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.

Still hope for Isle of Wight BHS

Fingers crossed:

Administrators say there have been several expressions of interest in the High Street chain, which has a large branch on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

Landslip closes footpath

Footpath closed

Diversion is in place following landslip along footpath.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Anxious time for BHS staff as company collapse imminent (updated)

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Staff will hear at a meeting this morning that the company will go into administration unless a rescue package can be found before 11am.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Fancy a trip to an Isle of Wight pub? Now you can take your helicopter

Helipad Drone Picture

If you're out polishing the helicopter this weekend and fancy popping out to the pub, we've got the details of an Isle of Wight pub that might suit.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Watch video of Islanders celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th birthday

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The weather stayed dry for the lighting of the Beacons across the isle of Wight on Thursday night. If you weren't able to attend, why not take five minutes to watch the ceremony at Carisbrooke.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Man from Newport arrested on suspicion of Ventnor mugging (updated)


There was widespread outrage at the news of a man in his 80s being mugged for his pension last Friday. Police now confirm they have arrested someone on suspicion of the robbery.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New exhibition aims to help understand of the impact of war


The AfterWARds Exhibition opens on Saturday 22nd April until 6th May.

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 12:02pm

By Jessica Paine

Michelin-starred Island chef to cook at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson and his team will be rustling up some delicious seasonal delights at the Hospice later this month. He'll be preparing food for the inpatient unit, and treating visitors in the EMH public café to some of his tasty dishes.

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 9:56am

By Erika Campbell-Burt with 2 readers' comments

Last chance to see Lisa Traxler’s Cloud Collecting exhibition at Quay Arts

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Don't miss your last chance to see this extraordinary work by Isle of Wight artist Lisa Traxler.

Friday, 15th April, 2016 2:41pm

By Georgia Newman

Three arrested over Taxi driver assaults bailed

Police cells

The two men and a woman, all in their early 20s have been bailed until June following the assault on three taxi drivers in Newport last weekend.

Friday, 15th April, 2016 1:57pm

By Sally Perry

Learn about the ‘Sicilian Splendours’ from Greece to the Normans

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The Vectis Decorative Fine Art Society always manage to attract great speakers, sharing their expert knowledge of a range of subjects within the world of Art. Why not try this next week?

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 6:13pm

By Carolyn Power

Three arrests for Newport Taxi Rank attack

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Just in: Three people in their early twenties have been arrested in connection with the attack on the Newport taxi drivers that shocked so many people after watching the video.

Wednesday, 13th April, 2016 4:47pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 12 readers' comments