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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.

Part of one-way restriction on St George’s Way to be removed early

Roadworks - Single track traffic

Part of the one-way restriction on St George's Way will be removed on Thursday, but not fully.

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Newport Football Club remains at St George’s Park – for now


SCL have allowed the club to remain until the middle of May 2018, securing their status in the Sydenhams Wessex Football League Premier Division.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:19pm

By Feature Writer with 3 readers' comments

Romance, Pageantry, and mud: Find out more about Victorian Medievalism at lecture

George & the Dragon

The 1839 Eglinton Tournament was an attempt to recreate a full scale medieval tournament. It provided a legacy of an artistic and cultural movement that defined the age. Find out more at Vectis Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Carolyn Power

Isle of Wight Police versus IW NHS charity football match

football goal posts

Support the teams who are supporting this good cause.

Monday, 10th April, 2017 11:31am

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts invites you to the opening of not one, but two exhibitions this weekend

Richard long

Two exciting new exhibitions will be opening on Saturday at Quay Arts in Newport and all are welcome to attend. Find out more.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:13pm

By Georgia Newman

Police name name who died in house fire

Yellow lilies

Our thoughts are with family and friends, as police name the man who sadly died in a Newport house fire earlier this week.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 3:08pm

By Sally Perry

Update on St George’s Way/ASDA roadworks

roadworks send help

Works to construct the new roundabout on St George’s Way and link to Pan Lane are nearing completion.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 4:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Elderly man dies Newport bungalow fire

Police tape and fire engine

Our thoughts are with family and friends as police confirm an elderly man died in the bungalow fire in Newport this morning.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 8:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island first as Bebeccino wins Federation of Small Businesses award

rebecca blatchford

Bebeccino has been awarded the Community Business of the Year award for the South Central Region at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Awards. Well done to all.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 5:08pm

By Feature Writer with 2 readers' comments

Fundraising quiz night offers more than you’d expect

quiz keyboard

The quiz is hoping to boost Vectis Radio’s FM fund, as well as supporting the catering and hospitality students at Isle of Wight college. Book now to reserve your team's place.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 3:15pm

By Sally Perry

Project to support landscape restoration and species conservation underway


Newport Parish Council have embarked on a project to plant disease resistant elms around the parish.

Thursday, 30th March, 2017 11:04am

By Danny Faulkner with one comment

Dragon Boat Race returns in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer

dragon boat racing

Last year’s Dragon Boat Race raised over £64,000 for Stand Up To Cancer, with over 300 people signing up to take part in the event. This year's event takes place on 27th April.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 3:31pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie