Monkey Haven strikes Gold with VisitEngland

Javan Langurs at Monkey Haven

This is the second gold in weeks for the animal sanctuary near Newport that is home to monkeys, bird of prey, meerkats, reptiles and other exotic creatures.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 5:11pm

By Feature Writer with one comment

Almost 100 summons hearings for non-payment by WightBID levy payers

Courtroom gavel

Of the 1,012 Wight Bid levy payers, 97 have not paid their bill for 2016/17 despite reminders from the Council and VisitIW. Attendance at a workshop is being offered in order to wipe clean their court costs.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 1:05pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

English B&Bs dominate top ten World’s Best list

Isle of Wight B&B

With five B&Bs in the World's Best top ten list being in England, this could be a great chance for Isle of Wight B&Bs to capitalise on the media attention.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 5:41pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arena listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

The successful application means that Ryde Arena is now listed as an Asset of Community Value and can't be disposed of without giving community groups a chance to bid for it.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Proposed tourist attraction launches crowdfunder appeal


Fans of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates should be pleased to hear about plans for the Isle of Wight Reptilarium, located on the site of the former Aquarium in Fort Victoria.

Monday, 9th January, 2017 8:37am

By Sally Perry

Time to scrap the ‘Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight’

Ryde Pier

Isle of Wight Guru, Robbie Lane, feels the 'Eight Wonders' campaign is a little ripe, going as far as saying it's naff and gimmicky. What do you think? See if you agree with his alternative suggestion.

Thursday, 29th December, 2016 3:14pm

By Robbie Lane with 14 readers' comments

Visit Britain left the Isle of Wight off their Advent Calendar – here’s their excuse

Visit britain map

Oops, Visit Britain leaves the Isle of Wight off their map of GB advent calendar and then try to explain it away.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

CLA demands action after shocking evidence of failures in rural mobile coverage

cows and buttercups

Business leaders in rural areas are calling for urgent discussions on measures to address the continued neglect of rural areas by mobile network operators.

Friday, 16th December, 2016 4:22pm

By Helen Symes

Old Gaffers Festival will be back on the Isle of Wight in 2017

Boats in the harbour

With financial support from Wightlink and Visit Isle of Wight, Old Gaffers festival returns in 2017 after this year's break.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 2:52pm

By Sue Emmerson

Fresh Start Walking Weekend launches on the Isle of Wight

People walking on the Isle of Wight

A new 'Walking Weekend' at the beginning of 2017 features 10 guided walks to encourage visitors to kick-start their New Year’s resolutions to get active and healthy.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 11:03am

By Sue Emmerson

Isle of Wight photographer’s work at derelict Atherfield gets national attention


A set of photos of derelict Atherfield Bay holiday camp by Isle of Wight photographer, Damian Haworth, have been featured on the Websites of at least two national newspapers this week.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Island Tourism Businesses dominate at the Beautiful South Awards 2016

monkey haven

The Isle of Wight scooped four Gold Awards, one Bronze and a High Commended in the Sustainable Tourism Award category. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 25th November, 2016 2:52pm

By Abigail Fox with 2 readers' comments