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.

Pupils and staff raise over £900 for Mountbatten on Go Yellow Day

Mr Matthew Quinn, Executive Principal, Mrs Dani Johnson, Head of Fundraising, Mountbatten, Students: Lewis, Amelia, Grace and Rachel

Pupils and staff took part in Mountbatten's Go Yellow Day last week, raising over £900 in the process

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 12:32pm

By Glynis Hutchings

Head to the Cheverton Centre for art and live music

The Tea and Biscuit Boys performing in April 2019

There's a chance to see a new landscape and portrait exhibition, as well as live music from the Tea n Biscuit Boys

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:56pm

By Matt White

Floating Bridge run around: Passenger launch in operation

floating bridge suspended

The Floating Bridge ran aground this afternoon and is not expected to be in service until this evening

Friday, 11th October, 2019 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Celebrate Restart a Heart Day with free CPR training and defibrillator awareness training

boy with loveheart for autism awareness day

To celebrate Restart a Heart Day this year the Isle of Wight Ambulance Training and Community Response Services are offering the public free CPR training and defibrillator awareness sessions

Friday, 11th October, 2019 12:39pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Volunteers sought for charity helping the homeless and those in need

67a high street cafe charity shop

Waste Not Want Not cafe/charity shop in Newport is on the look out for volunteers to help between 10am-2.30pm on weekdays. Can you help?

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 9:20am

By Sally Perry

Celebrating Age exhibition showcases remarkable artwork produced by Isle of Wight care home residents

For these workshops residents from Inglefield, Eden House, Ancona, Cherry Blossom Cornelia Manor and Downside looked at the work of Henri Matisse and in particular the theme of dance as it appears in his work. Residents talked about their own memories of dance and dancing, and these were then transcribed onto the large collective frieze you see displayed here. This is the first time Independent Arts have attempted to draw together all the care home residents that join our art workshops to create a single piece of work. Using a cut paper technique pioneered by the artist residents assembled forms to recreate their own memories of dance.

Celebrating Age, is a major Isle of Wight exhibition that shines a light on the wealth of creative expression to be found in our later years

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 9:58am

By Tracy Mikich

Isle of Wight retail park development recommended for ‘conditional permission’

artists impression of st georges park development

The Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee is due to met next Tuesday (15th Oct) to discuss the application, submitted by South Coast Leisure last year.

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 8:07am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Badgers halt Isle of Wight council’s housing development

Badger :

It was hoped they would be built by Christmas, but the work has has now been delayed due to the badgers.

Monday, 7th October, 2019 5:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Emergency winter night shelter returning to former school site

homeless man in portugal

The local authority is opening an emergency winter shelter at the former Barton Primary School site in Newport. The service will be led by the Salvation Army.

Monday, 7th October, 2019 1:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Video: See inside what Camp Hill prison looks like now

shot from the video of inside camp hill looking along the corridors - video by abandoned isle of wight

In what must be their most ambitious adventure, Abandoned Isle of Wight have gained entry and shot a video inside Camp Hill prison.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 8:20am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

First Isle of Wight GP merger took place today


One of the GPs involved in the merger said, “This is a good news story for patients. Whilst some of our specialist clinics may only be available at one site, in general our patients will in future have greater choice by choosing which medical centre they attend."

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 4:56pm

By Mark Wingham with 10 readers' comments

Gin, Jive and Slide for Wessex Cancer Trust

people dancing in Strings night club at gin, jive and slide event

Get ready for a night of vintage music from the 1940s to the 1960s, featuring the Bunker Girls and four vinyl DJs.

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 10:50am

By Sally Perry