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.

Beryl e-scooter Isle of Wight trial starts in Newport today

e-scooters outside st marys hospital

25 e-scooters are available, from today, in Newport. NHS staff get free 15 min rides. Here are the details on how you hire them, what they’ll charge you and two other Isle of Wight locations that have been named

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 10:14am

By Charlie Bristow with 16 readers' comments

Grace’s Bakery picks up national award for adapting to Covid-19 with community at heart of their offer

Sarah Redrup from Graces Baker with her Award

The judges said that Grace's Bakery was a great example of an independent retailer being at the heart of its local community

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 6:57am

By Howard Robinson with 2 readers' comments

Islanders question Cllr Ward’s ‘perception of reality’ slamming his comments about pedestrian crossing

hunnycross way roundabout on Google Streetview

Islanders share their view of Cllr Ian Ward’s comments about a ‘dangerous’ crossing being “more a perception than reality”

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Police officers sustained injuries in two-car collision on Coppins Bridge

car dashcam

Two Police officers sustained injuries in the collision on Coppins Bridge last week. Did you see it happen or perhaps have dashcam footage?

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 10:47am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

St Mary’s Roundabout: New junction fully live with traffic lights and new road layouts

Shot of cars using the new St Mary's junction

Cllr Ward says it may take time to get used to the new layout and urges all road users to take extra care when using St Mary's junction

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 9:57am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Call ‘NHS 111 First’ – New service for those needing urgent or emergency medical attention

woman on hospital bed attached to blood pressure monitor

A new service is planned at St Mary's Hospital from 1st December for those needing urgent or emergency medical care. Details within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 7:35am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Major step forward for Independent Arts as new Creative Hub announced

Team on the move

The Creative Hub will feature exhibitions from Independent Arts community programmes across the Island, as well as opportunities to engage with arts for well being activities

Friday, 20th November, 2020 10:30am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Prominent Isle of Wight businessman charged with 12 counts relating to child sex offences

prison jail corridor

The charges included the man paying to watch live streamed footage of extreme child sexual abuse abroad

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

‘It’s more a perception than reality’ says Cllr Ward in response to question about ‘dangerous’ crossing

hunnycross way roundabout

Cllr Ward said crossing at the roundabout down from Sainsbury's petrol station is "not dangerous" and that "it's more a perception than reality" adding, "We are not an administration that wastes money"

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

‘Something serious has to be done to help our town centre survive’ says Cllr Brodie

parking sign by a light coloured brick wall

Cllr Brodie is bringing a motion to Full Council this week calling for the town centre to have the same free parking choices as all other Island towns

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:40am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Understanding the Newport Harbour Plan, what will happen and when

Louise Hill sets out in this explainer article much of what you need to know about the Newport Harbour Masterplan - what will happen and when

Monday, 16th November, 2020 7:39am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Flood Alert in force for Isle of Wight coast as high tide and Force 5 winds expected

Flooding in East Cowes

Saturday morning's tide will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Southerly Force 5 winds. Details within

Friday, 13th November, 2020 5:54pm

By Sally Perry