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.

Jonathan Dodd: The hot and the cold

ice swimmer

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he talks temperature. It's something we can all relate to.

Sunday, 19th February, 2017 10:25am

By Jonathan Dodd

Freshwater Glass Artists exhibit their work at Dimbola

glass artists- dimbola

The tea room at Dimbola is currently showing work by Freshwater Glass Artists. Pop along before 10th March to see their work.

Saturday, 18th February, 2017 11:00am

By Feature Writer

Is there an out of hours GP service on the Isle of Wight this weekend?


A Health Forum yesterday heard there'd be no Out of Hours GP service on the Island this weekend. OnTheWight sought clarity from IW NHS ... sadly they didn't answer our straight questions.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 8:09pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight singer songwriter releases new music video

greg barnes

Ventnorian singer songwriter, Greg Barnes, releases his latest music video, Polaroids. Shot around the Island it shows the Isle of Wight off beautifully.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Are you using your inhaler correctly? ask Isle of Wight NHS

asthma inhaler

Last year the Isle of Wight CCG spent almost £3,400,000 on inhalers, so the IW NHS Trust is keen to ensure the money is being used as effectively as possible.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 4:08pm

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Magic Doors creative writing project brings Poetry to Orchard House

Poetry shack:

The Magic Doors creative writing project made its way to Orchard House residential home in Newport and the results have been surprising and rewarding.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 2:48pm

By Hannah Griffiths

Ryde Academy has the X-Factor!

radio silence - Jordan Larter, Isaac Humphries, Corban Gardiner, Ben Kral

Students from across the year groups came together to showcase their talent at Ryde Academy’s X Factor performance last week. Well done to all those who took part.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 1:27pm

By Nat Nelson

MHI Vestas launched the Parliamentary Blades Project

Andrew Turner at MHI Vestas

The project celebrates the Island based manufacturer's contribution to the UK economy, advances in offshore wind technology, and the rapidly falling cost of electricity from offshore wind.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 9:21am

By Emma jackson with 12 readers' comments

Minecraft Newport: Yes, the whole of Newport mapped in Minecraft!

newport minecraft

Imagine the whole of Newport in Minecraft. Now pinch yourself and come and see it - all 16 sq Km of it! Its creator, Christopher Gutteridge, is giving it away for all of you Mine-heads to see what you can do with it. Come and play.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 9:20pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Study into rural and urban butterflies reveals fascinating trends

Small Heath Butterfly

The study found that butterflies in urban areas emerged on average two days earlier than their countryside counterparts, with urban Brimstones emerging five days earlier than those found in rural locations.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 2:55pm

By Katie Callaghan

Police investigation after 16 vehicles damaged overnight

police officer

A witness said two youths were responsible for the damage, one was wearing grey jogging bottoms; they both had their hoods up, were wearing trainers and were carrying bottles.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 1:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight projects benefit from Police Commissioner grants

Fifty pound notes

12 projects that operate on the Isle of Wight will now benefit from £231,950 of funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 12:58pm

By Police and Crime Commissioner with 2 readers' comments