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Isle of Wight County Press

The Isle of Wight County Press is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold throughout the Isle of Wight off the south coast of the English mainland.

It was founded in 1884 as The Isle of Wight County Press and South of England Reporter and has been an independently-produced publication ever since. It dropped the South of England Reporter from the title at the end of 1973.

The editorial offices are in Newport.

It switched to tabloid format in 2008, a move which disappointed the island’s beekeepers – the size of the broadsheet pages had been ideal for the process of combining colonies, in which the newsprint sheets are placed between hives to separate colonies while allowing them to get used to each other’s scent.

It comes out on Fridays.

  • Address:
  • Isle Of Wight County Press
    Brannon House
    123 Pyle Street

    PO30 1ST
  • Tel:
  • 01983 521333
  • Fax:
  • 01983 527204