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13 Oct 2012 by | 10 Comments
Mars Rover

On 6th August 2012 the NASA explorer vehicle Curiosity touched down on the surface of Mars, its mission; to analyse the surface of the planet, look for water and study the Martian climate. Yesterday it was revealed the vital role the Isle of Wight played in the venture. Planning for the ...

21 Sep 2012 by | One Comment
Portaloos

The Candy Press can reveal that there is intense disquiet within County Hall at the level of toilet facilities provided at some of the festivals and events which have taken place on the island this summer. For instance, at both The Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival there were hundreds ...

19 Sep 2012 by | 11 Comments
Sandown Apartments

Owners of the Islands longest-running nightclub – Captain Snots, have today confirmed that it is going to close along with the next-door pub, the Pissed Pirate. Dwain Hills, whose family own the site, says they have struggled to keep the once popular venue open for a number of years as the number ...

16 Sep 2012 by | 9 Comments
Kite Flying

The organisers of yesterdays successful Kite Festival on Bembridge Down have blamed freak weather for ruining their day. “We had planned to stay in bed drinking green tea, and eating falafel”, said Jonny ‘Two Strings’ Smith, “but when we saw the weather forecast we knew we had to get out of ...