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Recipes

RECIPE: Fresh Pizza For The Family

With the kids still at home for the foreseeable future, it’s the perfect time to get the whole family involved in the kitchen with...

RECIPE: Lemon Fairy Cakes

These pretty cupcakes have a delicate lemon flavoured sponge with strawberry buttercream icing. They’re ideal for the kids to enjoy at home while the...

RECIPE: Orange Churros With Hot Chocolate

Neither churros, nor hot chocolate actually need each other as both are pretty wonderful in their own right. However, the combination of the two is...

John Hannam Meets

John ‘Boycie’ Challis chats to Beacon Magazine’s John Hannam

On a cold January day I headed for Ludlow to meet up with Boycie, that notorious second-hand car dealer from Only Fools and Horses. I...

Sir Ian McKellen: An Interview with John Hannam

There are some years you just never want to end. In my case, it was 2019. I became the grandfather of twin boys, was...

Marti Pellow: An Interview with John Hannam

Back on Sunday, February 17th 1991, I had the thrill of having the Beverley Sisters live on IW Radio's John Hannam Meets. At the...

Features

Share a story at the IW Story Festival

Riverside Centre, Newport Quay 21st–22nd February 10.30am-4pm Stories are all around us; not just in books and poems and plays and songs, but also in the...

Our Isle of Wight: The Documentary

Filmmaker Bill Bristow has teamed up with a wealth of local talent to produce a documentary about the incredible history of the Isle of...

Carnival Island: The Story of the New Carnival Company

The Isle of Wight has one of the oldest carnival traditions in the UK. Ryde Carnival began in 1888, and chances are you’ve seen...

Home and Gardens

Seed sowing season begins

Garden centres are gearing up for the great seed-sowing season, but there are so many different types of seeds to choose from. What to...

Your Guide to Maximising Your Sale

Steaming coffee and the aroma of freshly baked bread does not guarantee a sale, considering that the majority of buyers will view several properties,...

Caring for houseplants

Were you gifted a houseplant at Christmas? Wondering what to do with it now? Hippeastrum (amaryllis) are extraordinary plants. Their huge bulbs can develop flowering...

Emily Drake-Knight

Ladies & Gentlewoman. Can I be a domestic goddess and a...

Growing up as the middle daughter between two sons, I always felt more comfortable in the company of boys, holding my own in 'playfight'...

New Year’s Resolutions: Failing never felt so good. By Emily Drake-Knight

I promised I wouldn’t do a piece on resolutions in January, because let’s face it, nobody needs to be made to feel worse by...

Dreaming of a quiet Christmas? By Emily Drake-Knight

For me Christmas is all about family. But when family sprawls across multiple generations and at least four different households — who would all...

Competitions

Pet of the Month Competition

We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our new Pet of the Month competition. We've received pictures of pets in every shape...

The Beacon is an Isle of Wight award-winning magazine, hand-delivered to both homes and businesses every month and regularly read by over 100,000 readers. It is the only Island publication that has the ability to target four geographic areas, allowing advertisers to directly engage with selected markets. Our four Beacons include an East Wight edition, Central and North, South Wight and West Wight. Call us on 01983 522123 or email us at: [email protected]



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