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Two Injured in Sandown Microlight Flip

The BBC are reporting news of a microlight that flipped over on the runway at Sandown Airport yesterday lunchtime. It’s thought that the two people on the aircraft escaped with minor injuries, both being taken

Sunday, 20th December, 2009 9:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

FastCat Disruption Today and Tomorrow

Disruption to services on FastCat services

Sunday, 20th December, 2009 9:31am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

VB Flickr Group Picture of the Week

VB Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Oblivion Head does it again and wins our pic of the week.

Friday, 18th December, 2009 5:59pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bah Humbug: Parking Charges Continue Through Holidays

Bah Humbug: Parking Charges Continue Through Holidays

Parking charges over the festive period? Bah Humbug!

Friday, 18th December, 2009 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Ventnor Rex Restaurant Gives Generously To St Catherine’s

Ventnor Rex Restaurant Gives Generously To St Catherine’s

Three cheers for the Rex Bar and Restaurant in Ventnor who this morning donated a whopping £850 to St Catherine’s in Ventnor. Staff at the restaurant have been squirreling away their tips over the last

Friday, 18th December, 2009 3:15pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Don’t Miss TwitPanto: Robin Hood, Men In Twights

Don’t Miss TwitPanto: Robin Hood, Men In Twights

If you’re a fan of the social media network, Twitter, then you might be interested in watching, or for that matter, taking part in the hilarious TwitPanto being performed this afternoon. If you’re scratching your

Friday, 18th December, 2009 2:23pm

By Sally Perry

VB Pick Of What’s On This Weekend+ (podcast)

VB Pick Of What’s On This Weekend+ (podcast)

If you’re looking for something to do over the next week, then the site to visit is Events On The Wight where you’ll find all manner of events taking place on the Isle of

Friday, 18th December, 2009 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Further Cancellations for FastCat Today

Yet more cancellations fro WightLink

Friday, 18th December, 2009 11:53am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Weather Page Upgraded

Isle of Wight Weather Page Upgraded

Upgrades should provide more data to help you guess what the weather might do.

Friday, 18th December, 2009 10:24am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Disruption to Wightlink Crossings Today

Due to the 'operational requirements', WightLink advise of some changes today to their Portsmouth Fishbourne/Ryde services.

Friday, 18th December, 2009 9:29am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Santa Missing From Nokia White Christmas (updated)

Santa Missing From Nokia White Christmas (updated)

All of the hoopla around the Nokia White Christmas didn't deliver for all.

Friday, 18th December, 2009 7:10am

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Pro-Wind Turbine Island Group Has Over 3,750 Members

Pro-Wind Turbine Island Group Has Over 3,750 Members

Facebook's pro-turbine group is growing

Thursday, 17th December, 2009 2:08pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments