Warriors on the warpath!

It promises to be an exciting season for Wightlink Warriors and their fans as speedway returns to Smallbrook Stadium this April.
Barry Bishop and Martin Widman, co-promoters of the Warriors, have ambitious plans to transform Smallbrook into the Island’s leading sports complex, as well as making Thursdays a speedway fun night out for all the family.
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New Island High Sheriff

As a 6ft 7in former rugby player, Ben Rouse admits he had to get used to standing out in the crowd. That is one reason why he is unlikely to be fazed when he carries out his duties as the new High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, wearing the full regalia – tights, frills and all!

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Ryde Academy Is On The Up

Ryde Academy has made huge strides since the appointment of its Principal Joy Ballard in September 2015. This progress was recently confirmed by a successful Ofsted inspection where Ryde Academy was rated as ‘Good’ following years of ‘Requiring Improvement’.

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Millie O'Conner Island Story

Spotlight falls on Millie O’Connell…

A BEACON SPECIAL INTERVIEW

After graduating from the world- renowned Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, Millie, from Shanklin, not only won a place in the ensemble of ‘42nd Street’ in a top Paris theatre, but was also given the role of understudy to leading lady Peggy Sawyer

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