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Posts Categorized: The Isle Of Wight

Island’s Historic Osborne House Could Be Re-opened

Osborne House

The Isle of Wight’s Osborne House could now be brought back into use due to a rule change, according to onthewight.com. The historic building was put out of action in 2000 due to legislation which stated that the building could only be used by service personnel, and senior civil servants and their families. However, an Enterprise… Read more »

Sandown For Spring Clean Operation

Sandown Pier

Sandown businesses have kickstarted a campaign to clean up the town ahead of the summer tourist rush, iwradio.co.uk reports. The Sandown Business Association and local fashion retailer Rapanui have teamed up in the hope of engaging the local community and getting them to give the town a little boost over the bank holiday weekend. The date has… Read more »

Brits would put a £1000 Lottery win towards a holiday

DIY is falling out of favour as Brits prefer to spend their money on holidays, dailymail.co.uk reports. According to new research by Mintel, sprucing up the home isn’t quite so popular now as it was in the 1990s, when TV shows such as ‘Changing Rooms’ and ‘Ground Force’ made home renovations more popular than ever…. Read more »

New website for Isle of Wight council

The Isle of Wight Council is set to launch a new website this week. The site will keep the same address of iwight.com, however it has been given an updated look. Users of the website, which could include residents as well as those on Isle of Wight breaks, should also be able to navigate around… Read more »

UB40 to play Ryde’s Planet Ice

UB40 has announced a four-date arena tour, including a gig at Ryde’s Planet Ice, stereoboard.com reports. The reggae stars, who scored chart hits with ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘I Got You Babe’, have announced the new tour to coincide with next release ‘Getting Over the Storm’, which will be the first album of original tracks… Read more »