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Syndication

An Interview with the co-founder of the Wight Choice Card
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This week we interview Will Darling, an Isle of Wight entrepreneur and co-founder of the Wight Choice card, a loyalty card promoting local Island Businesses.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • What is the Wight Choice Card;
  • How did it start and what is the purpose of the card;
  • How you can purchase your own card;
  • Some of the businesses where you can receive a discount;
  • Exciting news with the upcoming one year anniversary;
  • Whats next for the Wight Choice Card;
  • Will's top tip for Coffee and Cake;
  • Will's tips for new visitors including his best beach.

In the News

This week in the news Tony brings two exciting stories regarding a new helicopter landing pad in Arreton and the announcement of the first official Isle of Wight day. Ali brings you news on "Marathon Man", Mike Russell and his epic 36 hour podcasting event.

Links you may find helpful 

Wight choice card

French Franks

Caffe Isola

Blackman power bikes

The Fighting Cocks, Arreton

Mike Russel's 36 hour podcast

Official Isle of Wight day

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

Direct download: episode_60mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Whitecliff Bay: Episode 59

Another Hidden Gem on the Isle of Wight

This week we visit one of the hidden beaches on the Isle of Wight which really takes some effort to find but is well worth it.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • How to find the beach.
  • Why you should make the effort to head down to Whitecliff Bay.
  • What facilities you will find there.
  • Where to park.

In the News

This week in the news Tony brings two very different decisions from the planning department about the Ferry Companies on the Isle of Wight and on a (some would say) more interesting note the Isle of Wight features in the Rough Guide's Top 30 places to visit in the world with children.

Ali has some news of a public art project in East Cowes with the development of an archway made with chains from the floating bridge. You can see for yourself at the official opening on the 23rd April at the East Cowes Business Association Free Family Fun Day.

Upcoming Events

East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's Day 23rd April 2016 - 11am - 3:30pm. 12 Noon children's fancy dress parade and competition with great prizes, and at 1pm a shield decorating competition for the kids, as well as coconut shy, swing boats and other entertainment.

Links you may find helpful 

Rough Guide Top 30 Places to go with Kids

The Wonky Cafe

Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

An Interview with Dee Becker: Episode 58

 Dee's 65 mile round the Island walking challenge

Reaching the age of 60 is a milestone and as Dee approaches her 60th Birthday she has decided to mark the occasion by walking a massive 65 miles round the Island in one go on the 30th April 2016.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • What the challenge is all about.
  • Why Dee has decided to undertake the challenge.
  • Dee's fundraising target of £6,000.
  • The charities Dee is supporting.
  • Dee's tips when out walking on the Island.
  • Why you should enjoy the pace of life on the Island and take your time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
  • Dee's top tip for visitors.

In the News

This week in the news Tony tells us about another returning festival in 2016, Riverfest on the 21st of May.

Ali has some more Bake Off News, hot on the heels of Mary Berry's visits to the Isle of Wight Great British Bake off winner Nadiya Hussain booked to attend this years Garlic Festival on the 20th August 2016.

Upcoming Events

East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's Day - 11am - 3:30pm. 12 Noon children's fancy dress parade and competition with great prizes, and at 1pm a shield decorating competition for the kids, as well as coconut shy, swing boats and other entertainment.

Links you may find helpful 

Isle Walk for Miles Justgiving Page

Dee Becker Website

Isle Walk for Miles Facebook Page

Isle of Wight Ramblers

Level, Ryde 

Earl Mountbatten Hospice

My New Hair 

Look Good Feel Better

Hovertravel 

Garlic Festival

Riverfest

Direct download: Episode_58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59am EST

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If you have ever wondered what the forts in the Solent are all about or what goes on out there then this is the episode for you.

What we will tell you about in this episode:

  • How many forts there are;
  • Who owns the forts;
  • What you can do on No Man's Fort;
  • The history of the Forts in the Solent;
  • Which fort was featured in an episode of Dr Who;
  • Why they stationed non swimming military personnel at the forts in the Second World War;
  • Whether you can canoe to No Mans Fort;
  • How to visit the forts.

In the News

This week in the news Tony's news is (as usual!) pretty rubbish...........he tells us all about changes to the bins! Bin austerity on the Isle of Wight.

Ali reports on two fantastic free family events taking place on the Island on Saturday 23rd April 2016.

East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's Day - 11am - 3pm. 12 Noon children's fancy dress parade and competition with great prizes, and at 1pm a shield decorating competition for the kids, as well as coconut shy, swing boats and other entertainment.

Beach Ball at Brown's Family Golf & cafe from 5pm a family disco.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we bring you a review of lunch at Seabreeze in East Cowes, a great value family run place for breakfast, lunch or afternoon coffee.

Links you may find helpful 

Solent Forts 

Seabreeze Cafe, East Cowes

 

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

 

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The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

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Direct download: episode_57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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