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.

Isle of Wight Sixth Form wins award for ‘Global Education Excellence’

global excellence award logo

Head of Sixth Form said, "It is always our privilege to host International students, they add a certain cosmopolitan diversity to our Sixth Form family, long may it continue."

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:51am

By Glynis Hutchings

Isle of Wight Festival kicks off with smiles despite the rain

Party girls at Isle of Wight Festival

There were lots of smiles, despite the rain and mud, at the first day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 11:58am

By Amy Allen

‘Campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse starts here’, says party behind by-election winner (updated)

Joe Lever at polling station

The campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections starts here, says the party behind the winner of the Parish Council by-election.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school remains ‘Good’ say Ofsted

green smiley balls

One parent commented, "‘I feel that Barton has improved immensely over the past five years or so... my child is doing very well in all areas of their education... I would recommend the school to any of my friends and family."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

Changes to council services during Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight Festival scene with festival goers

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2019 traffic plans published

IW Festival Road Map 2019

The traffic plan is designed to ensure disruption to local traffic is kept to a minimum, although some delays are inevitable with the increased levels of traffic on the roads. Details within.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 10:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

IW council issues press release about ten parking places in Newport

Parking ticket machine:

The Isle of Wight council has gone to the trouble of writing and issuing a press release about ten parking spots in Newport.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 3:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green candidates hoping to fill parish council seats

iw green party members canvassing with jenny hicks

Residents in Lake South can vote on Thursday 6th June, and in Newport West on Thursday 13th June. You do not need a Polling Card to vote.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 1:15pm

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Substantial improvements made to mental health wards following Healthwatch Isle of Wight visit

Doors to Shackleton Ward

As a result of the findings contained in the report, Healthwatch Isle of Wight have made five recommendations to improve the experience of people with dementia on Shackleton ward.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:12pm

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

Build it like a Roman at New port Roman Villa half term Clay Day

Build it Like a Roman poster

This is a family friendly event suitable for all ages. No booking required.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

Platform One students host first Battle of the Decades Silent Disco at Strings Bar in Newport

silent disco headphones

Dress up in your favourite decade and prizes for the best-dressed at this silent disco being held at Strings Bar and Venue in Newport this week.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 12:30pm

By Leo Dyke