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.

Police close main Wootton roads following serious traffic incident (updated)

police stop

The road has been closed and traffic is being diverted via Staplers, so expect some disruption to your journey this morning if you use that route. Our thoughts are with all those involved.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:51am

By Sally Perry

VI Form Campus: Another great year

IIT VI Form Campus

62% of pupils at the Island Innovation VI Form Campus achieved A-Level grades A*C and 87% of vocational grades achieved were Distinction* to Merit. Well done to you all.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 1:34pm

By Debbie Fineran

Police issue advice after spate of thefts from garden sheds and garages


Police issue crime prevention advice issued following thefts from sheds and garages in Newport.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 10:38am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Christ the King College Sixth Form: Superb achievements across all subjects

Christ the King College Sixth Form

95 per cent of pupils at Christ the King College achieved A* to E, with well over half of the students achieving an A* -B in at least one of their subjects. Well done to you all.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 2:05pm

By Gemma Long

Expect disruption during retaining wall works

Whitepit Lane

Temporary traffic lights and a one-way system will be put in place during the works on the retaining wall on Whitepit Lane, Newport.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 9:44am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Platform One College of Music reveals ‘incredible results for the seventeenth year running’

Chloe Russell-Thompson

Congratulations to the staff and students at Platform One College of Music on some outstanding results.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 6:55am

By Dave Pontin

Saturday Rock School: Build confidence and self esteem through music. Register now

saturday rock school

Saturday Rock School offers a brilliant and fun opportunity for 12 to 16 year olds to develop self-confidence, communication skills, self esteem, team work and musical creativity. Sign up now!

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 5:35pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Philosophy in Pubs: New group launches next week

pub with fairy lights

A new informal group that will meet in pubs to discuss ethical and moral issues, without feeling you need an academic qualification, is launching next week.

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 11:57am

By Sally Perry

Ryde man in court over rape charge

Handcuffed man

The man appeared before Isle of Wight Magistrates following the report of a sexual assault the previous weekend.

Monday, 14th August, 2017 2:33pm

By Sally Perry

Win 50th anniversary Isle of Wight Festival tickets

Isle of wight festival

Find out how you could win a pair of adult weekend camping tickets for the 50th anniversary Isle of Wight Festival.

Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 4:09pm

By Sally Perry

Book now for ‘A Heathening With Dominic Robertson’ aka Ergo Phizmiz

dominic robertson

Dominic Robertson, aka Ergo Phizmiz, the one-man musical genius, returns to the Isle of Wight - after a three year hiatus from performance - with this new live show.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 5:42pm

By Tayla Smith

Winner of Quay Arts 2017 Open Exhibition

caroline underwood

Quay Arts have announced the winner of their 2017 Open Exhibition - the chosen artist picking up the prize of a solo exhibition in the West Gallery in 2019.

Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 2:47pm

By Sally Perry