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.

Parents turn out in their droves for meeting on Carisbrooke (live)

Carisbrooke College

Follow the live coverage of the meeting being held for parents at Carisbrooke College tonight.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 6:00pm

By Sally Perry

Operations cancelled as hospital under pressure

Hospital Bed

The Island Health System is under pressure and staff are needed to open additional beds. The Trust apologises to patients who have had their operation cancelled.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 4:19pm

By Andy Hollebon

Precious poppies: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Poppy field

Did you manage to capture any shots of poppies this year? If so, why not join our Flickr Group and add them for others to see.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 3:45pm

By Sally Perry

Young Island cooks become fit2cook champions

Tessa Crosbie (L) & Jessica Case Christ the King College Cowes Create &_ Cook champions June 2015

Well done to Tessa and Jessica who fought off stiff competition in this regional contest. They championed Isle of Wight produce and became champions themselves.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 3:17pm

By Sophie Boxall

School consultation ‘a foregone conclusion’ says Newport councillor

Paperwork:

Newport councillor backs Carisbrooke College, slams Council for lack of transparency and calls the Consultation a foregone conclusion.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 1:51pm

By Matthew Price with 4 readers' comments

Have you seen the lost set of Porsche keys?

Bucket and spade

The keys were lost either on the beach in Ventnor or somewhere between there and St Boniface Road. Did you seen them or hand them in anywhere?

Monday, 6th July, 2015 11:59am

By Sally Perry

Rape reported by 21 year old being investigated by police (Updated)

police cordon sandown beach

Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 11:57am

By Sally Perry

Why not enter the Cowes Cardboard Boat Race?

Cowes cardboard Race

This looks like great fun for all the family. Why not give it a go? You've got plenty of time to build your cardboard boat, but make sure you enter by 24th July.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 11:23am

By Dennis Jones

Speedway: More local backing for club

Wightlink Islanders

Support from Romsey and Leighton Buzzard announced for Island Spoeedway.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 10:47am

By Bryn Williams

Ventnor No. 23 in top 50 UK beaches says The Sunday Times

Ventnor beach

We may be biased, but have to agree that Ventnor has one of the best beaches in the UK. With stunning views of the fabulous coastline, our unique seafront is an absolute jewel.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Jet skiers and charity rib racers rescued after engine trouble

Rib being towed

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat were kept busy last weekend, going to the aid of jet skiers and charity boat racers.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 8:44am

By Mark Birch

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures week starting 6th July

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 6th July) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 8:15am

By Sally Perry