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Sports men and women from across the Isle of Wight will line up to take part in the opening ceremony of the Island Games tonight. The celebration, marking the start of the event, will begin at around 6pm UK time and will welcome 23 islands or island groups from around the world.The Isle of Wight's team arrived in Gotland in Sweden yesterday (Thursday) and have taken...
Two members of Ryde Inshore Rescue got engaged yesterday (Friday), in the middle of the Solent. Volunteer Michael Singer knew his girlfriend Dominique Singleton would be on board Wightlink's 5pm sailing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and persuaded fellow crew members to join him on their rescue boat.They intercepted the ferry's path and, just as Dominique made her way up to the bridge...
Isle of Wight teenage sailor Natasha Lambert is among those featured on a BBC documentary about the development of sports technology, ahead of her latest big challenge. The pioneering 19-year-old has cerebral palsy.In July Natasha plans to sail along the Irish coast, from Belfast to Dublin. As part of the challenge she will also climb in the Wicklow mountains.Natasha is...
The Prime Minister has hailed the role of UK troops in dealing with terrorism at home and abroad ahead of joining military personnel in Liverpool later to mark Armed Forces Day.Theresa May will be joined in the city by the Earl of Wessex, representing the Queen, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.The ninth annual Armed Forces Day will see...