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.

Volunteer Betty is ninety not out

Betty Edkins

A volunteer at St Mary's hospital celebrated her 90th birthday in style in the hospital foyer, in front patients, visitors and staff.

Monday, 18th September, 2017 6:51am

By George Chastney

Illumination: New work by Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman

Illumination artwork by howard hardiman

Two Isle of Wight artists have been on a year-long journey finding common threads of storytelling and mythological tales within their work. See the results in this upcoming exhibition at Quay Arts.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 4:03pm

By Georgia Newman

HRH Countess of Wessex visits Earl Mountbatten Hospice

HRH meets hospice staff

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex met some of staff, volunteers and Trustees at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice during her tour of the Isle of Wight this week.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 3:48pm

By Emma Topping

Ten weeks of works on retaining wall planned for busy Newport road

the mall

Work is expected to last up to ten weeks and has been timed to take place after the main holiday season. It will take place out of peak hours, but there will be a need for one-lane traffic.

Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 3:58pm

By Gavin Foster

New Executive Headteacher for Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges

Matthew Parr-Burman

Following the departure of Peter Shaw, Island Innovation Trust announce a new Executive Headteacher who will be joining in January 2018 as well as an interim Executive Headteacher.

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 12:52pm

By Lesley Franklin

Island Forum: Your chance to help shape the future of the Isle of Wight

island forum state of the island

Head to Newport this Wednesday evening to take part in the first State of the Island open forum event - intended as a springboard for positive action. Register your interest so organisers get an idea of how many will attend.

Monday, 4th September, 2017 6:59am

By Feature Writer

Overnight works to improve Medina Way to begin next week

Roadworks signs

Island Roads will commence work next week to improve a major section of Medina Way dual carriageway at Newport.

Friday, 1st September, 2017 4:24pm

By Claire Robertson with 15 readers' comments

Vectis Radio announce start date of their new FM service

fm radio

Launched in 2010 and based at the Riverside Centre in Newport, Vectis Radio have today announced the start date for their new FM service.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 10:10am

By Sally Perry

I Love Wight Newport Street Food Market launches this Friday

i love wight newport street food market

Newport Harbour will be all abuzz this Friday morning, as the new 'I Love Wight Newport Street Food Market' launches in partnership with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 30th August, 2017 11:28am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Foodbank and Quay Arts host Blues event

foodbank blues

All proceeds raised will go directly to the Foodbank, to help support and secure their work in the local community.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 10:36am

By Sarah Collier

All welcome to the Isle of Wight Pink Picnic

rainbow umbrella

Get the date in your diary and head to Seaclose Park for the Isle of Wight Pride Pink Picnic.

Friday, 25th August, 2017 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Christ the King College: GCSE students exceed all expectations

Happy smiley balls

Some outstanding results for pupils at Christ the King College, with several achieving a full set of 9s, A*s and As.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 12:28pm

By Gemma Long