Burning tyres in Brighstone - visible from across the Isle of Wight. Picture on Twitter by @iwightradio.
A large plume of smoke is hanging over the Military Road area on the Isle of Wight. A large pile of tyres has caught fire.
Pupils desperate to save their school on the Isle of Wight have been lobbying politicians - including the Prime Minister. And late in the day it looks like their campaign is set to win a reprieve for Carisbrooke College in Newport. Christine Alsford reports.
The JP Morgan Round the Island race saw a dramatic rescue today as one sailor was airlifted to hospital after she was knocked unconscious. Sally Simmonds reports on the day's action.
A sailor has been airlifted to hospital after they were knocked unconscious on the Round the Island race on the Isle of Wight.
They were unconscious for a long period of time with head injuries and an air ambulance flew them to Southampton General Hospital.
In a statement the Skipper Tony Newburry, of Ragtime II said:
"A head injury was sustained on Ragtime II. The casualty became unconscious and was transferred to Southampton General Hospital by helicopter. The casualty is now conscious and understood to be responding well to treatment."
Missy Elliott is to headline at the Summer of Love during Bestival on the Isle of Wight in September.
She is coming to Robin Hill for her first UK show in nine years, and will be the Sunday night headliner.
The Get Ur Freak On star hails from Portsmouth, Virginia and has five Grammy awards, along with one double platinum and four platinum albums.
Shecan't wait to see all her fans in England.
"We are gonna have a blast together," she said.
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A young girl has been rescued after reports of several young people in the River Medina - possibly trying to reach the Isle of Wight Festival site.
Solent Coastguard was alerted along with Cowes RNLI and the police launch.
One of the swimmers, a girl, was rescued by a yacht and taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital.
Using their powerful searchlights, the lifeboat and police launch began a thorough search of the water from Island Harbour to the Table Table pub/restaurant for what appeared to be three youths.
Eventually the search was called off without any sign of the other young people.
The glorious weather we've been experiencing turned to rain in many places today so it can only mean one thing - the festival season has begun!
Yes thousands of people on the Isle of Wight swapped their flip-flops for wellies in preparation to see headlines acts such as Blur, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol and The Prodigy.
Divya Kohli has been among the festival goers and met one visitor of a very different kind...