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.

Extension granted to UKOG drilling licence on the Isle of Wight

Calendar:

UKOG say their drilling on the Island is intended to cause zero hazards to any groundwater as they will employ the same drilling practices used by the water supply industry to drill drinking-water abstraction wells.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rise in Isle of Wight drink and drug driving offences in December

Police talking to drivers:

There was a rise in the number of drink or drug driving arrests not only on the Isle of Wight, but also across Hampshire.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 3:25pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 3 readers' comments

Tickets on sale for the Prince & Princess Society’s Tropical Gala Night

tropical cocktail

Flower garlands, grass skirts and tropical cocktails at the ready! Tickets are on sale now for the Tropical Gala.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 2:31pm

By Michaela White

Group leaders react to new Leader of the Isle of Wight council (video)

Taking notes

Various group leaders of Isle of Wight councillors respond to the new Leadership by Conservative, Dave Stewart. See what they have to say and watch Cllr Stewart make his first statement as leader.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: All welcome to public meeting

Island Buses:

If you are a bus or train user on the Isle of Wight you are welcome to attend this meeting on Saturday morning in Newport.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 12:03pm

By Andy Morris

Fire breaks out on Isle of Wight ferry (update 3)

Fire engines

Wightlink ferry company claim it was a "small fire", saying it extinguished by the crew within minutes and no one was injured.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Island Independents appoint new Group Leader

County Hall and Julia Baker Smith

The new group leader for the Island Independents says they will "remain committed to putting People Before Politics as we work to support our wards and the wider Island".

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 10:17am

By Julia Baker-Smith with 12 readers' comments

KissyPuppy funds new car for children’s nurses

kissypuppy-car

The Children’s Community Nursery Nurses team are now the proud owners of a specially adapted vehicle thanks to KissyPuppy, the Trust set up in memory of Sophie Rolf.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 9:46am

By Emma Topping

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 19th January 2017

road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today (19th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

The Isle of Wight council now has a new leader

Empty chair

Following the resignation of Island Independent, Jonathan Bacon, earlier in the week, members of the full council tonight voted in a new leader.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 7:00pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Who will be the next Leader of the Isle of Wight council? Live coverage

silohouettes

Catch up on the live coverage of the lively full council meeting.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Explained: What happens if the new leader is not an Island Independent?

question mark street sculpture

Wondering what might happen to the Isle of Wight council if someone other than an Island Independent is elected as Leader tonight? OnTheWight has been seeking answers.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 5:12pm

By Sally Perry