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.

Reggae musicians come together for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

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Share the love this Sunday evening when The Ohmz play live to raise money for the victims of the horrendous Grenfell Tower fire.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 5:42pm

By Sally Perry

Fantastic Ofsted report for Isle of Wight school

coloured pencils

The Ofsted inspector says that rising achievement in reading, writing and mathematics means pupils at this school are now making good progress, and better prepared for the next stage of their education.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Club Zooom! New club night for lovers of sixties style comes to the Isle of Wight

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Club Zooom should appeal to anyone wanting a great night out with something different from chart cheese. The opening night features sixties inspired DJs and Go-Go dancers.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 6:25pm

By Feature Writer

Newport man charged over inappropriate touching of teenage boy

Handcuffed man

A man has been charged following investigation into indecent assault in Newport

Friday, 16th June, 2017 11:02am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 19 readers' comments

Allegation of 14 year old boy being ‘touched’ raises concerns

Emergency call:

Police have issued details of a man they are keen to talk to in connection with an allegation of inappropriate touching.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 4:28pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Rev Janet Hallam to lead prayers at Children’s Memorial Service

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Parents or families whose children have died, from infancy through to the age of young adults, either through illness or tragic accidents are welcome to the service, whatever their faith.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 12:08pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Massive Violins return to the Isle of Wight – book now!

massive violins

Don't miss out on this chance to see the Massive Violins playing Cellos and singing songs from Queen to Mozart in tight harmony. This evening of pop classics and well-loved opera is not to be missed!

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 3:54pm

By Feature Writer

Vectis Radio announce new FM radio frequency

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Fantastic news for the Isle of Wight's Internet radio station, Vectis Radio as they announce their new FM radio frequency.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 10:07am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Weak bridge’ closes road to Newport Quay

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Drivers needing to access Newport Quay and the Riverside Centre are being diverted via Seaclose Park.

Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 1:14pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Pride announce new Arts Festival

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Fantastic news as Isle of Wight Pride team up with redTIE theatre and the Apollo theatre to create an amazing Isle of Wight Pride Arts Festival in the heart of Newport in the run-up to the main event next month.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 6:27pm

By Matthew Bundy

Find out more about James Tissot: The Art, Life and Love of a Victorian Painter

The Ball on Ship board

Find out more about the Victorian Painter, James Tissot, at the last lecture of the season from the Vectis Decorative Fine Arts Society, which has recently re-branded as The Arts Society, Isle of Wight.

Friday, 2nd June, 2017 5:59pm

By Carolyn Power

Don’t miss Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Symphony orchestra

The four concerts so far this season have all sold out, and with less than 100 left for this concert, it looks likely this will also be popular. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 4:02pm

By Tim Isard