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.

Laurence Dubé-Rushby’s mixed media exhibition explores our relationship with farming

Hop Kilns

Laurence Dubé-Rushby looks at the way the farming industry surrounds us, from shaping our landscapes to filling our fridges; she examines the relationship we bear with our food and with the animal world.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 9:28am

By Georgia Newman

Find out how you can help fight the Himalayan Balsam infestation

Himalyan balsam

Natural Enterprise and The Community Fund are hoping to raise £2,000 to fund an ambitious project to control weed infestation in the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 7:06am

By Carol Flux with one comment

Roadworks and road closures: 5th March

Road closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (5th March), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 6:53am

By Sally Perry

Cowes garage death: ‘Assisting a suicide’ arrest

POlice vans

The 52 year old man has now been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting a suicide.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Letter: Tidal energy project ‘another waste of rate payers money’

tidal energy model

This reader calls on the council to dump the tidal energy project and avoid the potential of a costly judicial review of administrative action.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 5:35pm

By Christopher Innis with 2 readers' comments

Immigration is not harming our NHS – it is keeping it running says Green candidate

Vix Lowthion - Green party Candidate - canvassing in Newport

Isle of Wight Green Party parliamentary candidate, Vix Lowthion, says the NHS would collapse without immigrants.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 2:01pm

By Vix Lowthion with 25 readers' comments

Fascinating story of Isle of Wight brothers who fought the Gallipoli Campaign

Lone Pine Cemetery

The Urry brothers from Newport are thought to be the only case where three brothers died in the same action on the same day during the First World War. Lieutenant Martin Heighway shares some fascinating facts about them and other Islanders who fought with the IOW Rifles 100 years ago.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 1:08pm

By Lieutenant Martin Heighway

#WeaselPecker meme gets an Isle of Wight twist from Drivelsieve

Magpie and Hare - Drieval Sieve Justin Mason

Something as phenomenal as the weasel taking a ride on a woodpecker was bound to be followed by an influx of memes and Justin Mason made sure the Isle of Wight was represented.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 12:16pm

By Sally Perry

Shock as 22 year old Isle of Wight man found dead in Brighton

Flower:

Our sincerest thoughts are with this young man's family and friends. It's so tragic to see the life of someone so young come to an end.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 11:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Outstanding performance as Bob scoops bus firm’s top award

Bob Chaplin and Andrew Wickham - Southern Vectis Award

Congratulations to Bob Chaplin - who is apparently renowned for his excellent work ethic and easy going temperament - after being recognised as employee of the year at Southern Vectis.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 10:16am

By Paula Good with one comment

Man continues to be questioned over body found in garage

Police Tape

The police were given a 32 hour extension to question a 52 year old man from Cowes after a body was found in a garage on Monday.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 8:09am

By Sally Perry

Free writing workshop for young people at Quay Arts this Sunday

Writing notes:

Unlock the writer within and unsheathe your imagination with a free fantasy themed writing workshop.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 7:56am

By Feature Writer