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FESTIVAL CAMPING TICKETS SOLD OUT

ORGANISERS of the Isle of Wight Festival have this morning announced that camping tickets for the three day event have sold out. The festival, which this year takes place at a later date of 21st-24th June, will see music legends such as Tom Petty, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen take to the stage at Seaclose Park. Non-camping tickets are still …

ROAD CLOSURES AND AFFECTED SERVICES DURING FESTIVAL

With the annual Isle of Wight Music Festival beginning on 22 June, residents are being advised of various changes to roads near to the festival site at Seaclose Park in Newport.  Due to the number of people attending the festival a one-way restriction is necessary to accommodate a pedestrian only lane on the northbound carriageway of A3054 Fairlee Road. The …

3D BROADCAST BIGGER THAN EVER FOR FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL broadcaster Sky Arts have ordered the giant’s longest ever non-sport 3D broadcast for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. The Newport-based event will broadcast for up to six hours a day over the three day festival, which runs from 22-24th June. A daily round-up showing all the best daily highlights will be aired on Sky 1. 2012 sees a massive …

AFTERNOON PUNCH UP AT NEWPORT STATION

POLICE on the Island are appealing for any witnesses after a fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Newport. Two men were arrested after officers were called to a punch up at Newport Bus Station shortly after 15:00 on Saturday. A 44-year-old man from Freshwater and a 43-year-old man from Newport were both arrested on suspicion of affray. They were …

THIRD RELEASED IN DAMIEN MURDER INVESTIGATION

A third man has been released from bail with no further action in the Damien Nettles’ murder investigation. The 38-year-old man from Ryde answered a re-scheduled police bail appointment and was questioned further by detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT), however just like the other two suspects released last week, there was insufficient evidence to charge him with …

ISLAND’S NHS GETS BEHIND PLAIN PACKAGING

THE Island’s NHS Trust are urging residents to get behind plans to standardise packaging for tobacco products, in an aim to reduce the United Kingdom’s morbidity rate. Tobacco use remains one of the most significant challenges to public health across theUnited Kingdom.  Today around 21 per cent of adults in Great Britain smoke. Smoking is harmful not only to smokers but also …

COWES TOW CRIPPLED SAILING CANOE FROM DANGER

A modern 16 foot sailing canoe with outriggers that suffered a steering failure in worsening sea conditions at the entrance to Southampton Water was towed into Cowes this afternoon by the local RNLI lifeboat. The man aboard the sailing canoe had set out from Netley Sailing Club with the intention of reaching the Isle of Wight port of Bembridge. On …

FERRY CHAOS AFTER CANCELLATIONS

THERE is ferry chaos across the Island this afternoon following the cancellations of two ferry crossings. The 13:30 crossing from Portsmouth and the 14:30 crossing from Fishbourne have both been cancelled due to a series of problems. Queues are tailing back into Binstead as motorists try to get off the Island. High winds are still causing problems with cross-Solent travel, …

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