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Tapnell Farm was the big winner at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce awards last night (Friday). (Main Image: Tapnell Farm was the big winner  (c) Tom Stroud/IW Chamber of Commerce) The play farm, animal attraction and eatery, between Calbourne and Yarmouth,  was named overall Business of the Year at Cowes Yacht Haven. It had earlier walked away with the accolades for...
Newport is open for the business of Christmas shopping and the switch-on of the town’s lights today (Saturday). The town is hosting entertainment, including the Isle of Wight Radio roadshow with the  breakfast show’s Paul and Emily. Father Christmas will be meeting children in a pop-up grotto in St Thomas’ Square from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. At 3pm, St James’ Square will host...
Has your child got an artistic eye? The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival returns to the town on Thursday and in the run-up to this year's event, there is a chance for children to show off their decorating talents. Organiser Chris Goodman says you will need to pop into Brighstone Library and return the decorated tree there on Tuesday: "Anybody wishing for their...
Isle of Wight businesses are welcoming shoppers on Small Business Saturday. Norman Arnold, from the Federation of Small Businesses, said: "In the age of online shopping and the megastore, it is important that people are given every opportunity and encouragement to support the local businesses that are the lifeblood of a thriving community. “We hope people respond to this incentive by the...