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COWES SAILABILITY CLUB MAKES COWES WEEK ACCESSIBLE TO DISABLED ISLANDERS

Cowes Sailability Club has announced that it will be offering free boating excursions during Cowes Week for Island residents with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and debilitating medical conditions. The hour-long trips will take passengers out into the Solent in a wheelchair-accessible motor catamaran. Cowes Sailability Club Commodore, Patrick de Peyer says: “Often, people with disabilities are unable to really appreciate …

CYCLISTS UNLEASHING THE ‘ROAR POWER’ FOR WILD TIGER CONSERVATION

The Isle of Wight Zoo is hosting a gruelling 5-day endurance cycling challenge in aid of wild tiger conservation this week. Team Tigres is made up of 2 teams of female amateur riders including the Isle of Wight Zoo’s Director, Charlotte Corney and Marketing Manager, Karen-Jane Dudley. The girls will use 2 static road race bikes along with a mountain of sheer determination …

COOKING UP A STORM AT ISLAND LEARNING CENTRE

Almost a year to the day after their building in Lake was devastated by fire, 2 students at the Island Learning Centre are celebrating after finding out they have been selected as runners up in the annual Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills competition.  Year 11 students Katie and Chelsea cooked a range of dishes embracing the ethos on healthy nutritional ingredients …

MONTE CARLO OR BUST FOR ISLAND FUNDRAISERS

A group of Islanders are going the extra mile and more to raise funds for 2 local charities by taking part in the ‘Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally’, travelling from Ryde to Monte Carlo and back again in aging vehicles. Team ‘Yeah baby!’ (made up of Edward Day, Pauline Vincent and Gill Rouse) set off from the Island early yesterday morning …

A MONTH OF FREE SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED AT THE NEEDLES

The Needles is gearing up for a spectacular summer as it launches a month of free entertainment for visitors to enjoy, including the annual firework displays. The landmark attraction will host live music and entertainment 6 days a week, with the highlight being a weekly firework display set to music. Described as ‘a pyromusical extravaganza’, Music & Magic in the Skies will …

ISLAND AUTHOR’S SERIES GOES DOWN WELL IN JAPAN

A series of stories created by Island author Diana Kimpton have captured the imaginations of Japanese children, who are said to have have fallen in love with her books. Published in this country as Amy Wild – Animal Talker, the series has been translated and completely re-packaged for the Japanese market. Some of the names have had to change to fit the …

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