Newport Isle of Wight as it’s never been seen before!  There is now a new map to help visitors and locals around the Island’s county town. Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council has revealed a new and affectionate map of Newport town centre. Hand drawn by Alan Rowe of Potting Shed Cartoons, the map will be ... read more


Over the years members of Girlguiding IW have enjoyed a visit to the IW Steam Railway at Havenstreet. Several units make the ‘Santa Specials’ one of their highlights of the year, with a ride on the train and a gift from Santa Clause. However, the IW Steam Railway is not just for Christmas and forms ... read more


Making his debut in this year’s Isle of Wight Marathon Gary Marshall (number 102), an unattached (non-club) runner from Newport was the surprise winner in a time of 2:58:06. Gary described his victory as beyond his wildest dreams, although he had aimed at running a sub 3hours time. He was running in support of local ... read more


Dubbed the Sky Traveller a pioneering aerial photographer is the subject of the latest exhibition at Dimbola, Freshwater Bay and the gallery is delighted to host the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Captain Alfred G Buckham. Creating spectacular images in the face of technical and physical adversity the madcap daredevil Captain Alfred ... read more

Isle of Wight with four nominations in Beautiful South Awards.

The Beautiful South Awards will be held on December 5 in Brighton and the Isle of Wight has four nominations. Finalists have been revealed by Tourism South East and the Island is represented in four separate categories: Tom’s Eco Lodge is nominated in the Glamping Business category, and sister property East Afton House is nominated ... read more

Red Funnel updates its timetables from 30th October 2018.

Red Funnel has published new timetables for its cross-Solent routes which are effective Nofrom 30 October 2018 to 4 November 2019. The new summer vehicle timetable adds an extra 16 sailings per week between East Cowes and Southampton and follows a period of consultation in which 83% of customers preferred the proposal which has now ... read more

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

With a rich and diverse line-up of speakers including novelists, historians, correspondents, political figures and media presenters featuring in the programme this year’s  Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival taking place in Cowes from 11-14 October is sure to have something for everyone. This festival, now in its 7th year, has a programme of over ... read more

Isle of Wight Radio Business Awards.

Abi (VIOW) with Tom and Dan from Tapnell Farm. Tapnell Farm was triumphant at the Isle of Wight Radio Business Awards – in association with HTP Apprenticeship College – winning the Island’s Top Day Out award, sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight. This award was presented at a ceremony at Albert Cottage, East Cowes. Tapnell Farm took ... read more


Because of the extreme dry and hot weather, the judging of this year’s WIGHT IN BLOOM was extended and took place between the 7th and the 20th of July. In total there were over 114 entrants across 11 categories, which was an excellent result but when one travels around the Island there are certainly many ... read more


‘Red Goes Green’ is the name given to Red Funnel’s new long-term environmental strategy. It seeks to showcase the environmental successes of recent years and highlight a wide range of new green initiatives, including measures to change consumer behavior in line with the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable and sympathetic manner. With ... read more