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Isle of Wight News

ISLAND GROUPS LINE UP CALENDAR OF WINTER EVENTS

A series of environmentally-minded events have been lined up for various locations around the Island this winter, iwcp.co.uk reports. Whilst this time of year is a typically quiet period as far as tourism is concerned, local groups have set about organising a number of events in the hope of entertaining local residents, whilst also encouraging… Read more »

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ISLE OF WIGHT NAMED DINOSAUR CAPITAL

The Isle of Wight has been named the dinosaur capital of Britain following the publication of a new study, reports telegraph.co.uk. Dr Paul Barrett from the Natural History Museum has compiled a Dinosaur Map of Britain that shows the island has more fossils than even the ‘Jurassic Coast’ in Dorset. Isle of Wight hotels may… Read more »

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LOCALS LOBBY AGAINST WIGHTLINK CUTS

Over 100 people have lobbied Wightlink to reconsider its decision to cut its services across the Solent, iwradio.co.uk reports. The ferry operator has said it needs to cut loss-making sailings and make some 80 redundancies in order to make the business more viable and keep the service more sustainable. Local residents, however, have registered their… Read more »

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HOVERTRAVEL CANVASSES OPINION ON PEAK-TIME CHANGES

Hovertravel is to hold consultations with residents and travellers to the Isle of Wight regarding potential service changes, justwight.com reports. The company, which runs the hovercraft service between Southsea and Ryde, has claimed that short turnarounds during peak operating hours have impacted its performance targets. Furthermore, slight delays as the crafts deal with huge volumes… Read more »

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ROAD CLOSURES IN PLACE FOR A REASON, COUNCIL SAYS

Those taking Isle of Wight breaks this Christmas should take the road closures across the island very seriously, the local council has confirmed. This applies to local residents, too, who have reportedly been trying to drive down roads that were closed for health and safety reasons. This was namely due to the severe flooding around… Read more »

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WIGHTLINK REVEALS CHANGES TO PRICES FOR 2013

Details of prices for 2013 have been released by the ferry company Wightlink. The company is one of the most popular options – along with Red Funnel – for people going on Isle of Wight holidays and iwradio.co.uk reports that it has decided to limit its ticket price rises by inflation or below. Wightlink also… Read more »

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RYDE CLEANS UP IN THE HOVERTRAVEL ISLAND AWARDS

Hovertravel has revealed its list of the best attractions on the Isle of Wight, as voted by members of the public, celebrityballa.com reports. The hovercraft service, which carries some 800,000 passengers across the Solent every year, surveyed its passengers to find out what they thought were the best things to see and do on the… Read more »

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