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.

Morning Quay: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Quay Arts

We love this shot of the morning sun on the red bricks of Quay Arts Centre in Newport, so made it our Picture of the Week.

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 3:46pm

By Sally Perry

Learn how to skateboard this summer free of charge

john cattle's skate club

Your kids can learn a new skill this summer holiday and pick up all the other benefits of being part of the skateboarding community on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 12:18pm

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts host great live music tonight (Free)

tom george

Four great Isle of Wight musicians will be performing at Quay Arts in Newport. Grab some friends and head over for a night of free live music.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Review: It came from the Devil’s Isle

A great evening was had by all and over £100 raised for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust at this Devil's Isle event.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 8:20am

By Rachel Rocks

Supermarket’s Community Budget encourages healthy eating

St George's School has received a donation of gift cards from Sainsbury’s Isle of Wight store in Newport, which helped to fund healthy eating ingredients.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 3:58pm

By Tanya Blake

Primary school supports ‘20’s Plenty’ campaign for Newport

Newport Parish Council are spearheading a campaign to bring 20mph to the streets of Newport.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 3:28pm

By Danny Faulkner with 10 readers' comments

Alan Titchmarsh opens new garden at the Hospice

Former High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight, Alan Titchmarsh, officially opened a new therapeutic and recreational Garden at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, surrounded by many of those who made the garden a reality.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 4:14pm

By Tina Groves with 8 readers' comments

Creative Cafe offers ‘moments from your life’ writing workshop


Supported by the Isle of Wight Foundation, Creative Cafe is held at Newport Methodist Church Hall on Monday mornings between 10am – 12 noon and offers a range of activities including Art & Craft, Creative Writing, and Movement.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 3:20pm

By Jessica Paine

Contemporary British Painting’s Summer Exhibition comes to Quay Arts


Some of the most exciting emerging and award-winning artists in the UK today will be holding their Summer Exhibition at Quay Arts from the end of the month. All welcome to private view on 30th July.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 11:05am

By Georgia Newman

Tomato Stall named as Good Housekeeping’s 2016 Food Hero

The Tomato Stall GH Award Team Photo

The Tomato Stall wowed the judges with their tomatoes, their growing practices and the products that they make. Well done to all involved.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 6:51pm

By Joni Rhodes with one comment

Astro turf and picket fencing in St Thomas’ Square?

astro turf example

The Parish Council, Island Roads, the Vicar and planning services have all objected to an 8x3m area outside El Patron having outside seating with Astro-Turf and picket fencing. The Licensing Sub Committee will consider the fate next week.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Carnival Funfairs return to the Isle of Wight for a six week tour

There are lots of new rides on offer with the return of Carnival Funfairs to the Isle of Wight. They'll be touring the Isle of Wight over six weeks, starting this weekend. Don't miss the crazy prices offers.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 8:12pm

By Feature Writer