TRY SAILING AS ISLE OF WIGHT CLUBS GET SET TO PUSH THE BOAT OUT

Two sailing clubs on the Island, Gurnard Sailing Club and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, have signed up to RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 which takes place during May.  Both clubs will be offering free opportunities to get out on the water to try sailing. RYA Push the Boat Out offers nationwide sailing and ... read more

SUSTRANS’ ‘TRAFFIC -FREE CYCLE RIDES’ FEATURES ISLAND ROUTE.

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the National Cycle Network (NCN). NCN is a series of safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes that connect to every major town and city as well as more local routes across the UK. This Network passes within a mile of half of all UK homes ... read more

FINAL PHASE OF COWES BREAKWATER CONSTRUCTION

2015 is set be a landmark year for Cowes Harbour with the final stages of works on the new detached Breakwater commencing in June and construction due to be completed by October. Following a successful winter settlement period of the Breakwater’s gravel core, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is pleased to report that contractors Boskalis Westminster ... read more

ELECTION WRIT DELIVERED TO THE ISLAND

On Tuesday 31 March, John Matthews, Under Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, on behalf of the High Sheriff who is the Returning Officer for the Isle of Wight Constituency at the forthcoming General Election, along with Chris Mathews the Acting Returning Officer, officially received the Writ from the Clerk to the Crown. This is ... read more

SEACLOSE PARK LIFE BECKONS FOR BLUR.

Blur have been announced as The Isle of Wight Festival Saturday night headliner with the announcement being made exclusively on Absolute Radio and with a competition winner revealing the news. After winning an Isle of Wight Festival Competition Dean Chant from Bognor announced the final headliner act live on the Breakfast Show. Dean’s full prize ... read more

THE FUTURE IS ROSY FOR RED FUNNEL

Kevin George, Chief Executive of Red Funnel said that Red Funnel’s business was all about the Isle of Wight. Their aim was to make travel to the Island an affordable link and recently the ferry operator had added additional sailings and tweaked some timings to fit in with other transport. Red Funnel had also taken ... read more

IW WALKING FESTIVAL 2015.

Programmes for the 17th staging of the hugely popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival are now available at locations across the Island – as well as online at www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk Full details of the 200-plus walks, together with a lot of other useful information and tips, can be found in the programme, which is available at ... read more

Red Funnel’s Spring Open Day.

To mark the return to service of Red Osprey following her major £2.2 million refit, Red Funnel is offering a sneak preview of the ship’s exciting new look as part of a pecial Spring themed Open Day in Southampton on Thursday 26 March. Isle of Wight artisan food producers, local arts and craft exhibitors, and ... read more

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (9 to 13 March), an event is being held at Newport Library on Thursday 12 March 2015 for young people to find out about local apprenticeships and apply for upcoming opportunities. ‘Great Apprenticeships Day’ involves a number of local training providers including HTP Training , Smart Training and Recruitment, ... read more

MINGHELLA AT BRIDDLESFORD.

Two well known and respected Island families in the Island food scene have forged a collaboration to work in unison. Termed ‘Minghella at Briddlesford’ the new initiative will see the Minghellas produce their award winning range of ice cream at Briddlesford Lodge Farm. For their part the Griffin family who have farmed at Briddlesford since ... read more