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

Neighbours in shock after couple found dead

Neighbours spoke of their shock today after the bodies of a married couple were discovered in their flat.

1 in 4 Blue Flag beaches 'should lose status'

More than a quarter of Britain's top-rated beaches should be stripped of their Blue Flag status, campaigners said today.

Oracle beats Origin in 1851 Cup at Cowes

As the British again came second to the Americans, this time re-enacting the 1851 race around the Isle of Wight, the bosses of the two rivals, Sir Keith Mills for Team Origin and Sir Russell Coutts for BMW Oracle grabbed chance to soothe the irritation under the surface of the America’s Cup.

Defence spending review announcement brought forward

A decision on where the axe will fall on the armed forces has been brought forward, the defence secretary said today.

Tips and deals of the week: 01/08/2010

Half price Isle of Wight

Red Funnel is offering 50 per cent off day-return tickets to the Isle of Wight. Adults now pay £6.30, children £3.15, and concessions £4.25.

Go to redfunnel.co.uk

Winning the America's Cup will be such a boon for Mills

Bringing the elusive Auld Mug back to Britain – that is Sir Keith's business

Jaguar goes head to head with BMW in Cowes

Jaguar goes head to head with BMW, the Extreme 40 screamers stage the second in their European tour, an international line-up of Open 60s will contest a round the Isle of Wight sprint, and nearly 900 boats in 26 classes will race the Solent's tricky waters ever day.

Tips and deals of the week: 11/07/2010

Isle of Wight for a fiver

Wightlink is releasing 10,000 £5 day return tickets from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head on the Isle of Wight, bookable online from 1 August.

Go to wightlink.co.uk

Village People: Spookily inefficient

The farcical tales we have been reading recently about Russian spies are a reminder that the spooks are always with us.

Woman cleared of sex abuse charges

A jury has found a woman not guilty of seven charges of sexual activity with teenage girls but failed to reach verdicts on 10 further counts.

Beleaguered BP chief pulls out of conference

Environmental protesters disrupted an oil industry conference today but failed in their efforts to ambush BP's under-fire chief executive Tony Hayward.

Stay the night: Niton Barns, Isle of Wight

Lisa Markwell discovers the cool side of the Isle of Wight at a new holiday complex

Fresh squall for BP as the boss goes yachting

White House furious after Tony Hayward is seen relaxing on Isle of Wight, while oil giant's business partner threatens legal action

Nordic Bear heading for overall winner's Gold Roman Bowl

Brian Appleyard’s Folboat, Nordic Bear, was heading for the overall winner’s Gold Roman Bowl out of 1,754 entries in the annual 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight.

Daring escape foiled by jail staff who read between the lines

When Brian Lawrence, a convicted murderer, wrote the words "more heat, less light" in one of his letters from the Isle of Wight's Parkhurst prison, he must have hoped warders monitoring his mail would put his reference down to his former career as a science teacher.

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