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Isle Of Wight Support Group Offers Help To The Vulnerable

An Island based support group is offering a free shopping service to the vulnerable. Socialising Buddies currently supports more than 60 clients on the Isle of Wight and offers individual and group activities, in addition...

Coronavirus: Solent Local Enterprise Partnership Creates ‘Business Support Task Force’

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has created a new Solent Business Support Task Force during the coronavirus pandemic. The LEP is bringing together local authorities, business representative organisations (BROs) and other relevant bodies to work...

Coronavirus: Isle Of Wight Town Council By-Election Cancelled

Shanklin Town Council by-election has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Voting was due to take place on April 2. Further information about the existing vacancy will be provided when it is available, according to the Isle...

Coronavirus: The Wight Proms Is Delayed By Five Weeks

'The Wight Proms' has been delayed by five weeks due to coronavirus. Organisers say the four-day festival will now take place on August 20-23. Now in its third year, the Wight Proms has had two years...

Cancelled: Isle Of Wight Festival 2020 Ticket Change/Refund Information

This year's Isle of Wight Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of revellers who had already bought tickets were looking forward to the event, but understandably, it has now been postponed. Organisers...

Ryde Castle Boards Up Windows And Doors For Temporary Closure

Ryde Castle Hotel has boarded up its windows as it remains closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The popular hotel, restaurant and function facility has taken extra measures protect the premises as businesses across the...

Island Teacher Launches Online Workouts For Children At Home

An Isle of Wight teacher has launched a YouTube channel to help children who are at home during the coronavirus pandemic to stay fit. Teacher Ashley Brett, who works at The Island Free School, uploads...

Bembridge Firm Joins Efforts For NHS Protective Equipment

An Isle of Wight Business based in Bembridge has joined efforts to supply the NHS with personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. The business, Black Art Graphics, normally makes corporate gifts, but due to...

Powercut Affects Properties In Ryde

A power cut is affecting over 100 postcodes in Ryde this evening (Sunday). SSE reports that a fault was reported shortly after 8pm, and that engineers are working to fix the issue. It's hoped that power...

Coronavirus: Lockdown Could Last Longer Than Three Weeks

England's deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries has announced that whilst the lockdown will be 'reviewed' in two weeks time, it is likely that social distancing measures could be maintained for some time. The Deputy...

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