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.

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #6

Shanklin train line

The ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains continues.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

More strangeness about Undercliff Drive: This time leaks, from officers?

Undercliff Drive SSSI site July 2015 after trees cut down

Papers leaked to the CP nearly two weeks in advance of the next Executive meeting don't appear to have even been seen by the Executive members themselves yet. They apparently suggest the council is negotiating a land-swap deal with the Wildlife Trust.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 8:47pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Campaign to raise riders’ safety standards on the roads

police safety riding

Police are renewing a call for all motorcyclists to ride safely on roads across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 4:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Click4Internet sells wireless network to WightFibre

John Irvine Lisa Hollyhead and Frazer Munro

We'd been hearing mutterings for a week or so of a deal between Isle of Wight Wireless provider Click4Internet and Wightfibre. OnTheWight now had the details ...

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Council agree recruitment campaign for new Isle of Wight Chief Executive (update)

high flyer

A recruitment campaign to find a new Isle of Wight Chief Executive will be initiated immediately to replace the MD who plans to leave the council in the next six months.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 11:41am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

MP thinks Island line ‘should be in the franchise’ claims councillor (updated)

thomas the tank

Cllr Ian Ward announced last night that MP Andrew Turner wants to include Island Line in the new franchise. It was a surprise to many.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Frack-free Isle of Wight campaigners to raise awareness at gathering

Anti Fracking poster

Members of the public concerned about the potential of fracking on the Isle of Wight are encouraged to attend a drop-in session on Saturday between 10am-3pm in Newport.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 10:16am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

‘Cruel and ineffective’ badger culling edges nearer to the Island


DEFRA’s announcement that pilot badger culling in Somerset and Gloucestershire will extended to a new area in Dorset has been condemned by The Wildlife Trusts.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 9:53am

By Lianne de Mello with 5 readers' comments

Success for Labour councillors removing austerity-driven council cuts


Members agreed to a Labour amendment in the budget review paper at Wednesday night's council meeting that will ensure alternatives to potential cuts to services are considered first.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 9:35am

By Geoff Lumley with 13 readers' comments

Ladies in Retirement at Apollo Theatre: A black comedy with a thrilling finale

Ladies in Retirement

Ladies in Retirement is showing at the Apollo Theatre every evening until Saturday 5 September - don't miss it, says Maureen Sullivan.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 7:31am

By Maureen Sullivan with one comment

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 3rd September 2015

Road closed sign:

If you’re out on the roads today (3rd September) whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays with our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 6:44am

By Sally Perry

Live coverage of the September full council meeting

Reporting with mobiles

Follow the discussions and debate at the September full council meeting from the comfort of your home of office.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments