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.

Mr & Mrs Fisher married in new Seaclose wedding room

Mr & Mrs Fisher

The new Mrs Fisher said the refurbished wedding room was "the perfect place to begin our married lives together".

Tuesday, 13th October, 2015 8:56am

By IW Council Press Office

Find out how you can join Canine Partners ‘purple army’ volunteering team

Rosie canine partner

Canine Partners are holding an Open Day where you can watch a demonstration of some of their dogs in action, listen to a talk about the Charity and ask questions.

Monday, 12th October, 2015 1:04pm

By Laura Molyneaux

The Isle of Wight to celebrate ten years as a fairtrade Island

10Year Anniversary Logo

There'll be a half price Fairtrade tea or coffee on offer, along with a free Fairtrade biscuit on offer on 27th October!

Monday, 12th October, 2015 12:46pm

By Christopher Wakeley

Police appeal following Newport collision

Police standing by vans:

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision that took place on Wednesday outside St Mary's Hospital.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 5:23pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Three weeks of speed restrictions on Medina Way dual carriageway

40mph sign

Watch out boy racers! There'll be a speed restriction on Medina Way from this evening for three weeks.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 6:40pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Coppins Bridge to undergo crucial strengthening work

Coppins bridge

A major scheme to strengthen one of the Island’s most used pedestrian bridges is due to begin later this month.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 2:14pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

British Council International School Award success for Carisbrooke College

Smiling teenagers

Congratulations to all the staff (and pupils) who've been recognised for their work preparing young people to go into the wider world as responsible citizens.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 8:38am

By Diana Penman with one comment

Isle of Wight manufacturing firm, Diametric, paves the way for growth with management buyout

diametric offices - newport

The management buyout will not result in any job losses for the Isle of Wight firm, in fact, they aim to grow the business.

Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 11:23am

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra introduce new season of concerts

Sasha - IWSO

If you've never been to one of the IWSO concerts before this would be a good one to try – it is full of good tunes and plenty going on within the very large orchestra. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 6:00pm

By Tim Isard

The ‘Explosive’ at Lynnbottom Tip … that wasn’t explosive (updated)

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

An 'explosive device' has been found at Lynnbottom Tip. Unsurprisingly, it's currently closed, while the device is being tackled.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 11:35am

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Outstanding collection of drawings, prints and paintings head to Quay Arts

Drawing Process

The collection comes from Southampton City Art Gallery and includes work by Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Elisa­beth Frink, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Basil Beattie and Gillian Ayres. Opening event on 10th October.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 4:03pm

By Georgia Newman

Pupils put their baking skills to the test for Macmillan Coffee Morning

carisbrooke coffee morning cake sale

Well done to all the pupils taking part in the MacMillan Coffee Morning last week, they worked hard to bake cakes for the sale and raised £320.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 2:12pm

By Diana Penman