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.

Christ the King College: ‘Results build on established record of success’

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This set of results are a fitting tribute to the Sixth Form team says the Interim Executive Principal, Matthew Quinn.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 2:06pm

By Gemma Long

Island Innovation VI Form: ‘Another great year’ for students


The vast majority of students are going on to their first choice universities and starting the next exciting stage of their education.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 1:57pm

By Debbie Fineran

Plans to possibly scrap St Mary’s roundabout

Removal of St Mary's roundabout is one feature of amended plans to be considered by Isle of Wight Council.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 6:32am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Sabirian initiative offers training and support for Islanders facing barriers to employment

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If you are unemployed or working less than 16 hrs a week, ‘Trading up 4 change’ at Sabirian in Newport could be the support you are looking for.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 6:06am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Social media plans for Neighbourhood Policing in effort to tackle anti-social behaviour

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The Newport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team will be taking to Facebook and Twitter next week to promote their campaign to address anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 4:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Play written and performed by young Islanders celebrates the culture and unique identity of seaside towns

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This performance is a dynamic, avant-garde narrative that follows the rise of a new political figure in a seaside town, who capitalises on an accident with a pothole and the local bingo caller. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 2:11pm

By Feature Writer

Late night license will help ‘drunk people sober up’ says cafe owner

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Police say that staying open to attract trade from people who had been out drinking was likely to cause crime and disorder in the area. The applicant said, "If people are drunk, I am trying to give them something to sober them up".

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 4:11pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Kelvin’s chaplaincy comes to an end

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Retiring Senior Chaplain, Rev Kelvin Burke, shares details of a very busy year at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 1:42pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

Cllr Brodie accuses Highways PFI contractor of being ‘shifty with information’

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Cllr Geoff Brodie believes resurfacing of a road - universally recognised by local people as being a total disgrace - being dropped from the list by Island Roads, "is the usual kick in the teeth”.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 12:12pm

By Geoff Brodie with 10 readers' comments

Take part in revival of ‘beating the bounds’ this bank holiday

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An historic tradition returns to Newport this bank holiday weekend, as Cllr Brodie revive the act of 'beating' the parish boundaries.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 8:48am

By Sally Perry

More voluntary community work by Island Roads’ staff

Image: L-R Rod and Glen at the hall as Island Roads volunteers work in the background

The day’s volunteering by staff from Island Roads will bring benefits to the many people who use the Headquarters of 1st Newport Scout Group (The Old Guard).

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 11:32am

By Gavin Foster

Photography exhibition tells story of teaching placement in Kenya

Chris Orchin

Chris Orchin's ‘A Kenyan Experience’ exhibition will be on display at the Full Circle, St. Mary’s Hospital between now and September.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 12:35pm

By Andy Hollebon