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Queues on roads and ferries as thousands head to Bestival

An estimated 55,000 music fans are heading to the Isle of Wight today, for this year's Bestival festival.

Bestival queues Credit: Paul Britton

There are queues for the ferries and, once on the island, queues for the Bestival buses.

The music event runs from today until Sunday and acts include Duran Duran, The Chemical Brothers, Missy Elliott, and many more big names.

The initial Bestival attracted 10,000 people, growing to 55,000 in 2010.

Rare dinosaur skeleton to go under the hammer

A model of an Allosaurus in the Natural History Museum in Muenster, Germany Credit: PA

A rare juvenile dinosaur skeleton is going under the hammer in Sussex. The Allosaurus is the first predatory dinosaur skeleton and the first relatively complete juvenile Allosaurus skeleton to be sold in the UK.

In 2013 Summers Place Auction in Billingshurst sold a diplodocus skeleton for £400,000. The Allosaurus is expected to fetch up to half a million pounds.

The Allosaurus lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic Period. It was one of the largest predatory dinosaurs of the time sometimes reaching 8 metres (28 ft) in length. Although exceeded in size by its famous relative Tyrannosaurus Rex (a species that lived some 80 million years later), it was an awesome predator.

Rugby fans: Time to get ITV's World Cup App!

ITV's Rugby World Cup app is now live. It's free – and available for Apple, Android phones and tablets from their respective app stores.

The app features the latest news and will include highlights of every match, plus statistics, facts and figures. There's also a fun swipe kicking game.

Rugby World Cup 2015 Credit: ITV Meridian
ITV's World Cup App Credit: ITV Meridian

There's a live mode too, which we'll activate during live match broadcasts - you will be able to vote on Television Match Official (TMO) calls and other crucial moments, in real time, and the kicking game will also appear live, giving users the chance to kick from the same position on the pitch as the real pens/conversions are taken.

Of course we'd really appreciate it if you'd download it, spread the word, and give us any feedback you have.

ITV's World Cup App Credit: ITV Meridian

By the way, if you want to watch live RWC games simulcast on your phone or tablet, you can do so via the ITV Player app – our app has been created as a second-screen product to complement our coverage.

Go to your App store - and search for itv rugby world cup 2015!


Name change for Reading's Madejski Stadium?

There has been a mixed reaction from fans to reports that Reading Football Club's Madejski Stadium could be renamed.

An aerial view of the Madejski Stadium in Reading

One of the Thai owners has said she is in talks with several companies to bring in more sponsorship money. The club says there are no immediate plans to change the name which has been in place in since 1998 in tribute to the co-chairman, Sir John Madejski.

Here's what some people in Reading said when we asked for their opinions.

Sir John Madejski, Reading FC co-chairman

eBay 20th anniversary - South's unusual items & bids

Buying and selling over the internet has become the norm and there are lots of sites you can use, eBid webstore and of course the most famous eBay.

Well eBay is 20 years old today and you can pretty much buy everything on it. Over the years we have reported on some of the more unusual things that have gone on sale - as Sally Simmonds reports.

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