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.

Discover more Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes and share your own

the travelling museum

There are another three expert talks at Quay Arts as part of the Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes project, along with a panel discussion, several exhibitions around the Island and a way for you to share your Hidden Heroes.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 5:35pm

By Sally Perry

Unexpected retirement announced by Christ the King College headteacher

pat goodhead

After nine and a half years as headteacher at Christ the King College, Pat Goodhead has told parents she intends to retire at the end of this term.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 11:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Primary School goes from Special Measures to Good

st thomas school

Ofsted had many great things to say about the staff, pupils and governors at this Isle of Wight Primary school, which through hard work and determination has gone from 'Special Measures' to 'Good' in three years.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

Help name the new donkey at Carisbrooke Castle

castle donkey

What do you think, is he a Jouster, Jeremy, Jonty, Jester or Juno? Carisbrooke Castle would welcome your help in naming their new donkey.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Discover the history of Carisbrooke Castle Museum at afternoon talk

princess beatrice

Find out more about the history of Carisbrooke Castle Museum and the people who helped it become what it is today. Booking essential.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 3:13pm

By Chris Welsford

St Mary’s roundabout: Share your views on plans with local councillor

medina way st marys roundabout

Cllr Garratt says he set up the survey because he's concerned the Council's own consultation may not gather enough information for the Cabinet to make a properly informed decision.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 5:35pm

By Andrew Garratt with 2 readers' comments

Newport man charged following knife point robbery

Hampshire police car

The 25 year-old of Carisbrooke Road in Newport has been charged with robbery and threatening a person with a blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 11:45am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Proms star to perform with Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Jamal Aliyev

The next Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra welcomes the Proms star, soloist Jamal Aliyev for a performance of the Cello Concerto by English composer William Walton. Book now before it sells out.

Friday, 9th February, 2018 8:27am

By Tim Isard

Letter: Why is there a ‘vendetta’ against the Island’s trees?

cherry tree - town lane

This reader is concerned about the number of trees that seem to be disappearing across the Isle of Wight, especially after the paving slabs that replaced a Cherry Tree in Newport resulted in her 73 year old friend having a fall.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 12:36pm

By Yvonne Yelland with one comment

Exhibition charts free rise of conceptual art illustration and design since 1960s

steve double exhibition photo

Feast your eyes on this great collection of artworks - charting the free rise of conceptual art illustration and design since the 1960s - on display at St Mary's Hospital in Newport.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Night time closures on dual carriageway

Medina Way structure

Medina Way will be subject to road closures, but the work will be carried out during the evening to reduce disruption.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 4:39pm

By Gavin Foster

Save our Isle of Wight NHS: March and rally Saturday morning

hands off our nhs

Gather outside St Mary's Hospital for a start time of 10.30 when the march will make its way into St Thomas's Square, Newport, for the rally.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 4:36pm

By Sally Perry