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Monks to resurrect ‘lost’ beer from 12th century – it’s 10.8%

Monks at an abbey in Belgium will be brewing beer again after a 200-year break. The Grimbergen Abbey was ransacked and the brewery smashed in 1795 by French troops and the monks stopped brewing their...

Infected blood scandal: Former prime minister John Major ‘must answer to inquiry’

Former prime minister Sir John Major should be called to give evidence to the infected blood inquiry about what he knew of the scandal, victims and families of those affected have told Sky News. Up...

Police ‘Time Waster’ Arrested In Sandown

A Sandown man has been arrested for wasting police time. Officers were called at 9:15pm on Friday (17) to reports of a man with a weapon on Leed Street in Sandown. Specialist officers carried out enquiries...

New Isle of Wight Youth Council And Youth MP Elected

The Isle of Wight has a new youth council, of 18 young people aged between 11 and 18, and a new youth MP. The Isle of Wight Youth Council sits once a month and is...

Macmillan Cancer Named As Isle Of Wight Festival Charity Partner

Macmillan Cancer Support has been announced as the Isle of Wight Festival’s new charity partner for 2019. Music-lovers will be able to enjoy headline performances from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Fatboy Slim and Biffy Clyro, while...

Isle Of Wight Puppy Owners Sought For Dogs Trust Study

Could your four-legged friend help a ‘landmark’ study? Dogs Trust is seeking Isle of Wight pooches. The UK’s largest dog welfare charity is looking for Isle of Wight puppy owners to take part in...

Cowes Floating Bridge Out Of Service

The Cowes - East Cowes Floating Bridge will be out of action today (Tuesday). As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, the chain ferry is being removed from service as 'further repairs' are needed. Work on...

Smell Of Fumes Leads To Fire Service Call Out To St Mary’s Hospital

Firefighters were called to investigate a smell of fumes at St Mary's Hospital this morning (Tuesday). Some patients were temporarily evacuated from the hospital. The fire service confirmed there was no fire and crews have been...

Snap Fitness Confirms New 24-Hour Gym Coming To The Isle Of Wight

A new '24-hours a day, seven days a week' gym is coming to the Isle of Wight - it has been confirmed. As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, Snap Fitness was looking to...

Isle Of Wight’s Rapanui Scoops Queen’s Award For Innovation For Its Teemill Brand

Island-based eco-clothing company, Rapanui, has scooped a Queen's Award for Innovation. It's Teemill part of the the business - which allows users to design and sell their own clothing brands - has been recognised for...