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WITNESSES SOUGHT AFTER EAST COWES ARSON

A fire that ripped through a materials store in East Cowes last Friday has been confirmed as a suspected arson attack with detectives now appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.  The blaze, as reported by Island Echo, was started deliberately at around 18:00 on Friday evening in a material stores area of the property development at Old Road, a site …

ROCK LEGEND JOIN RHYTHMTREE FELABRATION

The organisers of the three day Rhythmtree World Music Festival are pleased to announce that the legendary drummer Ginger Baker has just agreed to join the main stage line-up in July. He will be performing with his newly formed quartet, the Jazz Confusion, and also guest with Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra for the Rhythmtree’s tribute to the music of Fela …

BERTIE HAS DOUBTERS WELL AND TRULY LICKED

An ‘ice cream’ for dogs? It will never catch on – was the feeling of some members of the BBC’s Dragons Den. But Deborah Meaden had other ideas, and so too did Gary Hall who runs a Cowes-based ice-cream shop, which is now stocking the Doggy Ice cream. “It’s proving to be a useful addition  to our product range,” said Gary …

HISTORIC BOMBER PAYS RARE VISIT

A historic World War II Lancaster Bomber made a rare appearance over the skies of Cowes today (Monday) when it made three fly-pasts over the seaside town. Hundreds turned out to watch the four great Rolls-Royce Merlin engines roar above the Solent shortly after 14:30. The extra special visit was part of the Maritime Festival being held in Southampton and Cowes this bank holiday weekend. …

SUN SHINES ON BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Residents and tourists alike have been soaking up the sun this weekend as the Island enjoys a blast of sunshine for the bank holiday. As the temperature rises, many have headed to the beaches, with Appley Beach in Ryde looking particularly busy yesterday (Sunday). Blue skies are present across the garden isle again today with a high of 20°C, but the weather is …

REPLAY WITH ROB DA BANK RETURNS

With ten fields of wonderment filled with amazing music, insane sideshows and magical happenings, Bestival’s spectacular 10th birthday bash this September 5th-8th will have something for just about everyone. And if you’re hankering for the freshest music on site then you’re in luck as Bestival organisers are delighted to announce that the ‘Replay with Rob da Bank’ stage will be …

HANDBAG STOLEN FROM BINSTEAD HOME

Detectives are today investigating a burglary in Binstead after a handbag was stolen from a home whilst the owner was outside gardening. The incident occurred at an address in Church Road, Binstead on Tuesday between the hours of midday and 19:30. The front door to the property was shut, but not locked. The victim, a 67-year-old woman only noticed her …

LIVE RESULTS: LOCAL ELECTIONS 2013

LOCAL ELECTIONS 2013 LIVE RESULTS Counting has just begun to find the result of the local elections in which Island residents took to the polls yesterday (Thursday).  Join Island Echo on Twitter, through Facebook or join us right here for the live results from the 2013 Isle of Wight Local Elections. We will be bringing you live updates, as they …

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