BoRo Beach Bike launching on Isle of Wight

BoRo Beach Bike Artist Impression

The party bike comes to the Isle of Wight - although now modelled on a beach hut- the BoRo beach bike will offer tours along Ryde seafront from 22nd July.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:59am

By Lorraine White with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council form partnership with Chinese region

Chinese delegation

A memorandum of agreement has been formed between Enshi in Western China and the Isle of Wight. The partnership will focus on sharing knowledge, promoting collaboration between the two territories, and looking to develop a programme of exchange between businesses, students and organisations.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 12:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

New group aims to create a positive vibe in Ryde

ryde esplande

A new group aimed at improving the vibrancy of Ryde has been formed. It's called the Coastal Ryde Group and invites organisations, clubs and societies that are based or operate within the coastal Ryde neighbourhood, to attend their next meeting.

Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 10:59am

By Stella Davis with one comment

Ventnor chosen as one of ‘Ten of the UK’s best seaside towns’

ventnor cascade and bay by ronsaunders47

Once again the Isle of Wight's most southerly town, Ventnor, makes it onto a top ten list in a national paper.

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ventnor bandstand to close for summer repairs, reopening with deck chair and ice cream offer (updated)

ventnor bandstand

The Blakes have been operating on Ventnor beach for many decades, but from next summer, Southern Water want to commercialise the bandstand, offering 'tenants' the chance to sell ice creams and hire out deck chairs.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Concept designs reveal radical rethink on Ryde: See the drawings

Ryde Gateway Plans

OnTheWight has internal Isle of Wight council documents showing concepts to how Ryde Esplanade might be redeveloped. Some of them are pretty radical.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 1:47pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Tourism boost anticipated from cruise liner stop-off

There could be an influx of visitors to the Isle of Wight on Sunday as passengers from the boutique cruise liner, The Astor, will be offered to opportunity to come onto the Island for a few hours.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 1:09pm

By Simon Clark with 6 readers' comments

£10m going into 100 bed hotel in Sandown

premier inn sandown

Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn, has confirmed it will be investing £10 million into building the new hotel in Sandown and announced the start of construction.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 10:54am

By Richard Pia with 3 readers' comments

Funding boost allows active travellers to explore West Wight using electric bikes

John Hobart with Paul Mocroft of The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast has secured funding from the Isle of Wight Council in order to attract active travellers to explore the beauty of West Wight, using electric bikes.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Wightlink’s new cafe offers ‘One of the best views in the city’

Camber Cafe view

Wightlink say customers can now enjoy one of the best views in the city with a cup of tea or coffee while they wait for their ferries in Portsmouth.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 12:26pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Isle of Wight as an ‘education destination’ showcased in Parliament

A unique project that combines traditional Isle of Wight strengths as a visitor destination with high-quality teaching was showcased in Parliament today.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 3:03pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight wins second place for Holiday Destination of the Year

visit isle of wight heather

Countryfile Magazine contributing editor and one of the judges, Mark Rowe, said the Isle of Wight has moved with the times and deserves its recognition in this national competition. Well done to everyone involved in tourism on the Island.

Friday, 16th March, 2018 7:17am

By Simon Clark