Isle of Wight beach named in top eight best in the world

compton beach

We all know how brilliant the two mile stretch of beach at Compton is with its sandy beach and outstanding sunsets. Now the most read online news site in the world has included it in their top eight best beaches from around the world.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival of Running: Events for all ages and levels

Festival of Running

There are events for all ages and levels of fitness at the Isle of Wight Festival of Running this year. From Junior Fun Runs to the first ever Spyvelo Long Weekend half Iron Man distance triathlon style event.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 12:01pm

By Sue Emmerson

Isle Walk 2017: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

islewalk17 along the coast

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns to the Island in 2017 as IsleWalk17 - rescued by Visit Isle of Wight with the help of the ferry companies, there will be walks of all sorts to enjoy over two weeks.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:44am

By Sue Emmerson

Another successful position for Isle of Wight holiday park

The orchards

The Orchards Holiday Park was voted overall winner in 2015 and 2016 and has now voted Best Site for Families in 2017.

Monday, 13th March, 2017 4:41pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight town cited as fifth ‘nicest place in Britain’ to live

east cowes

The list is the outcome of a two-year study carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and the Royal Mail and considered a range of factors for the top ten list.

Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

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