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Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Hermitage Country House Hotel - Ventnor

The Hermitage is a 5 star Enjoy England rated Isle of Wight hotel set in its own grounds of 12 acres of gardens and woodland. Situated at the second highest point on the isle of wight with fantastic walks and cycle routes providing stunning panoramic views of the island.



Saturday, 7 March 2009

Credit Crunch? Isle of Wight - Sainsburys

While some companies will always undoubtedly fall in hard times others come to the fore and take the opportunity to expand. Sainsburys are fortifying their presence on the Island by purchasing the Somerfield stores in Cowes and Freshwater. These stores will undergo major revamps to carry the Sainsburys brand. Based on information from the Sainsbury's site it is also believed stores will be opened in Sandown and Shanklin. With ex Woolworths shops being great locations. The reason for the closure of the Somerfield stores in Cowes and Freshwater is due to the takeover of Somerfield by the CO-OP group it makes sense for them to sell off these locations rather than rebranding as we already have those stores in town.


Friday, 27 February 2009

iShares Cup coming to Sandown?

That's right you did read the title correctly. With Cowes almost ruled out now due to issues with the marquees, the cup is still looking to the Island to hold a round of the prestigious event.

The UK leg of the cup is due to take place on the 1st to 3rd of August which coincides with Cowes Week just as it did last year and became part of that event.

IF Sandown were to be used it would give it a much needed cash injection to the area especially with the loss of White Air this year. I'm unsure of how the logistics of the sailing would work but I'm sure from a spectator's point of view it would be fantastic looking across the bay. New and old businesses in the Sandown area would undoubtedly profit from such an event. You may also see a better spread of person traffic on the Island too as Cowes Week tends to become a very over crowded affair.

As a placement for the event I could see it working as you do have Sandown train station and Bembridge Airport in close proximity for spectators and entrants alike.


Bestival lineup News

Great news for Bestival fans is an awesome line up for 09

Massive Attack will headline the Friday night while Kraftwerk will take care of proceedings on the Saturday. Other bands confirmed are as follows:

MGMT, Fleet Foxes, The Klaxons, Bat For Lashes, Michael Nyman, The Beat, Squarepusher, Future Sound Of London, Little Boots, Seasick Steve, Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine, Bjorn Again, Fujiya & Miyagi, Metronomy, Dub Pistols, James Yuill, Free Peace, VV Brown, Chase & Status, Golden Silvers, Goldie Lookin’ Chain, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, The Cuban Brothers, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Ebony Bones, Altern8, Passion Pit, 65 Days of Static.

I think you will agree it's an amazing lineup and i'm sure the few tickets that are left will be snapped up pronto.


Thursday, 26 February 2009

More Isle of Wight Festival Lineup News

Following on from the announcement for Fridays linup of 'The Prodigy', 'The Ting Tings', Pendulum and Basement Jaxx. Razorlight and Stereophonics have been confirmed as the headline acts for Saturday. Whilst the Charlatans will be playing the Big Top on Sunday.


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