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NAKAMARRA TO PREMIER NEW SINGLE ON BBC INTRODUCING SHOW

The Isle of Wight’s very own Nakamarra will premier their new single ‘Honey, I’ on Steph Nieuwenhuys’ BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio Solent tomorrow (Saturday 19th August). Nakamarra are a local indie-electro 5 piece who have been making quite a lot of noise on the music scene this year. The band have already played a string of successful shows at the …

YOUNG ISLANDERS URGED TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

YHA’s ambassador and young adventurer Alex Staniforth is urging young people on the Isle of Wight to speak out about their mental health issues, tell someone they trust and seek help. His advice follows his completion of an epic 72-day, 5,000 mile challenge, #ClimbtheUK, which involved him climbing the highest points in all of the UK’s 100 counties, including St …

NEW YORK’S TRI-ANGLE RECORDS SIGN COMPTON WHITE

The Isle of Wight’s very own Compton White has been signed to New York-based Tri-Angle Records, who are set to re-release his music worldwide. Tri Angle will be pushing out Compton’s self-titled EP via digital release on 15th September. The EP features an exclusive remix by Jean-Michel Blais, as well as 6 original tracks by the Ryde lad. In addition, a limited …

MARK GEARS UP FOR THE GREAT SOUTH RUN

Runners and charity fundraisers gathered in Southsea last week with just over 2 months to go until the Simplyhealth Great South Run. The participants were in attendance to share their stories about their reasons for running ahead of their challenge. The world’s leading 10-mile running event returns to Portsmouth on the weekend of 21st-22nd October, with up to 25,000 people …

MOVIE STAR RAISES MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITIES

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ will be helping raise money for charity at The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival this weekend (19th-20th August). The amazing replica of the flying car, which starred in the 1968 film, will be delighting visitors to The Garlic Farm and taking some lucky people for rides, in exchange for a charitable donation. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s …

RYDE ROTARY SUPPORT CHARLOTTE AHEAD OF FLAG FOOTBALL FINALS

Ryde Rotary is supporting local resident Charlotte Laidler in her preparations to compete with the Great Britain team in the European Finals of Flag Football. Flag Football is a version of American Football and although the basic rules are the same as the parent game, instead of tackling players to the ground the defensive team must remove a flag from …

COVER UP MATE REMINDER FOR ISLAND’S CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

A recent survey by Jewson has revealed that almost 60% of construction workers would be happy to slap sun cream on a building site buddy. When asked about attitudes to sun protection, 357 out of 625 Jewson customers said they would help their workmate apply sun cream. The important of sun protection is being emphaised this week when local specialist …

DRAMATIC FINISH TO 65TH PIER TO PIER SWIM

There was a dramatic finish to the Pier to Pier Swim Race on Saturday (12th August) – the 65th running of the annual event. After a swim of 1.8km across Sandown Bay it was a close call between 4 swimmers as they headed towards the finish. In total 76 swimmers took part. The winner was Alistair Bingham from Maidenhead Marlins …

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