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.

Newport Parish Council set council tax for 2016/17

Monopoly houses and coins by Images of Money:

The average Band D household in Newport will pay 38.4p per week council tax from April 2016 it was agreed at last night's meeting.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 3:24pm

By Maxine Yule with one comment

Boost for The Martin Poynter Trust thanks to choir’s support

Martin Poynter

Newchurch Male Voice Choir have chosen to support the Martin Poynter Trust in 2016 and helps raise money and awareness for the charity.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 10:27am

By Bob Cooper

Have you seen Taffy the cat? He’s been missing for 18 days

taffy the missing cat

Taffy bolted when being handed over by the vet and still has a drain in his neck following an operation. He was last spotted on 29th January in the Sandy Lane, Blackwater area. Have you seen him?

Monday, 8th February, 2016 10:59am

By Sally Perry

£260,000 tribute to founder of Newclose County Cricket Ground

Brian Gardener

Over a quarter-of-a-million pounds has been donated to Newclose Cricket Ground by the son and daughter of the late Brian Gardener, the man who founded Newclose Cricket Ground.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 9:51am

By Tracy Mikich

Well-loved Isle of Wight angler, Martin Kennedy, sadly passes away

martin kennedy

Well-known and well-loved Islander, Martin Kennedy, sadly passed away at the end of last month. His funeral takes place next week and a memorial fishing competition has been organised for July.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 8:08am

By Sally Perry

More staff needed at Isle of Wight nursing home say CQC

Elderly women

The CQC find there are not enough staff to meet people's needs at this Isle of Wight nursing home, but the home is making improvements and the care is 'Good', they say.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 8:16am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight teenager selected as Digital Champion

Jack Chatfield

Becoming a Digital Champion means Jack will be involved in an outstanding opportunity that will deliver a unique perspective on how technology impacts Further Education.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 6:49am

By Mary Silk

Aspiring young writer presents his latest play at Quay Arts this weekend

dev hell helen and steve

Seventeen year old William Perkins will be presenting his latest play, Development Hell, at Quay Arts later this week. Book now to secure your seats.

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Budding writers invited to join new Young Writers project

Child writing:

The Young Writers Project will meet every Saturday in Newport and will have a different focus each week.

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016 3:36pm

By Jessica Paine

Volunteer drivers urgently needed for club

iw physically disabled club

Can you spare a few hours every other Saturday to help 'The Isle of Wight Physically Disabled Club' who are looking for volunteer drivers?

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016 2:33pm

By Melvin Wilder

Mary Flynn’s ‘Flower Screen’ comes to St. Mary’s

mary flynn flower screen

If you missed it at Osborne last autumn, you can see the Mary Flynn's flower screen at St Mary's Hospital free of charge.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 8:27am

By Andy Hollebon

IWSO Review: Sell out audience thrilled by concert

Conductor and cellist

Last week's audience for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert were treated to two guest conductors and a guest cellist. Make sure you book now for the March concert which is sure to be another sell-out.

Sunday, 31st January, 2016 12:18pm

By Tim Isard

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