From the four corners of the diamond

We appreciate that some readers are only interested in news from certain parts of the Isle of Wight. Luckily, we’ve been geographically marking all our stories for many years.

Simply choose one of the five categories; Central; North; East; South or West to find news in your area and don’t forget that if you have something to share, do get in touch.

Coverage of public meeting on East Cowes Regeneration plans

Dover road east cowes

Follow our live updates from the public meeting to discuss the East Cowes Regeneration plans.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Man who admitted being part of sex ring sentenced to three year community order

police and computer laptops

Being a member of a paedophile ring was admitted by the 36 year old man from East Cowes when drunk and abusive to police one night.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Daily Mail tries to give the Isle of Wight a kicking over benefits

Benefits Capital daily mail article

'Forget Benefits Street' screams the Daily Mail headline, going on to imply that the Isle of Wight is worse, as "residents pocket half a BILLION of state handouts every year." OnTheWight unpicks the alarmist headline, laying out the facts.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with 40 readers' comments

Joining the U3A could open up a world of opportunities

u3a happy lady

There are over 40 Isle of Wight U3A groups to choose from, offering an opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to share experiences, knowledge, skills and friendship.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 10:22am

By Louis Lawrence

NitWhit bus service on the road

NitWhit Bus launch

Congratulations to all involved with this new community bus service, NitWhit, which launched this week (despite the road closures).

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 8:50am

By Jon Young with 3 readers' comments

Dramatic rescue after speedboat sinks in the Solent

HM Coastguard

The Coastguard say the outcome of this incident could have been very different had there not been plenty of other vessels in the vicinity and stresses the importance of having a DSC VHF radio on board.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 7:12am

By Laura Etheridge

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 2nd October 2015

Road closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today (2nd October) or tomorrow, whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 6:57am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight speech and language therapist offers flexible support for children of all ages

Bryony Rust - with child

Bryony Rust, an Isle of Wight speech and language therapist has over ten years of experience supporting children with communication needs. Find out how she can help your child or grandchild.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:57pm

By Feature Writer

Grants available for new armed forces businesses


A new growth fund for young and start-up Armed Forces Businesses catering for service leavers, veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets has been announced.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:51pm

By Richard Jones with one comment

Ventnor Park picks up another major award

Historic Ventnor Park has been recognised with a top award for the second time in a month.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:39pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Letter: Some alternative ideas for East Cowes Regeneration

Red Funnel car park

Steve Goodman suggests that if Red Funnel are planning to relocate in order to find more parking, why not create car parking space above the existing area and clad it with vertical gardens?

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:59pm

By Steven Goodman with 5 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight Cafe designed to help Island children living with illnesses or disabilities

Kids cafe sandown

A new cafe for children and their families affected by disability and illness will be opening in Sandown later this week. It aims to be an information hub for families to gain access to useful advice and support.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:25pm

By Deborah Cherry