The month of May was another successful month online for your newspaper, the Isle of Wight County Press.

Not only was it the most visited news website on the Isle of Wight, but it was also the highest in page views too.

Online growth is up nearly 20 per cent year on year. 

In addition to our online growth, the print newspaper continues to be a popular purchase each week.

As we reported in February, the paper is the biggest selling local weekly newspaper in the entire country.

Now the newsroom prepares for the upcoming Isle of Wight Festival and the General Election coverage.

Recently, the newspaper launched a WhatsApp channel, widening its range of social media outlets.

On March 26, the Isle of Wight County Press was commended at the prestigious 2024 Newspaper Awards in London. 

The paper, in its 140th year, was shortlisted for the local weekly newspaper of the year award for the second year running.

Among the top stories viewed by readers in May were about potential new ferry services (plans for a new Isle of Wight ferry route and plans for a new ferry service across the Solent) plus the opening of a new cafe in St Helens.

Front page stories in print included a  story about a woman whose house flooded 15 times, ramblers not amused by a right royal diversion, and Northern Lights over the Isle of Wight.

Wherever our readers are in the world, they can read the County Press from cover to cover thanks to our digital edition, available exclusively to subscribers by clicking here.

 The County Press team is based at Pyle Street, Newport.

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