RNLI- ALL AT SEA.

Founded on 4th March 1824 by Sir William Hillary on the Isle of Man the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was well named. Thirty years on it became the Royal National Lifeboat Institution,a name most people are familiar with today. In the early 19th century there was an average of 1,000+ ... read more

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED

Community Action IW had a record of 70 entries for their 2014 Awards which were divided into eight categories. A shortlist of 25 was drawn up before a judging panel decided the winners. Some past winners have gone on to receive the Queen’s Award, which was launched in 2002, at the time of the Golden ... read more

DAVID DIMBLEBEY COMING TO COWES

David Dimbleby will fire the starting cannon & compete in the 2014 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race  The Island Sailing Club and J.P. Morgan Asset Management are delighted to announce that the BBC TV commentator and presenter of BBC’s long-running programme ‘Question Time’ since January 1994, will fire the 0630 first start gun ... read more

SOLD OUT

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival has now sold out of day tickets for Saturday 14th June 2014 with that day featuring the only UK performance of the year from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Festival Promoter John Giddings said: “I am hardly surprised that the Saturday day tickets are the first to sell out….The level ... read more

Riverfest 2014 – Boats, Crafts, Food and free Fun!

Riverfest 2014 is setting sail on Saturday 17th May 2014 from 11am to 3pm. This free event is now the largest community event in Newport! It is also the largest family-friendly event in Newport, with lots of free and interesting things for children to see and take part in. Riverfest has a focus on supporting ... read more

CHILDHOOD AT OSBORNE UNVEILLED BY GIRLGUIDING PRESIDENT.

More than two years ago Island children and families, including groups of Brownies, were asked to suggest how best to change the exhibits at Swiss Cottage so that children could feel more involved with the Royal Victorian children. Those asked stated that they wanted to know more details of the individual characters of Queen Victoria’s ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014-SEACLOSE BOUND

Support acts have now been announced for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival: SUEDE…FALL OUT BOY…KATY B…TOM ODELL ELLA EYRE…THE PRETTY RECKLESS ANNA CALVI…STARSAILOR…BOY GEORGE THE STRUTS…ALISON MOYET…AMBER RUN INSPIRAL CARPETS…THE DOORS ALIVE Alan gives a profile on a selected few: Born George O’Dowd, Boy George was an early ‘New Romantic’ and first surfaced musically ... read more

COMMONWEALTH FLAG PRESENTED TO IW COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

For the first time, local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles are taking part in local flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day on 10th March. Major General Martin White, Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight presented the Commonwealth flag to the Chairman of the ... read more

KINGS OF LEON MAKE HEADLINES

Kings of Leon will headline the 2014 IW Festival on the Sunday (15th June) having headed the Friday roster in 2011. Then, they gave a below par performance which disappointed many of their true fans. Shortly afterwards in July 2011 vocalist Caleb Followill experienced personal problems which resulted in the quartet taking a six month ... read more

2014 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL-FROM L.A. TO SEACLOSE.

Alan Whitewood reports: Los Angeles based funk/punk rock quartet Red Hot Chili Peppers are to headline the 2014 IW Festival on Saturday 14th June. It is their first UK festival appearance since Reading/Leeds in August 2007 and is due to be the only one scheduled for them this year, in this country. Having started out ... read more