Goodleaf Tree Climbing chosen for ‘Small Biz 100’ national campaign

Goodleaf tree climbing - boy and Paul

Many congratulations to the Isle of Wight's Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have been selected as one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’ and will be in the national spotlight in October.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 4:40pm

By Abigail Fox with one comment

Isle of Wight open top bus ride in Guardian’s UK Top Ten

Needles Breezer travelling along the edge of the coast

It's described as a vertigo-inducing climb and has made the top ten of best open-top rides in the UK.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight features three times in Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist

Shanklin beach

Three Isle of Wight experiences have been named amongst the UK’s best by the leading media travel company, Lonely Planet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 3:00pm

By Simon Clark with one comment

Alex Polizzi, The Hotel Inspector, seeking Isle of Wight candidates for Channel 5 programme

The Hotel Inspector - Alex Polizzi

If you run a hotel, guesthouse or B&B on the Isle of Wight that isn't reaching its full potential, perhaps the Hotel Inspector can help.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 4:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

National funding bid hopes to revive Ryde’s historic character

Ryde boat with flowers

It's hoped a successful bid will enable enhancement of the whole of the High Street, in particular drawing on aspects of heritage to bring back a sense of history, consider the use of the squares and how those can be improved, as well as looking at connectivity between different areas.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 9:27am

By Peter Gruner with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hopes to become one of Government’s five new Tourism Zones pilots

Will Myles standing brading downs

The head of Visit Isle of Wight is hoping that the Island will become one of the five new tourism zones in a pilot project being led by the UK Government.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 8:03am

By Simon Clark with one comment

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

‘Designated Landscapes’ head reviewer visits Isle of Wight for talks

julian glover among the wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

The Independent Review covers National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and considers how housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved and boost habitats for wildlife.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight beach club plans ‘on hold’ as structural issues discovered (update 2)

Exterior of the former Ocean Hotel with plasterboard piled up outside

Carlauren Group explain the situation with development at the former Ocean Hotel in Sandown. However their subsequent post to Facebook puts this into question.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry

Mayor welcomes maiden call of cruise ship to Cowes Harbour

Cowes Mayor Lora Peacey Wilcox, Staff Captain Christoph Kunz of HANSEATIC Nature, Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Visit Isle of Wight Chairman Ian Griffiths.

A plaque exchange took place on the cruise ship's maiden call in Cowes Harbour.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 8:41am

By Louisa Mamakou

Gold awards for Isle of Wight businesses promoting sustainable travel

Paul McCathie Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Nicola Rogers from VIOW

To reach gold standard, businesses must have committed to meeting 85% of the criteria that relate to promoting the use of sustainable transport.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Simon Clark

The Wight Book: 250+ pages of stunning photography celebrating Isle of Wight innovation, creativity, commerce, heritage and more

The Wight Book

The Wight Book, launching in June, is a glorious celebration of the incredible creativity, innovation, heritage and more that the Island offers for those who visit and live here.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 4:45pm

By Michelle Russell