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.

Learn how to skateboard this summer free of charge

john cattle's skate club

Your kids can learn a new skill this summer holiday and pick up all the other benefits of being part of the skateboarding community on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 12:18pm

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts host great live music tonight (Free)

tom george

Four great Isle of Wight musicians will be performing at Quay Arts in Newport. Grab some friends and head over for a night of free live music.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Volunteer marshalls needed for the 2016 Ventnor Carnival

ventnor illuminated carnival - chi bellami

Can you spare some time to volunteers as a marshall for the 2016 Ventnor Carnivals? They take place on 10th and 13th August.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 11:28am

By Tony McCarthy

Students awarded for achievement and progress

Julia Banachowska age 15 receiving her award from Dame Janet Paraskeva

The Rt Honourable Dame Janet Paraskeva was the guest speaker and presented Ryde Academy students with awards at their presentation evening earlier this month.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 8:57am

By Nat Nelson

Damien Nettles: Watch first episode of Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared (video)

Almost twenty years and the mystery of the disappearance of Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, has never been solved. Watch the first episode of BBC Three's eight part investigation to see what the journalists uncover.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 7:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Dimbola presents two new exhibitions

andy hollingshead

Two very different exhibitions are now running through the summer and into the autumn at Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Well worth the visit.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures week starting 25th July

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 25th July) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:53am

By Sally Perry

Jonathan Dodd: Whose problem is this?

flowers on pavement

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week brings us a thought-provoking and timely piece.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 11:41am

By Jonathan Dodd with 12 readers' comments

RNLI lifeboat urgently tasked to remove shipping hazard

RNLI embroidered logo

The first ‘shout’ for two crew members of Cowes RNLI saw the perform a vital role in going to the aid of a 16 foot angling vessel stuck in the middle of the shipping lane.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 10:55am

By George Chastney

Yarmouth RNLI race to boat fire

Cowes RNLI

Yarmouth RNLI assisted a boat in the Solent which had reported a fire on board yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 10:54am

By Richard Heming

PCC explains why he hasn’t appointed an assistant on the Isle of Wight

The previous Police and Crime Commissioner had an assistant on the Isle of Wight, but following the elections in May, that's all changed. Michael Lane explains why.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Police renew appeal following serious assault on Appley beach

British Transport police

Police renew their appeal for mobile phone footage of the assault that took place on Monday evening in Ryde.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 2:44pm

By Hampshire Constabulary