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.

Ventnor artist wins Quay Arts’ Open Exhibition

Joanna Kori - portrait

On Saturday last week, over a hundred visitors made their way to the Quay Arts’ OPEN 2015 Exhibition preview and prize giving to find out who'd won the prize of their own exhibition space in 2017.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 10:42am

By Georgia Newman

Fire crews called to Ozze’s fish and chip shop

Isle of Wight fire truck:

Fire crews were called out to a popular fish and chip shop on Pan estate this morning after a neighbour reported smoke coming from the building.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Book now for meeting on future of mental health services

Mental health sculpture

If you're a mental health service user, carer or have an active involvement in seeing the development and improvement of mental health services on the Island, head to this meeting on 3rd June.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

Appeal for your old junk as Scrapbot Convention approaches

Scrapbot convention

What better way to end the half-term holiday than making some robots to battle with! If you happen to have any old junk that could be valuable to others making their own battling robots, please get in touch.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 5:14pm

By Sally Perry

Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Police lights

A 48 year old motorcyclist from Newport died tragically at the scene of a collision in Shanklin yesterday. Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 4:37pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

TV chef Rachel Khoo confirmed for Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Rachel Khoo

If you've admired Rachel's work on TV you'll have a chance to meet her at the Garlic Festival in August. As well as performing live, she'll be signing books on the Sunday.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 1:32pm

By Laura Spooner with one comment

YouTube artists join Isle of Wight Festival for the first time

Alice Olivia YouTube artist by -at mybusks

If you've been following any of these YouTube artists and want the chance to see them perform live on the Isle of Wight head to the Festival 11-14th June.

Monday, 25th May, 2015 11:41am

By Sally Perry

‘Sydney’ Squirrel finds home in Shide

Sydney squirrel

This great looking squirrel carving was funded by a local resident, with public liability taken on by the parish council

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 4:30pm

By Tracy Underwood

Police appeal for witnesses to four-car collision

Police tape

Did you see the collision in Whitehouse Lane, Newport on Wednesday morning? Police are keen to hear from you if you did.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 3:41pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

IW Symphony Orchestra Review: Tuneful Teutons

Megan Quick -

Find out what Jonathan thought of the penultimate concert of the season by the IW Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 3:12pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Hear about the Nomadic Tribes of Iran and Afghanistan

Afghanistan rugs

This is the penultimate lecture of the season and takes place at Quay Arts on Thursday evening.

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 10:33am

By Sally Perry

Teams sought for charity ‘It’s a Knockout’ event

it's a knockout

Ever fancied having a go at the iconic assault course of It's A Knockout? Well now's your chance and you can help raise cash for the Children's Ward at St Mary's Hospital at the same time.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 12:47pm

By Sally Perry