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Bestival and Isle of Wight Festival awards success

Bestival has been named as Best Major Festival in 2015 Credit: ITV Meridian

The Isle of Wight is well-known for its festivals, but now it's been officially recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Bestival has been named as best major festival at this year's UK Festival awards.

The Isle of Wight Festival has picked up Best Headliner and Best Family Festival accolades.

The Isle of Wight Festival has been named Best Headliner and Best Family Festival Credit: ITV Meridian

"Oh crikey, Bestival HQ is in a psychedelic hangover fug today as news sinks in of our win last night at the Festival Awards. To win Best Major Festival in 2015 is testament to our incredibly faithful Bestivalites who come back year in year out, but also the likes of Missy, the Chems and Duran Duran for lighting up the skies, and mostly our tirelessly devoted staff and crew who make it all come together. This awards for all you guys…my mantelpiece is full already!"

– Rob da Bank, co-founder of Bestival

Jason Donovan on tour: will there be a reunion with Kylie?

He's best known for starring in Neighbours - as well as an 80s pop career and lead roles in musicals like Joseph.

But Jason Donovan - who has a home in Oxfordshire - is now embarking on a nationwide series of concerts. His Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits tour will take him to Guildford, Brighton, Oxford and Southampton in the New Year.

He's been speaking to Lauren Hall - and told her that a reunion with Kylie Minogue MAY be on the cards.


Tributes to Elvis impersonator

Tributes are being paid to popular Elvis impersonator Melvyn Barney - known as Elvis Melvis. The 52 passed away suddenly earlier this month at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The singer from Reading was often seen performing solo - or with his band The All Shook Up Elvis Tribute band.

Chris Eubank and son are ready for fights of their lives!

While his father prepares to fight for food in the celebrity jungle, Chris Eubank Junior is getting ready for the fight of his life. Eubank Senior, who lives in Brighton, will have to deal with bugs and snakes. But for the younger Eubank, there's only one thing in his sights: the O2 arena a month today. Will Mott reports. Pictures from ITV Sport and Sky Sports.


Brucie is strictly flying around the floor after his recent fall

Sir Bruce Forsyth has spoken to ITV Meridian about the recent fall that left him in hospital.

The TV star was attending an event at Gatwick Airport with his wife to celebrate a new route to Puerto Rico - a country close to their hearts.

The 87-year-old entertainer told our transport correspondent Mike Pearse that he's recovering well despite his ordeal - and even entertained passengers with some of his famous moves.

Strictly Brucie! Nice to see you on the floor again...

Bruce and his wife Wilnelia take to the floor at Gatwick

Surrey resident Sir Bruce Forsyth at Gatwick today. He is making his first public appearance since he fell out of bed two weeks ago.

He told ITV News he had made "a full recovery "and would be appearing in Children in Need on Friday week.

His wife said the incident had left her worried but was relieved he was now back to normal.

The couple were at Gatwick to launch a new Norwegian airlines route to the Caribbean.

Process begins to replace Hexagon in Reading

The venue is to be replaced Credit: Reading Council

The process to build a new theatre to replace the Hexagon in Reading begins in earnest today.

Councillors have approved proposals to carry out a consultation, find a private partner to fund the project, and search for council land to house a venue. It would have more than 1,200 seats

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