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Cross-Solent flights?

More tech and aviation Island-related news as Travel Radar reports Sandown Airport-based Britten-Norman is planning to merge with a mainland aerospace company – and create a new zero-emissions aircraft design that is ‘optimised for hydrogen cell technology’....

Wine-fluencer

Another fantastic podcast guest! Helena Nicklin is my latest interviewee on Season 3 of the Island Stories podcast. The wine and drinks guru is no stranger to podcasting – with her popular drinks podcast ‘Bring a Bottle’ and TV series on Amazon Prime. I asked...

Stairway to heaven

I’ve now been sending out this newsletter for 9 months and I’ve never had a response to an edition like last week’s. I wrote about a BBC comedy programme recorded in Ventnor which claimed we have no escalators on the Island. In asking: ‘Is this true?’ So many of you...

New route?

There have been rumours about it for months, but at last, something tangible – as a potential ferry consortium has requested council support for a new community service – giving the local media a way to finally report the story. It’s thought the route’s...