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SECOND ISLE OF WIGHT QUADRATHLON CONFIRMED

The Isle of Wight is set to hold a quadrathlon again in 2013 after the inaugural event was successfully hosted on Sunday (June 10th). Clare Griffin of West Wight Sports Centre told iwcp.co.uk that all the competitors who took part in the competition “loved it” and thought the course was “spectacular”. The race was won… Read more »

COUNCIL ASK FOR VIEWS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

Councillors are seeking the views of local residents about the Isle of Wight Festival. Newport Parish Council is asking those who live nearby the Seaclose festival site what they think of the annual music event – which could account for some of the holidaymakers who choose to take Isle of Wight breaks. Around 1,500 questionnaires… Read more »

WEATHER SET TO WORSEN ON ISLE OF WIGHT

Two yellow weather warnings have been issued for the South, meaning those holidaying in Isle of Wight hotels might be best to make the most of the facilities on offer where they are instead of venturing outside. According to iwradio.co.uk, the warnings relate to very heavy rainfall, which is expected to be ‘persistent’ throughout today… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT BOXING DAY SWIM 2012 MAKES HISTORY

The 2012 Isle of Wight Boxing Day Swim has become the biggest in the event’s history, reports iwcp.co.uk. In spite of the difficult conditions, more than 200 swimmers dived in the sea at Ventnor the day after Christmas to raise money for People’s Approach to Cancer Help (PATCH) and around 2,000 were there on the… Read more »

BEACH BREAKS MOST POPULAR HOLIDAY, SAYS WHICH?

It’s official: beach breaks are the most popular kind of holiday, according to a new consumer survey. Research by Which? magazine finds that beach and seaside holidays accounted for a third (34 per cent) of all holidays taken by Which? members over the last two years, solidifying their position as an all-time favourite, the Press… Read more »

FESTIVAL-GOERS ENJOY SUNNY WEEKEND AT BESTIVAL

Fans and artists have took to Twitter to express how much fun they had at Bestival this weekend, bbc.co.uk reports. More than 50,000 spectators enjoyed glorious sun at the music event over the weekend, which was headlined by Florence and the Machine, Stevie Wonder and New Order. The festival took place at Robin Hill leisure… Read more »

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE ADDED TO BESTIVAL LINE-UP

Hot UK act Florence and the Machine will headline Bestival’s Friday night slot, organisers have announced. The addition of the indie pop troupe to the boutique music festival completes the full line-up for the September 6-9 bash at Robin Hill Country Park – one of the last UK festivals of the season. Other top-billing acts… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS DETAILED

Street parties, fetes, concerts and regattas will be on the agenda next bank holiday weekend as the council unveils its Jubilee preparations. According to the Isle of Wight County Press, the main bulk of events will take place at Ryde’s Appley Park, from Saturday June 2 through Monday June 4. Those inhabiting Isle of Wight… Read more »

HAMPSHIRE CRICKET RETURNS TO ISLE OF WIGHT 50 YEARS ON

Hampshire’s country cricket team is set to compete on the Isle of Wight for the first time in 50 years at Newport’s Newclose grounds, bbc.co.uk reports. Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon will head up the opposing team, the PCA Masters XI, in two games of Twenty20 cricket on June 11th. The match, which is already… Read more »

ORGANISER NOTES RISING STOCK OF ISLE OF WIGHT CYCLING FESTIVAL

The burgeoning reputation of the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival has not gone unnoticed by the occasion’s organising team, reports iwradio.co.uk. Starting on September 22nd with a launch day at Seaclose Park in Newport, the annual celebration of two-wheeled travel runs until September 30th. Event organiser Claire Critchison suggested the popularity of the among UK… Read more »