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.

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

Open Evening Poster

The Isle of Wight College has a proven track record of excellent success rates so why not head to this Open Evening in March to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer

Sunday, 16th February, 2020 6:07pm

By Feature Writer

Anglo-Saxon Treasures return to the Isle of Wight after 150 years

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle Museum sits within the walls of the Castle but is completely independent of English Heritage, being run instead by Island Trust. This new exhibition sees Anglo-Saxon treasures return to the Island after 150 years away

Friday, 14th February, 2020 1:06pm

By Feature Writer with one comment

Sunday concert series celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary

Bust of Beethoven

Father and daughter James Halsey (cello) and Sally Birkett (piano) kick off the series this weekend performing two sets of variations Beethoven composed on fantastic themes by Mozart and Handel

Friday, 14th February, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

Science teacher admitted making 8,000+ indecent images and 550+ videos of children

typing on a laptop

The school say there was no reason to suspect him and that they have robust safeguarding procedures in place

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t miss the half term fun at Newport Roman Villa: Two great activity days for children

Newport Roman villa, bath range

Half term offers two opportunities to visit Newport Roman Villa. You'll be able to explore the well-preserved Roman remains, including one of the best preserved bath suites in southern England. Includes kids activities for just £1 per person

Friday, 14th February, 2020 7:38am

By IW Council Press Office

On national guidance St Mary’s to set up Coronavirus Pod

st mary's hospital

St Mary's will be following national guidance and setting up the assessment area in the next week

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 4:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Show your love for planet at Friday’s Isle of Wight Youth Strike say young campaigners

planet in the shape of a loveheart

Youth Strike 4 Climate members are encouraging Islanders of all ages to join them tomorrow (Valentine’s Day) to show their love for the Isle of Wight (and planet)

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

New youth hub to support young Islanders, thanks to funding from community council

Youth Trust Chief Executive Clare Cannock and Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council Chair, Cllr Julie Jones-Evans

New youth hub to support wellbeing of young Islanders, thanks to funding from community council

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 11:07am

By Felicity Radak with one comment

Book now for the ‘Environmental Change on the Isle of Wight: past, present and future’ conference

Freshwater Bay Rocks

There'll be local speakers and national experts at this conference helping us to learn, understand and discuss how we can protect the Island's wildlife and landscape in an era of unprecedented environmental change

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 8:14am

By Tina Whitmore

Confirmed: The Isle of Wight is to get another McDonald’s

Climbing frame at McDonalds

Three separate planning applications have been submitted by McDonald’s to install its famous golden arches signs at the site

Monday, 10th February, 2020 3:02pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Flood alert issued for Isle of Wight coastline during today’s high tide

gurnard seafront flooding

The Environment Agency advise if you have flood protection, install it one hour before high tide and move cars from seafront car parks

Monday, 10th February, 2020 8:26am

By Sally Perry

It’s a whopper! Latest casualty of Isle of ‘White’ blooper revealed

Burger King Blooper

It's happened before and it'll no doubt happen again. An incoming corporation has trouble with the correct spelling of the Isle of Wight

Sunday, 9th February, 2020 8:34pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments