Latest Island Of Wight News

  • Island recycling shortlisted for national awards
    The Isle of Wight Council has been shortlisted in two categories at the annual MRW (Materials Recycling World) National Recycling Awards, which take place in December. The first nomination is for the ‘Campaign of the Year – Up to £20K’ for the highly effective communications campaign to improve recycling at… Read more »
  • No new Covid-19 cases registered in care homes since May
    There have been no new coronavirus cases in care homes since the end of May. The Isle of Wight Council confirmed, through the hard work of the care sector, no new Covid-19 cases had been registered in care homes since May 24. At one stage of the pandemic, coronavirus was… Read more »
  • Council reaffirms commitment to protect Island jobs and boost the local economy
    The Isle of Wight Council has this afternoon (9 July) reaffirmed its commitment to protect local jobs and help safeguard the future of ship building on the Isle of Wight by agreeing to proceed to the next stage in purchasing Venture Quays. Members of the council’s Cabinet agreed to support… Read more »
  • Council go ahead with plans to buy Venture Quays
    The Isle of Wight Council is to go ahead with the purchase of Venture Quays, despite worries about their financial position. The £1million-plus purchase will include the Columbine building, and three other adjacent sites. The decision to go ahead withe the purchase was unanimously agreed at a Council Cabinet meeting… Read more »
  • Daish’s vehemently deny Leicester guests staying at Shanklin hotel
    Daish’s Hotel in Shanklin have vehemently denied damaging claims that they have allowed a coach load of guests from Leicester to stay at their hotel this week. Social media was awash with rumours that people had been allowed to holiday on the Isle of Wight despite the fact that the… Read more »
  • Library extension plans halted due to projected costs
    A community group’s plans to extend a library to provide more activities have been cancelled — due to the projected cost. Friends of Freshwater Library (FOFL) had been working on plans to extend Freshwater Library, on School Green Road, for the past few years with an aim to provide more… Read more »
  • Dimbola tearoom opens and museum to reopen in August
    The newly refurbished Dimbola Tearoom is re-opening this Saturday. It will initially be a takeaway service only, from the new range of freshly cooked food, locally sourced produce and freshly brewed tea and coffee. New Tearoom Manager Jenny Kent has overseen a complete redesign; the tearoom now has been redecorated… Read more »
  • Essential maintenance on floating bridge from 14 July
    Essential maintenance work is to be carried out on Cowes floating bridge this month in advance of an expected increase in visitor numbers to the Island during the summer holidays. During the work, which is scheduled to start on Tuesday 14 July, there will be a reliable and safe replacement… Read more »
  • Changes to Wightlink’s Portsmouth-Fishbourne service
    From Monday 13 July 2020, all customers on Wightlink’s Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be asked to leave their vehicles after embarkation and spend the journey in the passenger lounges or outside sundecks. Everyone over the age of 11 will have to wear face coverings during the journey as this is a… Read more »
  • Island’s homeless families get helping hand
    Southern Housing Group, one of the island’s leading housing and care providers, has been awarded a contract from the local council to give homeless families a safe place to stay and support to help them overcome their challenges. Anabel Palmer, Director of Community Investment and Care at Southern Housing Group… Read more »


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