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.

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 6 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 4 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

Outstanding achievements for Isle of Wight College students

James Scott Iow College

Congratulations to teachers and students at the Isle of Wight College, who produced some outstanding achievements.

Friday, 14th August, 2015 6:46pm

By Mary Silk with 3 readers' comments

Man released with no further action following woman’s death


Following her unexplained death at the age of just 45, our thoughts are with Deborah Fowler's family and friends.

Friday, 14th August, 2015 6:17pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Outstanding A Level success for Christ the King College pupils

Bradley Sheath - ctk

Congratulations to the A Level pupils at Christ the King College for their outstanding success.

Friday, 14th August, 2015 12:41pm

By Gemma Long with 8 readers' comments

Fallen Newport Isle of Wight Rifles remembered

newport wwii commemoration

A dedication ceremony took place on the banks of the River Medina to commemorate those who served and those who lost their lives at Gallipoli 100 years ago. Life size silhouettes have been erected as well as an interpretation board.

Friday, 14th August, 2015 12:14pm

By Maxine Yule

VI Form Campus A level results: Some fantastic individual success stories

IIT VI Form Campus

In key academic measures, results from pupils at the VI Form Campus are now in excess of national averages and expectations. Well done to all for your hard work.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 12:30pm

By Carole McFarlane with 4 readers' comments