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.

Isle of Wight council reveal how they will cope with £10m funding gap

Stuart Hutchinson

The Cabinet member for resources says the Isle of Wight council faces a serious challenge for the next financial year and will start working on that in the next couple of months

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:41pm

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

Decision on Newport Harbour Masterplan moved back a month

The Masterplan was due to be voted upon at the August Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting but has now been pushed back

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Petition against housing on Seaclose Park reaches 1,600+ signatures, as Cllr Price seeks support from councillors

Matt Price (after lockdown)

Cllr Matt Price sets out why he is opposed to houses being built on part of Seaclose Park and why he'll be trying to seek support from other councillors

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 10:52am

By Matthew Price with 2 readers' comments

Councillors join forces to oppose housing in Seaclose Park as part of Harbour Masterplan (updated)

newport harbour simulation

Cllrs Craven and Price are calling on their fellow community councillors to oppose proposals in the draft Newport Harbour Masterplan to build housing on Seaclose Park

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 11:44am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

AJ Wells branches out into portable hand sanitiser stations in light of Coronavirus crisis

AJ Wells Hand sanitiser stations cropped

In light of Coronavirus many companies have had to adapt how they work. This respected and well-established Isle of Wight company has designed and produced a new product to help others return to work safely

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry

Art exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital is the latest addition to Operation Geranium

Geranium Art Project and Steve Double

The exhibition at St Mary's hospital is the latest element of Operation Geranium and features artworks by the likes of My Dog Sighs, Tony Trowbridge and Rhys Ifans

Monday, 6th July, 2020 5:41pm

By Steve Double

Royal thanks for Isle of Wight community groups

Sophie and Edward letter to Ventnor and Newport hubs

More Isle of Wight groups supporting those in need during the Coronavirus crisis have been thanked by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts Centre to reopen to the public this weekend

Poster for Quay Arts reopening

A number of steps have been taken to ensure Quay Arts is safe to reopen to the public again. Details within

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:50pm

By Tayla Smith

Food Warehouse plans for former site of PC World

artist's impression of food warehouse signage

The Food Warehouse trades like a wholesale business, selling a larger number of items at a cheaper price, but also the typical smaller, supermarket staples

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 4:59pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight cinemas soon to reopen again to film lovers: The detail

woman sitting alone in cinema by Karen Zhao

Independent cinema, Ryde Commodore, and national chain, Cineworld, are both looking forward to re-opening their doors to film lovers. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Seaclose Park plans ‘destructive and unfair’ says Cllr Price

Cllr Price says it's unfair to consider allocating part of Seaclose Park as any part of support for the harbour and it should be looked at in a much wider view of how it will affect Newport

Friday, 26th June, 2020 4:34pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

VE Day commemorative bench installed by Community Council

Gunville Bench

The new bench replaces an old wooden one that had been there for 15 years

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 2:32pm

By Lucy Molyneux with one comment