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.

New fly tipping fines promise some relief for rural areas, says CLA South East

Fly tipping

CLA South East says new fixed penalty notices for fly tipping which come into force on 9 May are welcome, but fears they may not be enough to stem the rising tide of refuse dumped in rural areas.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 4:47pm

By Helen Symes

Royal visit to celebrate success of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Hovertravel

The success of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme was celebrated at Hovertravel this morning when HRH The Earl of Wessex met Head Teachers from the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth schools.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 3:54pm

By Stephen Forster

Undecided Art Collective return to Ventnor Exchange

UAc Poster

The Undecided Art Collective never fail to impress with their exhibitions. The latest, Undecided², is promising to be no exception. Join the artists at tonight's launch, or catch the exhibition over the long-weekend.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:42pm

By Sally Perry

Taking part in St Helens car boot fair? New rules on arrival time revealed

car boot sale

If you are planning to take part in the St Helens car boot fair this Sunday, make sure you read this notice first.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:22pm

By Sally Perry

Find out more about the history of Paddle Steamer Medway Queen

PS medway queen

Head to Cowes library over the next few months and learn more about the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen from this informative historical display.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 12:55pm

By Richard Halton

New Isle of Wight ferry service to launch in May

lymington sunrise

Filling the gap left by cuts to ferry crossings, this new foot passenger service hopes to prove the demand for early morning and late night ferries during its six month pilot.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 9:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Dashing ducklings: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week


These dashing ducklings in Calbourne, captured by Emma Gee, put a smile on our face this morning, so we've made them our Picture of the Week.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 7:55am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 29th April

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today (29th April 2016) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Friday, 29th April, 2016 6:49am

By Sally Perry

‘Changing vision’ for Undercliff Drive access road leads to need for planning application

Over two years since the landslip and over 19 months since the budget was approved, works to reinstate Undercliff Drive from the west have still not been completed. The new road now has to go through the planning process to gain permission.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

More night time roadworks planned after bank holiday

Roadworks - Single track traffic

One of the main routes into Ryde is to be upgraded shortly under the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:55pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Still hope for Isle of Wight BHS

Fingers crossed:

Administrators say there have been several expressions of interest in the High Street chain, which has a large branch on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

New Wightlink ferry will use hybrid battery technology

New Wightlink Ferry

The new Wightlink ferry will have space for more than 1,000 people on board and will use hybrid battery technology, as well as conventional fuel, to reduce emissions and make the vessel quieter.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:07pm

By Karen Woods with 14 readers' comments