On one of the warmest October days on record, celebrations were held to mark the opening of a new information board highlighting the wildlife corridor between Freshwater Bay and Yarmouth. The initial idea developed within the Freshwater Village Association Wildlife Group, who then applied to the West Wight Landscape Partnership for a lottery assisted grant. Special thanks were given at the opening to both organisations, and the Seahorses/Lantern Retreat Charity for permission to place the board on their land.
There are probably as many reasons why people deliver copies of the Isle of Wight Beacon as there are people who deliver. This month we’ve been speaking to one of our East Cowes deliverers to find out why she gets involved.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
The Independent Lifeboat Lotto has made £36,000 for the units at Ryde, Freshwater and Sandown in its first year.
An open verdict has been recorded by Coroner Caroline Sumeray at the inquest into the death of a Dorset woman. …continue
Two Isle of Wight tourist attractions are celebrating after being given a prestigious award from travel website TripAdvisor. …continue
At least two people would have been needed to move an ornamental dragon that has been stolen from an Isle of Wight property, according to police. …continue
Six Island children have been presented with top awards by Olympic gold medalist Duncan Goodhew for doing swimmingly. …continue
Teenagers with a passion for the arts are being encouraged to take part in a programme of events at the Quay Arts centre in Newport. …continue
Hundreds of pounds has been donated to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice thanks to the efforts of a team from Island Roads who Walked the Wight. …continue