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Sandown For Spring Clean Operation

Sandown businesses have kickstarted a campaign to clean up the town ahead of the summer tourist rush, iwradio.co.uk reports. The Sandown Business Association and local fashion retailer Rapanui have teamed up in the hope of engaging the local community and getting them to give the town a little boost over the bank holiday weekend. The date has… Read more »


IOW festival boss made island ambassador

The Isle of Wight Festival boss, John Giddings, has become the latest ambassador for the island. Mr Giddings, who revived the popular music festival in 2002, was the latest figure to be appointed as an island ambassador by tourism marketing body Visit Isle of Wight. He will join other well-known island figures, such as Bestival… Read more »


UB40 to play Ryde’s Planet Ice

UB40 has announced a four-date arena tour, including a gig at Ryde’s Planet Ice, stereoboard.com reports. The reggae stars, who scored chart hits with ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘I Got You Babe’, have announced the new tour to coincide with next release ‘Getting Over the Storm’, which will be the first album of original tracks… Read more »