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!
The YMCA – Young Men’s Christian Association – has come a long way since it was founded in 1844 by Sir George Williams, a worker in the London drapery trade, who was concerned about the welfare of his fellow workers, so he started a prayer and bible study group.
Many of us know a young Island person who deserves some recognition for their hard work or bravery.
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.