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.

Is the council’s verge cutting programme still protecting wildlife habitats?

Wildflower verge:

This OnTheWight reader got in touch, surprised to see verges between Chillerton and Newport cut back throughout the entire length, before wildflowers have had a chance to flower and seed. We asked the council about their verge-cutting programme.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 9:58am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Artwork worth £20,000 stolen from Bembridge

Missing artwork from bembridge

Have you been offered this stolen artwork? Police appeal for information.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 9:48am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Find out more about challenges faced by the tidal energy sector

Tidal energy

Interested small and medium-sized businesses on the Isle of Wight are being invited to attend a conference about the challenges faced by the tidal energy sector.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 9:19am

By IW Council Press Office

Last chance to see Bobby I Can Fly this weekend

Bobby I can fly

There are a few tickets left to see 1980's Isle of Wight band, Bobby I Can Fly, on what was their regular turf of Ventnor this Saturday night. Should be a hoot, but you need to buy tickets in advance.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 9:10am

By Paul Armfield

Something for all ages at Cowes RNLI’s Yellow Wellies Day

Yellow Welly Day Celebrations at Cowes RNLI

Fun and fund-raising came brilliantly together at and around Cowes RNLI’s lifeboat station on May Day, as hundreds of people responded to an invitation to participate in a Yellow Wellies event.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 7:53am

By George Chastney

Roadworks and road closures: 7th May

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (7th May), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 6:53am

By Sally Perry

Don’t know who to vote for? This online vote matcher claims to help

polling station

A quick and simple online quiz will match your views with the policies of political parties and could help you decide who to vote for in the General Election.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 9:21pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Want to know the views of election candidates on a £100bn Trident replacement?

Anti trident protest by Hannah Brock

The prospective parliamentary candidates have shared their views on many local issues over the last month, but do you have any idea how they might vote on a £100bn Trident replacement? We asked the question and found out for you.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 6:36pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Care home found to be ‘Inadequate’ following CQC inspection

elderly lady sleeping :

Staff at the home were found to be hard-working, but not enough in place to meet residents' needs, whilst visitors, including a doctor, were critical of how the service is organised.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 5:25pm

By Sally Perry

UKIP a nose ahead of Greens in latest Isle of Wight election poll

Yoppul 2015 election poll

There's only one vote between the top two Parties in this latest of election polls. The rest of the candidates are left behind.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 4:58pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Independent councillors back Ian Stephens for MP

Ian Stephens newport quay cropped

The Island Independent group of councillors at the Isle of Wight council explain that although they will work with whoever gets elected as MP for the Island, they believe Ian Stephens is the right man for the job.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 4:27pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 19 readers' comments

Win tickets for spoken word event featuring the legendary Joshua Idehen

Reading between lines :

Head to Facebook to take part in the competition to win two free tickets.

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 1:09pm

By Tim Callaghan-Martin