Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Ryde Castle Hotel to reopen after fireworks blaze

Robert Ballard and bride Alex signing their wedding certificate
Image caption The couple lost their original wedding certificate and gifts in the blaze

A Victorian hotel on the Isle of Wight which partially collapsed after a firework display on the roof started a fire is to reopen.

A newly-married couple and their guests at a wedding reception were among those who had to flee the blaze in March 2012. No-one was injured.

Some internal alterations have been made to the 18-room hotel, which overlooks Ryde Esplanade and Harbour

Owners Greene King said it will reopen in October.

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