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.

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 7 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

Traffic restrictions expected for Newport roadworks

Carisbrooke road

Island Roads announce the next set of Newport roadworks, with some overnight work and traffic restrictions being put in place.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 9:23am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Emergency services put to the test at St Mary’s Hospital

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

If you're at St Mary's Hospital this evening and wondering why the fire service are evacuating mannequins, here's why.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 8:13pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

ASDA pays £17.75million for council land on the Isle of Wight

ASDA and blue sky

After negotiating a £2.4m discount on the original price, Asda have now paid the £17.75million price tag for the land at St George's Park in Newport. Work on the site could start as early as Spring 2016.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 6:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments