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2013-06-11 08:29:46

LONDON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever at the Isle of Wight Festival, River Island are giving festival-goers the chance to perform like a headlining act at our very own 'singINstyle' tent. How does it work? Choose your favourite karaoke song and head backstage to get dressed up in the latest River Island gear including a range of women's crop tops [http://www.riverisland.com/women/tops/crop-tops--bralets--bandeau-tops ], coats, dresses and...

2013-06-10 23:03:59

Based in Birmingham, UK, recent BEAT100 Ultimate Musician winners, XOVA, represent the “sound of 2013” with their modern blend of reggae vibes combined with pop, rock, ska, metal, dubstep, blues, Motown, and folk. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Based in Birmingham, UK, recent BEAT100 Ultimate Musician winners, XOVA, represent the “sound of 2013” with their modern blend of reggae vibes combined with pop, rock, ska, metal, dubstep, blues, Motown, and folk. “We are a...

Dinosaur Island Yields Another Specimen: Wessie The Micro-Monster
2013-05-30 04:27:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered a miniature species of amphibian that lived alongside dinosaurs — a creature which they claim fills a gap in the evolutionary history of a now-extinct group of creatures known as the albanerpetontids. According to BBC News, the newly-identified Wesserpeton was approximately the size of a small newt and lived roughly 130 million years ago. While there is no...

2012-08-20 22:20:25

SANDOWN, Isle of Wight, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic TV Weatherman Michael Fish has teamed up with Rapanui Clothing [http://www.rapanuiclothing.com/index.php?mob ] and completed a BASE jump to raise awareness of climate change. 68yr old Michael Fish made the freefall jump [http://youtu.be/7h-Y8NazBCI ], landing by parachute, after training with experienced urban BASE jumpers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120821/554772 ) Michael Fish...

2012-04-05 06:22:04

AMSTERDAM, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the Isle of Wight's largest solar power plants near Newport is completed. The Isle of Wight, located off the southern coast of Britain, has few conventional power plants and also receives its electricity from the main land. So the new solar power plant will make a valuable contribution in supplying the electricity grid on the island. The ground mount installation with an output of 1.6 MWp consists of 80 strings with 88 solar...

2011-09-26 07:35:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie of Centennial, Colorado, has partnered with HIOWAA in the UK to assist with National Bag a Bra Day. Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie, CO, is the drop-off point for gently worn bras from donors. The bras are then shipped over to the UK for delivery to West Africa. Alicia Vargo, the founder of Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie, says it's her mission to ensure all women worldwide - no matter their background - have...

2011-06-09 09:51:00

LAUREL, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Virginia, Verizon Wireless has completed work that increases the 3G data handling capacity of its network in Isle of Wight County. Expanded 3G data capacity in Isle of Wight County lets more customers using tablets, laptops or smartphones instantly download the latest apps, music, videos or 3D games; rapidly browse the Web to keep up with news, sports, stock...

2011-04-28 09:09:00

NEWBURY, England, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival will become the first festivals in the world to be broadcast live in 3D this summer, as Sky reveals its plans to become the single biggest broadcast partner of music festivals. In addition to Isle of Wight and Bestival, Sky Arts will also broadcast exclusive coverage of 10 more of the UK's most popular and diverse music festivals on Sky's TV channel Sky Arts. In becoming the leading broadcast...

2011-03-08 08:27:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Vestas Wind Systems AS at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=cb44aac5-bb65-4a94-ad1e-5b3435e1d2a0 The Sailrocket team launches its second-generation speed sailing boat from the Isle of Wight on 8 March, 2011. Vestas Sailrocket 2 is designed to be significantly faster than its predecessor, with the ultimate aim of breaking the 'Outright World Speed Sailing Record'. During the last 15 months, the...

2010-12-20 00:00:38

Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group has reacted enthusiastically to the news that the nation's economic recovery. (PRWeb UK) December 19, 2010 Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group has reacted enthusiastically to the news that the nation's economic recovery is likely to be reflected in the establishment of a large new supermarket on the Isle of Wight. If its planning permission is granted and building approved, Asda will construct a 45,000 square foot outlet in Newport,...