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 Children’s Festival: Magical performances and loads of free events

Yana and the Yeti

As well as magical children's performances from Moomins and Yetis, there'll be loads of free workshops and sessions for children to take part in at the first Isle of Wight Children's Festival at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 3:34pm

By Sally Perry

Newport bus station re-jig: New location of bus routes and some Stands re-lettered (Map)

New Newport Bus Station layout 2018

Do you use the bus station in Newport? Here are the details of the big ol' rejig Southern Vectis are doing of where buses leave from Newport bus station and re-lettering some of the Stands. A big map and details enclosed.

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 8:52pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Discover more Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes at the Museum of Island History (for free!)

Newport Guildhall

This is your chance to see items from the Heritage collection that is usually tucked away in a secret location, find out more about some of the Island's Hidden Heroes and talk to Heritage experts.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 10:03am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Historian beats death to talk on Hidden Heroes and raise money for air ambulance

christopher rhodes in dangerman

After collapsing suddenly a month ago and being airlifted to Southampton Hospital, Mei Trow has bounced back and is raring to go. Hear him talk on Wednesday about his Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 3:06pm

By Paul Armfield

Find out more about ‘The Dawn of the Scout Movement’ at this illustrated talk

newport 1st scouts - the old guard - newport chimes album cover

Find out more about the dawn of the Scout movement during the Illustrated talk by Colin Walker at the 1st Newport IW Scout Group (The Old Guard) later this month.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 11:24am

By Graham Drudge

Another trophy win for Newport IW under 15s

newport under 15s cup finalists

Well done to all the team players for their recent successes. You can watch them play on the Isle of Wight on Thursday 22nd March at Westwood Park Cowes in the final of the Island under 16s League Cup.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 6:54am

By Graham Snow

Head to Quay Arts tonight for a hilarious, absurd and often magical show

flabbergast Theatre

The show treads the line between silliness and poignancy, with the dark twist that Flabbergast Theatre is known and celebrated for. Book now to secure your seats for Friday night.

Friday, 9th March, 2018 1:52pm

By Tayla Smith

Anyone can park in St Thomas’ Square for free due to inaction of council

justin steele cars st thomas 1

The Isle of Wight council are only now getting around to holding meetings to forbid parking in the main square of the Island’s capital. Can you believe it?

Thursday, 8th March, 2018 8:26pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

The full list of proposed Prezzo restaurant closures

prezzo isle of wight

The company that owns Italian restaurant chain, Prezzo, has announced it will be closing 94 of its 300 branches in the UK. OnTheWight has the full list.

Monday, 5th March, 2018 4:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

16 months in prison for child sexual offences for Isle of Wight man

southampton crown court and richard james moore

The 43 year old man from the Isle of Wight was arrested after being caught in a paedophile hunting sting operation. He pleaded guilty to the charges.

Monday, 26th February, 2018 5:02pm

By Sally Perry

£6,500 of Pandora jewellery stolen from home in Newport

cctv trafalgar road

Did you see suspicious activity on Sunday morning near Trafalgar Lane in Newport or do you recognise this man in the CCTV images released by the police.

Monday, 26th February, 2018 3:48pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Discover more Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes and share your own

the travelling museum

There are another three expert talks at Quay Arts as part of the Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes project, along with a panel discussion, several exhibitions around the Island and a way for you to share your Hidden Heroes.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 5:35pm

By Sally Perry