oldendorff's fleet with Datum Shaft Power Meter systems, representing a major endorsement of their products and skills.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 12:01pm

By Mark Gladdis with 3 readers' comments

MHI Vestas launches first 10 MW wind turbine in history

MHI Vestas Turbine

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, based on the Isle of Wight, have made a stunning announcement at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg today (Tuesday), revealing the first win turbine in history with power rating of 10 MW.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 10:30am

By Michael Morris with 6 readers' comments

Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore expansion

vestas turbine blade

Hot on the heels of OnTheWight's report about big changes at MHI Vestas, they have announced what some of those changes will be.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

High tech company bring £15m investment to Isle of Wight

Bob Seely MP meets Innovative Physics

This team of highly qualified staff work with foreign governments and business leaders across Asia, Europe and USA and have been involved in many significant and wide-ranging projects.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 4:02pm

By Claire Robertson with 5 readers' comments

Outcome of bid for Isle of Wight 5G testbed

woman on mobile phone

Earlier this year it was reported that a consortium of Island based organisations had submitted a bid to the UK government to use the Isle of Wight as a 5G test bed. OnTheWight has details of the outcome.

Saturday, 10th March, 2018 11:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

UK 5G testbed bid winners announced

5g graphic

The Government reveals the six 5G testbed areas across the UK that have been selected to share in the £25m funding - and what each hopes to achieve.

Saturday, 10th March, 2018 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments