Dinosaur Isle’s future uncertain as Isle of Wight council explores options

Dinosaur Isle

The council are actively pitching around for 'partners' to take it over. What's unclear is why this is happening when the Friends of Dinosaur Isle have been trying to take it off the council's hands for eight years.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6:52pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Michelin Bib Gourmand award for Isle of Wight restaurant

seaview restaurant

The team at Seaview Hotel on the Isle of Wight have retained the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

Have your say on how tourism money is spent

wight bid discussion-forum

Members of the Wight BID are invited to take part in events planned for the next two weeks have their their say, shaping the Island’s tourism activities for the next 12 months.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 12:00pm

By David Thornton with one comment

Victoria & Abdul: Visit Isle of Wight invests hoping for tourism boost

victoria and abdul lg

The Universal feature film, Victoria & Abdul, could prove to be a great boost for Isle of Wight tourism in the coming weeks and months. Watch this behind the scenes trailer.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 7:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

IsleWalk18: Isle of Wight Walking Festival dates

walking festival lg

The dates have been announced for the 2018 Isle of Wight Waking Festival - with the event being extended to three weeks next year and promotional budget increased by 50% to attract more new visitors.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 4:56pm

By Sue Emmerson

Precautionary closure of West Wight Alpaca Farm

west wight alpacas

Although not confirmed, West Wight Alpacas say it's possible that a small number of their animals may have been exposed to a micro bacterium. OnTheWight has more detail.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

Developers offered six large sites by Isle of Wight council

ryde - gateway

The Isle of Wight council has just offered developers six large sites around the Island - two in Ryde, two in Newport, Sandown and Shanklin. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 5:02pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Letter: First impressions count – time to smarten up the ‘tatty trains’

train at ryde station

This reader believes something should be done by the Isle of Wight council to improve the first impression visitors have when they arrive in Ryde. He believes the trains and station are tatty and should be improved.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 1:39pm

By Michael Saunders with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight joins ‘Scenic Rail Britain’ campaign

ryde pier -

The Isle of Wight community rail group is helping to launch national campaign promoting scenic and sustainable tourism by rail.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 6:11am

By Bobby Lock-Dean

Best Isle of Wight Pubs: As voted by beer lovers

king harry's bar

This list is of best pubs on the Isle of Wight, as voted for by people who know a thing or two about beer - Island CAMRA members.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 8:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Compton Bay steps back in place for the holidays

compton steps

Hurrah! Temporary steps down to Compton Bay beach have been completed, just in time for the school holidays.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:30pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight alpaca farm pick up six major awards

west wight alpacas

In just seven years Michelle and Neil Payne have climbed from alpaca novices to the very top of the industry in the UK, picking up no less than six awards at the British Alpaca Society (BAS) National fleece show.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 4:34pm

By Siobhan Gailey