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.

‘You’re having a laugh!’ Or will be tonight if you head to Quay Arts

Michael Frankland comedy

If you haven't made plans for tonight, gather your friends and head to Qua Arts for an evening of comedy.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 8:35am

By Tayla Smith

Find out more about Vikings on the Wight at free talk


The Friends of Lord Louis Library are hosting an evening celebrating Viking History on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 12:23pm

By Frances Bourn with one comment

Isle of Wight GP surgeries hit by national cyber attack

Computer Keyboard

Three Isle of Wight GP surgeries have been experiencing problems following the national cyber-attack.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:12am

By Andy Hollebon

Kashmir Cafe announce their Isle of Wight Festival line-up


The Kashmir Cafe at Isle of Wight Festival is vital to the keeping their doors open. This year the lineup is as a good as ever, with some extra special bits too.

Saturday, 13th May, 2017 11:19am

By Doug Alldred

Enjoy this kaleidoscopic view of the Mille Miglia at Quay Arts

Stirling Moss

In a multi-media lecture combining photographs, film, songs, and quotations from writers and poets Libby Horner offers a kaleidoscopic view of the cars and characters involved in the Mille Miglia race.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 6:20pm

By Carolyn Power

Much-loved fireman and sportsman honoured with bench in Newport

Martin Poynter Bench Presentation

The much-loved Isle of Wight fireman and sportsman, Martin Poynter, has been honoured with a bench in Newport.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 9:52am

By Danny Faulkner

Lambretta Day returns to the Isle of Wight later this month

lambretta lights

All types of scooters are welcome to the annual Isle of Wight Lambretta Day on Sunday 28th May - Ride Out from Newport Quay at noon with 12 hours of music on Ryde seafront

Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 4:54pm

By Feature Writer

Pan residents suffer more delays in connecting to St George’s Way

st georges way

Labour councillor for Newport East expresses his disappointment at the "couldn’t care less" attitude of contractors working on the St George's Way roadworks.

Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 4:34pm

By Geoff Brodie with 3 readers' comments

The legendary Monochrome Set head to Quay Arts this Friday

monochrome set 1984

The Monochrome Set were highly regarded and hugely influential in the post punk era of the late 70s and 80s. See them play live at Quay Arts this Friday night, with support from The Orders.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 12:17pm

By Tayla Smith

All invited to discussion on whether religion has a place in politics

jonathan bartley

Following the resignation of Andrew Turner and controversy over Christian teaching on homosexuality, all are welcome to this free event (book tickets in advance to secure seat).

Monday, 8th May, 2017 6:50pm

By Daniel James with 8 readers' comments

Police appeal after burglary

police tape

Nearly £16,000 worth of tools and vehicles were taken including a child's motorbike.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 6:40am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Only half Newport and Ryde venues tested for underage sales pass


Successful test purchasing operations on the Isle of Wight reduce the risk of alcohol related crime.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 6:21am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment