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Bestival 2015 reveals comedy stage line-up

Bestival 2015 reveals comedy stage line-up

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IT'S a laughing matter as Bestival announces its comedy line-up for September.

Isle of Wight needs votes to win tourism award

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

THE ISLE of Wight has been nominated for a new tourism award.

E-cig house fire prompts safety warning

E-cig house fire prompts safety warning

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

E-CIGARETTE users on the Isle of Wight are being warned to be careful when charging vaping devices and other electrical items following a fire at a house in East Cowes on Sunday.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary welcomes new foal

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary welcomes new foal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IT'S a boy!

Southern Vectis extends smartcard to young people

Southern Vectis extends smartcard to young people

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

COUPLED with a hike in bus fares for over 16s, Southern Vectis is making its smartcard — The Key — available to children and young adults.

Lifeboat rescues same speedboat twice in a week

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A FATHER and son twice had reason to be grateful to the RNLI in the Solent this week — the second time last night (Tuesday) when their 23-foot speedboat had to be towed to safety by Cowes lifeboat.

Prisoners talked down from HMP Isle of Wight roof

Prisoners talked down from HMP Isle of Wight roof

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPECIALIST negotiators have coaxed two prisoners down from the roof at HMP Isle of Wight during the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) — nine hours after the incident began.

Improvement plans announced for West Wight roads

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ROADS serving rural communities in the West Wight are due to be upgraded under the PFI contract next month.

Coastguard and lifeboat attend yacht injury

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A COASTGUARD helicopter and Bembridge’s RNLI Lifeboat have been called to help a crew member who was struck by a boom on board the Eleonora schooner off Ryde this afternoon.

New campaign group to fight for Isle of Wight train service

New campaign group to fight for Isle of Wight train service

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LABOUR and Tory activists have joined forces to fight for the future of the Island Line rail service.

Northwood House evacuated due to gas leak

Northwood House evacuated due to gas leak

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HISTORIC Northwood House, Cowes, has been evacuated today (Tuesday, July 28) following a gas leak.

Further delay for Shanklin lift re-opening

Further delay for Shanklin lift re-opening

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

THE re-opening of the Shanklin Cliff Lift has been delayed — again.

Youth café to pop up in Cowes for Cowes Week

Youth café to pop up in Cowes for Cowes Week

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A NEWPORT-based youth café will materialise in the heart of Cowes during Cowes Week.

Yachtsman rescued near Needles

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

YARMOUTH lifeboat was called out to assist a lone yachtsman in difficulty in extremely rough seas off the Needles last night.

Wootton's Party in the Park a big success

Wootton's Party in the Park a big success

Monday, July 27, 2015

SINGERS stole the show at Wootton's annual Party in the Park celebration.

Poet to cross Solent to read at Swinburne's grave

Poet to cross Solent to read at Swinburne's grave

Monday, July 27, 2015

A POET is making a pilgrimage across the Solent to the site of Algernon Charles Swinburne's grave to perform some poetry — even if nobody turns up to hear him.

Cowes lifeboat station wins architecture award

Cowes lifeboat station wins architecture award

Monday, July 27, 2015

COWES lifeboat station has been presented with a handsome plaque recognising the quality and ingenuity of its design.

Residents concerned over school expansion plans

Residents concerned over school expansion plans

Monday, July 27, 2015

RESIDENTS concerned about the 'overdevelopment' of Christ the King College have slammed their Isle of Wight Councillor for failing to represent them.

Motor cruiser rescued from Solent

Monday, July 27, 2015

BEMBRIDGE lifeboat was called out to assist a stricken motor cruiser, which was among the spectator vessels off the the Isle of Wight watching the Americas Cup World Series event on the Solent.

Isle of Wight scandal makes racy BBC period drama

Isle of Wight scandal makes racy BBC period drama

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A SCANDAL that rocked the Isle of Wight and sent shockwaves through Georgian society will be brought to TV screens.

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