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.

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to help our inshore rescue crews and be in with a chance to win thousands

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 9:24am

By Sally Perry

Miniature Schnauzer killed in brutal attack by ‘Husky-type dog breed during carnival parade

carnival parade with people standing outside outside hurst

Did you see the incident that took place around 9.30pm on Saturday night outside Hurst and Stripped?

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Decaying sea mammal washed up at Compton (Warning: Disturbing photo)

dolphin carcass - skull only

If you spot the carcass of a seal, dolphin or mammal on the beach do report it to the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 6:59pm

By Ellie Skull

Rugby: Ventnor XV defeat Harwich and Doverport XV

ventnor rugby teams

Ventnor hosted touring side Harwich and Doverport to kick start preparations for the new 2019/20 season starting in September.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 5:32pm

By Ed Blake

The Sandown Sprint plans to bring car road racing to the Isle of Wight

Sandown Sprint organisers are one step closer to bringing official car racing to the streets of Sandown.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 5:12pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

£100k up for grabs for projects on railway network that can make a positive difference to communities

Woolston Garden Project

Organisations are encouraged not to leave it too late before applying as the Friday 6 September deadline is fast approaching. £100,000 has been designated for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cyclist, Matt Allsopp, wins Fat Creations Series at Goodwood

wightlink wight mountain cycle race team member on the podium

The pressure was on to defend Allsopp’s place at the top, but he gathered enough points to win the series comfortably.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:24pm

By Russell Thomson

Isle of Wight fire crews praised for actions at derelict school blaze

Fire crews at Christ the King College Fire

The fire was in the roof space of a single storey building due for demolition. The cause is currently being investigated.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Calling all photographers: Don’t miss deadline for National Trust Photographic competition

Headon Warren

Both amateur and professional photographers are being encouraged to enter the competition, which has as its theme 'Our space to explore'.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Appley Tower’s history celebrated at Monkton Arts Centre exhibition

appley tower

A two-week exhibition celebrating the heritage of Appley Tower in Ryde opens on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 8:36am

By Michael Lilley with 3 readers' comments

Skaters from across the Isle of Wight to come together for KMC Memorial Skate Jam

memorial skate jam poster cropped

Wight Trash say, "This skate Jam will not only be a way of remembering Kieran, but also a reminder to look out for each other, and that if anyone is struggling we're all here, and we'll listen."

Monday, 19th August, 2019 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Under the Pier in a Biosphere, where people, wildlife and place come together

People on the beach

Always a great afternoon out, exploring wildlife under the pier in Ryde with ecology and environmental experts. All welcome.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 3:37pm

By Claire Hector