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.

HTP’s Traineeship Programme offers great opportunities both for young Islanders and Isle of Wight businesses

Trainees Luke and Jez

The chance for young Islanders to train for new career whilst gaining real world experience is on offer with HTP's Traineeship scheme. With salaries and training paid for, plus a £1,000 bonus for employers

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 6:53pm

By Feature Writer

‘Support the Frontline’ meals for NHS workers a storming success

A group of grateful staff picking up a meal this morning

Support the Frontline is a not-for-profit initiative that allows the whole Island community to offer their thanks and support to our hardworking NHS staff

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 5:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Parkhurst estate: Government offer ‘one the council cannot refuse’ says councillor

someone giving the thumbs up

Cllr Garratt says the offer from the Ministry of Justice is a good thing, but says that residents should be able to see map of which roads are included

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 2:28pm

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

Teenager who put gun to head of police officer and pulled trigger is sentenced

Teenage girl with handcuffs and car in background

The police officer was assaulted on the head with the imitation gun, but not before having it held to her head and the trigger pulled. Details within

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 2:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

New books for primary school pupils on World Book Day

Leah Tosdevin with the books

How are you celebrating World Book Day? Morrisons have made a donation of books to a local primary school to help boost literacy skills

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 11:53am

By Leah Tosdevin with one comment

Isle of Wight council cabinet to consider future of Ventnor and Ryde Harbours (updated)

Ventnor Harbour

There have been expressions of interest in both Ryde and Ventnor Harbours. See the details within

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 8:26am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Six months of diversions and restrictions as St George’s Way is widened to ease bottlenecks

Lights for roadworks

See the maps and details of the diversions and restrictions that will come into effect later this month

Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 6:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Part of prison estate offered to Isle of Wight council

Aerial view of parkhurst estate

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is looking to pay the Isle of Wight council to take part of the prison estate off their hands

Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 5:52pm

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

Cautious welcome from council leader for Isle of Wight Festival news

The big wheel at Isle of Wight festival

Council leader Dave Stewart said, "We have come too far to throw away all our hard earned efforts over the past 12 months to keep the Island safe during the Covid pandemic"

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 5:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2021 is on – But moving to September

Giant letters at Isle of Wight festival

The ‘Will they they, won’t they’ is over. Isle of Wight Festival have confirmed that it will be on in 2021, but they’re moving it to later in the year.

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 1:09pm

By Katie Baptie with 7 readers' comments

‘Considerable’ support shown for plans to bring Newport Football Club back into town

Artist impression of Seaclose Park plans - Matthew Price

Support has been flowing in for the proposal to bring Newport Football Club back closer to the heart of Newport

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 5:00pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Brand spanking new loos now open in Newport, at 40p a go

PO Lane Loos

The new loos in Post Office Lane, Newport will cost you 40p to use, but they are a massive improvement on what was there before and should last 40-50 years

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 3:47pm

By Lucy Molyneux with 8 readers' comments