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.

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

New plan to highlight harm caused by underage drinking


The Newport CAP action plan will aim to prevent youngsters damaging their health, development and opportunities, as well as lessening the impact on the wider community.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:48am

By IW Council Press Office

Find out more about courses and opportunities at Isle of Wight College Open Evening

Young people at the college

The Isle of Wight College has a proven track record of excellent success rates so why not head to their latest Open Evening to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer and speak to tutors and career advisers.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 12:55pm

By Feature Writer

Jack Up The Weekend postponed for ‘technical reasons’

jack up the weekend

The two concert event is being rescheduled for the autumn when both headline acts will perform on the same night.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 9:02am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Family pay tribute to Isle of Wight mother of four who died in Forest Road collision

Yvonne Copland

Family of much loved wife, ‘ma’ of four children and four grandchildren who was loved by all who knew her say she will be greatly missed.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 3:38pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Don’t miss PLANK: Skateboarding-inspired exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells

PLANK james jarvis and ged wells at quay arts 640

You have until the end of the month to pop over to Quay Arts in Newport to catch the latest exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells. If you're a fan of skateboarding, PLANK is a must-see exhibition.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

BBC Radio 3’s Sarah Walker returns to Mountbatten

Sarah Walker

Sarah makes a return visit to Mountbatten Hospice with husband Martin Pyne to present a concert that’s as eclectic and exploratory as her radio programme.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 9:41am

By Emma Topping

Join Broc on a (not so) Lazy Sunday afternoon litter pick

litter goes in the bin sign

Join Broc and others at this litter pick on Sunday 14th April.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 10:19am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss Roman Decorator Day at Newport Roman Villa

Newport Roman Villa_Decorator Day cropped

If you're planning things to do with the kids over Easter hols, head to Newport Roman Villa.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

Haunting pictures of PS Ryde Queen through the morning mist

PS Ryde Queen

It was revealed that the former paddle steamer will be broken up and removed before the end of the year - see these haunting photos taken this morning.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 5:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Quay Arts Open Exhibition winner presents new show

Drawing Dark Waters talk and workshop, Tower Bridge, 30.9.17 with Caroline Underwood and Liz Charsley for Totally Thames 2017

Caroline Underwood’s exhibition ‘Bearings’ opens in the West Gallery, Quay Arts on Saturday 27th April 2019, 6 – 8pm, all welcome.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 9:54am

By Tayla Smith

Future of PS Ryde Queen revealed at Harbour meeting

PS Ryde now and then

The future of the Ryde Queen paddle steamer was discussed at a Harbour Committee meeting this week.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 3:21pm

By Sally Perry