10:31 am, Sat 01 Jun 2013 Andrew 'Bart' Simpson funeral
Ainslie and crew pay tribute to Simpson with record
Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew have paid further tribute to close friend Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a day after attending his funeral, as they set a new record in a race around the Isle of Wight.
Sir Ben Ainslie (second left) and crew celebrate victory in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.
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The group wore black armbands and a ribbon motif with Simpson's name on their back during the Round The Island Race.
The crew broke out the champagne after smashing the race record by 16 minutes.
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Simpson, a double Olympic medal winning sailor, tragically died when his Artemis America's Cup catamaran capsized and broke up in a training accident in San Francisco.
The race was the first time Sir Ben had raced on home waters since he claimed his fourth Olympic gold in Weymouth last year.
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4:40 pm, Fri 16 Nov 2012 PCC record-low turnout inquiry
Independent defeats ex-minister to win Hampshire PCC vote
Simon Hayes has defeated former Conservative minister Michael Mates to become Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
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8:21 pm, Sun 28 Oct 2012
Mystery yachtsman search called off
Hany Nabil Mustapha.
A massive air, land and sea search for the skipper of a yacht found beached with its engine still on but with no one on board has been called off.
No sign of the man, named by police as 46-year-old Hany Nabil Mustapha, has been found.
A member of the public found his boat, called Brigand, ashore with one of its sails up near Brighstone on the Isle of Wight.
Mr Mustapha, from Kingston-upon-Thames, bought the yacht in a private sale on Saturday morning and sailed from Poole Yacht Club in Dorset, where it was moored, at 10.05am that day.
Dorset Police said that Mr Mustapha told the yacht club that he wanted to go over to Hayling Island, near Portsmouth.
7:10 am, Wed 25 Jul 2012
Queen to end Diamond Jubilee tour in the Isle of Wight
Members of the public have started gathering in the Isle of Wight to watch the The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh end their regional Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.
The Queen meets crowds during her Diamond Jubilee tour
The royal party will arrive in Cowes aboard the ship Leander through a parade of sail featuring a series of superyachts before being greeted with a 21-gun salute.
People gather to see the Queen in the Isle of Wight
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4:40 pm, Sat 21 Jul 2012 Boy dies in propellor tragedy
Dorset to Isle of Wight trip ends in tragedy
The privately-owned boat was travelling from Dorset to the Isle of Wight
It had four people from Surrey on board when the incident happened
They were the 14-year-old boy, who later died, and his father, a man aged in his 50s, who was the driver and owner of the boat
Two other boys, both aged 14, were school friends of the family and one of those was seriously injured
1:49 pm, Sat 21 Jul 2012 Boy dies in propellor tragedy
Police to name Isle of Wight boy after formal identification
Immediate next-of-kin of the 14-year-old boy who died after he fell from a boat in the Isle of Wight, have now been informed but police will not confirm his name until formal identification has been completed, police said.
An initial post-mortem examination will take place in the next few days.
Although the death is not being treated as suspicious, it is routine procedure for specialist detectives to make initial inquiries into the sudden death of someone aged under 18.
We are providing support for the other three people on board the boat to help ensure their welfare, and to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death.
A second 14-year-old boy from Surrey received a serious injury, which was not life-threatening. He is receiving treatment at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight.
An adult man and a third 14-year-old boy from Surrey were not injured.
– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Floyd Higginson from Hampshire Police
The boy who died had been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by a Coastguard rescue helicopter. For more information visit the
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12:56 pm, Sat 21 Jul 2012 Boy dies in propellor tragedy
Boy dies in boat propellor accident
The 14-year-old boy who died after he fell from a boat and was apparently hit by its propellor, police confirmed earlier.
The teenager from Surrey, who has not been named, was pronounced dead in hospital after the accident off The Needles landmark on the Isle of Wight on Friday afternoon.
The dead boy was on a rigid hull inflatable boat with two other boys aged 14 and an adult male when he fell off.
Another boy received non-life-threatening injuries when he too fell from the RHIB.
Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious. Visit the
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6:13 am, Sat 21 Jul 2012
Teen critically ill after propeller fall from boat
A teenage boy remains critically ill in hospital after he was hit with a propeller after falling from a boat.
The youngster was on a rigid inflatable boat (rib) with two other teenagers and a male adult when the incident happened off The Needles landmark on the Isle of Wight yesterday afternoon.
The teenager, whose age is unknown, fell into the water and it is believed he was then hit by the propeller, the coastguard said yesterday.
He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital on the mainland, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
Another boy aged 14 was also injured by the propeller and he suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, a coastguard spokeswoman said.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which happened at about 4.50pm.
8:07 am, Tue 17 Jul 2012
Queen Victoria's private beach to open to the public
Queen Victoria's private beach on the Isle of Wight
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The private beach used by Queen Victoria will be opened to the public for the first time this summer.
In 1845 she wrote about the stretch of seafront at Osborne on the Isle of Wight saying: "We have quite a charming beach to ourselves."
It is also where she took her first swim in the sea.
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8:40 pm, Mon 25 Jun 2012 Weather chaos for festival fans
Isle of Wight festival goers head home
The Isle of Wight festival descended into a mud bath over the weekend
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Music fans left the Isle of Wight festival without any problems today. A contrast to the start of the festival when many people missed the first few acts because they were stuck in traffic gridlock, caused by torrential rain.
More than 100 4x4 vehicles and extra police officers were brought in to help pull cars out of the mud-swamped car parks. Organisers say the problems at the start of the festival will be analysed and new plans drawn up before next year.
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