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Recipes

Pumpkin and Potato Soup Recipe

Warm up this winter with a steaming bowl of this hearty homemade soup. Ingredients - 400g of pumpkin, peeled and cut into small cubes. This is...

Sweetcorn Relish Recipe

This delicious relish is so versatile, it goes well with almost everything and who knows, variations on the recipe could inspire the beginnings of...

Get Baking: Apple Rose Tart Recipe

Got some apples? Feeling creative? Impress your nearest and dearest while expressing your artistic side, writes Jo Grey. For the Pastry 200g plain flour 125g unsalted butter,...

John Hannam Meets

Sir Ian McKellen: An Interview with John Hannam

There are some years you just never want to end. In my case, it was 2019. I became the grandfather of twin boys, was...

Marti Pellow: An Interview with John Hannam

Back on Sunday, February 17th 1991, I had the thrill of having the Beverley Sisters live on IW Radio's John Hannam Meets. At the...

Call the Midwife’s Helen George meets John Hannam

Helen George has millions of fans as Trixie Franklin in hit television series, Call The Midwife. She's just been seen in the show's Christmas...

Features

Share a story at the IW Story Festival

Riverside Centre, Newport Quay 21st–22nd February 10.30am-4pm Stories are all around us; not just in books and poems and plays and songs, but also in the...

Our Isle of Wight: The Documentary

Filmmaker Bill Bristow has teamed up with a wealth of local talent to produce a documentary about the incredible history of the Isle of...

Carnival Island: The Story of the New Carnival Company

The Isle of Wight has one of the oldest carnival traditions in the UK. Ryde Carnival began in 1888, and chances are you’ve seen...

Home and Gardens

Seed sowing season begins

Garden centres are gearing up for the great seed-sowing season, but there are so many different types of seeds to choose from. What to...

Your Guide to Maximising Your Sale

Steaming coffee and the aroma of freshly baked bread does not guarantee a sale, considering that the majority of buyers will view several properties,...

Caring for houseplants

Were you gifted a houseplant at Christmas? Wondering what to do with it now? Hippeastrum (amaryllis) are extraordinary plants. Their huge bulbs can develop flowering...

Emily Drake-Knight

Ladies & Gentlewoman. Can I be a domestic goddess and a...

Growing up as the middle daughter between two sons, I always felt more comfortable in the company of boys, holding my own in 'playfight'...

New Year’s Resolutions: Failing never felt so good. By Emily Drake-Knight

I promised I wouldn’t do a piece on resolutions in January, because let’s face it, nobody needs to be made to feel worse by...

Dreaming of a quiet Christmas? By Emily Drake-Knight

For me Christmas is all about family. But when family sprawls across multiple generations and at least four different households — who would all...

Competitions

Pet of the Month Competition

We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our new Pet of the Month competition. We've received pictures of pets in every shape...

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