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.

Former Royal Hotel and Little Gloster Chef launches Diners Club at Quay Arts

Diners club

Dave Holley, the new chef at Quay Arts, will be launching his Diners Club next Tuesday. Why not treat yourself and a loved one to a night out and enjoy a four course menu put together by Dave especially for the event.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 4:35pm

By Sally Perry

Man arrested over allegation of spiked drinks released


Police have issued advice for Islanders following an allegation that drinks of two women were spiked last weekend in Newport. The man arrested in connection with the incident has been released from custody.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

Nightclub spiked drinks allegation: Man arrested

nightclub alcohol drinks

Police are appealing for info after two women said their drinks were spiked at the Island's newest nightclub.

Sunday, 16th July, 2017 10:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Bridge in Newchurch now subject to weight restriction

Spicers Bridge

The restriction has been imposed by Island Roads in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Council ahead of works to strengthen the listed structure, which are due to begin in September.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 3:03pm

By Gavin Foster

Local performances for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club

Newport & Shanklin Composite Masters Four (Two rowers in Blue, two in Yellow)

The J16 quadruple scull featuring Rachael Debenham, Mia Phelan, Sophie Atkin, Emily Faithfull and cox Ethan Walters provided the best result of the day at the Newport.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 7:32am

By Alex Robertson

Newport Under 14s football team crowned national Champion of Champions

champion of champions winners

Congratulations to Newport Under 14s who were crowned champions of the national tournament at the Grand Finale Champion of Champions event held at The National Football Centre in Burton.

Monday, 10th July, 2017 11:04am

By Graham Snow

Isle of Wight schools invited to Cultural Exposition

Cultural Expo

Many organisations will be on hand at the Cultural Exposition to explain their cultural offer for children and young people on the Island.

Friday, 7th July, 2017 5:23pm

By Tayla Smith

Recognition for Newport Under 14s football players

presentation night

It's been a busy time for the players of Newport 14s football team.

Wednesday, 5th July, 2017 7:48am

By Graham Snow

Celebrate Indian culture at library event this weekend

henna hands

Indian Stories and folk tales will be read, all suitable for children over four, there will be the chance to try your hand at Indian crafts, taste traditional snacks and be decorated with henna body art.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 3:14pm

By Feature Writer

Reggae musicians come together for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

grenfell fire red cross

Share the love this Sunday evening when The Ohmz play live to raise money for the victims of the horrendous Grenfell Tower fire.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fantastic Ofsted report for Isle of Wight school

coloured pencils

The Ofsted inspector says that rising achievement in reading, writing and mathematics means pupils at this school are now making good progress, and better prepared for the next stage of their education.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Club Zooom! New club night for lovers of sixties style comes to the Isle of Wight

meyers dancers

Club Zooom should appeal to anyone wanting a great night out with something different from chart cheese. The opening night features sixties inspired DJs and Go-Go dancers.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 6:25pm

By Feature Writer