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.

St Mary’s Roundabout petition goes to Isle of Wight council this week

st marys roadworks

Did you sign the petition about major roadworks at St Mary's Roundabout? It's going to be debated in council chamber this week

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 5:56pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Be enthralled by the buzz of these young Isle of Wight jazz musicians

Jazz Band WIth Derek Nash 2018

The youth jazz orchestra bring a ‘buzz’ to all their performances. Book now to secure your seat for this weekend's concert

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 7:33am

By Helen Foster

Plans for new food retail store on industrial estate

Supermarket trollies

It already has a Sainsbury's, Lidl, Asda, Morrison's, Coop and M&S, but if the applicant gets permission, there could be another food retail shop in Newport

Monday, 18th November, 2019 4:15pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Taking on Queen’s Guide Award gave me direction and pride in my achievements, says Isle of Wight Guide

Harriet Townsend from Newport, Leader of 11th Newport Guides with Lesley and Shirley

Following university and travelling, Harriet felt a bit low and lost - taking on the Queen’s Guide Award and completing it three days before her 26th birthday has left her feeling fulfilled and proud of her achievement

Monday, 18th November, 2019 8:27am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Newport offers a range of free parking days in the run up to Christmas

Parking ticket machine:

Shaping Newport is offering a range of dates for free parking in short-stay car parks. Details within

Friday, 8th November, 2019 10:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Melodic Choir does Mamma Mia this weekend for Wight Brainy Bunch

Abba album and guitar strings

If you don't have plans for Saturday night or Sunday afternoon, why not head to Apollo Theatre and support the Wight Brainy Bunch

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:38am

By Sally Perry

Chris Whitehouse steps down from Isle of Wight council

Andrew Turner, Ranil Jayawardena MP Cllr Chris Whitehouse

In a 597-word long press release, Chris Whitehouse has announced that he’s stepping down as an Isle of Wight councillor

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 1:58pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight leisure centres and County Hall ‘safe places’ for adults with learning disabilities

safe place logo

A Safe Place sticker will be displayed at County Hall while a free app is also available to download at the App store and Google Play so people can locate one of the Safe Places Island-wide.

Monday, 4th November, 2019 3:39pm

By IW Council Press Office

200 take part in Ghost Runner 2019 (photos)

Runners taking part in 2019 Ghost Runner event

Run in conjunction with WightAid, those taking part in this year's Ghost Runner took in five kilometres of muddy trails around the forest.

Monday, 4th November, 2019 9:45am

By Phil Jones

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

Poster fort IOW college open day

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

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 2:36pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Crematorium suffers broken heating system

sign to crematorium

If you need to attend the Crematorium over the weekend, be aware that the heating system is broken and won't be repaired until Monday

Friday, 1st November, 2019 5:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

St Mary’s Roundabout works to enter next stage

map of st marys lane closures

Forest Road reverts to two-way traffic, while all other approaches to St Mary's Roundabout will be reduced by one lane from Monday for seven weeks

Friday, 1st November, 2019 2:18pm

By IW Council Press Office