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.

Couple having sex in Isle of Wight library leads to CCTV installation

cctv watching you

A couple have been caught having sex in an Isle of Wight library, leading to eight CCTV cameras now being fitted inside the building.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 12:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Several ideas of how to improve the ASDA roundabout

Google Mpas of Asda roundabout

This reader believes he's found a number of flaws in the ASDA roundabout and makes suggestions on how it could be improved.

Friday, 20th April, 2018 5:59pm

By Colin with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight gets set for the return of All Stars cricket

all stars cricket

It's time to sign your child up to experience cricket for the first time through an eight-week programme delivered across the Island.

Friday, 20th April, 2018 7:27am

By Seb Egerton-Read

Isle of Wight primary school awarded £1.3m refurbishment grant

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As part of a second phase of work since relocation to the Furrlongs, improvements to the primary school will include a new roof and windows, a new reception area, external cladding and upgraded footpaths and lighting.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 12:23pm

By IW Council Press Office

Plans to extend Mole Country Stores rejected

mole valley

The revised application to extend Mole Country Stores in Blackwater was rejected by six votes to two.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 4:50pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Planning approval welcomed for new football ground north of Newport

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Plans by South Coast Leisure will provide the club with a new floodlit pitch, main stand and bar/function room facilities on land off The Racecourse on one of the main routes serving Newport.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 7:27am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight Humanists present Jim Al-Khalili on Free Will and Determinism

Jim Al-Khalili OBE

The British scientist, author and broadcaster, Jim Al-Khalili, will be exploring the topics of Free Will and Determinism from a scientific perspective, and talking about his personal journey into Humanism.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 12:58pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight primary school retains their ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

pencils in basket

The inspection found this Isle of Wight primary school still responsible for 'Good' provision.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 8:42am

By Sally Perry

Ohren returns to Newport Football Club as club manager

Derek Ohren Newport Football Club FC

The former player, Derek Ohren, returns to Newport FC following the resignation this week of Michael Kelly.

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 3:19pm

By Claire Robertson

New ultrasound units will help meet increasing demand

ultrasound imaging

The Lead Sonographer at St Mary's Hospital says there has been a steady increase in demand for their service in recent years, so these additional units will help them cope with the extra demand.

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 9:54am

By Andy Hollebon

New home for Newport Football Club to go before Committee

newport fc new ground

There is mixed support for the proposed application to move Newport Football Club to the northern outskirts of Newport, but the planning officer is recommending conditional permission.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Easter Parade for those helping protect IW NHS

NHS poster simon wells

Did you have your photo taken over Easter to show your support for the NHS? Christine from IOW Save Our NHS Group shares concerns for future of NHS provision.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 7:07pm

By Christine Lightbody with one comment