Pay it back or face ‘dire consequences’ former Visit Isle of Wight finance officer told in court


The former finance officer and wife of former CEO has been given more time to repay the tens of thousands that she took from Visit Isle of Wight, or face 'dire consequences' said the judge.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘We’re going on an Isle of Wight bear hunt’ figures find ‘forever homes’


We’re Going on A Bear Hunt has been on the Isle of Wight since Easter, and their last event was at the Youth Zone at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 5:39pm

By Simon Clark

Plans lodged for new ‘garden huts’ on Sandown seafront

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Heritage Gardens are seeking approval for two blocks of nine huts located along the embankment formed by the raising of Culver Parade.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 11:28am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s County Town has new and ‘affectionate’ map

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Hand-drawn by popular Isle of Wight artist Alan Rowe, this new map available from Visit Isle of Wight’s Tourist Information Centre based at the Guildhall in Newport, will help guide visitors and Islanders.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 9:16am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight: Visitors up by 15,000 and spend by day visitors more than doubles

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Visit Isle of Wight have some great early stats on visitor numbers for this year, so they're releasing some teasers ahead of the main announcement in November.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 8:00am

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Planning permission for new dino golf course approved

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The multi-level course is over 2,000m2 in size and includes a number of water features plus life-size Dinosaurs.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 4:23pm

By Paul Baker with 4 readers' comments

Finance officer abused position in £34,000 fraud and theft case

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The 55 year old has now moved to Sheffield and will be sentenced in November.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 8:15am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

WATCH: Your Isle of Wight photos and film could be part of this ‘Day by Day’ art installation

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Your Isle of Wight photos and video clips could become part of not only an installation artwork, but also promotion for the Isle of Wight, and captured as a moment in history.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 12:48pm

By Sally Perry

Revealed: ‘Exciting’ and inspiring ideas for Esplanade regeneration

Esplanade Opportunities

Points of interest such as public art, modern dining, family-friendly play areas, an outdoor gym, solar-powered chargers and free Wifi, are all being discussed as part of the Esplanade's regeneration plans. OnTheWight has all the details.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight BID levy payers invited to drop-in sessions

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The drop-in sessions are a chance for BID levy payers to find out more about how their money has been spent, and get an idea of how next year’s campaigns are shaping up.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 12:25pm

By Simon Clark

£4,000+ donated to Isle of Wight fixed link ‘viability study’ appeal (updated)

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Pro-link campaigners say they have exhausted all other options of funding the viability study to build a fixed link tunnel to the mainland. They're now asking members of the public to contribute to a £130,000 fundraising appeal.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 129 readers' comments

Call for government action as more caravan owners given notice to quit (update 2)

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Caravan owners at St Helens Holiday Park say 'it's Rookley all over again', as they are given less than four months notice to leave the park. The park owner says it's "fully supporting park residents at St Helens".

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments