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BMX Boys Have A Lot Of Fun: This Saturday in Ryde

BMX Boys Have A Lot Of Fun: This Saturday in Ryde

A display of BMX skills - as well as lots of info on how to use your bike safely.

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 3:02pm

By Simon Perry

Live In Ryde? Old And Grumpy? Do Something About It!

Live In Ryde?  Old And Grumpy?  Do Something About It!

Join the Ryde Older Voices to share your views on what needs to happen in Ryde.

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 12:54pm

By Brian Harris

Richard Priest Collects OBE From Queen

Richard Priest Collects OBE From Queen

Richard Priest collects his OBE from The Queen

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Riverside Budget Limbo: Councillors Call For Action

Riverside Budget Limbo: Councillors Call For Action

Not a single Conservative councillor turned up to the Riverside stakeholders meeting last week.

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 11:22am

By Alex Varley-Winter with 33 readers' comments

Bestival 2010: Jonsi (Sigur Ros) and Heaven 17

Bestival 2010: Jonsi (Sigur Ros) and Heaven 17

More acts announced today for the 2010 Bestival. Joining the already bumper list of music talent will be Jonsi from Icelandic post-rock giants Sigur Ros. He’s described as one of the most inventive and evocative artists

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Newport Parish Council Questions Use of Sirens in Built up Areas

Newport Parish Council Questions Use of Sirens in Built up Areas

After a concerns of use of emergency sirens, Newport Parish Council speak to the services to dig out some information.

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 10:23am

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

What Would You Like At Ryde Regatta?

What Would You Like At Ryde Regatta?

Get involved with Ryde Regatta and let the steering committee know how you think it could be improved.

Wednesday, 17th March, 2010 8:42am

By Brian Harris with 6 readers' comments

FastCat Interruptions Tonight

Two cancelled, another added.

Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 6:01pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Call for Town Meeting in Ventnor

Call for Town Meeting in Ventnor

Six people call for a Town Meeting.

Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 5:49pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Island Car Free Scheme Says “Get Involved” (podcast)

Island Car Free Scheme Says “Get Involved” (podcast)

Remember that we gave you the heads up about the Car Free Scheme launching on the Isle of Wight? Well, this morning it happened at The Mission in Chale and the scheme is something for

Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 5:48pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Minghella Film Festival: Gioia Minghella (podcast)

Minghella Film Festival: Gioia Minghella (podcast)

At the end of the Minghella Film Festival we caught up with Gioia Minghella, the founder of the Minghella Film festival. Gioia told VB how thrilled she was that the festival was once again, a

Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 2:45pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Get Your Team Together for It’s a Knockout 2010

Get Your Team Together for It’s a Knockout 2010

Get a team together for It's a Knockout

Tuesday, 16th March, 2010 1:42pm

By Rachael Brooks