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.

Activists set to protest Boris Johnson’s Isle of Wight visit this week

Event co-organiser, Mairead Healy, said, "We have seen a complete dismissal of domestic abuse in a way that further stigmatises the issue." The location will be confirmed once you sign up to attend.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 12:18pm

By Mairead Healy with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: All welcome to public meeting on Saturday

train at ryde station

If you are a bus or train user on the Isle of Wight you are welcome to attend this meeting on Saturday morning in Newport to ask questions of the travel companies.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 9:06am

By Stuart George

The LOVE Band, featuring Johnny Echols, to open their farewell tour on the Isle of Wight this Wednesday

the love band

This is a very rare mid-week treat for Islanders, as the incredible LOVE band open their farewell tour on the Isle of Wight. With a very special surprise guest collaboration featuring artists from several well-loved Isle of Wight bands. Grab a ticket before they all go.

Saturday, 22nd June, 2019 1:23pm

By Feature Writer

Rave Against Cancer returns for another event

DJ Missrepresent

Book your tickets now for this event which is expected to sell out (like the last ones) and features award-winning DnB DJ, MissRepresent. All proceeds go to Wessex Cancer Trust.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 8:05pm

By Alicks Simpson

Isle of Wight Sixth Form wins award for ‘Global Education Excellence’

global excellence award logo

Head of Sixth Form said, "It is always our privilege to host International students, they add a certain cosmopolitan diversity to our Sixth Form family, long may it continue."

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:51am

By Glynis Hutchings

Isle of Wight Festival kicks off with smiles despite the rain

Party girls at Isle of Wight Festival

There were lots of smiles, despite the rain and mud, at the first day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 11:58am

By Amy Allen

‘Campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse starts here’, says party behind by-election winner (updated)

Joe Lever at polling station

The campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections starts here, says the party behind the winner of the Parish Council by-election.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school remains ‘Good’ say Ofsted

green smiley balls

One parent commented, "‘I feel that Barton has improved immensely over the past five years or so... my child is doing very well in all areas of their education... I would recommend the school to any of my friends and family."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

Changes to council services during Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight Festival scene with festival goers

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

More resurfacing works for Forest Road

Forest Road

Work on the two sections of road will take place at night to keep disruption to a minimum

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:27am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Isle of Wight Festival 2019 traffic plans published

IW Festival Road Map 2019

The traffic plan is designed to ensure disruption to local traffic is kept to a minimum, although some delays are inevitable with the increased levels of traffic on the roads. Details within.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 10:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments