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.

Skaters from across the Isle of Wight to come together for KMC Memorial Skate Jam

memorial skate jam poster cropped

Wight Trash say, "This skate Jam will not only be a way of remembering Kieran, but also a reminder to look out for each other, and that if anyone is struggling we're all here, and we'll listen."

Monday, 19th August, 2019 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Improvements to busy roads to take place overnight

Lidl roundabout

All these schemes to improve busy roads and junctions will take place at night in order to minimise disruption.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:46am

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

A-Level results: ‘Another great year’ for Island VI Form students

IIT VI Form Campus

Vast majority of students going on to first choice universities and starting next exciting stage of their education

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 8:34am

By Debbie Fineran

Platform One College of Music reveal ‘incredible results for the 19th year’

platform one guitar close up

Well done to all those involved in yet another year of fantastic results for students at Platform One College of Music.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 11:15am

By Dave Pontin

Isle of Wight chef is Vegan Living magazine’s chef of the month

aidan gant and poppy dee standing in the courtyard

Aidan Gant, who recently opened Django's Vegan Tapas and Jazz Bar with his partner, Poppy Dee, on the site of the former Lavender Farm, features as Chef of the Month in Vegan Living.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 11:55am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watchdog says HMP Isle of Wight’s response to rise in violence ‘not good enough’

Prison fencing

Peter Clarke, HM chief inspector of prisons, said there was little support for victims of violence, even though relationships between staff and prisoners were good.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 11:21am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Spate of vandalism adds costs for parish council

Vandalism of Post Office Lane toilets - paint on walls

As well as vandalism to the public toilets, a piece of outdoor gym equipment that can be used to charge mobile phones was burnt with a lighter.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 11:38am

By Lucy Molyneux with 6 readers' comments

Latest comic in Commando series set on the Isle of Wight

a page from radar raiders

You can meet the writer this Saturday from midday at Heroes Comic Shop in Newport when he'll be signing copies of Radar Raiders.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Good rating for Isle of Wight pre-school and out of school clubs


Ofsted have released their latest inspection report and the Preschool has been rated as 'Good', and 'Outstanding' for personal development, behaviour and welfare.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

High value items stolen from Newport garage

Police tape

A large number of high value items were taken from the Cedar Hill address.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 1:06pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police appeal following altercation in Newport

Emergency call:

Police are hoping to speak to a man who asked the woman if she was okay after the incident.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 9:00am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Medina College campus to undergo road safety improvements

road work signs

The work follows a full safety audit on the college’s road network and parking areas — commissioned by the local authority — which resulted in a number of recommendations to improve safety.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 4:13pm

By IW Council Press Office