Friday, November 29, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THE distance between one island and another 7,000 miles away is being bridged by love, care and very practical support.
Friday, November 15, 2013
WIGHT LIVING FIRST it was Saunders Roe, then it was the British Hovercraft Corporation, then Westland Aerospace and now it is GKN.
Friday, November 8, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THERE is little room for grey in the wind energy debate.
Like a giant fan blade slicing through the air, wind turbines have divided communities and aroused huge passions.
Friday, November 1, 2013
WIGHT LIVING CARISBROOKE Castle is the closest the Island has to the history of England in one building.
Friday, October 25, 2013
WIGHT LIVING IT STARTED with a trickle and could develop into a flood of huge proportions — services and jobs flowing to the mainland.
Increasingly services, which we take for granted as the very backbone of Island life, are now not run from here.
Friday, October 18, 2013
WIGHT LIVING SOMETIMES an author’s ‘back story’ is as interesting as the book itself and Dr Dave Sloggett’s back story is an intriguing one.
Friday, October 11, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THE Island may be brimming with heritage but it is a cup half empty in the eyes of English Heritage, which has produced a less than optimistic report on the state of it.
Friday, October 4, 2013
WIGHT LIVING BOAT and ship building on the Wight must date back to the creation of the Island itself around 8,000 years ago.
Friday, September 27, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THE dust had hardly settled on Bestival than tourism bosses began their review of the Island’s festival year.
Friday, September 20, 2013
ISLAND LIFE BIG name chains are hitting the IW’s streets — but are they welcome brands or do they spell the end for the Island’s independent businesses?
Friday, September 13, 2013
WIGHT LIVING THIS summer there is an exhibition of Island views by the great artist Joseph Mallord William Turner at the Heritage Centre at Shanklin Chine.
Friday, September 6, 2013
WIGHT LIVING HOWARD Arnold — ‘H’ to his many friends — is the almost constantly smiling face of a growing, highly social enterprise.
Friday, August 30, 2013
WHEN Moldovan-born Victoria Dunford started work as a healthcare assistant at St Mary’s Hospital last year, she noticed how much equipment the NHS was having to throw away.
Friday, August 23, 2013
WIGHT LIVING HAS the prospect of horse meat in your lasagne or the thought of burgers grown in the laboratory made you yearn for a simpler age of tasty, home-baked meals and vegetables straight from the garden?
Friday, August 16, 2013
WIGHT LIVING A YEAR on after the hugely successful London Olympics, one the Island’s major sports centres is set to close with the threat of another following suit, despite Westminster’s triumphalist claims the Games were delivering on their legacy promises.
Friday, August 9, 2013
WIGHT LIVING A DETECTIVE story, which began three years ago, has unearthed some of the fascinating history of the Pathfinder airmen of 235 Squadron.
Friday, August 2, 2013
WIGHT LIVING On the night of August 18/19, 1942 an Allied armada crossed the English Channel to attack the German-held port of Dieppe.
Friday, July 19, 2013
WIGHT LIVING HOW many times has this well-worn scenario played out?
Friday, July 12, 2013
WIGHT LIVING IT IS no exaggeration to say that everyone who grew up on the Island loves Blackgang Chine.
Friday, July 5, 2013
WIGHT LIVING ON August 27, 1979, the silence of the waters off Sligo was shattered by an explosion. Earl Mountbatten of Burma’s yacht was blown to splinters by a 32kg bomb planted by Irish nationalists.