Arts and Entertainment Red Hot Chili Peppers are headlining the Isle of Wight Festival 2014

The US rockers will join Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro at the top of the bill

Record poisonings from wild mushrooms

The number of people requiring medical treatment after eating poisonous fungi has risen dramatically this summer, prompting fears that many others will be taken ill during the remaining weeks of the wild mushroom season.

The Bees, Bush Hall, London

The Bees are back and the world is suddenly a better place. It's three years since the blessed Isle of Wight sextet came up with a new album, which might be the blink of an eye compared with the timescale on which a Blue Nile or a Kate Bush operates, but for fans of these free-spirited embracers of soul, jazz, and psychedelia it's been an anxious wait.

'New era' for America's Cup

The America's Cup is back on track. It may not be a track to everyone's liking but a "new era" was promised by the boss of the defending team, Russell Coutts, in his BMW-Oracle base in Valencia today.

First Night: Bestival, Isle of Wight

Teen spirits and ghost stories at Bestival's costume drama

Pedestrian dies in festival car accident

A man died today after being hit by a car outside a music festival.

Take a walk on the wild side of the Isle of Wight

Fly across the Solent by hovercraft to discover Seaview Wildlife Encounter, the island’s most beautiful wildlife park

The Isle of Wight: a treasure trove for the active traveller

With a wealth of impressive walking and cycling routes on offer

Two seriously injured in plane crash

A pilot and his passenger are seriously injured in hospital today after a light aircraft clipped a bungalow and crashed into the home's back garden.

Ainslie and Williams dominate in St. Moritz

While the scramble for the final place in the quarter final of the St. Moritz regatta in the World Match Race Tour went down to the wire, standing dominant at the top were the two British contenders, America's Cup skipper and triple gold medallist Ben Ainslie and former double world champion Ian Williams.

Bilateral cochlear implant is a UK first

The UK's first operation to fit a single cochlear implant to radically improve the hearing of a severely deaf woman took place today.

Irish sweep to victory in the Rolex Commodores’ Cup

In a gun to tape display of unstoppable power, the Irish swept to victory in the Rolex Commodores’ Cup, followed by Hong Kong and two French teams, leaving the best of the home sides in a humiliating fifth.

Emerald Isle team start well in the Commodores' Cup

The sun was smiling even more broadly than Irish eyes after a golden start by the Emerald Isle team in the Rolex Commodores' Cup.

Man 72, arrested over 'sexual act on the beach'

A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a woman on a popular holidaymakers' beach, police said today.

Boys 'thought dead parents were asleep'

Two young boys who were found in the same flat where the bodies of their mother and father were discovered thought their dead parents were asleep, it was reported today.

Bodies of married couple found

The bodies of a married couple were discovered at their seaside flat after neighbours were alerted by their two young sons. It is believed the mother had been strangled by her husband before he killed himself.

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