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COUNCILLORS TO HOLD TALKS WITH MP ABOUT SOLENT CROSSING

A special round-table event has been set up to get local MPs, ferry companies and a government minister together to discuss transport across the Solent, silobreaker.com reports. Much has been made of the crossings in recent months, with suggestions of scaling back the routes being met with scorn from local residents and those who take… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY OPENS FREE FOR HALF TERM

Those on Isle of Wight breaks or looking to entertain their children this half term will be pleased to know that the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is opening free over the next week. The trains at Havenstreet Station won’t be running, however you will still be able to take a look at the selection… Read more »

WHITE LIONESS ARRIVES AT ISLE OF WIGHT ZOO

The arrival of a white lioness did not go quite to plan this week, but visitors will be able to see her from half term onwards. On Thursday (February 14th), Frosty was due to be unveiled at the conservation centre, but she refused to come out of her transportation container. She has been brought down… Read more »

KITE SURF ACROSS THE SOLENT ORGANISED FOR SPRING 2013

This spring up to 100 kite surfers will cross the Solent on their boards as part of a charity event. They will kite surf from Ryde on the Isle of Wight to Bracklesham Bay near East Wittering in West Sussex on Saturday May 18th 2013, reports onthewight.com, with a barbecue organised for when entrants arrive… Read more »

ISLE OF ARTS TO BE OPENED BY ALAN DAVIES

Comedian Alan Davies is set to open this year’s Isle of Arts event, according to iwcp.co.uk. Fans of ‘Jonathan Creek’ or ‘QI’ who happen to be on Isle of Wight breaks on April 19th may catch a glimpse of the star, who will also perform a comedy set on April 20th. An Isle of Arts… Read more »

TWO TOURISM AWARDS FOR ISLAND’S STEAM RAILWAY

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway tourist attraction received two awards in the space of a week, according to rail.co.uk. The railway beat some stiff competition to win the prestigious awards. The first award was the Tourism and Leisure Business Award in the Isle of Wight’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism’s annual ‘Business Awards… Read more »