News from the centre

If you’re interested in news from around the centre of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

College removed from Special Measures

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Great news for staff, pupils and parents as Ofsted inspectors announce the College has moved out of Special Measures. Well done to all who have worked hard to achieve this.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 8:00am

By Joe Finch with 6 readers' comments

Night-time work to improve main road into Newport

Diversion road sign

Major night-time work to repair another of the Island’s poor quality stretches of main road is to begin next week.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 5:28pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Pasha Kovalev show moves from Winter Gardens after postponement

Pasha Kovalev

The performance, due to take place at the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Easter Sunday, was postponed at a very late stage and rescheduled for 26th May and has now moved to a new venue.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 5:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Strong Germanic flavour for Symphony Orchestra concert

Megan Quick

The May concert has it all, Wagner, Schubert and Mahler and Brahms, including mezzo soprano Megan Quick. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 9:45am

By Tim Isard

Island Roads to create new temporary access during Arreton roadworks

Roadworks lights:

Island Roads say representatives from 30 Arreton businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour of undertaking the work under one closure for up to 12 weeks, rather than in a series of shorter closures.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 10:27am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Learn about the history of ‘Henry VIII and the Field of Cloth of Gold’

Henry VIII Field of Cloth of Gold

The next art talk from the Vectis Decorative Art Society gets behind the story of Game of Thrones. Find out more from Dr Gillian White about 'Henry VIII and the Field of Cloth of Gold'.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Avoid St Mary’s if you have diarrhoea and vomiting

Washing hands

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is concerned about the rise in reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) in the community and is issuing an important reminder for visitors and patients.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 4:21pm

By Andy Hollebon

Primary school in Special Measures can now appoint newly qualified teachers

Row of coloured pencils

Good news for staff and pupils at this primary school after Ofsted inspectors found good progress being made.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 9:23am

By Sally Perry

Portrait exhibition by mental health patients

Painting by Brooke ENGLEDOW

Portrait therapy is found to be of great benefit to those suffering with Mental Health problems. Why not pop into the gallery at St Mary's next time you're nearby and check out the latest exhibition of work by patients at Seven Acres.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 8:51am

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

‘The Motorway’ on the Isle of Wight! : So says Google

The Motorway - closeup

You might have heard people referring to the Isle of Wight's Motorway and not believed there was one. But it must be true, because according to Google Maps, it really does exist.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 7:34pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Non urgent surgery for Tuesday 14th April postponed

St Mary's Hospital cone - close by Auntie P

Health services are experiencing sustained pressure, after a rise today in the number of patients attending the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 6:57pm

By Andy Hollebon

Steve Brougham steps down from Newport FC

Steve Brougham - Newport FC

Newport IW Football Club manager Steve Brougham has decided to step down from first team duties at the end of the season after four years at the club.

Monday, 13th April, 2015 4:32pm

By Newport IW Football Club