Ten years for death crash motorist

A driver who crashed into a car, killing a 10-year-old girl after spending the day drinking and smoking cannabis, was jailed for 10 years.

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Dark skies at night

Although it's not been the best of weather for stargazing just lately, that's not dampened the enthusiasm of a group of astronomers on the Isle of Wight.

The Island is one of the best places in the South for observing the night sky and now a campaign has been launched seeking international recognition. Dave Russell reports..


Shake it like a polaroid picture! OutKast head to Bestival

OutKast will be one of the headlining acts this year at Bestival Credit: Bestival

OutKast have been announced as one of the headlining acts at this years Bestival.

Andre 3000 and Big Boi have reformed to play at the event on the Isle of Wight from 4th-7th September 2014.

The theme for this years festival is also Desert Island Disco.

Three more headliners at the event will be released soon.

To get into the mood and 'shake it like a polaroid picture', click here!

For any more information on Bestival, including tickets, click here.


Four in court over yachtsman murder

Four men charged with the murder of British yachtsman Roger Pratt in the Caribbean have appeared in court.

Retired engineer Mr Pratt, 62, was killed and his wife Margaret, 60, was injured after armed men climbed aboard their boat, moored off the south coast of St Lucia, and attacked them.

The four young men covered their faces as they entered the courtroom yesterday, when they faced charges of murdering Mr Pratt on January 17. They are also charged with robbery offences.

The four men, who are all from St Lucia, did not speak or enter any pleas during the hearing, the Associated Press reported. They were told they will appear at court again on February 4.

Friend: 'Yacht attack a tragic end to lifetime adventure'

A former colleague and personal friend of Margaret Pratt who was injured when her husband killed on board their yacht in St Lucia, has said the incident is a tragic end to what should have been a lifetime adventure for the couple.

Danny Fisher - Chair of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said that Margaret, who was the former Director of Finance for the trust, had done a lot for the organisation a period of change. She had joined the company in 2006. He said they were a 'great couple' who loved sailing.

Mrs Pratt is being treated for her injuries in the Caribbean. Three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

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