Mary: Queen of the skies

As the smartly dressed lady sitting in a Sandown Airport kiosk, handing out tickets for pleasure flights over the Isle of Wight, very few of Mary Ellis’s customers could possibly have imagined the amazing tales of heroism that have been a major part of her incredible life.
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The Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Awards 2017

This month the Beacon dedicates its popular ‘Island Story’ feature to a very special group of people who live here. This is a story about bravery, courage, kindness and dedication – and it centres on some of the many young people on the Island who have faced adversity, and somehow managed to come through it with a smile on their faces.

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It’s fun to stay at the YMCA!

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.
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Old Gaffers Festival Back!

The Old Gaffers Festival makes a welcome return to the Isle of Wight entertainment calendar this year. After its absence in 2016 due to a lack of financial support, the Gaffers will take place in Yarmouth on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, with organisers having worked overtime to make it bigger and better than ever.
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