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mayAs the IslandEcho team take a well-earned break over the Christmas period, we have lined up a special 12 days of Christmas round-up of the top stories from January to December, recapping the year gone by.

Check back each day for a new story to jog your memory as we lead up to the big day. 

Back in May

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In contrast to April, May was a busy month across the Island with several notable incidents including an arson attack on a building site in East Cowes.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at around 18:00 following reports of plumes of black smoke engulfing the town of East Cowes. It emerged later that the fire in a material stores area of the property development at Old Road, a site owned by David Wilson Homes, was started deliberately.

may2Meanwhile, thousands of Island women joined together to take part in the 2013 Race for Life challenge at Medina College in Newport. Dressed in all things pink, the crowds of ladies both young and old and of all abilities showed strength against cancer and raised much needed funds for Cancer Research UK.

The event had been cancelled or postponed in previous years so spirits were running high that the event could finally go ahead.

may3Elsewhere on the Island, recovery crews had a tricky job of recovering a vehicle from deep within the trees on Beapers Shute, Ryde following a three vehicle collision.

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The red Toyota Corolla became wedged in a ditch after a collision with a Mini clubman and a 4×4 Mitsubishi, which left severe damage to at least one vehicle.

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