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.

Further improvements made at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, say CQC (updated)

thumbs up in blue gloves

The latest inspection found improvements in several areas of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Details within

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 11:40am

By John Scott with one comment

Six months jail for Isle of Wight man who coughed at police threatening Coronavirus infection

barbed wire around prison walls

An Isle of Wight man has been jailed for six months after coughing at police officers and threatening to infect them with Covid-19

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 4:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 7 readers' comments

Financial help for charities and voluntary groups ‘leading the fightback against Coronavirus’

fifty pound note

The Isle of Wight council have announced two funds that Isle of Wight charities and voluntary groups can access

Monday, 6th April, 2020 7:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival organisers make significant donation to community hub

Photo shows a picture of hope drawn by nine-year-old Jasmine, the daughter of Downside's café supervisor - one of many such images and messages she's created which are being displayed on the community centre's windows

Pan Together is an Isle of Wight charity that exists to support and provide a community hub for the residents of East Newport

Monday, 6th April, 2020 8:12am

By Rachel Thomson

Scots Guards arrive on the Isle of Wight to help prepare hospital for expected rise in Coronavirus cases (updated)

bob seely outside st marys

As well as Scots Guards, Island volunteers have been assisting to help St Mary's ramp up for the expected increase in Coronavirus cases

Sunday, 5th April, 2020 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Number of official Isle of Wight confirmed cases of Coronavirus rises to 25

wash your hands poster

Five of those admitted to St Mary’s Hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged

Saturday, 4th April, 2020 8:38pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Fourth person on the Isle of Wight who tested positive for Coronavirus passes away

bunch of flowers - pink peonies

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the fourth Islander to pass away after testing positive for Coronavirus

Saturday, 4th April, 2020 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Two Coronavirus patients at St Mary’s have died (updated)

dark flowers

Two people who tested positive for Covid-19 at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight have died

Saturday, 28th March, 2020 2:55pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

First batch of Isle of Wight Distillery’s hand sanitiser delivered

Kirsty Gwilliam (Café Assistant); Rachel Thomson (Community Centre Manager); and Wendy Parsons (Café Supervisor) - and a five litre 'flagon' of the hand sanitiser at the centre which is labelled 'True Island Spirit'

The hand sanistiser is really going to help Pan Together with their meal delivery service, essential shopping provision and prescription-collection offer for local residents in need

Friday, 27th March, 2020 8:54am

By Rachel Thomson

Police appeal for witnesses after single-vehicle collision in Newport

Police control operator

Officers investigating the exact circumstances of the collision are keen to speak with anyone who may be able to assist them

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 12:45pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Jonathan Dodd’s Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: From Russia With Love

March IWSO Concert by Allan Marsh

The next Symphony Orchestra concert is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can read how last weekend's enthralled the audience

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 10:57am

By Jonathan Dodd

#washhands #bekind message on Isle of Wight cycle track

Madeline Paterson's photos from the Cowes cycle track

The messages might be on a cycle track on the Isle of Wight, but with the power of social media, they could travel

Friday, 20th March, 2020 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments