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.

Two town centre car parks to be resurfaced and combined into one

roadworks sign

The scheme will be carried out over six nights to ensure daytime parking is retained at this important town centre location

Friday, 6th December, 2019 2:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Quay Arts announce winner of their Open 2019 Competition

Ian Whitmore speaking at the launch of Quay Arts Open 2019

Over 100 people gathered at the launch of Quay Arts OPEN 2019 exhibition to hear who had been selected for West Gallery solo show in 2021

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:34pm

By Ian Whitmore

Plans for over 100 more Isle of Wight homes, on top of 72 already approved

Gunville development plans

The full scale of the 149 house development on the edge of Gunville can be seen in the plans

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 1:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Company B duet to perform vintage Christmas concert at Mountbatten

Company B singers

All are welcome at this Thursday's Christmas concert at the John Cheverton Centre in Newport

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 1:22pm

By Matt White

Former Isle of Wight driving centre demolished to make way for housing

former driving school

It's been on the spot since the 1980s, but now the former DVLA centre has been demolished to make way for housing, just who is building them is not clear

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 9:58am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

See who Isle of Wight Festival’s 2020 headliners are

The Chemical Brothers

The first round of acts confirmed for the 2020 Isle of Wight Festival have been announced. Details within

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 8:25am

By Katie Bartlett with one comment

CPR Challenge raises awareness and over £1,000 for new defibrillator

Specsavers staff learning CPR

The first three minutes of a cardiac arrest are vital, so knowing there is a defibrillator on the High Street is great news for residents

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 4:51pm

By Eliza Collenette

Escape the pressure of the festive season with Planet Aware and friends at the Alternative Spirit of Christmas

handmade christmas wrapping paper

Escape the commercial pressure of the festive season at this event with storytelling, music, poetry as well as simple up-cycling crafts

Saturday, 30th November, 2019 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dandelion Crafts offer unique way to help those with dementia

dandelion crafts - felt and button broaches

Penny and Harriet have devised a novel scheme to help support home-based carers of people with dementia

Friday, 29th November, 2019 11:08am

By Andrew Lib

World-class Opera being performed in Newport this Saturday

george and annalise

There's still time to book your tickets to watch Internationally acclaimed Pianist Gergely Kaposi perform with Isle of Wight based Soprano, Annalisa Vaughan

Thursday, 28th November, 2019 2:17pm

By Annalisa Vaughan

Read the damning Food Hygiene report for St Mary’s hospital to see why it was rated only 1 out of five

St mary's hospital

Out of date foods, unclear labeling, fish being thawed at room temperature, risk of allergen contamination and cleaning products not being used properly were just some of the concerns raised by the Food Hygiene inspector at the hospital

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Works on St Mary’s Roundabout to continue despite 3,100 signatures on petition

st marys roadworks sign

The wording of the motion to present the petition that was signed by over 3,000 people was changed before it was presented to the council

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 6:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments