The Locals' View

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by: Jo Macaulay

The main focus for Isle of Wight Day this year, September 22nd, is a huge coastline clean-up to rid the Island’s beautiful beaches of discarded plastic waste that ha...

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Articles
by: Alix Robinson

Britain is a nation of dog lovers, with 7.3 million pet dogs across the UK, being firmly considered as part of the family. So we thought we'd pull together a guide o...

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Articles
by: Alix Robinson

What better way to dine on the Isle of Wight than arriving by boat and sitting eating overlooking the sea – whether that’s by ferry, rib or sailboat. With an Indian...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

If you want to get up close to a big cat, monkeys, lemurs or birds of prey then the Isle of Wight has many options. You can become a keeper for a day, or have an ‘ex...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

It’s almost a case of ‘where can’t you take your dog?’ when booking a stay on the Isle of Wight, as many hotels and B&Bs do welcome you with your four-legged fri...

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Articles
by: Jo Macaulay

The summer holidays are over but the events scene on the Isle of Wight is still going strong! Here's our top picks on what's not to be missed this month and a short...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I took my daughter to a fabulous event organised by Wild About Wight and Arc the other day called Rockpool Magic. The location was the fabulous Bembridge Ledge, loca...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

It’s not often that this lady is lost for words, but I’m weighing up the pros and cons of what I am about to share with you today. You see I overheard a conversation...

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The locals' blogs
by: The Master Mariner

This weekend it’s the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Powerboat Race, a personal favourite Island event of mine. I’ve been watching it every year I’ve been home since I was a sm...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

One summer evening I found myself at a loose end and no children to entertain so I took a walk in a place I had always enjoyed visiting, but hadn’t been in ages: New...

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