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ISLAND DIGNITARIES ATTEND CIVIC SERVICE

A Civic Service was held at Newport Minster on Sunday (4th September) to mark the civic duties of the Isle of Wight Council. Prior to the service, the chairman of the council, Councillor Charles Chapman was joined by dignitaries at Newport Guildhall before taking part in a traditional procession led by the council’s mace bearer, into Newport Minster. The service …

ALMOST £4000 RAISED BY BLUE LIGHT CHARITY BALL

Almost £4,000 has been raised to help support families here on the Island whose lives have been affected by the devastating effects of brain tumours. The Blue Light Black Tie charity ball saw a good crowd dust off their glad rags and join The Wight Brainy Bunch at Ryde Castle for a champagne reception whilst enjoying the Nightingales Choir and a …

GIRLS SHOW APPRECIATION FOR COWES RNLI WITH LEMONADE

It’s the thought that counts at Cowes RNLI lifeboat station, when it comes to 11-year-old Bianca Flanders and her 6-year-old sister Clarissa. After paying a visit to the station with their mother during Cowes Week the girls went away determined to raise money for the charity. At their home in Gordon Road, Cowes – with the help of a neighbour …

ISLAND BREWERY WELCOMES SUEZ CANAL VETERANS

Veterans of the Suez Canal conflict and their partners have toured a local brewery this week, giving generously to a fund for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in the process. Island Brewery welcomed the group of gentlemen and a few of their wives to their brewery near Shalfleet, where the members of the Suez Veterans Association shared their stories and thoroughly enjoyed a …

PETERSFIELD YOUNGSTER COMPLETES ROUND ISLAND CYCLE ROUTE

12-year-old Jude Beaton from Petersfield cycled around the Isle of Wight in just 7 hours on Bank Holiday Monday. Jude and his dad Neil took just 7 hours – including 3 food breaks – to complete the famously tough cycle route known for the relentless hills. The youngster is a member of Ditcham Park School Road Cycling Club, who have just returned from taking …

TALENTED LOCAL DANCER WINS P&O CRUISES SPONSORSHIP

A talented young dancer from the Isle of Wight has his sights set on stardom thanks to sponsorship from P&O Cruises. 16-year-old Spencer Darlaston-Jones will be studying dance and musical theatre at the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts in Swindon from September and, during his time there, he will be part of the P&O Cruises sponsorship programme, which aims to …

LOCAL ARTIST RELEASES ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK

Claire Sells, an illustrator based in South Wight, has recently self-published a 30 page full colour children’s book titled “Rabbits and Their Night-Time Habits – The Amusing Adventures of Missy and Mr. Bun”.  Inspired by her 2 pet rabbits of the same name, which she adopted in 2012, the book features the various adventures that the furry pair get up …

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