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‘Meat-eating’ sea lice blamed as paddle leaves Melbourne teen bloodied

An Australian teenager is recovering in hospital after he was left with blood streaming from his feet and ankles following a night-time paddle in the ocean. Sam Kanizay had waded waist-deep into the ocean at Brighton Beach, Melbourne, on Saturday evening and remained still in...

‘Faith Runner’ Samir Singh collapses 36km short of 10,000km goal

An ultra marathon runner who set himself the task of running 10,000km in 100 days in the scorching Mumbai heat has collapsed with exhaustion just 36km short of his goal. Samir Singh, dubbed "The Faith Runner", spent nearly three months running between Mumbai's slums and...

Family moves in with lions and monkeys after buying zoo in Wales

When Dean and Tracy Tweedy started making enquiries to buy a small petting zoo in Kent, little did they know they'd end up buying a working zoo in Wales - complete with lions, monkeys and a leopard. Keen to incorporate animal therapy with Tracy's job...

Chinese government sacks official for ‘casting spells’

China has sacked two officials for practising "superstitious activities", including casting spells with hopes of increasing promotion prospects. Members of the ruling Communist Party are forbidden from following any religion and the government punishes officials who practise what it regards as outdated folk beliefs.State media...

Brit tourists red-faced at inability to ‘speaka-da-lingo’

Almost half of British tourists overseas admit they are embarrassed that they cannot speak the language of the country they are visiting. The poll, which was commissioned by the British Council and surveyed 1,768 UK adults, found that 46% admit they have been embarrassed at...

Win £200 worth of Asda Vouchers

Win £200 worth of Asda Vouchers with Isle of Wight Radio Isle of Wight Radio has teamed up with Asda to celebrate the opening of their brand new store in Newport, on Monday 21st August at 10am, at St Georges Way, Newport. All you have to do...

WATCH: James Corden Carpool Karaoke With Usher

American singer and songwriter, Usher, is the latest star to appear in Carpool Karaoke. The R'n'B superstar joins James Corden as part of his American show – The Late Late Show. VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvCaGGMvsZ4

‘Doofy’ teenager loses car for three days – and parents find it after online appeal

An absent-minded teenager has been reunited with his car three days after forgetting where he had parked it. Gavin Strickland's vehicle was eventually found after his parents posted an online appeal for help in tracing the car of their "doofy son".The 19-year-old from Syracuse, New...

Can You Help Wildlife Expert Chris Packham Identify Sandown Feather?

Wildlife expert Chris Packham has asked a question of Isle of Wight Radio listeners and online readers today (Friday). While walking along Yaverland beach in Sandown today (Friday), the host of BBC's Springwatch, spotted a large feather. Chris - a supporter of the Isle of Wight...

Motorists delayed by 25 tons of melting Lion bars on A2 in Kent after lorry fire

Twenty-five tons of melting Lion chocolate bars sparked severe delays for motorists on Thursday morning. London-bound drivers on the A2 in Kent suffered long waits after a lorry carrying the cargo burst into flames near the junction for the Bluewater shopping centre.Three of the road's...

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