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How to have the perfect summer barbecue on the Isle of Wight

Grab your hot dogs and get your milk bottle legs out - summer's here. Is there anything nicer than chatting with friends, having a few drinks, and listening to the sound of tasty food sizzling away on the barbecue? Probably not. So here's a guide to the perfect food fest. Location, Location, Location You need to make sure you pick a good spot...

From the Isle of Wight to national radio presenter and supercar test driver. Christian tells his story

Christian Williams has the job most teens dream of – a supercar driving radio presenter who hangs out with celebrities like it's totally normal. Williams' career has seen him progress from student radio to local drive time and breakfast programmes, through to the national Capital FM Network and Virgin Radio UK... Perhaps something you wouldn't expect from a 'shy boy'...

The power of the #squad

Over the past eighteen months I’ve done the majority of my training solo. Not because that's what I prefer, but because I was on a programme that only I was doing. I used to train with a lovely jump group, but since starting skeleton I've had to work on my own more often, because we do different exercises and routines. I've...

SPORT: Violence mars first week of Euros, but who was truly to blame?

Enjoy Dan Spragg's weekly round up of the sporting world.   FOOTBALL: There's been no end of reports of the violent clashes in and around the city of Marseille as Euro 2016 got underway this week. A lot of the clashes came before, during and after England's Group B opener with Russia on Saturday night. So who was to blame? As you've probably...

Tasty tipples for Islanders to enjoy

Is there anything nicer than relaxing with a refreshing drink after a hard day at the office? Whether it's a mojito or a simple vodka and coke, there's something incredibly relaxing and rewarding about a well-earned drink. The Island was home to the late, famous cocktail creator, Dick Bradsell, who came up with gems such as the Vodka Espresso and the Bramble....

SPORT: Why was Ali so special?

“I am the greatest!” One week on and the world is still reeling from the loss of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who died last Friday in Phoenix, Arizona. The 74-year-old died of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes” according to his family. At the time of his death, Ali had been suffering from a respiratory illness – a condition that...

World champion tap dancer busks in Newport, Isle of Wight

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Passers-by may not have realised they were watching a world champion, but when 15-year-old Spencer Darlaston-Jones started tap dancing in St Thomas Square, Newport, they were in for a treat. Spencer, of East Cowes, won three gold medals for England at the tap world championships in Germany last year. But, today he swapped medals for coins, as he busked in front of shoppers. "I...

Welcome to my blog

Hi! I’m Kimberley. I’m training for the Winter Olympics in the sport skeleton, while running my own personal training and coaching service, KimFit. I was born and raised on the Isle of Wight; hailing from Binstead. I am 27 and currently live in Bath, which is where the GB Skeleton programme is based. I train full-time; that’s five days a...

Get into… Fashion writing

In our latest 'Get into...' career profile, we hear from Islander Hannah Rochell about her glamorous life as a fashion writer for InStyle magazine. Hannah Rochell, fashion features editor at InStyle magazine and founder of the blog enbrogue.com  What does an average day for you involve? There is no such thing as an average day for me! Often I am based in...

Get into…Motorsport commentating and journalism

In our next installment of 'Get into....', where we talk to Islanders with interesting jobs, we hear from Motorsport commentator and journalist, Adam Weller. Firstly, what is your job title? I work as a freelance Motorsport Commentator and Journalist, or the guy who yells at cars. I answer to either. What does an average day on the job involve? It can involve anything...