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Help Mhairi With Her ‘Big Sleep Out’

Help Mhairi With Her ‘Big Sleep Out’

Mhairi intends to sleep rough for the night in London to help raise money and awareness for the Big Issue Foundation

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 10:27am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Lightning Shows Captured on Film

Lightning Shows Captured on Film

John captures the spirit of the storms on Friday night

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 9:56am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Folk For Fukushima Fundraiser

Folk For Fukushima Fundraiser

A great night was had by all and nearly £800 raised for the Fukushima appeal. There's still time to donate if you missed the event.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 9:23am

By Linda Barnes

Only £200 Needed For Replacement Lifeboat

Only £200 Needed For Replacement Lifeboat

Text the number shown to donate £1, only £200 needed to complete campaign for new lifeboat

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 8:46am

By Michaela White with 4 readers' comments

Ventnor Cricket Club Results

Ventnor Cricket Club Results

Results from the previous week's games

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 8:27am

By Graeme Burnett

Isle of Wight Top in South East Region for Best Quality Beaches

Isle of Wight Top in South East Region for Best Quality Beaches

Ventnor, Sandown and Shanklin retain their Blue Flag status

Tuesday, 10th May, 2011 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Google Pays Homage To Mr Men Creator, Roger Hargreaves

Google Pays Homage To Mr Men Creator, Roger Hargreaves

Lovely collection of Mr Men and Little Miss Google logos today

Monday, 9th May, 2011 5:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Air Ambulance Donors Being Misled Over Textiles Again

Air Ambulance Donors Being Misled Over Textiles Again

Beware of who you're giving textile donations to, it might not be who you think

Monday, 9th May, 2011 4:05pm

By Sherie Williams Ellen with 4 readers' comments

Medina IOW parkrun Event #1 A Success

Medina IOW parkrun Event #1 A Success

A great turn-out and some fast times too

Monday, 9th May, 2011 3:35pm

By Jo Randall with one comment

Mark Earp Talks At Cafe Scientifique Tonight

Mark Earp Talks At Cafe Scientifique Tonight

Another fascinating talk at Cafe Scientifique

Monday, 9th May, 2011 3:05pm

By Rachael Brooks

Isle of Wight Hotels: The Royal Does Al Fresco Dining

Isle of Wight Hotels: The Royal Does Al Fresco Dining

When you see the sun is out, you can book these outdoor eaching treats with just two hours notice

Monday, 9th May, 2011 2:11pm

By Simon Perry

More New Titles At Ventnor Library

More New Titles At Ventnor Library

More new titles at Ventnor Library

Monday, 9th May, 2011 1:16pm

By Tess Jessop