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5 ways to love local

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How to support your local pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops in these difficult times… Tell us what your favourite retailer is doing – we can share with our followers and help promote themUse local shops rather than supermarkets – they are on different distribution networks and are often better stocked with essentials and local produceBuy gift vouchers online to use…

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Urgent Update

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Following the guidance from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson that all cafés, pubs and restaurants must close, let us know if you will be offering takeaway services to your customers. In these tough times, supporting local businesses as they adapt is essential for their survival. If you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make…

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Calling all businesses!

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What are your plans for today and over the next few days? Are you planning to be open as usual, or are you offering takeaway or delivery services to your customers? If you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make sure you’re letting us know what’s happening and we can share your updates with…

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Can you help the Yarbridge Inn?

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The Yarbridge Inn, Brading needs your help! Although trade has dropped due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Becky and the team still have a kitchen full of food that they don’t want to see go to waste. The popular pub has already introduced a takeaway and delivery service for residents in the Brading and Sandown area, but are keen to reach…

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keep calm and carry on

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You needn’t be locked indoors throughout the Coronavirus crisis, social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. A large number of the Island’s pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops and attractions are still open for business as usual.  If you’re struggling to keep the family (or even yourself) occupied at this difficult time, there’s nothing better than getting out in the great outdoors and…

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Cantina goes the extra mile

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Ventnor restaurant Cantina is going the extra mile for its customers throughout the Coronavirus crisis.  The government guidelines, advising the public to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres or restaurants during the Coronavirus Pandemic, has left Island hospitality and tourism companies needing to urgently reassess their business model to avoid going under.  The popular bakery and restaurant announced on its Facebook page…

Not going out? Dine in!

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Self-isolation needn’t leave you and your tastebuds high and dry, we’re fortunate on the Isle of Wight to have a whole host of great local produce that you can utilise at home to create yourself a meal to remember. Even if your skills are more makeshift than masterchef, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of a meal you’ve cooked yourself. The…

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…

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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…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

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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…

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