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.

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Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 10:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with one comment

Do you know this man suspected of approaching young girls?

efit of man who approached young girls

There have been three separate incidents on the Island over the last month in which a man fitting the description below has approached young girls. Do you recognise him?

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:40am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Job Centre sign:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:34am

By Sally Perry

Norovirus update from St Mary’s

Alan Sheward - IW NHS:

Visiting restrictions at St. Mary’s have been lifted in most areas following the substantial improvement in the control of the outbreak of Norovirus at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:24am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Develop your skills at Wednesday Art Group

Wednesday Art Group

This friendly and relaxed group could be the perfect place to develop your artistic skills.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:12am

By Sally Perry

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 8:46am

By Sally Perry

Eight Car Parks due for resurfacing in the next ten weeks

Road closed roadworks

It's not just the roads that are being resurfaced, car parks will be too. Eight are planned over the coming ten weeks.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 8:43am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Roadworks and road closures: 16th April 2014

Road Closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (16th April), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 7:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Gary Lineker visited the Isle of Wight

Gary Lineker with Shannon Bates

The Island earns another fan as Gary has a "lovely day in the Isle of Wight"

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 8:52pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Don’t miss your chance to see Rudi Eastwood perform at Isle of Arts Festival

Rudi Eastwood

Rudi Eastwood is very keen to help spark an interest in music amongst young people and his Concert of Nordic music at the Isle of Arts Festival is free for 16s, so why not book now? It should be a fantastic event.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 7:26pm

By Janneke Oxley

Laura Hathaway and Howard Hardiman present ‘Line & Shade’

Line and shade flyer:

Quay Arts are delighted to announce the next exhibition in The West Gallery, Laura Hathaway and Howard Hardiman Line & Shade.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 6:08pm

By Ceri Mason

Rugby: Last game for Danny as captain of Ventnor 1st XV

Danny Newbury :

Ventnor's last game of the season was also Danny Newbery's last game as captain, and so Ventnor wanted a big win!

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 6:01pm

By Nolan Winter