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.

Find out how to gain funding for your business


If you're a small business looking for help with funding, this meeting being held on 6th May is a must. Booking not required.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 10:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 9 readers' comments

Norovirus update from St Mary’s

Alan Sheward - IW NHS:

Visiting restrictions at St. Mary’s have been lifted in most areas following the substantial improvement in the control of the outbreak of Norovirus at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:24am

By Andy Hollebon with 4 readers' comments

Laura Hathaway and Howard Hardiman present ‘Line & Shade’

Line and shade flyer:

Quay Arts are delighted to announce the next exhibition in The West Gallery, Laura Hathaway and Howard Hardiman Line & Shade.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 6:08pm

By Ceri Mason

Have you got an Easter Bunny costume you can lend to the Hospice?

Easter Bunny Costume

None of the costume hire shops are willing to donate the costume for the day, so the Hospice are hoping that OnTheWight readers might be able to help.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Star violinist to perform with Island Symphony Orchestra

Shana Douglas

If you haven't been to an Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert before, we'd highly recommend it. The sheer impact of having up to 70 quality musicians performing on stage is not to be missed.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 1:21pm

By Helen Foster

Southern Vectis brands tweet ‘completely unacceptable’ and removes it

Twitter birds on a phone line by opensourceway

A comment posted to the Southern Vectis twitter account last night has been labelled sexist, inappropriate, chauvinistic and devaluing to women.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 156 readers' comments

Parkhurst wind turbine applicant responds to MP’s release

Wind turbine against cloud sky by pkorsmok

John Mills - on behalf of Partnerships for Renewables Development Company - responds to claims made in the Isle of Wight MP's press release earlier in the week.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 9:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Disgraced parish councillor replaced after by-election

Roger and Debbie Dixcey

357 residents made the effort to vote for their new parish councillor yesterday after the previous councillor was sentenced to six years in prison earlier in the year.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 7:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

College doing well to move out of Special Measures says Ofsted

Purple smile face by projectart69

Good news to see continued improvement out of Special Measures.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 4:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight NHS make savings on paper and postage costs by going paperless

piles of papers :

Those faced with increasing piles of filing can only dream of having a paperless office.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

New facilities for social work teams on the Island

Ian Ward and Richard Priest opening new children's services facilities

A new base for two social service teams will mean an improved environment for those needing help as well as for those providing it.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 7:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Wind turbine would blight prison land say objectors

Conservative Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, arranged a meeting with objectors to the proposed wind turbine at Parkhurst and Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright MP.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 1:14pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 13 readers' comments