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.

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

Wish Quay Arts a happy 40th at The Art of Food & live Art Auction

Art of Food

Quay Arts is now entirely self-financed. The Art of Food & live Art Auction charity event will help to raise much-needed funds to continue to support the amazing IW artistic talent.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 3:46pm

By Georgia Newman

Bestival 2016: First two headliners announced

the cure

A return to Bestival for both these headliners (one of which had to be dragged off stage after a three hour set), but we're sure that won't bother their fans.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 9:31am

By Aidan Byrne with one comment

Sebotage showcases new Isle of Wight musical talent

seb clark by A.S.M. Photography

The Learn - Jam - Perform night provided a great opportunity for aspiring musicians to perform live in a friendly and nurturing environment with the support of more recognised and accomplished artists.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 9:56am

By Rachel Rocks

Improvements to Lynnbottom Waste Centre approved

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

The waste centre will have to close for around two weeks, but should remain open throughout most of the improvement works.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 1:09pm

By Sally Perry

William Coppin Bar to close

william coppin at christmas

The bar has been running since 2009, but will be closing at the end of the month. It's not known who will be taking over the venue yet.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 2:45pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

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