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.

Well-known Isle of Wight artists join Open Exhibition

sienna anderson painting

A number of Isle of Wight artists will be displaying work during an Open Exhibition at Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery in March.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 3:49pm

By Emma Topping

Cinema for Peace: Three screenings this week on the Isle of Wight

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There are three Cinema for Peace screenings to choose from this week. Learn more about the 'Age of Man’, the Italian 'refugee island' of Lampedusa or The 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Show.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 11:45am

By Sally Perry

River rescue for drink driver

car in medina

Emergency services rushed to the rescue of this drink driver who careered through the railings and into the river on Friday evening.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 8:13am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Minecraft Newport: Yes, the whole of Newport mapped in Minecraft!

newport minecraft

Imagine the whole of Newport in Minecraft. Now pinch yourself and come and see it - all 16 sq Km of it! Its creator, Christopher Gutteridge, is giving it away for all of you Mine-heads to see what you can do with it. Come and play.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 9:20pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Improvements being made at College, say Ofsted

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Well done to all involved in ensuring that improvement are being made at this Isle of Wight school.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 8:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra present The French Connection

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The third Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the present season features music from or connected to France. Tickets selling fast so don't miss out.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 6:48pm

By Tim Isard

Learn more about artist Laura Knight

Ruby_Loftus: Laura Knight

Laura Knight's painting from the Nuremberg Trials of Goring, Hess and Speer floating above a landscape of urban desolation is recognised as one of the most powerful depictions of war ever produced. Find out more about her life at this Vectis DFAS Lecture on 16th February.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 4:18pm

By Carolyn Power

Newport Parish Council continue support for School Crossing Patrols

School crossing patrol in road

Careful management of the parish precept has meant that Newport Parish Council has been able to help local schools with crossing patrol staff.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 12:51pm

By Danny Faulkner

Talks between villages and bus company break down

Southern Vectis Bus

Town and parish councils were left dismayed after talks with Southern Vectis about reinstating the hourly summer timetable on the number six route break down.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 6:55am

By Jon Young with 6 readers' comments

Rapid improvement at Isle of Wight primary school, say Ofsted

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Ofsted inspectors say there has been rapid improvement following the previous inspection to this Isle of Wight primary school.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 9:43am

By Sally Perry

Stolen work van abandoned after collision: Police appeal

Emergency call:

A work van was involved in a collision and left abandoned with the engine running. Did you see anything.

Monday, 6th February, 2017 3:01pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Vandals smash multiple shop front windows in Newport

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Police are appealing for witnesses to vandalism in Newport during the early hours of this morning, after three shop front windows were smashed.

Saturday, 4th February, 2017 9:37am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 3 readers' comments