Kings of Leon criticised for Isle of Wight Festival fireworks display

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Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

Four arrested after police crackdown in Commercial Road

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HAMPSHIRE’S top policeman has criticised Isle of Wight Festival headliners Kings of Leon for breaking the rules.

Chief Constable Alex Marshall spoke out after the band’s fireworks display went off after the 11pm cut-off point on the official opening night. Mr Marshall, head of Hampshire Constabulary, said: ‘The festival was a successful event, despite the fact that Kings Of Leon did let off fireworks after the cut-off time of 11pm for the fireworks going off.

‘The organisers have promised to put a fireworks display on for residents to make up for it.’

Mr Marshall spoke at a Hampshire Police Authority meeting in Winchester yesterday where he revealed crime plummeted by 11 per cent at the festival – despite capacity for the event at Seaclose Park, Newport, rising by 25 per cent to 90,000. An organised crime gang who planned to target the event were stopped from reaching the site. Officers predict thefts from tents will be lower than any other festival this summer.