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.

Two Coronavirus patients at St Mary’s have died (updated)

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Two people who tested positive for Covid-19 at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight have died

Saturday, 28th March, 2020 2:55pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

First batch of Isle of Wight Distillery’s hand sanitiser delivered

Kirsty Gwilliam (Café Assistant); Rachel Thomson (Community Centre Manager); and Wendy Parsons (Café Supervisor) - and a five litre 'flagon' of the hand sanitiser at the centre which is labelled 'True Island Spirit'

The hand sanistiser is really going to help Pan Together with their meal delivery service, essential shopping provision and prescription-collection offer for local residents in need

Friday, 27th March, 2020 8:54am

By Rachel Thomson

Police appeal for witnesses after single-vehicle collision in Newport

Police control operator

Officers investigating the exact circumstances of the collision are keen to speak with anyone who may be able to assist them

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 12:45pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Jonathan Dodd’s Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: From Russia With Love

March IWSO Concert by Allan Marsh

The next Symphony Orchestra concert is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can read how last weekend's enthralled the audience

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 10:57am

By Jonathan Dodd

#washhands #bekind message on Isle of Wight cycle track

Madeline Paterson's photos from the Cowes cycle track

The messages might be on a cycle track on the Isle of Wight, but with the power of social media, they could travel

Friday, 20th March, 2020 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Show Your Love for Quay Arts by making a donation or buying a gift voucher for future use

love in lights

Quay Arts relies heavily on tickets sales, its cafe, shop and courses. With all those closed they need your support more than ever

Friday, 20th March, 2020 3:21pm

By Del Seymour

Wessex Cancer Trust Newport support centre closed in light of Coronavirus

closed but still awesome door sign

An online support group has been set up and the Daisy Bus services will continue

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 2:59pm

By Lorraine White

St Mary’s to restrict visits to patients at hospital in light of Coronavirus outbreak

st mary's hospital

The changes take effect from midday on 17 March 2020 until further notice. Details within

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 11:25am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Man’s body found near Seaclose Park

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They are not treating the death as suspicious and are preparing a file for the coroner.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 4:02pm

By Sally Perry

Flood leads to cancellation of second Festival of Citizen Science date

Mother and child at British science week at Downside

If you know someone who was planning to go along please let them know

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 2:54pm

By Rachel Thomson with one comment

Football ground developers forced back to planning after IWC error

Football floodlights

When the council issued the planning permission they inadvertently changed the condition on when floodlights can be used

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10:03am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight council to trial new traffic flow at Coppins Bridge

map of trial traffic flow on coppins bridge

From next week the Isle of Wight council are trialling a new traffic flow at Medina and Coppins Bridge. See the maps within

Monday, 9th March, 2020 2:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments