FIREWORKS have been cancelled at the Needles Landmark Attraction this week due to concerns over the "surrounding countryside, including both wildlife and local residents".

It comes as the Island has had several weeks of hot and dry weather conditions.

The attraction usually has fireworks each Thursday, and with Cowes Week not providing its annual fireworks this week, the Needles was likely to prove particularly busy with visitors.

However, the cream of Island talent will still be providing entertainment throughout the afternoon at the Needles this Thursday, with magician David Randini on at 12 noon, singer Derek Sandy performing from 2pm until 4pm, music by Paula and Mark at 1pm and again at 5.15pm, and Lewis Berry (Nuberryz) at 4.15pm. 

Additional information regarding the remaining Thursday night shows, will follow in the coming days, the attraction team said.