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.

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Keeping festival-goers and Islanders as safe as possible

festival cop

Hampshire Constabulary set out their plans to help ensure that during the Isle of Wight Festival, everyone is as safe as they can be, for visitors as well as for those living on the Island.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight and UKPRIDE Arts Festival

iwpride winter pride

Quay Arts is bursting to full with fabulous artwork as part of Isle of Wight and UK Pride. Downstairs and up have some great pieces of artwork on display until 24th July, including the Winter Pride national competition winners.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:36am

By Matthew Bundy

Annual Children’s Memorial Service returns to St Mary’s

bubbles

A giant bubble machine will be used to symbolize memories, thoughts and prayers directed heavenwards at this annual memorial service. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:38pm

By Andy Hollebon

Road closed due to fallen tree

road ahead closed

The road will be closed until the fallen tree has been removed.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:08am

By Sally Perry

Plans for St Mary’s roundabout delayed by council

st mary's roundabout

Proposals to change the layout at St Mary's Roundabout have been delayed by the council as they consider the effect it'll have on other roads.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 4:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Trophies galore for Newport under 15’s Football Club

players 2017-18 season

Well done to all involved with Newport Under 15's Football Club who celebrated their eight trophies in an end of the season awards ceremony.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 9:43am

By Graham Snow

Newport police operation to tackle anti-social behaviour

Police and police dog

Newport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team are involved in an ongoing operation with the Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 4:17pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Burnt House Lane closed due to fallen branches

burnt house lane

The road is closed whilst Island Roads remove fallen branches and debris from the road.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Mountbatten’s response to ‘unequal access to hospice care’ study

Nigel hartley

Mountbatten’s mission is to ensure more Islanders are able to access its services much sooner in their illness, with notable progress already being made, thanks to a number of new projects.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 7:21pm

By Emma Topping

Time and Tide exhibition showcases work produced by older people

An exhibition of work produced by older people at creative workshops run across the Isle of Wight, goes on display at Isle of Wight College until 9th August 2018.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 1:37pm

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Bridge over Newport Quay – closed for a year – temporarily reopens. Long term use under discussion

Quay Bridge

The bridge has been closed since the end of the Isle of Wight Festival last year, but following negotiations between the council and Festival organisers, a temporary bridge went in today - until 27th June. There's hope it might stay longer.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 traffic plans published

iw festival traffic map

The Isle of Wight Festival traffic management plans have been approved and the road traffic plan now available for the public to view. See the map within the article.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 6:27pm

By IW Council Press Office