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.

Young Islanders look to the future with ‘The Great Leap Forward’ exhibition

Work by Year 6 pupils at Queensgate Primary Foundation

The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:48pm

By Tayla Smith

Number of ‘serious incidents’ at St Mary’s Hospital almost double those reported in previous two years

st mary's hospital

The trust said the increase was due to staff confidence in the system, but Isle of Wight MP said he was concerned by the number of incidents reported

Monday, 27th January, 2020 3:26pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Primary school pupils quiz Isle of Wight councillors on green issues

Barton Primary School visit to the council

A group from Barton Primary school were able to ask questions at the last full council to find out just how green the local authority is

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council taskforce to take constructive look at freeing up beds at St Mary’s

Hospital Bed

The Isle of Wight Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has set up a task and finish group to investigate delays in discharging people from hospital

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 5:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Fortnightly Candles4Assange vigils in Newport ahead of his UK extradition hearing: Begins on Saturday

assange and orwell grafitti on a wall

"If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth," said Julian Assange at the Stop the War Rally in 2011

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 8:34am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Improvement in Isle of Wight A&E waiting times, despite busy festive period

Although below the national average, there are improvements being made in recent months to waiting time targets at St Mary's Hospital

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Who do you think is the most notable character in Newport? Here’s your chance to say

Shaping Newport Library Session

The new artwork from Independent Arts will feature the silhouettes of local characters who have changed the face of Newport or change the world

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:24pm

By Hannah Griffiths

‘It’s been a long, hard road,’ says Vectis Radio founder as they celebrate tenth birthday

Ian mac

Congratulations to all at Vectis Radio, which is celebrating its tenth birthday tomorrow. It's a great achievement!

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 11:02am

By Kevin Wilson

Isle of Wight Norovirus outbreak now contained

person washing their hands in sink

The outbreak of Norovirus at St Mary's Hospital has been contained, but anyone displaying symptoms should try to manage at home to avoid passing on

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 12:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Sunday concert series celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary

Bust of Beethoven

Father and daughter James Halsey (cello) and Sally Birkett (piano) kick off the series this weekend (19th January at 11.30) performing sonatas Op. 5 no. 2 in G minor and Op. 102 no. 2 in D major.

Saturday, 18th January, 2020 2:01pm

By Helen Foster with 2 readers' comments

Rock and roll event in memory of loved ones raises cash for Mountbatten

David Khan and Sylvia Bridger present the cheque

Friends who met when their partners were in the hospice have staged a memorial music event in aid of Mountbatten.

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:19am

By Matt White

£1.2million boost sees new unit and more beds at St Mary’s to ease winter pressures

St mary's hospital

The new nurse-led unit, based on the site of the former Compton Ward, will help reduce some of the additional demand winter brings to help patients leave hospital as soon as they are able to

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 12:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter