Essex girl Alison Moyet admits she can hardly wait to perform at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. Alison, a highly successful singer-songwriter since the late 1970s, will be making a welcome IW Festival return in the Big Top on the Friday evening of the four-day music extravaganza at Seaclose Park, Newport.
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.
Ventnor Botanic Garden has a rich heritage of health and wellbeing stretching back to 1869. The Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest once stood on the site where patients came to be treated and recuperate in outside garden wards away from smog filled London.