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.

Letter: Let’s start building the foundations for a true eco-island

cycling cinema

This readers says the Isle of Wight will only become a true Eco-Island once there is a truly sustainable transport system and we need to start building the foundations for that now.

Saturday, 5th September, 2015 9:48am

By Tanja Rebel with one comment

Bestival 2015: Your guide to traffic restrictions

Bestival traffic is inevitable with so many coming to the Isle of Wight to enjoy it. Here's a guide of road changes and where to avoid, if you're not going.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 10:22am

By Simon Perry

Ladies in Retirement at Apollo Theatre: A black comedy with a thrilling finale

Ladies in Retirement

Ladies in Retirement is showing at the Apollo Theatre every evening until Saturday 5 September - don't miss it, says Maureen Sullivan.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 7:31am

By Maureen Sullivan with 2 readers' comments

New home for Island Learning Centre after school gutted by fire

Learning CentreTeam

Pupils and staff at the Island Learning Centre can look forward to starting the autumn term at a new facility in Newport after their premises in Lake was gutted by fire at the end of last term.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Primary school starts the term with latest Ofsted report

school crossing sign

The latest Ofsted report states the school is "making reasonable progress towards the removal of special measures".

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 8:30am

By Sally Perry

VI Form Campus release further detail on A-Level results

IIT VI Form Campus

Following on from their previous release on A-Level results at the VI Form Campsus, Island Innovation Trust release another today.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Medina College 2015 GCSE Results: More great success stories


Congratulations to Medina pupil, Joe Groves, who achieved nine GCSE grades at A* and two more at grade A making him one of the highest achievers nationally.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bestival 2015: Seek out the underbelly of the beast

Bestival 2013 Frank Tope by Victor Frankowski

With just two weeks to go until Bestival 2015 hits the Isle of Wight, it's time to start planning your outfits and making a note of which acts you mustn't miss.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

Spectacular GCSE improvement at Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College

There's been a massive GCSE improvement at Carisbrooke College with the number of pupils obtaining 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English and Maths, surging from below 30% to 54%. Well done to all!

Friday, 28th August, 2015 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Spoken word workshop for young Islanders next week

flip the script

Young people can learn about poetry, writing skills and performance skills next week on this FREE two day course with performance poet Adam Gaterell and Rapper/Spoken-word artist Cooly Haste.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 2:39pm

By Georgia Newman

Day of action against TTIP this Saturday

No TTIP protest:

Head to St James' Square from 11am this Saturday to find out more about TTIP and how it will affect your life.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 8:31am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

A-Levels at Isle of Wight College Sixth Form to be phased out (Updated)

f6rm college

Despite their most successful year yet for A-level and AS level results, the Isle of Wight College will be phasing out A-Levels and concentrating on vocational courses from September 2015.

Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 12:38pm

By Peter Thompson with 47 readers' comments