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.

Have you won the Lifeboat Lotto?


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, 28th January, 2015 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 28th January

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (28th January), 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, 28th January, 2015 6:49am

By Sally Perry

Multiple reports of smoke coming from Ryde Southern Electric building (updated)

Southern Electri building - Google Streetview

The cause of the smoke is not known at the moment.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

Could you be a puppy parent? Volunteers needed for this vital charity

Kirsten and Isabel - Canine Partners

A charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life is looking for puppy parents.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 3:03pm

By Laura Molyneaux

Isle of Wight mental health and policing partnership highlighted by NHS Confederation

Police car at sevenacres

The Serenity project has prevented 60-70 police detentions of mental health over the last year and saved around £40,000 through prevention of admissions or cost of police deployment.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 2:35pm

By Sally Perry

New intelligent traffic signals planned across the Island

Island Roads - new traffic signals

Island Roads say the work under the Highways PFI programme is the biggest overhaul of traffic signals and pedestrian crossings ever undertaken on the Island.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 1:59pm

By Gavin Foster with 20 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 27th January

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (27th January), 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

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Coverage of Green party election campaign launch

Vix Lowthion Green Party candidate

Follow the launch of the Isle of Wight Green Party's election campaign. Brought to you live from Quay Arts in Newport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry with 52 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dems announce election campaign launch

David Goodall

David Goodall, the Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesman for the Isle of Wight, invites those interested in hearing more about his election campaign to join him on 6th February.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 8:22am

By David Goodall with 4 readers' comments

Girls For Sail, backs Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign

Girls for Sail crew

Girls For Sail principal Annie O'Sullivan, founder of the UK's only female sailing school, is backing Sport England's new campaign to encourage more women into sport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 8:13am

By Myrid Ramsay

Vectis Radio celebrates its fifth birthday

Vectis Radio birthday cake

Well done to all at Vectis Radio for sticking it out and continuing to provide variety on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 8:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Record number of runners for cross-country championship race

Ryde Harriers cross-country:

The annual Ryde Harriers cross-country series began with the club's own championship race.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 7:33am

By Tom Blackwell