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YOUNGSTERS ENJOY LUNCH IN THE SUNSHINE

LUNCH was enjoyed in the glorious sunshine this afternoon when a thousand children from across the Island sat down for a bumper meal at Appley Park, Ryde. The fabulous weather held out for the event, part of the nation-wide Big Lunch, in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A 100ft table, that sat over 120 children at a time, hosted …

THOUSANDS CELEBRATE COOL BRITANNIA

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Ryde this afternoon to celebrate the Cool Britannia parade, part of the Island’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. A vast number of schools, organisations and individuals put on a show to remember in the glorious sunshine, dressing up in jubilee-themed costumes as well as sporting some classic cars of the Queen’s reign. The parade is …

BUS COLLIDES SIDE ON WITH CAR

  A bus has collided side on with a Ford Mondeo in Fitzroy Street, Sandown. The collision has happened at the junction of Leed Street and Fitzroy Street between a Number 2 Southern Vectis Bus and a car, which is believed to have 3 children on board. An 18-year-old woman, who was on the bus at the time of the …

FAILURE TO PAY FOR WOWFEST ORGANISERS

UPDATED – THE organisers behind this year’s planned WOWFest music festival have failed to pay the required £140,000 upfront cost. The Isle of Wight Council decided at a hearing last month that, under the Isle of Wight Act, payment for Policing, the Fire Service and safety would need to be made upfront otherwise the licence application would be reconsidered. Music …

CHARLATANS DUO SET FOR SPITBANK WARM-UP

IT has been announced that Tim Burgess and Mark Collins from The Charlatans are set to perform completely surrounded by water on the iconic Spitbank Fort in the Solent.  The infamous duo will perform an intimate acoustic gig on the historic Napoleonic fort to just 60 lucky ticket holders, prior to the opening of the Isle of Wight Festival on Thursday 21st June. …

VINCI WIN PFI CONTRACT

VINCI Ringway has been revealed as the company that will take charge of the Isle of Wight’s roads, pavements and cycleways for the next 25 years under the multi-million pound Highways PFI scheme. The announcement was made this evening at a Council meeting at County Hall, Newport. The deal means that VINCI Ringway have been tasked with maintaining vital sections of the Island …

ACCUSED MURDERER’S CASE CONTINUES

Former Tesco employee, Deborah Morris, 51, was found dead inside her semi-detached house in St John’s Road, Ryde last Friday. It is alleged that she was stabbed to death by her own husband, the accused. Rory Morris appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Monday morning and was remanded in custody until today (Tuesday) , where he appeared …

SMALL MOTORCYCLE COLLISION AT WHIPPINGHAM

TRAFFIC is tailing back on the Whippingham Road this morning following a small collision involving a motorcycle. Police are currently at the scene with the bike on a grassed area at the side of the road, awaiting recovery. It is believed the rider was knocked off the motorcycle at around 08:15 however has not suffered any serious injuries. Continuing roadworks …

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