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Isle of Wight News

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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NEW TOURISM BOSS APPOINTED FOR THE ISLAND

David Thornton has been appointed the new as chief executive of a new tourist board whose aim is to promote the Isle of Wight as a world-class holiday destination, redfunnel.co.uk reports. Mr Thornton has taken on the position of chief executive at Visit Isle of Wight after 25 years in the industry, which saw positions… Read more »

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