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MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR TAPNELL FARM AT BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AWARDS 2017

Tapnell Farm celebrated another successful evening at the Beautiful South Awards 2017 last week, scooping 5 awards across a variety of categories. The prestigious annual tourism awards this year took place at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, and were presented by TV and radio personality Toby Anstis. It featured the leading tourism providers from across the South of England, competing …

COASTGUARD OFFICER’S DEDICATION TO SAVING LIVES RECOGNISED

2 members of Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team have been recognised for their years of dedication to saving lives on the Isle of Wight. Certificates were handed out by Tom Wright, Area Commander for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at a formal presentation evening at Brading Haven Yacht Club on Friday evening. Friends, family and colleagues – both past …

SEELY SUPPORTS WOMAN SEEKING TRANSITION PAYMENTS OVER PENSION UNFAIRNESS

VIDEO: Island MP Bob Seely has suggested that the Government offers transition payments to women who have lost out through legislation to equalise the state pension age between men and women. Thousands born in the 1950s are affected on the Island by the rules to equalise pensions which means the women cannot claim a state pension until 66 when they …

REBEL MARINE TO EXPAND INTO COWES

Fishbourne-based Rebel Marine is expanding by opening a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre in Cowes. The new facility will be opening its doors at Cowes Yacht Haven soon, offering a wide variety of training from Powerboat Level 1 & 2 through to Yachtmaster Offshore, First Aid, Radar and VHF. Rebel’s new base is also set to be a great …

HULVERSTONE’S SUN INN GETS THE BEER AND BUSES THUMBS UP

Visitors to the Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend in October have voted The Sun Inn at Hulverstone as their top pub for 2017. Participants in the event are given the opportunity to vote for their favourite pub based on their overall experience at each venue. Runners-up this year were Joe’s Bar at Niton and The Sportman’s …

HOVERTRAVEL RETURNS TO GOSPORT WITH FULL EXCURSION PROGRAMME FOR 2018

It was over 50 years ago that hovercraft ran from Ryde to Stokes Bay in Gosport, a scene which is set to be recreated in 2018 as Hovertravel launches a comprehensive line-up of over 25 different excursions available from Lee-On-Solent. The cross-Solent operator has planned trips for the Spring and Summer holiday periods as well as the Hovershow Days at …

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