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.

Did you know you can access free online music through Isle of Wight libraries?

Turntable and computer

Here's another great secret about the services you can access via Isle of Wight Libraries. As well as the great DVD hire collection, you can also access almost 1.5m music tracks online free of charge.

Monday, 29th August, 2016 10:37am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: I am H A P P Y!

dwarves being happy

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he's Happy talkin' talkin Happy talk.

Sunday, 28th August, 2016 9:00am

By Jonathan Dodd

Amazing aerial video of dolphins playing off the Isle of Wight

dolphins by procam

Forget any stills you might have seen, this video really shows you the majestic wonder of three dolphins racing the sea along the south of the Isle of Wight. Quite magical.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 1:50pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Police issue reassurance over Culver Cliff incident (Updated)

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The scene is cordoned off, however the access road to Culver Haven and the monument can still be used. Police ask the public to be patient while they deal with this incident.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 12:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

‘One extra look could save a life’. Be bike safe when driving or riding

think safe

Hampshire Constabulary backs week-long campaign to make our roads safer for motorcyclists.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 9:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary

12-inch water main bursts in Ryde (updated)

Burst Water Main map - 27 Aug 2016

At its peak the burst water main has affected around 3,000 properties in Ryde. Southern Water are working to reroute supplies to bring water in from other areas.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 9:12am

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

‘Ice-Cream boat’ rescued by RNLI

Ice cream boat being rescued - 26Aug16

Yes, you did read correctly, an ice-cream boat.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 7:51pm

By George Chastney with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight homegrown Web series nominated for Raindance Film Festival award

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Written and filmed on the Isle of Wight, this homegrown Web series has been nominated in the Best UK Web Series category of the Raindance Film Festival. Well done to Hannah and all involved.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 5:37pm

By Sally Perry

Recognising the signs of child sexual exploitation

alice's story

Would you feel comfortable talking to your child about what is and isn’t appropriate in a relationship? This is just one of the questions raised in the #CSEHelpMe campaign.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 2:15pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Percentage of Isle of Wight students achieving at least a C in English and maths revealed

Examination desks

New measures for reporting GCSE achievements have been introduced this year. It measures the number of students attaining at least a C grade in English and mathematics combined.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 1:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Bliss out at The Healing Festival this weekend

healing festival - keri with bowl

There is an incredible amount to see and take part in at the sixth Healing Festival. Held in the ground of Ventnor Botanic Garden, this year the festival takes place over three days.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 12:06pm

By Feature Writer with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GCSE results buck national trend, initial reports suggest

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Initial reports suggest that schools on the Isle of Wight appear to compare favourably with national averages and in some cases, have improved significantly – against the national trend of a decline in results.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 11:12am

By IW Council Press Office with 21 readers' comments