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.

IW Symphony Orchestra bring you ‘A Celebration of English Music’

Loreno Canto Wolteche

Don't forget this Saturday night sees the first Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of 2015, expected to once again be an outstanding performance from around 70 musicians - all on one stage.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 11:42am

By Sally Perry

Man’s body found off Dodnor Lane (Updated)

Police tape

Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 10:45am

By Sally Perry

ASDA rivals get go ahead from council on option to buy land

Monopoly houses

The option to buy two strips of redundant land next to the Newport Football ground from the Isle of Wight council for £350,000 will last for five years.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Residents unhappy about care home’s ‘over-developed’ plans

Staplers Road Somerset Care - Staplers

Residents say the proposals are over-developed, affect their privacy and could impact the local wildlife.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight A&E makes it onto Channel4 News

Karen Baker -

A&E departments across the country are struggling with the unprecedented demand on their services and the Isle of Wight is no exception. Last night's Channel4 News covered a feature on how St Mary's hospital is coping under the strain.

Saturday, 17th January, 2015 11:51am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

13 bed unit planned to ease pressure at St Mary’s

Solent Grange

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust hopes to have a decision ratified later this month to open a 13 bed community-based unit to ease pressure at St Mary’s.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 9:07am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party announce election campaign launch

Vix Lowthion Green Party candidate

Green party members are invited to attend the launch of Vix Lowthion's election campaign on Tuesday 27th January.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 7:57am

By Sally Perry with 62 readers' comments

Have you tried the new outdoor fitness gym at Seaclose yet?

Matthew Price - Newport PC outdoor fitness

New Outdoor fitness gym installed in Newport. Give it a go next time you're there.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 11:50am

By Maxine Yule

Find out more about Russian and Soviet Art this Thursday


The Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society moves to a new venue from tomorrow (Thursday). Join them at Quay Arts for the first lecture of 2015, a fascinating introduction to Russian art.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 10:56am

By Sally Perry

Staggering amount of money coming to council from ASDA deal

Monopoly money graffiti:

A major, major boost to the council's finances is on the cards from the ASDA deal - but it's unclear if the council know they've disclosed it, as they officially refused to give it to us.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 8:42am

By Simon Perry with 77 readers' comments

Here’s what the council are considering cutting funding to next

Scrabble money :

At tonight's executive meeting, members will be asked to consider a large range of new funding cuts in the medium term budget strategy.

Tuesday, 13th January, 2015 1:37pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Live coverage of Andrew Turner’s re-election campaign launch

Andrew Turner making a loom band

Follow the launch of Andrew Turner's re-election campaign launch with OnTheWight's live coverage from the Riverside Centre.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 9:31am

By Sally Perry with 84 readers' comments