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 ‘welcome interest’ in new waste treatment facility

gasification plant

The Isle of Wight council share responses to a reader's questions about the new waste treatment facility in Forest Road, Newport which will replace the former gasification plant when it opens later this year.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 5:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Rotary Clubs come together for Afternoon Tea Party

apple cake and tea

All proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary ‘End Polio Now’ Campaign which will tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Bob Cooper

New fencing planned to ‘counter issues of anti-social behaviour’

lord louis library newport

In an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour, fencing is to be installed around the library in Newport. Final design yet to be agreed, but temporary fencing has been put up this week.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 1:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Another Isle of Wight school has success at Rock Challenge Awards

Medina College pupils dancing at rock challenge

As well as seeing a "Premier Showcase" from Ryde Academy, the team from Medina College came home with many awards.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Councillor calls on residents to join him opposing land allocation for 880 new homes

fairlee farm newport 880 homes - overlay

Local councillor for Newport North says he will vigorously oppose the proposed land allocated for the development of 880 houses at New Fairlee Farm as part of the Island Planning Strategy Consultation and urges residents to do the same.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 12:38pm

By Matthew Price with 10 readers' comments

Top tourism award for Isle of Wight attraction and design agency for ‘Best Told Story’

Monkey Haven langurs

As the only attraction on the Island to win an award for 2018, Monkey Haven and Isle of Wight agency, Words&Stuff are celebrating after picking up the ‘Best Told Story Accolade 2018’ from VisitEngland.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:20am

By Kelly with 2 readers' comments

Host of awards for Isle of Wight school at 2019 Rock Challenge®

Christ the King College pupils at Rock Challenge

Congratulations to pupils, teachers and parents as this Isle of Wight secondary school picked up a host of awards at last night's 2019 Rock Challenge®.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Letter: Where’s the transparency around new Forest Road incinerator?

forest park images 1

With the Forest Park recycling centre due to open later in the year, this reader asks some pertinent questions about how the emissions from the incinerator will be monitored and calls for more transparency.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 6:15pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Free skateboarding sessions thanks to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council

john cattles skateclub poster

12 to 16-year-olds in Newport won't be able to say they've got nothing to do this half term, as John Cattle's Skate Club offer a range of free skateboarding sessions, supported by the parish council.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry

Top trombonist to appear with Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Only 60 tickets left

Peter Moore

Only 60 seats left for the next Symphony Orchestra concert which welcomes a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, as well as a bursting orchestra, including two harps, for Elgar's First Symphony. It's going to be immense!

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:53am

By Tim Isard

Free parking at St Mary’s during times when queues build up

new parking machines at st mary's

Free parking during times when lengthy queues build up is just one of the steps being taken by Isle of Wight NHS to help alleviate the pressure of parking on the hospital grounds.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 9:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Nick Harper, one of UK’s best kept musical secrets, plays new show at Quay Arts

Nick Harper

Nick Harper will be making his way to Quay Arts on Saturday 23rd February, to perform his new show ‘58 Fordwych Rd’. Don't miss out, book now.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 4:39pm

By Feature Writer