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.

New road markings to help improve safety around school entrance

staff and pupils outside St George's School

Cars pulling up right outside the school were obscuring the entrance

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 4:19pm

By Anna Price

‘Warrior women’ complete 100 lap wheelchair relay for Captain Sir Tom’s challenge

Residents wheelchair relay for Captain Sir Tom

We love a good news story and this one really warms our hearts - let's help these Warrior Women reach their £100 target

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 8:04am

By Alison Titheridge

The highs and lows of 12 months at the Isle of Wight Covid-19 testing site

One year at test centre - Victoria Bamford

Victoria shares stories of the highs and lows of running the Covid-19 test centre on the Isle of Wight for the past 12 months

Friday, 30th April, 2021 4:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Driver arrested after collision with pedestrian

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Police are appealing for dashcam footage or anyone who saw anything to get in touch

Friday, 30th April, 2021 1:24pm

By Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service with one comment

How ‘local’ are your Isle of Wight election candidates and does it even matter?

Tim Jeffreys' leaflet and letter

Some candidates are making the point that their opponents are ‘not local’ to where they’re standing. But do they actually live in the ward themselves?

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight glazing company step up to help charity

Broken glass window

Wanton vandalism left the charity with a large broken window, but this IW glazing firm stepped up to help and covered the cost too

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 12:43pm

By Graham Drudge

Plans to create the Isle of Wight’s largest dance and gymnastics hub

Ballet dancers in dance studio

The storage and office space could be transformed to hold two dance studios with another dedicated ballet studio on the first floor

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 7:15am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Real-life Lassie moment as Isle of Wight Cockapoo comes to the rescue in Covid household

Henry the Cockapoo lying on a sofa

Henry the Cockpoo had a real-life Lassie moment and raised the alarm when one of his owners became seriously unwell with Covid

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 2:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Covid-19 appointments available at Riverside

Nurse preparing covid-19 Vaccine - solent nhs trust

Some have had difficulty getting an appointment at the Covid-19 vaccination centre in Newport, but Solent NHS Trust say a number are now available

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 8:46am

By Solent NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Six Isle of Wight schools up against each other in competition to win a playground sunshade

Drawing of sun shade in a school setting

Cast your vote for one of the six Isle of Wight schools to help give them a chance to win the sunshade

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9:35am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Former Poundland and Civic Centre to become ‘Integrated Mental Health Hubs’

Happy Balloons

The NHS trust was awarded £3.2m in order to purchase the two buildings

Friday, 16th April, 2021 3:05pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Revised plans for former football ground smaller and include second drive-through restaurant

Plans for St George's Way

South Coast Leisure say all but one of the units have confirmed tenants and the new plans are smaller than before

Friday, 16th April, 2021 8:51am

By Gavin Foster with 11 readers' comments