New designation will help protect vulnerable Solent seabirds from human activity

little tern and chicks

The coastal waters around the Isle of Wight provide unique and important habitat for the UK seabird population

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 3:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

150 used tyres dumped in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

tyres on mottistone down

The National Trust are appealing to Islanders to get in touch if they have any information

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight waste and recycling collection over Christmas and New Year

father christmas ornament

Don't forget to check the changes to waste and reycling collection this and next week

Monday, 23rd December, 2019 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP told in supertrawler saga that leaving EU means ‘taking back control of our waters’

The vessel FV Margiris in the water

"Leaving the EU and taking back control of our waters as an independent coastal state gives us the opportunity to introduce stronger measures," says the Minister

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 2:00pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

Young Islanders head into the boardroom with ferry company CEO

Young leaders meet Captain Matt Mullins

Young Islanders had a chance to find out more about the Isle of Wight ferry company and quiz their CEO on a recent visit

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:55am

By Karen Woods

Act now to have your work included in the ‘Undecided Earth’ art exhibition

Extinction Rebellion protesters holding up red hands

Original art, Letters to the Earth and Climate Emergency placards are welcome as part of the Undecided Earth exhibition opening later this week

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 11:24am

By Julie Hutchison

Isle of Wight’s Mermaid Gin bottle ‘perfect at every possible level’ say Design Awards’ judges

mermaid gin bottle seal

It's not just Islanders who love the new Mermaid Gin bottle, the judges of the International 2019 Design Awards thought it was a worthy winner too

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:01pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Final Straw Solent’s giant fish is at ferry terminal collecting inflatables

Nellie, the Final Straw Solent's plastic collecting fish

Nellie will be collecting unwanted inflatables between Friday 25th and Thursday 31st October at Wightlink's Portsmouth terminal so they can come to the Isle of Wight and be made into bags by Wyatt & Jack

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:57pm

By Sally Perry

Undecided Earth : An Exhibition about the ecological crisis

undecided earth

We can't wait to see what new works have been created for this Undecided Art Collective Exhibition

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:20pm

By Sally Perry

Meet Green Party MEP as she visits the Isle of Wight on Green New Deal Tour

Green Bus

Green Party MEP Alex Phillips says the South East could benefit most from a Green New Deal, with new job markets revitalising coastal communities while reducing inequality and increasing training opportunities

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 11:51am

By Vix Lowthion

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind win new contract for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Aerial view of MHI Vestas turbines in the sea

MHI Vestas Offshore see the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project as a major step forward for the offshore wind industry in the UK

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Extinction Rebellions in Westminster: Photos and video

Vix Lowthion - Westminster protest 8 640

Catch up with Islanders taking part in the Extinction Rebellion protest in London and find out about local solidarity activities taking place this weekend

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 10:58am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with 8 readers' comments