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ISLE OF WIGHT STATION SET FOR NEW MANNEQUINS

Brading railway station on the Isle of Wight looks set to receive a host of new mannequins to form part of its display. According to bbc.co.uk, town councillor Mary Collis has asked local shops to donate old dummies, which will then be dressed up to add to the ones already found at the station, which… Read more »

UK HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY BUCKING RECESSION TREND

Although many UK sectors appear to be feeling the bite of the recession, businesses making up the UK hospitality industry battled through an economical meltdown to post growth in late 2011. In figures cited by bighospitality.co.uk, the industry managed to post a GDP increase of 0.4 per cent between October – December of last year…. Read more »

JOE PASQUALE TALKS MAYAN APOCALYPSE IN SHANKLIN

Funnyman Joe Pasquale is coming to Shanklin this summer to discuss the mysteries of the Mayan calendar as part of a new UK tour. Pasquale – who is currently acting in the role of Tony Grimsdyke in the new touring production of ‘Dr In The House’ – will hit the Shanklin Theatre on August 6th,… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL TO LEARN FROM WEATHER-RELATED ISSUES

The weather-related problems that dogged this year’s Isle of Wight Festival mean lessons will be learned for the future, it has been claimed. Stuart Love, director of economy and the environment at Isle of Wight Council, told bbc.co.uk that the local authority is looking at what can be done better – but stressed that the… Read more »

HUGE UNION JACK TO BE REPAINTED AHEAD OF ROYAL VISIT

An impending visit by the Queen means an Isle of Wight boat yard will be given a fresh paint job. The 46-metre by 12-metre union jack on the side of Venture Quays in Cowes is billed as the biggest representation of the flag in the world, so it tends to attract some tourists during their… Read more »

MORE THAN HALF OF UK ADULTS TAKE DOMESTIC BREAKS IN 2012

A recent report has shown that staycations are firmly on the rise among UK holidaymakers. Conducted by Explore Research for travelweekly.co.uk, researchers queried 520 Brits to find that one in three (36 per cent) had holidayed at home during the summer period. In addition, seemingly undeterred by any lasting signs of winter, a further 20… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT IN RUNNING TO BRING TOURIST AWARD HOME

The Isle of Wight has been shortlisted for the coveted ‘Best UK Holiday County or Region’ accolade in the British Travel Awards, nwemail.co.uk reports. It faces tough competition in fellow nominees Cornwall and Yorkshire, but tourist officials from the island will be hoping that its wealth of attractions and striking coastlines will be enough to… Read more »