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.

Island Roads invites residents to find out more about Coppins Bridge work

Coppins bridge

Island Roads invite residents to information sessions to find out more about the upcoming roadworks at Coppins Bridge, which is expected to cause some disruption.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Bestival 2016: The Future is very nearly here

Kid Canaveral

Now in its 13th year, Bestival - the festival that is not all about the headliners - returns to Robin Hill between 8-11th September. Find out the latest acts to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 1:15pm

By Aidan Byrne

Meaningful Moments project shares real life experiences of Hospice patients

carol at the hospice with horse

The Meaningful Moments project shares incredibly powerful stories that show the true nature of what people really value when faced with life-limiting illness.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 8:19am

By Emma Topping

Open Mic Comedy returns to Quay Arts


We could all do with a good laugh and from October a new monthly open mic comedy night could mean you'll be in stitches at least once a month! Make plans now and keep the date free.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 5:47pm

By Nigel Walsh

Last chance to grab tickets for Black Tie Charity Gala featuring food by Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson

The event will support three Isle of Wight charities and features a three-course meal by Robert Thompson as well as a night of entertainment.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 3:39pm

By Gemma Swain

Calling all Elvis fans: Come Rockin’ Around the Island

three layer elvis

Friday night sees a special event take place on the Isle of Wight to mark the 39th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Tickets are just £2 each or free if you mention 'Events OnTheWight'.

Tuesday, 16th August, 2016 5:23pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Hospice launches new children’s and families bereavement service


Working in partnership with Kissypuppy - the Sophie Rolf Trust - the Earl Mountbatten Hospice is launching a new children’s and families bereavement service on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 4:16pm

By Emma Topping

Artist and photographer team up for next Hospice art exhibition

hospice exhibition

An artist and and photographer joining forces for an exciting exhibition being held in Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery throughout August.

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 11:36am

By Emma Topping

Find out what’s on offer at the 2016 Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

garlic festival scapes

The Garlic festival is food and entertainment at its very best with a vast array of eats, treats, sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages. There really is something for everyone at the Garlic Festival.

Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016 5:07pm

By Feature Writer

Claims of gunman in Newport: Police respond

police tape

Police say they will be patrolling the area to provide re-assurance to the local community following claims of a man with a gun in Newport last night.

Friday, 29th July, 2016 4:48pm

By Sally Perry

40 artists for 40th Anniversary of Quay Arts: All welcome to preview event

contemporary art summer exhibition

Forty artists from the Contemporary British Painting Group will be exhibiting at Quay Arts during their 40th anniversary year. Meet some of the artists this Saturday at the preview event.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:50pm

By Georgia Newman

Actions of local residents increase risk of flooding says Newport Rivers Group

flooding risk at carisbrooke

Carisbrooke could once again suffer damaging flooding, due to the actions of local residents warn Newport Rivers Group.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:36pm

By Carol Flux with 33 readers' comments