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.

All welcome to ‘Service of Celebration, Love & Memories’


This can be really difficult time of year for those who've lost loved ones, so the remembrance service will allow people to come together and seek comfort at Christmas time.

Monday, 30th November, 2015 11:46am

By Sally Perry

Emergency Wardens now a reality for Newport thanks to grant

lood sign by the side of a flooded road in the south of England

Newport Parish Council has been praised and rewarded for their proactive approach in preparing the community for potentially severe weather.

Monday, 30th November, 2015 8:37am

By Danny Faulkner with 3 readers' comments

New exhibition explores Ventnor’s former Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest

chest hospital staff party

Pharmacist Gordon Chubb has decoded the homeopathic treatments patients received and the local historian Robin McInnes displays his collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs taken of patients and hospital life.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 7:47am

By Andy Hollebon

Wayzgoose Weekend: A must for unique Christmas shopping

wayzgoose image

Lots of beautiful artwork and gifts have been made especially for this weekend of Christmas shopping, right here on the Isle of Wight. You'll be sure to find interesting and unique Christmas presents at Wayzgoose.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 7:04am

By Sally Perry

Significant investment for College approved by DfE

Fan of 20 pound notes

Fantastic news for the College as long overdue investment is approved by the Department for Education.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

FA Vase 3rd Round: Newport IW FC vs Tadley Calleva FC

FA Vase

One step closer to Wembley for Newport IW FC.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 12:42pm

By Newport IW Football Club

Book now to take part in these fantastic £5 creative workshops

joe bone performance workshops quay arts

Fancy learning about song-writing from an expert? Or perhaps you'd like to try your hand at physical performance. Well these two workshops on at the end of the month at Quay Arts will only cost you £5. Bargain!

Friday, 20th November, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

Find out more about the golden age of British Photography

photos from the sixties

The second Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture of the season tomorrow (Thursday) explores the golden age of British photography with engaging and amusing speaker, Brian Stater.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 2:36pm

By Diane Pradhan

Don’t miss Wayzgoose for interesting and unique Christmas shopping

wayzgoose image

Taking place at the end of November, the Wayzgoose event brings with it a fantastic opportunity to buy interesting and unique Christmas presents or treats for yourself. We always leave with armfuls of great presents.

Thursday, 12th November, 2015 11:15am

By Feature Writer

Council seek your views on three Isle of Wight ‘area action plans’

aap map

The three draft plans look at a range of issues relating to land-use and propose various allocations for housing and employment on the Island. Have your say on the plans during the consultation period.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 12:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

School taking purposeful action to improve, say Ofsted

Thumbs up man

The College are maintaining necessary action to improve their provision say Ofsted inspectors.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 9:28am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Gurit: More job losses on the cards

Gurit - Building:

Following job losses of around 90 staff in February this year, the manufacturer confirms more job losses are expected as they go into 'a period of consultation'.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 7:34am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments