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Shelves bare? Don’t despair!

Shelves bare? Don’t despair! 1811 1884 The Editor

If you’ve recently been to the local supermarket and found the shelves bare, don’t despair… Your village shop is here for you! A beacon of hope in difficult times, many local corner shops are carrying on doing what they do best despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Along with offering a friendly and personal service, as many run on a more frequent…

The Highdown Inn

Take it away!

Take it away! 2048 1365 The Editor

Simply call and pre-order your meals for collection to enjoy wherever you please. Why not be creative – how about fish and chips in the car on the seafront? You could even pack up the plates and enjoy a picnic (weather depending of course). If you can’t live without your caffeine fix, you can even have your coffee delivered! With…

vegetable display at Farmer Jack's

Open for business

Open for business 2000 1335 The Editor

There’s never been a more important time to support local businesses. The need for social-distancing and self-isolation has encouraged many Isle of Wight shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to innovate – introducing new offers such as takeaway and home delivery services. We’ve seen village shops establish themselves as the heart of the community, going the extra mile to provide services…

Veganuary

Vegan all-year-round not just for Veganuary

Vegan all-year-round not just for Veganuary 2000 1333 The Editor

A plant-based Isle of Wight guide from Steph and Guy at Peach Vegan Kitchen & Zero Waste Store We are nearing the end of the most widely publicised and participated Veganuary ever! With record numbers of consumers taking the opportunity to experiment with their eating habits and most eateries offering a variety of vegan options (many for the first time)…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2000 1333 The Editor

Today (24 January) is Chinese New Year’s Eve and it’s the year of the Rat. What does this mean if you’re born under this sign? Well, you tend to be clever, quick thinking and successful along with being organised, instinctive and adaptable. Are you celebrating the New Year with a takeaway tonight? Here’s a rundown of where to pick up…

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray! 2000 1333 The Editor

If there’s ever a day to celebrate Champagne and all things bubbly, it has to be New Years’ Eve! We all know for it to be called Champagne it has to be produced in the Champagne region of northern France. However, with the offering of something bubbly changing so much over the past 15 years, and the increasing popularity of…

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2000 1333 The Editor

After the decadence of Christmas Day and being couped up for a whole 24 hours, most of us are itching to get out of the house on Boxing Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do on 26th December. Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Settle back aboard a beautifully restored steam train as you…

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas 2000 1333 The Editor

If you’re thinking more food metres than miles this Christmas and want to support some great local producers, then we have the perfect round-up of where to shop this Christmas. Your Christmas dinner table will be all-Wight… Kicking things off… So, if you have children in your life you’ve probably been up for hours and in need of something to…

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

Time for Tea 2000 1098 The Editor

Is there anything better than popping your feet up and having a cup of tea? We didn’t think so either. Sunday 15th December is International Tea Day, we all remember our mum saying it’s the perfect tonic to a bad day, to cheer up someone or when you’re feeling just a bit down. Well, there’s some truth in the ‘healing…

Lager than life

Lager than life

Lager than life 2000 1333 The Editor

After a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice cold beer. Over the past few years, lager has taken on a whole new lease of life with microbreweries all around the country making their own version of this favourite brew. With our Island breweries renowned for amazing ale, two have dipped their toe into the lager arena,…

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