Newport – Isle of Wight

Newport is the capital of the Isle of Wight. It’s the town with the most nation-wide chains of shops as well as being the centre for business. The County council are head-quartered there.

Christ the King accuse Isle of Wight council of lying in latest round of public ding dong


In a detailed response starting with 'categorically untrue' and laden with 'refutes', Christ the King College lay out their stall, including disclosing that after they couldn't raise the £4m to buy the building, CtK signed up for a £10m hire purchase agreement instead.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:53pm

By Gemma Long with 7 readers' comments

IWC challenge school’s claims, insisting Christ the King College responsible for lease liability

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The battle between Isle of Wight council and Christ the King College has just gone up another notch with the council picking through the claims made by CtKC, claiming the school is responsible for the building lease, not the council.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 8:43am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Christ the King College refute Council’s view on school’s ‘ill-judgement’

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Following the Isle of Wight council's statement this morning claiming Christ the King College was £2.7m in debt, the school has responded, refuting IWC's claim that the decision to lease the building was ill-judged, claiming audits have shown "there is absolutely no evidence of any financial mismanagement".

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry

Christ the King College £2.7m in debt after ‘ill judged’ agreement say council (Updated)

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Isle of Wight council say they've tried to work with the Christ the King College, but still no plan exists. "This is an enormous debt for one school to accrue", said the council leader.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 10:46am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Mindless vandals destroy Pan Community Centre’s life-saving defibrillator

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The next closest defibrillator on Pan is Morrison's in the town. Public Access Defibrillator sites have been warned to be extra vigilant.

Friday, 8th December, 2017 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Major Newport road closed due to burst water main

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The roads have been closed for emergency water main repairs.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council decision opens door for up to two more supermarkets in Newport

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The option to buy the land originally included permission for “non-food retail or light industrial uses“, but the Cabinet member has now approved a variation opening the door for two more supermarkets.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

International Violinist makes welcome return to Isle of Wight

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January sees the long-awaited return of international violinist Melina Mandozzi, when she will perform Elgar’s epic violin concerto with the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 7:52pm

By Tim Isard

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Van Morrison, The Killers, Kasabian and more


John Giddings said this is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation and they'll be celebrating with returning artists as well as some appearing for the first time.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 5:10pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Isle of Wight Council: Get ‘act together before someone is killed’ says councillor

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Cllr Brodie says the council needs get their act together and ensure safe pedestrian access to ASDA is provided before someone is killed.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 2:41pm

By Geoff Brodie with 3 readers' comments

Islanders for Europe: Pro-Europe Islanders invited to monthly meet-up

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Islanders for Europe meet once a month at the Quay Arts Centre to discuss how leaving the European Union will affect businesses, public services and Island residents.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 12:48pm

By Glenn Koppany with 11 readers' comments

Island premiere of new film ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’


Tickets are on sale for Monday night's Isle of Wight premiere of the 'Ballard of Shirley Collins' which chronicles the singer’s battle to reclaim the singing voice she lost in mysterious circumstances years ago.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 6:08pm

By Tayla Smith