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.

Laurence Dubé-Rushby’s mixed media exhibition explores our relationship with farming

Hop Kilns

Laurence Dubé-Rushby looks at the way the farming industry surrounds us, from shaping our landscapes to filling our fridges; she examines the relationship we bear with our food and with the animal world.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 9:28am

By Georgia Newman

Fascinating story of Isle of Wight brothers who fought the Gallipoli Campaign

Lone Pine Cemetery

The Urry brothers from Newport are thought to be the only case where three brothers died in the same action on the same day during the First World War. Lieutenant Martin Heighway shares some fascinating facts about them and other Islanders who fought with the IOW Rifles 100 years ago.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 1:08pm

By Lieutenant Martin Heighway

#WeaselPecker meme gets an Isle of Wight twist from Drivelsieve

Magpie and Hare - Drieval Sieve Justin Mason

Something as phenomenal as the weasel taking a ride on a woodpecker was bound to be followed by an influx of memes and Justin Mason made sure the Isle of Wight was represented.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 12:16pm

By Sally Perry

Free writing workshop for young people at Quay Arts this Sunday

Writing notes:

Unlock the writer within and unsheathe your imagination with a free fantasy themed writing workshop.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 7:56am

By Feature Writer

Man ‘spending a penny’ assaulted by another who took offence (photo)

Wanted man suspected of Yates assault

Police are hoping the public can help identify the man in this CCTV still who is suspected of assaulting another man who was urinating in the street outside Yates's in Newport last week.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 8:49am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

V-Dub Festival is on the move

VW Campers at V-Dub Festival

As well as moving to the outskirts of Newport, the V-Dub Festival, which has been gaining support since 2011, plans to move to the beginning of the school summer holidays.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 9:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police appeal after man found unconscious in lay-by

Emergency call:

Police have issued an appeal to taxi drivers who may be able to help after a man was found unconscious in lay-by in Newport on Saturday morning.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 11:27am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Tributes pour in for firefighter Martin Poynter

Martin Poynter

Our thoughts are with Martin Pointer's family, friends and colleagues.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 10:25am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island flautist to perform as soloist with IW Symphony Orchestra

iwso - cor englais

We can't recommend these concerts highly enough - 70 musicians crammed onto the stage at Medina Theatre, performing beautiful music to a high quality.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 9:07am

By Tim Isard

Dramatic video of electricity sub-station fire

Newport sub station explosions 22 Feb 2015

Many thanks to Graham Murphy for sending through this video of last night's fire. It must have been scary to have been near to - it sounded like fireworks.

Monday, 23rd February, 2015 9:18pm

By Simon Perry

Time travel over 60 years from Cowes to Carisbrooke (video)

Split Screen video - Cowes - Google Earth

We absolutely love these split screen videos created by Grant Selby that take you on a journey above the Island over a 60 year period.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 7:28pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Renewed hope for Islander who had fallen through the NHS gap

Sam Farren

We're pleased to report a very positive update on the case of Sam Farren who was desperate for to be seen by a consultant in Southampton.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 5:22pm

By Sally Perry with one comment