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.

Man arrested after woman’s body found

Police tape

A 53 year old man has been arrested after police discovered a woman's body last night.

Sunday, 2nd August, 2015 7:07pm

By Sally Perry

Join Isle of Wight artists for the opening of The Art of Democracy

Democracy image

FaT Samba will perform along Newport Harbour as Daniel Roberts sails his ‘Rename TTIP – selling democracy down the river’ boat from Jubilee Stores to Quay Arts from 2pm on Saturday.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 3:28pm

By Sally Perry

Two inmates made it onto prison roof last night

Prison Bars

It's not clear whether the inmates were trying to escape or just wanted to watch the stars, but officers were tasked with bringing them down late last night.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 8:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Chorderize slots available for new writing talent

John Armstrong:

Are you a writer keen to share your work with other like-minded individuals on a public platform? Why not book yourself a ten minute slot at one of the upcoming Chorderize events?

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Garlic Festival 2015: Get ready for the Island’s biggest summer show

Garlic festival YPs

The Island’s biggest summer show returns with something for all the family on 15th and 16th August 2015.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 12:49pm

By Feature Writer

Find out how you can help bring these rescued monkeys to the Island

grivet appeal

Four very young Grivet monkeys were taken from the wild and wrapped in cloth and duct tape by smugglers. The Monkey Haven hope to bring them to the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 4:51pm

By Harvey Broadhurst

Christ the King College expansion: ‘Enough is enough’ say residents

Chris Whitehouse

Residents (and parish councillors) plead with Cllr Chris Whitehouse to ensure the retrospective planning application for seven portakabin classrooms at Christ the King College be considered by the Planning Committee and not by a delegated decision.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 8:39am

By Tony Coburn with 40 readers' comments

The Art of Democracy comes to Quay Arts

Democracy image

Make sure 2pm Saturday 1st August at Quay Arts is in your diary because all are welcome to the opening event of this fascinating new exhibition, The Art Of Democracy.

Saturday, 25th July, 2015 10:31am

By Georgia Newman

IW NHS drug boss caught in Telegraph ‘drug cash for NHS officials’ sting

Paul Jerram - IW CCG - Caught in Telegraph string

A Department of Health spokesman said that, "if the allegations are true, it's completely outrageous and amounts to an abuse of the trust that patients place in NHS staff". The man involved says, he "acted in the best interests of the NHS".

Friday, 24th July, 2015 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Roads all set to upgrade Newport roads

Roadworks lights:

Several busy stretches of road on the outskirts of Newport are to be upgraded in forthcoming improvements planned under the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 2:36pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Island-based Shademakers help bring Carnivale to Bestival

carnivale - cropped

It's great to see that Isle of Wight-based carnival group, Shademakers, will be collaborating at this year's Bestival to help bring the 'Carnivale' to Robin Hill in September.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 8:12pm

By Aidan Byrne

Pre-college students invited to Trend Cafe open days

trend cafe

Young people due to start college after the summer holidays are being invited with their parents to the special Trend Cafe open days and open evenings.

Friday, 17th July, 2015 12:27pm

By Sally Perry