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FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE TO OPEN FOR THREE DAYS

The Isle of Wight’s Carisbrooke Castle will open its Field of Remembrance for three days next month. Local residents and holidaymakers in Isle of Wight accommodation can pay their respects on Thursday November 8th, Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th, reported iwcp.co.uk. Donations can be made to the Royal British Legion by purchasing crosses… Read more »

IOWSR STATION BUILDINGS AT WOOTON COMPLETED

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway (IOWSR) is seeing a raft of improvements taking place, including the refurbishment of Havenstreet Station in Wooton. According to rail.co.uk, works including the construction of new station buildings with toilets and a waiting room were completed recently, while a workshop across the road is due to be finished by… Read more »

PROPOSALS SUBMITTED TO TRANSFORM BANK INTO ARTS HUB

An old bank in Ventnor could soon be transformed into an arts hub, hosting live entertainment, films and exhibitions, iwcp.co.uk reports. The Isle of Wight Council is currently considering plans to transform the old Natwest bank in the town into a hub after it was used as a venue during this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival…. Read more »

SANDOWN LEISURE CENTRE RE-OPENS AFTER IMPROVEMENTS

The Heights Leisure Centre in Sandown has re-opened its doors after a raft of improvements were completed, with more to come in 2013. According to iwradio.co.uk, the first phase of work at the leisure facility included the refurbishment of its swimming pool, changing rooms, reception area and cafe; a new gym and activity studio was… Read more »

CAMRA LISTS 22 ISLE OF WIGHT PUBS IN ITS GUIDE

The Isle of Wight has seen 22 of its pubs end up in the much-championed ‘CAMRA Good Beer Guide’. According to iwcp.co.uk, the drinking establishments that have ended up in the 2013 edition of the publication include the Newport Ale House, as well as S. Fowler and Co in Ryde. CAMRA, which stands for the… Read more »

ISLAND TO HOST FIRST LITERARY FESTIVAL

The Isle of Wight is getting ready to play host to its first Literary Festival for local residents and those on Isle of Wight breaks, reports redfunnel.co.uk. Big name authors such as Gyles Brandreth and Anneka Rice are set to appear at the festival, which will take place at Northwood House between October 12 and… Read more »

HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR ‘CYCLE THE WIGHT’

This years ‘Cycle the Wight’ saw a great turn out, with over 650 turning up to take part on Saturday (September 29th). The event – which was held in aid of the British Heart Foundation – saw participants cycle either 50 or 70 miles around the island. It is hoped that the great turnout will… Read more »

BESTIVAL ‘FAIRY’ GIVES UP HER POSITION

It has been revealed today that the Bestival ‘fairy’ has hung up her wings. Jenny Obbard, of the Sandown area, has worked with the music festival organizers for six years. Her role as fairy involved giving young people registered with the Isle of Wight Disability Team free tickets to attend the event. Parents, siblings and… Read more »

‘CYCLE THE WIGHT’ FESTIVAL TO PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN WIGGINS

Riders at this years ‘Cycle The Wight’ festival will get the chance to pay tribute to Olympian Gold medalist and Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins, iwight.com reports. Organisers of the cycling race, which is popular amongst those on Isle Of Wight breaks, have asked participants to don ‘Wiggo-style’ side burns in homage of the… Read more »