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.

Newport Parish Council celebrates its first ten years

Newport skyline by ian johnston lrps

On the tenth anniversary of the formation of Newport Parish Council, OnTheWight shares a potted history of the council and what it's achieved and who has been involved.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 12:44pm

By Laura Jones with one comment

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s penultimate concert of season

Max Spiers

The penultimate Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season features a Cor Anglais solo by visiting musician, Max Spiers. Just a few tickets left so be quick and book yours now.

Friday, 18th May, 2018 6:46am

By Tim Isard

Newport residents and businesses influence town’s regeneration proposals

Newport Business Association chair, John Mclaughlin; Councillor Julie Jones-Evans; and Councillor Wayne Whittle

A member of Newport Business Association says the Shaping Newport project has listened carefully to all corners of the community, and as a result, generated a plan and recommendations for the good of residents and visitors.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 3:31pm

By IW Council Press Office

Bungee for Save the Children at the Isle of Wight Festival

iw festival save the children bungee jump

Isle of Wight Festival have chosen Save the Children as their national charity partner this year and festival-goers who raise over £150 for the charity can look forward to a free 160ft bungee jump at Seaclose Park this June.

Friday, 11th May, 2018 8:18am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Road to nowhere’ completed after three years of diversions for residents

Godric Road, Newport now complete

Around 100 homes have been stuck at the end of the longest cul de sac on the Isle of Wight for three years, until now. Barratt Homes have finally completed the last 400m of the 'road to nowhere'.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Johnny Grimshaw’s ‘Paintings to Music’ on display at Full Circle Gallery

johnny and angelina

Father and daughter explain the meaning behind the artworks on display at the Full Circle Gallery in St Mary's Hospital, Newport.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 12:18pm

By Andy Hollebon

Newport IW Under 15s win fourth trophy of the season

Newport Under 16s

The team will be taking part in the the SCI tournament held at Seaclose over the May bank holiday weekend and a Sports tours Tournament at Camber Sands, later in the month.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 9:30am

By Graham Snow

Unique works of art made from hand-rolled shredded paper

karl stedman

Karl Stedman’s latest exhibition can be found at Mountbatten's Art Gallery. It includes these brightly coloured conical shapes which have been painstakingly made from thousands of hand-rolled coloured paper discs. Well worth a visit.

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018 1:22pm

By Emma Topping

Friday Quay Arts show for the band on today’s R4 Woman’s Hour

Anna and Elizabeth

The female duo, Anna & Elizabeth, on Radio 4 Woman's Hour today, are playing Quay Arts on Friday. Their highly-acclaimed folk show sounds fascinating, as does the support from Moog-playing, Benjamin Lazar Davis.

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Newport IOW FC choose manager for the new season

The club say they had many applications which were of an extremely high calibre, but have made their choice for the new season.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 1:59pm

By Anthony Wake

Six hospital wards affected by inadequate staffing levels, report reveals

Hospital bed and pillows

An NHS report has revealed that St Mary's Hospital was left unable to provide adequate staffing on six wards. The Trust blamed staff sickness and lack of available agency nurses.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 5:29pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Anna & Elizabeth bring Appalachian music, Moogs and Mellotrons

anna and elizabeth

Let’s pack the theatre full with Islanders to welcome these very special visitors from the USA.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 11:29am

By Sally Perry