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

Isle of Wight and three specific locations a big focus in top German Newspaper today

IW in German paper

An article about Brexit and the UK in top German paper today features the Isle of Wight quite prominently today. Another win for Isle of Wight tourism.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 6:53pm

By Sally Perry

Caroline’s Isle of Wight B&B breakfast is England’s Champion

AA Award for Best Breakfast in England for B&B owner Caroline Gurney-Champion of Gotten Manor Chale with award

As well as Caroline Gurney-Champion winning best breakfast in the country, two Isle of Wight B&Bs picked up awards

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 5:11pm

By Simon Clark

Monkey Haven keepers go bananas with Gold Green Star

Monkey haven Gold Star for green travel - on a bike

Monkey Haven has been awarded a Gold in Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Star scheme. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 5:07pm

By Kelly Wickes with one comment

Islands Roads switches bench – to point AWAY from the sea view (updated)

backward bench ventnor - with coast

Incompetence or a total disregard for others? It's hard to tell, as Island Roads replaces a bench and faces it away from the view and on a massive wonk!

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Find out how to become a ‘blooming’ Isle of Wight hero

flowers in the garden

We’re being encouraged to put on the gardening gloves, dig out our favourite trowel and help make Isle of Wight bloom this summer!

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 3:55pm

By Sally Perry

Overflowing bins? The PFI service was ‘better than needed in some areas’, says Cllr Ward

Overflowing bins by Sandown Hub

Cllr Ian Ward has said the service level cuts to the PFI have happened due to the service being "better than needed in some areas".

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 12:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments