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.

Jeremy Irons to open Isle of Wight Literary Festival with Hunting of the Snark

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons will open the free digital literary festival by bringing Lewis Carroll’s enigmatic nonsense poem - The Hunting of the Snark - to life

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 8:34am

By Janet Allan

The Craft and Cask Festival heads to Sandown next month

tracy and julie at Boojum and Snark

To make up for the loss of the popular beers and buses event, two venues in Sandown are putting on a Craft and Cask Festival. Details within

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight residents can now self refer to adult social services via the Internet

using an ipad

This does not replace what is already in place, but provides another option for residents to complete the initial self-assessment form via the Internet if they wish

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 5:27pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases: 29 Sept 2020

mask and thermometer

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Police launch protocol to help blind and visually impaired people identify officers

police officer (photo in black and white)

The new scheme that helps police officers identify themselves to people who are visually impaired is being launched today to coincide with National Inclusion Week

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 9:10am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge delays ‘a totally unacceptable fiasco’ says councillor for East Cowes

Karl Love

Karl Love says the Isle of Wight council will have to 'bear the brunt' for the continued delays to the return of Floating Bridge 6, which will have been out of service for over a quarter of the year

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 8:48am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school confirm another case of Coronavirus – now a member of staff (updated)

Covid-19 test tube

Children who are identified as coming into contact with the affected member of staff are advised to self isolate for eight days

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Scrutiny Committee debate called-in Cabinet decision to extend £1m PTEC loan (updated)

Cllr richard hollis in online meeting

The decision made by the Isle of Wight council Cabinet was called in and debated today. Read News OnTheWight's comprehensive report

Monday, 28th September, 2020 6:13pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Floating Bridge will have been out of service by more than 13 weeks before it returns, says Isle of Wight council

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Floating Bridge was supposed to be back in service this week, but further delays have just been announced. Details within

Monday, 28th September, 2020 5:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Major change on the way for Ryde Pier – and beyond

Ryde Pier

Pedestrians and cyclists will be separated from traffic on Ryde Pier and interchange improvements being described as a ‘total reconfiguration’

Monday, 28th September, 2020 3:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

IT issues at Red Funnel will affect bookings and calls today: Details within

Red Jet 6 off Cowes

The ferry company say they hope to resolve the problems today, but in the meantime here's their advice

Monday, 28th September, 2020 11:43am

By Sally Perry

Now law to self isolate if you test positive for Coronavirus or are notified via Test and Trace: The details

scrabble letters on the table spelling Stay Home

For those on low incomes who will have to self isolate the Government will be providing £500 lump sum payments via the local authority. Read the details of the changes and how it could affect you

Monday, 28th September, 2020 10:56am

By Department of Health and Social Care with 8 readers' comments