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.

Social media plans for Neighbourhood Policing in effort to tackle anti-social behaviour

bus station

The Newport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team will be taking to Facebook and Twitter next week to promote their campaign to address anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 4:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Play written and performed by young Islanders celebrates the culture and unique identity of seaside towns

seachange bw

This performance is a dynamic, avant-garde narrative that follows the rise of a new political figure in a seaside town, who capitalises on an accident with a pothole and the local bingo caller. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 2:11pm

By Feature Writer

Late night license will help ‘drunk people sober up’ says cafe owner

noodle pot

Police say that staying open to attract trade from people who had been out drinking was likely to cause crime and disorder in the area. The applicant said, "If people are drunk, I am trying to give them something to sober them up".

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 4:11pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Kelvin’s chaplaincy comes to an end

praying statue

Retiring Senior Chaplain, Rev Kelvin Burke, shares details of a very busy year at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 1:42pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

Cllr Brodie accuses Highways PFI contractor of being ‘shifty with information’

royal exchange google maps

Cllr Geoff Brodie believes resurfacing of a road - universally recognised by local people as being a total disgrace - being dropped from the list by Island Roads, "is the usual kick in the teeth”.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 12:12pm

By Geoff Brodie with 10 readers' comments

Take part in revival of ‘beating the bounds’ this bank holiday

clean walking boots

An historic tradition returns to Newport this bank holiday weekend, as Cllr Brodie revive the act of 'beating' the parish boundaries.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 8:48am

By Sally Perry

More voluntary community work by Island Roads’ staff

Image: L-R Rod and Glen at the hall as Island Roads volunteers work in the background

The day’s volunteering by staff from Island Roads will bring benefits to the many people who use the Headquarters of 1st Newport Scout Group (The Old Guard).

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 11:32am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight Subway branch closes

subway newport isle of wight

OnTheWight has contacted Subway HQ for a comment after the franchisee was denied access to the premises.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 10:42am

By Sally Perry

Vacant Camp Hill site still the ‘elephant in the room’

camp hill site - isle of opportunity

The director of regeneration says the Camp Hill site has been a matter of interest to the Conservative administration from day one.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 3:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Friend’s of St Mary’s donate helpful device to eye department

Eye Dept 13 June 18

The tonometer has been purchased for the department by the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 2:10pm

By George Chastney

Difficult conditions for rowers taking part in Newport Regatta

RRC Mens Coastal Junior Four. Bow to Cox - Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron, Ben Toms and Ben Sanderson, coxed by Dan Sanderson

Racing was abandoned on Sunday on safety grounds, but crews were able to take place in the Newport Regatta on Saturday.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 8:42am

By Steve Bull with one comment

Newport Dad reunited with lost pendant, the night before a big day

dan monaghan pendant

Dan was heartbroken after losing his half-a-heart pendant, the other half buried with his young daughter who died of cancer. OnTheWight has the details of how he was reunited with it.

Saturday, 28th July, 2018 9:30am

By Sally Perry