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.

Undercliff Drive consultation found 58 per cent in favour of reinstatement

undercliff drive

The Isle of Wight council say the cost to re-instate the road is estimated to be between £1 million and £2 million, dependent on whether the scheme allowed one or two-way traffic and if the new route was restricted to vehicles below a certain weight

Friday, 18th October, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Angry residents confront Isle of Wight council leader over St Mary’s roundabout

angry bird hay bale

Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart, told one resident she was not obliged to stay and listen to the answers at last night's public meeting

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:54pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight student named as finalist in Student of the Year Awards

Ryan Kimber

Ryan's tutor says he's a dynamic role model for his engineering peers, who nominated him to be a student governor

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:44pm

By Dani Johnson

Don’t miss Karl Stedman’s latest exhibition

karl stedman - latest rolled work - with spikes

Karl is known for his artwork made from rolled pieces of paper. He plays with colours and monotones, as well as texture and shapes

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s chief nurse calls on older residents to have flu jab

Alice Webster

Last winter less than 20% of Islanders over the age of 60 had a flu vaccination. Protect Together campaign is about the responsibility that we all share to protect ourselves, our family and our community, says Chief Nurse

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:41am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Ten new banners help celebrate Newport’s identity

newport banner

The banner project has been created in response to comments from Newport residents and businesses gathered as part of the Shaping Newport programme in 2017, where local people were concerned that Newport was losing its identity

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:33am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight MP pledges to fight for better deal for Island’s WASPI women

Bob Seely MP and the WASPI Pledge with Shelagh Simmons and Sally Robinson.

More than 10,000 women in the Isle of Wight constituency have been negatively impacted by the State Pension age changes as a result of the lack of notification by the Government

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:25am

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Arrests made in week of action against county lines drug dealing networks; with drugs, mobiles and cash seized

county lines poster

See the Isle of Wight figures from the week long operation planned to disrupt and deter county lines activity in the region

Friday, 18th October, 2019 8:14am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert following heavy rain issued along the Eastern Yar (updated)

eastern yar flood alert

Overnight rain may have caused flooding along the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge - further alerts will be issued this morning

Friday, 18th October, 2019 7:50am

By Sally Perry

Portsmouth MP raises whether improved cross-Solent travel would have impact on economic prosperity or well-being

official portrait of Stephen Morgan MP

The MP for Portsmouth South has asked if the Dept for Transport has assessed whether improved transport links between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth would have an effect on economic prosperity or well-being of Islanders

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Scrutiny Chair says residents deserve to know how decision to cut 29 roads from gritting route was made

Island Roads gritter team

Chair of the Scrutiny Committee said that residents deserved to know how the decisions were made

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

The Castalian Quartet and clarinetist, Matthew Hunt woo audience with masterful concert

The Castalian Quartet performed at West Wight Arts Association

These five musicians brought out every beautiful nuance of the music led by the masterful playing of the clarinet, which was a privilege to hear on a rainy night

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:31pm

By Judith Hunt