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.

Newport Football Club: Location of new site for football ground revealed

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It's hoped that, subject to the planning process, the new football stadium, could be built and ready to use for the start of the 2018/19 season.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 11:28am

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments

Vectis Radio now live on 104.6fm

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Vectis Community radio is now broadcasting on 104.6fm and can be picked up from most parts of the Island, as well as in Southampton and the New Forest area.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 2:09pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Newport woman in court on stabbing and cannabis charges

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

A 22 year old woman from Newport will appear in court today on charges of attempted wounding with intent and possession of cannabis, after a man was treated for a puncture wound to his chest on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 11:46am

By Sally Perry

Teen assault ends with fractured jaw

police officer

Police appeal for witnesses to an assault that took place in Newport on Thursday (2 November) which left a 15 year-old boy with a fractured jaw.

Monday, 6th November, 2017 5:25pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Newport woman arrested on suspicion of grooming offence

Police conferring

The woman was arrested and then bailed until December pending further enquiries.

Monday, 6th November, 2017 9:11am

By Sally Perry

More improvement needed at Isle of Wight secondary school, say Ofsted


Ofsted say the pace of learning in lessons is too slow and that leaders have not made sure that the school has improved quickly enough.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Schooldays: Explore items and photographs from the Museum Collections

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If you'd like to find out more about the history of schools on the Isle of Wight, book your place on this talk at Carisbrooke Castle Museum.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 3:28pm

By Rachel Tait

Be part of shaping the future of Newport Harbour

Newport Harbour drawings

The workshops will focus on draft strategic objectives, identify key harbour assets to be retained and enhanced for future generations and hear a summary of the conversations already gathered.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 2:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Last call for Quay Arts Winter Open exhibition entries


The Winter Open at Quay Arts is the perfect opportunity to be a part of an exciting group show, experiment in the gallery and sell work.

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 12:20pm

By Georgia Newman

Support for those living with a neurological condition

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Know someone living with a neurological condition? The Island Neurological network cafe is somewhere they can find support.

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 11:30am

By Kay Smith

Good and Outstanding ratings for Isle of Wight primary school

Thumbs up - young boy:

Congratulations are in order for all at this Isle of Wight primary school which has been awarded with an overall rating of 'Good' and 'Outstanding' for Early Years provision.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 5:38pm

By Abigail Rendell

Residents could have been consulted on possible major road changes claims councillor


The council insist they're still in the early stages, but Cllr Garratt says they've had plenty of time to get on the doorsteps and talk to the residents who will be affected by possible road layout changes.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments