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.

Parents turn out in their droves for meeting on Carisbrooke (live)

Carisbrooke College

Follow the live coverage of the meeting being held for parents at Carisbrooke College tonight.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Operations cancelled as hospital under pressure

Hospital Bed

The Island Health System is under pressure and staff are needed to open additional beds. The Trust apologises to patients who have had their operation cancelled.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 4:19pm

By Andy Hollebon

Young Island cooks become fit2cook champions

Tessa Crosbie (L) & Jessica Case Christ the King College Cowes Create &_ Cook champions June 2015

Well done to Tessa and Jessica who fought off stiff competition in this regional contest. They championed Isle of Wight produce and became champions themselves.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 3:17pm

By Sophie Boxall

School consultation ‘a foregone conclusion’ says Newport councillor


Newport councillor backs Carisbrooke College, slams Council for lack of transparency and calls the Consultation a foregone conclusion.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 1:51pm

By Matthew Price with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Why, as a teacher, I may be forced to leave the Island I love

Ferry wash :

Ahead of this week's council meeting, where the future of education on the Isle of Wight will be decided, the Head of Humanities at Carisbrooke College explains why he feels he and his family may have to the leave the Island they all love.

Sunday, 5th July, 2015 11:47am

By Phil Jones with 26 readers' comments

Council doesn’t have full facts to make decision on school closure says Trust

County Hall:

The Chairs of the Island Innovation Trust and IIT Governing Body share an open letter to all councillors in advance of next week's debate on the future of schools. They argue the councillors will not be in possession of all the facts needed to make an informed decision on closure of Carisbrooke College.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 10:22am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

School Trust questions why council proposal ‘ignores the views of the people of the Isle of Wight’

Carisbrooke College

The Trust say they're disappointed the recommendation to the Council Executive to close Carisbrooke College ignores the views of the people of the Isle of Wight. Parents are fuming and planning direct action.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 46 readers' comments

Christ the King College seek to assure over apparent £1m+ deficit

Christ the King College Sixth Form

Papers prepared for an upcoming council meeting show Christ the King as having a £1m+ deficit last year. The school assures OnTheWight that it's easily explained.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 1:05pm

By Simon Perry with 31 readers' comments

Ofsted finds primary school ‘Requires Improvement’

pencils in basket

The inspector found several strengths at the school but gave it an overall rating of 'Requires Improvement'.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 8:51am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

New club secretary for Newport Football Club

Newport football club - signage

Newport IW Football Club announce details of their new Club Secretary as John Simpkins steps down.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 8:03am

By Newport IW Football Club

Vectis Isle Pioneers motorcycle club test the Knighton Sandpit

Andy S Jackson Wayne Brodie

The Vectis Isle Pioneers mcc held its annual Dave Lee Memorial three stage time trial on Sunday 28th June at Knighton Sandpit, courtesy of Mr Roger Morgan.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 1:58pm

By Wayne Brodie

‘Inadequate’ rating for care home continues

Elderly woman

Three months after an inspection which rated the nursing home 'Inadequate' the CQC found the provider had made improvements. However, people’s safety was still compromised in several areas.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments