HUNDREDS of people took part in the West Wight Triathlon this year, with many of them raising money for charity. Paul Topping and ‘team IW Radio’ also took part to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The endurance event took place at West Wight Sports Centre.
The £6m state of the art Haylands Primary School in Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been officially opened and is now being used by pupils. Construction on the school began in September 2011 and was finished on time and on budget.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles MP visited the Isle of Wight on 26 September 2012. During the visit he met with senior managers and politicians at Isle of Wight Council, and also toured the new Cowes Enterprise College. Interview carried out by Lucy Morgan from IW Radio
The Brambles mid-Solent cricket match between the Island Sailing Club and Royal Southern Yacht Club makes it over the pond to the WSJ.
SATURDAY 23rd June – SPIRITS continue to ride high at the IW Festival site as the second day of music shows no sign of slowing. Acts including Madness and Jessie J delighted the crowds despite deep mud in the camping areas…
Chinese year of the Dragon was celebrated in style with a traditional Chinese lion dance at both Freshwater and Newport Hong Kong Express. Manager Michael Hang, and martial arts instructor Simon Lailey spoke to Joe Briscoe about the performance, it’s meaning, and the importance of recognising different cultures.
TO celebrate the annual Farmhouse Breakfast week, an event was held in Freshwater yesterday (Saturday) to encourage people to buy locally produced food and raise the profile of Island farmers. Chairwoman of the Isle of Wight NFU, Caroline Knox, and High Sheriff Susie Sheldon were present to support the event.
NORMAN Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport came to the Isle of Wight on Wednesday to officially launch the FYT bus – a community service run by volunteers. Report by Joe Briscoe, filmed January 25, 2012.