Isle of Wight does the Mannequin Challenge. Send us yours

This story will be updated. Send us your clips via Facebook or The Mannequin Challenge has hit and we love it. The IW Shakespeare Company The drama group is currently rehearsing for The Country Wife. You can watch the show at Quay Arts, Newport, on December 8, 10 and 11. Go here for tickets: Hogshead Punters at the Hogshead in Newport produced this...

Is this the most poignant Mannequin Challenge yet?

Okay, okay, they are not from the Isle of Wight, but this is a message everybody can get on board with. Firefighters from Evesham used their Mannequin Challenge to highlight the dangers of using your mobile phone while driving. For less serious versions of the Mannequin Challenge from people across the Isle of Wight, click here.

Top effort by Ryde Academy students who took on the Mannequin Challenge. Can you do better?

IT'S a craze that has been sweeping the globe. Taking time out from hectic modern life, groups of people have taken on the Mannequin Challenge, by fixing themselves on the spot and posing mid-action. Year 11s in Ryde Academy have made this solid entry. But can it be beaten? Get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail ( to send us...

AlexsLens video: Capturing a day on the Solent

Videographer Alex Warren, known online as AlexsLens, captured a sunny day on the Solent in his signature cinematic style.  The 18-year-old Islander was invited aboard the Salamander yacht during the Americas Cup. Here's what he had to say... > How did you become involved with this project? I was contacted by Salamander Sailing Adventures to see if I would like to come aboard...

Gary Lineker was on the Isle of Wight yesterday, but why?

ENGLAND footballing legend Gary Lineker was on the Isle of Wight yesterday (Thursday). The former Leicester City striker and current presenter of BBC's Match of the Day was at Medina College. The man, known to some as the face of Walkers crisps, was there to officially open the school's new library and inspire the students to read. Mr Lineker told students that...

AlexsLens video and interview: Hustle

Once again Alex Warren, known online as AlexsLens, has impressed his 13,500 Youtube followers with his unique cinematic style. His latest video, Hustle, was created in partnership with a clothing company called MyClo and shows off the Island's beauty. Here's what the 18-year-old had to say about it...     What can you tell us about the latest video? My latest video, titled...

Check out some awesome footage of Bestival from the sky

Check out this awesome footage by Andrew Nordbruch. He filmed it using a DJI Phantom 4 drone. If you haven't been to check out our Bestival gallery, you can see it here.

Bestival must-sees: Fatboy Slim

So how psyched are we for Fatboy Slim? The iconic DJ has accrued ten MTV Video Awards and two Brit Awards during an illustrious career. Check out the interview he gave to Bestival with curator Rob da Bank ahead of his headline performance on the Spaceport stage. His set starts at 10.30pm and runs through to 12.30am on Sunday.

Is this song the best response to claims the Isle of Wight is an inbred, white ghetto?

If you haven't heard by now, it must be because the internet is slow in the ghetto. Ofsted's chairman David Hoare has said the Isle of Wight is a white ghetto - with inbreeding problems. He later apologised for any offence he caused. Full story here. Yoppul featured some of the reaction on twitter earlier (click here), but now this parody of...

Shocking video shows what happens if you fall into cold water after a few drinks

TAKING a nice dip in the water on a warm evening could sound like a good idea after a night out this summer - but be careful! The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has released this horrifying video warning people of the dangers. Plunging into the water could be the last thing you ever do. British waters are on average 11 degrees celsius...